Sardinian Diet – What They Actually Eat in Sardinia

Francesco Cetti once said, “There is not in Italy what there is in Sardinia, nor in Sardinia what there is in Italy.” The 18th century zoologist was probably talking about the wildlife. Probably. But he could equally have been talking about Sardinian food. I’m fast loosing count of the number of times I’ve been to Italy, but my sojourn to Sardinia was the first time I’d visited one of the country’s islands. And, for the first time in a long time, it felt like I was experiencing Italy anew. Located west of the bulk of the boot of Italy, Sardinia is the country’s … Read more

How to Visit The Statue of Liberty – Tickets, Tours & Ferries

Visiting the Statue of Liberty should be easy but for some reason it was more complicated that I expected. In this article, I’ll give you my complete guide to how to visit the Statue of Liberty including the different types of Statue of Liberty tickets and how to get to the Statue of Liberty by ferry. I have written a related guide: Are Crown Access Tickets Worth It? Which includes what to see at the Statue of Liberty. As well as a guide to 12 Iconic Things To Do In New York For Tourists. Quick Links for Statue of Liberty … Read more

50 Biggest Culture Shock Experiences

Culture shock is defined as the feeling of disorientation experienced by someone when they are suddenly subjected to an unfamiliar culture, way of life, or set of attitudes. For me, culture shock is that ‘oh, wow’ moment when you lock eyes on something that you’ve never seen before and you know that it will stay with you forever, no matter how far and and how long you travel. Culture shock isn’t a judgement (before people start jumping up and down and flinging all sorts of accusations after they read the list below), it’s an observation about how different things are compared to what … Read more

Reverse Culture Shock – Coming home after being a digital nomad

If you follow this blog, you’ll know that I left the UK in 2010 and have been roaming the globe, living the digital nomad lifestyle ever since. You’ll also know that a ridiculous knee injury in the British Virgin Islands has put me on less glamorous British National Health Service waiting list for ACL reconstruction. It involves hamstrings and scalpels and several months of recovery. I’ll be honest, while the digital nomad lifestyle has its obvious advantages, it’s not the easiest lifestyle to maintain and I’ve thought many times about quitting that life to return to the other life I’d … Read more

How To Get from Buffalo to Niagara Falls, New York

From Buffalo to Niagara Falls Horseshoe Falls

Niagara State Park is the oldest State Park in the USA and sees over 8 million visitors per year. Spanning both the USA and Canada, Niagara Falls is the second largest waterfalls in the world (after Victoria Falls in Africa). Isn’t that reason enough to put it on your travel bucket list? In this guide, I’ll share how to visit Niagara Falls from Buffalo in New York state, including how to get there by plane, bus, train, car and ride share. I’ll also explain how to get to the falls from the Niagara Falls Visitor’s Center, how to cross Rainbow … Read more

15 Best Things To Do in Niagara Falls, New York, USA

Bridal Veil Falls with rainbow

The second largest waterfalls in the world, spanning both the USA and Canada, and the oldest National park in the USA (established 1885), Niagara Falls has definitely earned its spot on travel bucket lists. What most people don’t realise is that Niagara falls is actually made up of three waterfalls – Bridal Veil Falls, the American Falls and Horseshoe Falls, giving you even more bang for your visitor’s buck. Horseshoe Falls, with the main view from the Canadian side, is the biggest of the falls and therefore the one you see most commonly in pictures and on TV. However, the … Read more

21 Must Try Traditional Jamaican Food & Drinks

Real Jamaica

Eating the traditional food of a country is one of the best parts of travel for me. In fact, if I don’t enjoy the local food, I’ve been know to get food depression. Fortunately, Jamaica has some fantastic flavours to try. Whether you’re about to visit Jamaica or are looking to pull together a tropical feast of Jamaican recipes for the family at home, here’s my guide to traditional Jamaican food. 1. Jerk chicken Ask someone to name a traditional Jamaican food and they’ll most likely mention jerk chicken. Ubiquitous throughout Jamaica from roadside shacks to fancy restaurant twists, jerk … Read more

Things To Do In Detroit – Detroit’s Pretty Parts

It’s not very often that I visit somewhere that defies my expectations. Having seen a fair chunk of the world, I’ve gotten pretty good at guessing the vibe of a place long before I land. Beaches, cities, tiny towns – most often my presumptions are pretty spot on. And then I went to Detroit. If you believe the media, Detroit is one hot burning mess. The chances of getting shot are close to inevitable and there’s not a single building with its guts still intact. Okay, there’s a slow churning momentum of revival stories but they’re not at the top of … Read more

Is Detroit Safe? The Answer From Someone Who’s Been

Honestly, I didn’t know what to expect from my visit to Detroit. I’d heard great things about the city from fellow travel bloggers Hecktic Travels and LLWorld Tour: Detroit is the comeback city, regeneration is happening… and there’s an amazing BBQ joint. That last point is usually enough to take me to any city, regardless of scare stories. And boy are there plenty of scare stories – mainly from the mainstream media and always highlighting that Detroit is the most dangerous city in the United States of America. It’s not an unfounded claim – Detroit is number 23 on the world list of cities by murder … Read more

What’s it Like to Travel as a Gay Couple?

Travelling as a solo female can come with its challenges, particularly in countries that have a machismo culture or where it’s just not common for woman to travel on their own, but I never have to face the reality that in some countries it’s illegal for me to be who I am.  Astonishingly there are 76 countries around the world where it is illegal to be gay and in some cases the penalty is imprisonment or even death. It’s a fact that’s prompted a lot more research and discussion every time I’ve invited my gay brother to join me on my adventures, particularly … Read more