UK Blog Awards 2018: Why you should vote for me!

Participating in the UK Blog Awards is like running a marathon. Nobody really expects to win on their first go. But who cares if you don’t win, you’re still going to run! After all, you’ve spent a year in training, pushing yourself to run faster, further, breathe deeper. You’ve raised money from your friends, family and colleagues in support of your favourite charity. You didn’t give up, and you can’t wait to finally do it, to say you did it. That’s plenty to be proud of.

Maui’s Road to Hana: Road vs Destination

Maui’s Road to Hana is like a road trip through paradise. Yet, its name has first-time visitors stumped. Is it a road or a destination?

The Millennials Christmas Gift Guide

  What to get the people who have everything… It’s hard to believe it’s that time of year already, but here we are. Last year I wrote The Christmas Gift Edit, a list of do’s and don’t for him and her that was surprisingly popular among…

One Year of Blogging

  My blog is one year old! One whole year, wow. I’m incredibly proud of this little blog of mine. If there’s one thing I’ve learned about blogging, is that it’s a lot of work! A one year anniversary is a real achievement, like learning…

Four Days Stuck Inside the Shangri-La New Delhi

A Short Story We reach the hotel somewhere around two in the morning. The drive was incredibly, eerily, peaceful by Indian standards. Barely any traffic at all. Even having the road all to ourselves as we drive past the row of embassies, the Presidential estate,…

An Open Letter to New Delhi, the Most Polluted Place on the …

New Delhi, India 09/11/17 To whom it may concern, As a world traveler and blogger, I feel I should say something about this recent trip I’m on. I’m in New Delhi right now, where the air pollution levels are off the charts. My husband is…

Tips on Planning Your Hawaii Honeymoon

  Making Choices What do you know about Hawaii? How many islands? Can you name some of the top attractions? Surfing, ukulele, luaus, flower leis, volcanic beaches, poke, Jurassic Park, Moana. That’s about as much as I knew. It’s an American state. Practically summer all…

How to Avoid Hidden Travel Costs

No matter how well you plan your trip abroad, it’s easy to get caught out by hidden travel costs. Planning everything down to the last detail certainly takes the spontaneity out of travel, but it’s definitely one way to help make sure there are no…

Halloween Like Hollywood: Couples Costumes

  Halloween in Twenty Seventeen There’s an interesting correlation between the rise of social media and adult Halloween parties, as we transgress towards our impending dystopian future. A sort of hijack of what used to be a fun day for the kids. We’ll take Halloween,…

Don’t Miss Out on Europe’s Truffle Season

Is it Christmas Yet? For many of us, we start thinking about Christmas almost as soon as summer is over. Halloween is just a hiccup. We spend a few days kicking around the fallen leaves, admiring the red and golden orange hues, wrapping up warmer…

Sleep Like a King in a Portuguese Pousada

Pousadas of Portugal, Paradores of Spain, and French Chateaux are all essentially the same thing: palaces, castles, convents and other historic buildings converted into luxury hotels. You can literally sleep like a king in one of Portugal’s many palaces turned hotels. I’ve recently come to the…

Why Lisbon Has The Best Nightlife in Europe

  Lisbon Nightlife = Awesome In this post, I hope to convince you that Lisbon has the best nightlife in all of Europe! Forget Berlin, too druggy, London, too expensive, Paris, too dangerous, Oslo, too cold, or Rome, too many dudes… Only Lisbon offers the…