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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...

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...