Three Days in Portland Oregon

Three Days in Portland Oregon

I arrived into Portland on the Coast Starlight Amtrak train, having left Sacramento the night before, chugging through the snow-capped mountains of Northern California and Southern Oregon until we finally pulled into Portland's Amtrak station in a haze of drizzling rain. I was spending three days in Portland as a solo traveller, and wanted to [...]

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Barcelona is Better in Winter! (7 reasons to visit during off-season)

Barcelona is Better in Winter! (7 reasons to visit during off-season)

The first time I visited Barcelona was at the height of Summer about five years ago, and despite the fact that it was chockablock with people, I still fell in love with the city. The architecture is like something from another planet, the sun was shining, and the Catalan way of life is just as [...]

Goat Yoga in North Carolina. TRUE STORY.

Goat Yoga in North Carolina. TRUE STORY.

People just really enjoy taking two seemingly unconnected things, and putting them together to form a new bizarre hybrid creation, don't they!? Back in the day it was zeedonks and ligers, nowadays it's cat cafes and cronuts...and GOAT YOGA. And let me tell you this for free guys- I am highly supportive of this goat [...]

Playa Dominicus- The Lighthouse Beach in Bayahibe, Dominican Republic

Playa Dominicus- The Lighthouse Beach in Bayahibe, Dominican Republic

We had seen the striped lighthouse on the beach from the boat on the way to Isla Saona- a stout navy blue and white cylinder with what looked like a terracotta roof. At the time, we were preoccupied with the gloriousness of the flying fish jetting out of the water and soaring alongside us, but [...]

La Sagrada Família, Barcelona…a Modern-day Wonder of the World?

La Sagrada Família, Barcelona…a Modern-day Wonder of the World?

Barcelona is positively overflowing with architectural works of art, and the building that is synonymous with the city is La Sagrada Família, the mammoth Catholic basilica which can be seen from just about any high vantage point across the entire city. The first time I saw it up close a few years ago, I was [...]

Food, Glorious Food! 10 Places to Eat in NYC (That I wouldn’t have known about if it wasn’t for my pals)

Food, Glorious Food! 10 Places to Eat in NYC (That I wouldn’t have known about if it wasn’t for my pals)

Let's face it guys, New York is the city that never sleeps, and as such there are thousands and thousands of options for food across the island of Manhattan, let alone further afield into the outskirts of the city. Whilst this is no 'definitive guide'- I've visited NYC a few times, but by no means [...]