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)
I'll be honest here guys- the thing that really brought the Greek island of Corfu to my attention, was the fact that The Durrells in Corfu is set here- based on the true story of The Durrell family, who moved to the island in 1935. The TV series paints a very nostalgic and beautiful picture… Continue reading I Basically Went Time-Travelling…in The Village of Argyrades, Corfu
I touched down in New York City some time around 9am on a March morning, feeling rather frazzled after a sleepless flight spent sitting behind two babies who were clearly not big flying fans. The sun was shining and the air was rather on the crisp side, and combined they really helped to sharpen my… Continue reading Four Days in NYC: The One Where I Got by with a Little Help from my Friends
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