Albania, Europe, Travel

The Beginners Guide to Saranda, Albania

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

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

Europe, Italy, Travel, Vatican

A Christmas Story: That Time I Got Kicked Out of the Vatican City

It was early December and myself and three fellow singers from the ship had been asked to make the trip to the Vatican to make a film to be shown to the passengers in the build-up to Christmas. Glory, glory, Hallelujah! A trip to the Vatican!! I'd been before, a couple of times, but in… Continue reading A Christmas Story: That Time I Got Kicked Out of the Vatican City

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

Barcelona is Better in Winter! (7 reasons to visit during off-season)

The first time I visited Barcelona was at the height of Summer about five years ago, and despite the fact that it was chockablock with people, I still fell in love with the city. The architecture is like something from another planet, the sun was shining, and the Catalan way of life is just as… Continue reading Barcelona is Better in Winter! (7 reasons to visit during off-season)

America, california, Travel

What to do in Sacramento, California

Despite being the capitol city of California, it tends to be completely off the radar to visitors to the Golden State. It makes sense, kind of. LA has the dazzling lights of Hollywood, San Francisco has its hilly roads and hippy history, and San Diego has its golden beaches and laid-back surfer culture. Personally, I… Continue reading What to do in Sacramento, California

Albania, Europe, Travel

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