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…

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…

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…

Review: The BodyHoliday St Lucia

It was a sweltering Friday morning as I made my way from an Introduction to Archery class that was way more gruelling than I thought it would be. It was the third day of my stay at the idyllic BodyHoliday on St Lucia’s north coast and I strolled around the Coubaril Valley area of the…

Jungle Bay Resort: A tale of love, loss and lessons

This is the story of how I fell head over heels in love with a country, its people and its way of life. It’s the story of how something amazing can disappear in the space of a few hours. It’s also the story of memories and how they can last a lifetime even when tangible…