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…

What to Expect When You Go Parasailing for the First Time

Parasailing – I’d never really considered doing it but when the idea got into my head, there was no getting rid of it. I was preparing for a trip to Key West ahead of my 30th birthday and I somehow decided parasailing would a fun new thing to try.  I like going on the water…

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….

A Review of NYAH, Key West

If you’ve ever looked at the cost of accommodation in Key West, Florida, you’ll know hotels and Airbnbs are not cheap. That’s why I booked two nights at NYAH during my last trip. NYAH stands for Not Your Average Hotel. It is built around the concept of “building your own room” or choosing the number…

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…