A Review of CityHub Rotterdam

TL;DR: CityHub Rotterdam straddles the line between hostel and hotel perfectly. It’s modern to the point of seeming futuristic and it’s in a convenient location. The pods are cool, and thoughtful touches abound. If you want the full story, keep reading. I arrived at Rotterdam Centraal Station from London and followed my trusty friend Google…

How I Spent Christmas in London

I’ve long wanted to do a winter trip. I’ve watched my fair share of Christmas movies and as an island girl, I’ve longed to see snow (and potentially meet my future husband in a hotel lobby).  Don’t judge me. It happens so often on TV, it must be real! Seriously though, the idea of a…

A Review of the Casablanca Hotel, Key West

I don’t like people that much. So while I like hostels as a cost-saving option, I need my space too. In my last post, I reviewed NYAH where I stayed for two nights during my trip to Key West. I also spent two nights at The Casablanca Hotel so I could have a room to myself….

Cheapest Places to Travel to from Barbados

The cost of travel in the Caribbean is prohibitive. We all know this. Back in April when I covered the launch of the CaribSKY alliance in Guadeloupe, LIAT’s CEO Julie Reifer-Jones pointed out that taxes were a huge contributing factor. Still, flights don’t have to break the bank. You will not get $9.99 fares or…

A Photo Journey Through Biscayne Bay

Unfortunately, it was quite overcast and a little rainy on the day I decided to cruise along Biscayne Bay. Still, I love city views from the water and Miami was no exception. Gawking at luxury homes, cruise ships and skyscrapers is a pretty good way to spend an afternoon regardless of the weather, right?  

Why Airbnb Is Now My First Choice For Accommodation

On my recent trip to Tampa and Miami, I stayed in three Airbnb listings. In all three instances, I stayed in private rooms in homes occupied by their owners. Years ago I wouldn’t have done that. When I first started travelling I thought hotels were the way to go. However, when I determined that I…

A Photo Safari Through Lowry Park Zoo

Did you know that giraffes give birth standing up? That’s right! A baby giraffe enters the world by dropping about five feet to the ground.  I’ve always been fascinated by the sight of giraffes but I had no idea about that little fact until I visited Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa. I just knew I…

These Photos Will Make You Want to Visit the Florida Aquarium

If you thought the Florida Aquarium in Tampa was just about looking at pretty fish, think again. It’s an educational experience and you’ll find birds, snakes, alligators and other animals as you explore the exhibits. You will touch a stingray or sea anemone and take a cute selfie but you’ll also learn about the importance…