25 Fascinating Facts About Washington DC

statue of abraham lincoln at the lincoln memorial

Most people know that Washington DC is home to the White House but what else do you know about the Capital of the USA? If you’re not from the USA (or maybe even if you are), did you know that Washington DC is the capital of the United States or did you, like many people, think it was New York? In this article I’ll share with you some fun and interesting facts about this small but fascinating city. 1. Washington DC is not actually located in any of the 50 states of the USA. It was originally located in the … Read more

Inside The Statue of Liberty – Are Crown Access Tickets Worth It?

close up of the statue of liberty crown

I’ve already written about how to visit the Statue of Liberty including ticket types, tours, cruises, how to see the Statue of Liberty for free and how to get to the Statue of Liberty. In this article, I’ll cover something very specific – are Crown Access tickets worth it. I’ll then give a little info on what you can see and do at Liberty Island (where the Statue of Liberty lives). You can then decide which type of Statue of Liberty ticket to hunt down – and I say hunt because it can feel like that if you don’t book … Read more

15 Must-Visit Cities in Vietnam

Vietnam is an incredible country and a popular tourist destination for a reason. The rich culture, good food, and lush nature are perfect for any traveler. Each city in Vietnam is unique, with different sights to see and food to taste. It might be hard to decide where to go. Here are ten must-visit cities in Vietnam that I recommend. 1. Hanoi Hanoi is the capital city of Vietnam, and definitely a place that I recommend every tourist to visit. Just like Ho Chi Minh City (below), ordering at least one bowl of pho is a must. Once you’re set, … Read more

Best Things to Do in Canaima National Park

If you are looking for a travel experience to a hidden world of wonder and adventure, the Canaima National Park is sure to fit the bill.  The Canaima National Park is in Venezuela, known for its beautiful landscapes and exotic wildlife. It is the second largest park in Venezuela and the sixth largest in the world. Most of all, Canaima National Park is most famous as the location of stunning Angel Falls, the tallest uninterrupted waterfall in the world.  With how remote and isolated it is from the rest of the country, entering the national park can be a great … Read more

10 Things To Do In The Vercors, Isère In Summer

Known affectionately as the limestone citadel, the Vercors Massif in the French Prealps has wide alpine pastures surrounded by craggy cliffs that give rise to plenty of winding balcony roads. All of this rocky scenery means that the Vercors has some of the best cycling in France as well as day hikes, long-distance hiking trails, rock climbing and mountain climbing areas in its mountains. Set in the departments of Isère and Drome in southeastern France, just over an hour from Lyon, the areas of the Vercors in Isère include Quatre Montagnes in the north (Autrans, Méaudre, Lans-en-Vercors, and Villard-de-Lans), Royans, … Read more

20 Very Best Things To Do In Puglia Italy

round white trulli houses with thatched roofs in Alberobello puglia italy

Puglia has much to boast about: skirted by both the Adriatic and Ionian seas, the heel of Italy’s boot is a dichotomy of flat, sandy coastal lands and hilly interior, scattered with olive trees . A pioneer of the slow food movement, where the simple life dominates, Puglia is the real dolce vita; yet it remains relatively untrampled by international tourists.  In this guide to the best things to do in Puglia, I’ll introduce you to a part of Italy you may not have met before and by the end of this article, I’m sure you’ll be adding Puglia to your Italy bucket … Read more

Your Ultimate Guide to Travel in Costa Rica

orange sunset over the beach in manuel antonio costa rica

Welcome to your ultimate Costa Rica travel guide. Costa Rica: where rainforests mingle with steaming volcanoes, where beaches are golden or black and offer surf and sunsets, where sloths and toucans are just a small slice of the exotic wildlife on offer. This small Central American country is a vacation destination that has it all. Whether you’re planning a luxury honeymoon or taking a solo backpacking trip, all travel styles are catered for – it’s not just the environment that’s diverse, Costa Rica welcomes everyone.  I’ve visited Costa Rica three times: as a solo female traveler backpacking through Central America … Read more

The Best Places To Visit in Costa Rica

black and chite capuchin monkey in a tree in manuel antonio

Beaches, volcanoes, rainforests, jungle, cloud forests, zip-lines, coffee, chocolate, eco-lodges, surfing, sunsets, sloths, whales, turtles and toucans – Costa Rica is a tropical wonderland that deserves a spot at the very top of your travel bucket list.  Having just returned from my 3rd trip to Costa Rica and having spent a few months in total exploring this small but bountiful country in Central America, I’m going to give you the low-down on the best places to visit in Costa Rica.  I’ve had three pretty distinct trips to Costa Rica: first, an extended stay backpacking through the country, a second trip … Read more

The Best Things To Do In Cahuita – Costa Rica

Wild beach with fallen palm trees in Cahuita Costa Rica

Is Cahuita in Costa Rica the new Puerto Viejo? I have the advantage of having visited the once sleepy Caribbean coastal town of Puerto Viejo over 10 years ago when the streets were sandy and sloths lumbered around the place like it was still their own. While I still love Puerto Viejo a decade on, it’s certainly expanded out of it’s former shell and developed in a way you’d no longer call it sleepy. So, if you are looking for the laid back local vibe, what do you do? Answer, head to Cahuita. Just half an hour away from Puerto … Read more

Top 10 Things To Do In La Fortuna Costa Rica

View of Arenal Volcano from La Fortuna Town

I can’t believe I skipped La Fortuna the first time I visited Costa Rica. I suppose I was on a hedonistic, one-year around the world trip (that took me six years, oops); and I was chasing to sun along the world’s coastal spots. It took me a few years of circling the globe to circle back to Costa Rica and finally wind up in La Fortuna. Instead of kicking myself for missing it before then, I did something better – I visited La Fortuna twice; you know, by way of a proper apology to this beautiful area. In this post … Read more