Wildlife Galore at Cahuita National Park, Costa Rica

Wildlife Galore at Cahuita National Park, Costa Rica

Costa Rica is one of the most incredible countries that I have ever visited, and the number one factor in what makes it so incredible is its biodiversity. Ecotourism is a BIG DEAL around these parts; when it became clear that Costa Rica was suffering so greatly from the effects of deforestation in order to [...]

Exploring the Abandoned Monte Palace Hotel in the Azores, Portugal

Exploring the Abandoned Monte Palace Hotel in the Azores, Portugal

The Azores, owned by Portugal but lying in the Atlantic Ocean about 850 miles West of the mainland, is one of the prettiest places I had ever seen. The island we docked on, São Miguel, is the largest and greenest of the nine islands making up this archipelago, filled with lush rolling hills, sweeping mountainous [...]

11 Things To Do in Budapest (For the professional light-hearted but enthusiastic tourist)

11 Things To Do in Budapest (For the professional light-hearted but enthusiastic tourist)

The first time I went to Budapest was around Christmas, when the ground was frozen solid and the majority of the city was shrouded in icy mist. It was in fact so freezing cold, and I was so terrified of slipping on the sheets of ice covering the pavements, that I barely saw the city [...]

The Strangest Welcome to Costa Rica: Puerto Limón

The Strangest Welcome to Costa Rica: Puerto Limón

Puerto Limón is atmospherically a strange kind of a place. The first time our ship docked there, the sky was grey and heavy with rain clouds that weren't quite ready to burst but had surely been on the brink of eruption for hours, and despite the greyness of the sky, the air was sticky and [...]

What to Do in Lefkada (Secret Beaches, Ionian Delicacies and Passer-by Pranksters)

What to Do in Lefkada (Secret Beaches, Ionian Delicacies and Passer-by Pranksters)

The last stop on Our Big Fat Greek Roadtrip was the little island of Lefkada (also known as Lefkas), just off of the West coast of Greece but connected to the mainland by a long narrow causeway and guarded by a Medieval castle at the causeway's entrance from the mainland. Similarly to the Peloponnese where [...]

Climbing Dunn’s River Falls, Jamaica (Aka Being a Real-Life Lara Croft)

Climbing Dunn’s River Falls, Jamaica (Aka Being a Real-Life Lara Croft)

Aside from the beaches and Bob Marley's gaff, Dunn's River Falls is one of the most well-known attractions that people flock to every year in Jamaica. The falls are located in the North of the island near Ocho Rios and although that was quite a journey from Montego Bay where our ship docked, we were [...]