20 Fun Things To Do In Tijuana Mexico

Baja California Road Trip Itinerary Tijuana Monumental Arch

Tijuana is always a good idea. Whether you’re heading south of the border to cut loose or it’s the starting point of your epic Baja California road trip, in this post I’ll share with you 20 fun things to do in Tijuana Mexico.  I’ve visited a few times and I’ve never had anything other than a good time. If you are worried about safety, I have written about that in a separate post, which also covers how to get to Tijuana from San Diego.  And if you’re on that epic Baja California road trip, you can read my post taking that … Read more

20 Best Things To Do In Monteverde Costa Rica

zip lining in monteverde cloud forest in costa rica

I knew when I spotted the roaring fire in the hotel bar that Monteverde wasn’t like the rest of the places I’d visited in Costa Rica, but then I’d just entered the land of cloud forests so I wasn’t expecting it to be. I only spent a couple of nights – welcomingly cool night – in Monteverde. I zip-lined, I drank coffee like my life depended on it and I gorged on chocolates. It wasn’t enough. I needed to see more, to explore more and so, after I said goodbye to my dad and flew to Miami, then Mexico, the … Read more

21 Best Things To Do In New Orleans

“You probably already know that we talk funny and listen to strange music and eat things you’d probably hire an exterminator to get out of your yard. We dance even if there’s no radio. We drink at funerals. We talk too much and laugh too loud and live too large and, frankly, we’re suspicious of others who don’t. But we’ll try not to judge you while we’re in your town.” These words were penned by journalist Chris Rose in a Letter to America after Hurricane Katrina. The letter went viral but the spirit of New Orleans captured in this letter has … Read more

Complete Guide To Tortuguero National Park in Costa Rica

Tortuguero National Park water with trees

It is a truth universally acknowledged* that the more difficult it is to reach a place, the more rewarding it is when you get there. That’s proven true on so many of my trips (Copper Canyon, San Blas Islands, Senegal to name a few). However, it’s a truth not to be taken for granted in the world of travel. And as I handed over my dollars and made a note of the multiple bus, boat and guided tour times, I wondered if it would be true of Tortuguero National Park in Costa Rica. I was even more hesitant since I … Read more

10 Best Things To Do In Manuel Antonio – Costa Rica

black and white capuchin monkey sat in a tree in manuel antonio national park

The light woke me. I blinked, looked out of the bus window and smiled as I saw slithers of golden beach and aqua ocean glinting beyond the shade of the trees. This is the Costa Rica I came for. Even the air had changed. I wasn’t in San Jose anymore. Manuel Antonio is one of the highlights of any Costa Rica itinerary and it’s earned its spot there. This coastal attraction offers the perfect Costa Rican blend of nature and beaches. In this guide, I’ll give you a quick run down of the essential things to do in Manuel Antonio … Read more

Where to stay in London – England

London is a big place, there’s no denying that. So one of the toughest things when planning a trip to the British capital can be deciding where to stay in London. There are plenty of amazing places to stay in London, but the best area for each individual can vary depending on a range of different factors, including your personal budget and what exactly you plan to do in London. By the way, here’s my list of the 50 best things to do in London in case you were not sure what to do in London.  Where to Stay in … Read more

50 Best Things to do in London England

London is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, from people taking day trips from other parts of the UK, to those flying all the way from the other side of the planet to visit one of the world’s most diverse, beautiful and exciting cities. Between its charming medieval streets seeping with history and the modern glass skyscrapers above, there’s probably enough going on in the capital to write an article on the 500 top things to do in London. However, to leave a little spontaneity to your trip, I’ve narrowed it down the 50 best things … Read more

The Best Things To Do In Verbier In Winter

Verbier is a Swiss mountain town and a modern hub that sits high up in the Alps. It has grown out of solid sporting roots, and an active lifestyle is embedded in the culture. Many pro athletes choose Verbier as home base, the great outdoors a playground for activity and extreme sport both in winter and summer. But it is most famous as a ski resort, one with jaw-dropping scenery, a glamorous resort life, legendary après and world-class ski terrain.  Over the years, it has diversified and is now very much a winter-break destination (skiing not essential) where you can … Read more

How To Visit The Tower of London

A 1,000 year old fortress and castle that has been used as a Royal palace, the Royal Mint, a prison and place of torture, that houses the Crown Jewels and and has been home for a menagerie of exotic animals, it sounds like something out of a Harry Potter book; except the Tower of London is a work of history not fiction and can be visited without leaving the city of London. I’m embarrassed to admit that despite living and working in London for decades, I didn’t visit the Tower of London until relatively recently. It was such a brilliant … Read more

10 Best Things To Do in Verona, Italy

Verona View

The historic city of Verona is one of the most interesting and beautiful places in Italy’s Veneto region, and despite often being overshadowed by nearby Venice, it is somewhere which should certainly be added to any northern Italy itinerary. Dating back to 89 BC, Verona is filled with impressive historical architecture, beautiful ancient churches and an Arena which is even older and arguably better preserved than Rome’s Colosseum. The city is also known for its connection to Shakespeare’s tragic love story of Romeo and Juliet. Verona isn’t the largest city and all of the main attractions are easily walkable from each … Read more