8 Caribbean Countries Still Welcoming Visitors

With all the destruction caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria so far this hurricane season, it may seem like the Caribbean is off limits. It’s not. While some islands have been dealt catastrophic blows and it will be some time before commercial flights and cruise ships return, other islands received limited damage or no damage…

How I Spent A Day in Greenwich

Travel is about embracing the unexpected and trying new things. Although I stayed in an Airbnb in Greenwich for part of my London trip in April/May,  I didn’t actually explore the area until my final day. I’m glad it worked out that way because it meant my trip ended on a high. I didn’t think I…

5 Reasons Why Free Walking Tours Are A Great Idea

I’ve really become a fan of free walking tours. If you’re unfamiliar with the concept, basically you the customer get to decide what the tour is worth at the end. If you’re unfamiliar with the concept, basically the customer gets to decide what the tour is worth at the end. You can use what other…

Traverse 17 in London: A Recap

As a relatively new travel blogger,  I’ve taken in my fair share of webinars and articles on how to become better at what I do. If you’re a blogger or Instagrammer you know the drill: increase readership, master social media and the big one, figure out monetisation. It was with all this in mind that…

Is Bequia Really The Perfect Caribbean Island?

Lonely Planet calls Bequia “the most perfect island in the whole Grenadines”. Fred Mawer described it as “almost perfect” in the Telegraph and just last month travel experts Kuoni named it as one of the top 20 best-kept travel secrets in the world. Usually, I would write these off as hyperbole but having spent just a…

5 Ways to Make Connections When Travelling Solo

In an earlier post I talked about why I believe everyone should take at least one solo trip in their lifetime. If you’ve never done it, you may think it means you’ll be constantly alone with no one to talk to. The truth is you’ll hardly be truly alone except for when you carve out…

From Forts to Flamingos: My 2016 Travel Recap

I had a variety of travel experiences in 2016.  In February I took my first cruise on the Carnival Liberty which sailed round trip from Barbados to St Lucia, St Kitts, St Maarten/St Martin, Puerto Rico and St Thomas. I had an off-road buggy experience in St Lucia and visited the famous Maho and Orient…

A Visit to Fort Lauderdale’s Flamingo Gardens

I don’t remember how I first heard about Flamingo Gardens, the 60-acre botanical garden and Everglades Wildlife Sanctuary in Davie, Florida. Maybe I came across it on TripAdvisor while I was searching for things to do on my trip to Fort Lauderdale.