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…

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…

Tampa Bay CityPASS: Is It Worth the Money?

As I did my research for my trip to Tampa, Florida, the CityPASS kept popping up. Now we all know that very often we come across deals that aren’t really deals. On the surface, it appears that you’re saving money but when you actually do the math, that isn’t the case. The Tampa Bay CityPASS…

Around St Lucia with Real St Lucia Tours

Another year, another visit to St Lucia. This was my fifth time and I planned to mostly take it easy and chill on the beach with a book. As it turned out, I still ended up taking a tour since I was travelling with my friend Marsha and she wanted to do things. Also, I can’t…

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…

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…