Europe, Portugal, Travel

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

Europe, Italy, Travel

The Port City of Civitavecchia, Italy

The port of Civitavecchia is a strange place. (In fact, sorry to say it, but most port cities are.) Located on the West coast of the great big golden boot of Italy, the city is known as the 'Gateway to Rome', which makes it sound far more glamorous and majestic than it appears upon first… Continue reading The Port City of Civitavecchia, Italy

Europe, Italy, Travel

What to do in Livorno, Tuscany

Most visitors arrive in the city of Livorno by cruise ship, ready to head out into the surrounding Tuscan countryside or to the nearby cities of Florence and Pisa. Don't get me wrong, it makes sense that you'd want to head further afield to the more interesting, classically beautiful places. But what should you do… Continue reading What to do in Livorno, Tuscany

Caribbean, Guadeloupe, Travel

A Day at St. Anne’s Beach In Guadeloupe

Guadeloupe is one of my fave Caribbean islands, there's no denying it. Brightly coloured buildings, a relaxed but carnivalesque vibe, and some of the most glorious beaches I've ever laid eyes on; it's frankly just downright marvellous. There are GOOD TIMES to be had here! I visited St Anne on my last day in Guadeloupe,… Continue reading A Day at St. Anne’s Beach In Guadeloupe

Europe, Spain, Travel

Exploring the Port City of Ferrol, Spain

I had no idea that Ferrol even existed until the day the cruise ship I was working on docked here. (Surprise!!) Situated in the North West of Spain on the country's Galician coast, this isn't a city that people tend to head to for a beach or city break, despite the fact that the surrounding… Continue reading Exploring the Port City of Ferrol, Spain

Antigua and Barbuda, Caribbean, Travel

Welcome to Antigua and Barbuda! (Arriving in the City of St Johns)

What a place this is, you guys!! Antigua and Barbuda is part of the British Commonwealth, with old Queen Liz as head of state, but with its own Prime Minister who governs the islands independently of the UK. Like almost every Caribbean state or nation, its history is completely intertwined with the slave trade, and… Continue reading Welcome to Antigua and Barbuda! (Arriving in the City of St Johns)

Europe, Norway, Travel

Discovering Norway by Cruise

Norway is an absolutely beautiful country, and after spending several months working on a cruise ship that sailed up and down the Norwegian coast and into several of its fjords, I really got to know several of the country's cities, towns and villages in a way that your average cruise passenger never will. From olde… Continue reading Discovering Norway by Cruise

Caribbean, St Kitts and Nevis, Travel

What to do in Saint Kitts

The tiny island nation of St Kitts and Nevis in the West Indies (technically it's made up of two main islands, hence the name), is one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen. Lush green volcanic hills, turquoise sea, and some of the friendliest people you could ever hope to meet, all combined to… Continue reading What to do in Saint Kitts