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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

What a Way to See the Rainforest! A Boat Trip on the Tortuguero Canals

What a Way to See the Rainforest! A Boat Trip on the Tortuguero Canals

Costa Rica is one of those brilliant countries which places huge importance on its flora and fauna. In this day and age, with other parts of the world burning to smithereens to make way for crops and livestock, kudos surely has to go to the government of this Central American paradise, for attempting to do [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

Solo Travel in Hawaii- Three Days in Kauai

Solo Travel in Hawaii- Three Days in Kauai

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, [...]