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Interview with a Local : Seville

I would start out with a tostada de pringá (minced meat toast) and a coffee at La Estrellita, one of my favourite breakfast joints in my neighborhood. I'd probably stroll down near the river and across the bridge to the city centre and shop along Calle Sierpes. Midday beers with friends would be at Plaza Salvador, a central meeting place for a beer before having a few tapas and a long siesta. ... Read More...

Interview with a Local : Pembrokeshire, Wales

My favourite thing to do is either walk along the coastal path, which hugs the coastline for 186 miles and passes 58 beaches, or find a new beach to explore. Pembrokeshire beaches are some of the best in the world, and because there are so many of them, they’re not usually crowded. One of my favourite beaches is Broad Haven. There’s a lovely walk from Bosherston to Broad Haven, which is an easy walk around Bosherston's beautiful lily ponds.... Read More...

Review of Boston Airport – what a shambles!

When I eventually got through customs, the baggage carousel had a few lonely abandoned suitcases but my backpack was nowhere to be seen! Ok, now I was panicking! I’d ignored the advice I would tell other people - to pack enough clothes to last a few days in your hand luggage - in favour for carrying my electrical items instead, loathe to part with them. So I was potentially facing a week in the Galapagos in just the clothes I was wearing and even worse - no swimming cossie!... Read More...

Interview with a Local: Genova, Italy

With a day off, I love to go to any of the little towns on the Ligurian coast and enjoy the sea. It could be summer or winter, but those little cities are always breathtaking. Camogli is my favourite town: Portofino is nothing compared to Camogli! It is an ancient fishing town. All the buildings are colourful, so the men could be easily recognize their home once they came back home after the fishing days. From Camogli you can go with a boat to San Fruttuoso Abbey: a quiet Church attainable only by foot or by boat. I love to walk around Camogli eating an ice - cream - the best one is a cone with fiordilatte covered by chocolate: get it at the Auriga Bar -  or just to seat down, close to the sea, with a beer.... Read More...

My Next Adventure! 9 weeks in SOUTH AMERICA!

I'm about to live out a life long dream to visit the Galapagos and to trek to Macchu Piccu and I'm incredibly excited about it! I leave tomorrow after months of research and planning! This trip was in fact the inspiration for me starting this blog and will no doubt be great for blog research purposes! So I thought I'd give you a little heads up what to expect from this blog over the next 9 weeks as I log my adventures in South America! So below are the places I plan to visit and the things I hope to do and see!... Read More...

Sydney vs Melbourne! Which to visit if you’re short of time!

Having lived in Australia for 2 years, I often get asked which I prefer, Melbourne or Sydney? Australia has so much to offer that it can be difficult to tick off all of your wish-list on a short holiday and it's understandable people want to pack in as much as possible as flights to Australia certainly aren't cheap especially from the UK! So I decided to write this article to help you decide which of the famous cities to visit on your trip to Australia! Both, by the way, are fabulous places to see!... Read More...

Medfest an Alternative Type of Holiday for dancers!

Sparty My Absolute Medfest highlight! At 1 am after a few hours of dancing, the DJ decks are set up inside the luxury spa and the champagne is free-flowing! It starts off feeling very glamorous and civilised sipping champagne and eating chocolate truffles inside the jacuzzi but as the music gets cranked up so does the energy, and before you know it you'll be doing the conga through the freezing cold plunge pool!... Read More...

How I got OVER 3000 views in my FIRST EVER month of blogging!

I was ecstatic with the results from my first month blogging! We all know it takes time, patience and a whole lot of hard work to create enough online traffic to take home a profit. But I thought over 3000 views was not bad at all for my first month of blogging! Add to that an offer of paid travel writing, several collaborations, a new blog award and a few really popular bloggers featuring my work on their own blogs! It really has done so much better than I could ever hope for in such a short time! Therefore I thought I'd share with new bloggers how I went about achieving this in the hope it might benefit others!... Read More...

Interview with a Local : Dubai

In my opinion, Old Deira is a must-see place when visiting Dubai. You can take a boat for 1 dirham (25 cents) to cross the river and explore the original, old, ancient Dubai. You can buy a lot of souvenirs, incent and spices - barter for the best prices! I would recommend visiting the Dubai Museum where you can learn a lot about the city's history. Apart from this, you should definitely join a desert safari once. ... Read More...

The Ultimate Packing list for hot and cold weather in South America!

If you know me the you'll know I struggle to pack light! I'm very proud that more recently I've managed a few long weekends away with carry on luggage only. So imagine my concern packing for 9 weeks in 2 wildly different climates on the same trip?! In Peru I will be sleeping in a tent at high altitude which means sub-zero temperatures! By contrast, it will be the height of summer in Brazil (and the depths of winter when I arrived back to Gatwick!) I will also have to carry my bags for 9 weeks and this time I'm starting with a misbehaving back ... Read More...

Interview With a Local : El Medano in Tenerife

I live in El Médano, a coastal town on the Canary Island of Tenerife. Whilst the Canary Islands are very well-known throughout Europe, mainstream tourism kind of passes us by. That's mainly because of the almost constant stiff breeze, which makes it perfect for windsurfing and kite boarding. Hence the town attracts a “different” kind of tourism, one with a more active base than you generally find in the more famous resorts here.... Read More...

The real girls guide to training for high altitude

There are oodles of health and fitness blogs out there which will give you plenty of fitness regimes to get you in tip-top condition for your high altitude trek. But most of them are written by personal trainers or fitness gurus. I am neither. As a doctor I know the importance of being healthy and I try to keep reasonably fit. I LOVE dancing and dance regularly. I try to eat healthily 80% or the time (Oh ok... more like 60%) but I've never really been a gym go-er, the idea of going for a run gives me palpitations and I have to admit I drive into town more often than I walk! (I blame the rain in Wales!) But I'm a sucker for a bucket list and the Inca Trail has been on mine for as long as I can remember having one!... Read More...

A Comprehensive Guide to Preparing for Your Big Trip!

So you've plucked up the courage to book a trip-of-a-lifetime and you're armed with guidebooks and probably spending every spare minute researching your destination of choice! But don't forget the boring preparation stuff and please make sure you allow enough time for organising your trip! It would be terrible if you booked the whole thing only to realise you were too late to get your visa! Here I have prepared a comprehensive list of things to think about for your trip preparation. And if you want a quick go-to guide or something you can pin to your fridge, please download my FREE Travel to-do list here!... Read More...
peopel watching Balcony bar Byron bay East Coast Australia

Why Byron Bay is my absolute favourite place in the world!

I discovered Byron Bay a little by accident. I was applying for jobs in Australia knowing very little about the country except that there was better weather than the UK but more snakes!  I only specified to the recruitment company that I wanted to live in easy commuting distance of a beach and not too far north due to the unbearable heat! So I was so so lucky to land a job after my first (slightly disastrous) telephone interview at Lismore Base Hospital! I took it knowing very little about the area, just excited to know I'd be living in the land down under! It was only when I started my research and stumbled across Byron Bay, a small quirky town with an abundance of personality AND beaches within easy commute of Lismore! ... Read More...

Interview with a Local : New York

Today Roni Weiss tells us about his hometown New York City! Roni helps to run a not-for-profit organisation which is focused on increasing diversity and opportunity within the travel industry! You can read more at travelunity.org. He also keeps a travel blog roniweiss.com... Read More...

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