One night in Cascais (It was pitch dark and I still loved it)

One night in Cascais (It was pitch dark and I still loved it)

What some people don't realise is that when you're a crew member of a ship you're technically not getting paid to travel the world; you're getting paid to work, and the travel is a side bonus. On the day in question that we arrived in Lisbon, sailing down the river to be greeted with beautiful [...]

Four Days in NYC: The One Where I Got by with a Little Help from my Friends

Four Days in NYC: The One Where I Got by with a Little Help from my Friends

I touched down in New York City some time around 9am on a March morning, feeling rather frazzled after a sleepless flight spent sitting behind two babies who were clearly not big flying fans. The sun was shining and the air was rather on the crisp side, and combined they really helped to sharpen my [...]

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 [...]

Solo Travel in Hawaii- Three Days in Kauai

Solo Travel in Hawaii- Three Days in Kauai

Remember that scene in Jurassic Park, where Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough and co. are sitting in the helicopter, and there's triumphant fanfare-style music playing in the background as they fly over the rugged coastline of the dinosaur island and into a glorious forested ravine? That glorious tropical island is the real-life Hawaiian island of Kauai, [...]