24 Hours in Gjirokastër, Albania (That time I fell in love with an actual town)

24 Hours in Gjirokastër, Albania (That time I fell in love with an actual town)

All research that I'd done prior to my arrival in Albania, was that many a person makes a day trip from Sarandë to Gjirokastër; but not so many opt to stay overnight in the mountain city. And I am just here to tell you guys: staying a night in Gjirokastër is 100%, absolutely, without a [...]

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, [...]

One Day in Málaga, Spain (Sunshine, food and stunning palaces on the Costa Del Sol)

One Day in Málaga, Spain (Sunshine, food and stunning palaces on the Costa Del Sol)

Málaga is beautiful. Like, full on beautiful. My visit to the Andalucían city was as a result of my cruise-ship-working life, and although ideally I'd have had more time to explore this Spanish city of DREAMS, I feel like I really made the most of my one day in Málaga. A port city on the [...]

The Beginners Guide to Palma de Mallorca (What to do, where to eat and what to see in the capital of the Balearic Islands)

The Beginners Guide to Palma de Mallorca (What to do, where to eat and what to see in the capital of the Balearic Islands)

Palma de Mallorca is the capital of Spain's Balearic Islands, located in the Mediterranean Sea not far from the coast of Catalonia. While the island itself is renowned as a hotspot for German and English holidaymakers, I hadn't really heard much about its capital city, and didn't have any idea what to expect. After spending [...]

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 [...]