Also known as Sarandë, this colourful Mediterranean city is a great place to stay if you want to explore more of the Albanian Riviera. If any place in the world ever involves the word 'riviera,' you can pretty much guarantee that means it will be beaut, and the Albanian Riviera- a stretch of olive grove-smattered… Continue reading The Beginners Guide to Saranda, Albania
Honestly the only reason I decided to visit Albania was because I saw how quick, easy, and cheap it was to reach it by ferry from the Greek island of Corfu. And I didn't really know a lot about the place I would be visiting, because let's face it guys- not a lot of people go… Continue reading Is Albania Safe for Solo Female Travellers?
I arrived in Honolulu's airport on the island of O'ahu after a very short flight from the neighbouring island of Kauai, and jumped straight into a shuttle to take me to my hostel in Waikiki beach. I'll be honest, as the van crawled at snails pace with the rest of the traffic, horns honking like… Continue reading Three Days in Honolulu (What to do on a budget in the capital of Hawaii)
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… Continue reading Three Days in Portland Oregon
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… Continue reading 24 Hours in Gjirokastër, Albania (That time I fell in love with an actual town)
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,… Continue reading Solo Travel in Hawaii- Three Days in Kauai
Valencia is a beautiful city on the South-East coast of Spain, and I fully appreciated every second of my time there- however short it may have been. Spain's third largest city after the far busier Madrid and Barcelona, Valencia attracts fewer tourists, meaning that although it still has plenty to offer to visitors from all… Continue reading One Day in Valencia, Spain
It was off-season in Mallorca and my pal and I had been strolling around the little suburb of Cala Major, a pretty little sandy beach on the outskirts of Palma, with no real plan for what to do that day other than 'see somewhere we hadn't seen before.' I'd say that's a very valid kind… Continue reading A Road Trip in Mallorca: Serra de Tramuntana and Andratx