America, Hawaii, Travel

Three Days in Honolulu (What to do on a budget in the capital of Hawaii)

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)

America, Tennessee, Travel

Three Days in Nashville

Nashville, Tennessee: the Country Music capital of the world. For music-lovers and plain old life-lovers, this city is the place to be, and I was superbly incredibly excited by the prospect of three days in the city with my good gal pal Rachel. I wouldn't call myself a massive country music fan but that really… Continue reading Three Days in Nashville

America, Oregon, Travel

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… Continue reading Three Days in Portland Oregon

Europe, Spain, Travel

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

America, New York, Travel

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

Europe, Spain, Travel

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

Europe, France, Travel

11 Places to Eat in Marseille

One of the most awesome things of all about the French city of Marseille is the fact that it contains such a massive mixture of cultures...and it naturally follows that a place that contains so many different cultures will also contain a whole load of different foods from these cultures. And food is quite clearly… Continue reading 11 Places to Eat in Marseille

Europe, France, Travel

Where to go in Marseille…from the tourist hotspots to the completely obscure

The day before I arrived in Marseille, two buildings collapsed. The townhouses had been on the brink of tumbling down for years, but there's no real guidelines from the government here about what makes a structure 'liveable,' and it's estimated that around 40,000 of the city's residential buildings are unsafe or unfit to live in.… Continue reading Where to go in Marseille…from the tourist hotspots to the completely obscure