February 2015

4 Reasons You Should Take a Gulet Cruise in Turkey

If you’re dreaming of a scenic, culturally rich and unforgettable holiday destination, you can hardly do better than a trip to Turkey. This is a country steeped in cultural history and tradition, opportunities for exploration both in the cities and out in nature, and the chance to try things you’ve never done before. And one of those things definitely must be a gulet cruise in Turkey! If you’ve never heard of a gulet cruise, you’ll soon see why this exquisite […]

5 Great things to do in Barcelona for free

Barcelona is bright, beautiful and buzzing. As one of the prettiest cities in Spain and indeed Europe – Barcelona has so much to offer everyone, but at what price? Well, as we discovered – it can all be done for very little…free to be precise. Barcelona’s top 5 best things to do for free Explore the architecture Barcelona is renowned worldwide for its beautiful architecture. The local Barcelona government praises this in the Ruta del Mordernisime – the Modernism route. […]

Get your holiday off to a stress free start

The whole idea of us working hard, saving money and booking a holiday, is so we can have a stress free few weeks away from the hustle and bustle of home. But how many of us have been pulling our hair out the night before getting ready or searching for passports? This is not the way we want our time away to get started. With a bit of careful planning it’s easy to make sure that you get on the […]

Visiting Maximon

The video below is from my visit to the Maximon shrine in Santiago de Atitlan, Guatemala. The original blog post can be read here. You are normally charged to take pictures but I was able to take this video because I made an offering of a bottle of rum that the “keepers” of Maximon where sure to enjoy later. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tu8rMiULH20[/youtube]

The 3 Most Memorable Experiences in Honolulu for Eco-Tourists

Celebrate your love of nature in Honolulu as an eco-tourist. Drink in tranquil, unpolluted spaces with stunning vistas, waterfalls, steep trails, and wildlife. Honolulu’s eco-tourism offers minimal travel to natural destinations designed to preserve the environment. Eco-tours are growing in number and popularity. They often include a walk or hike that takes a deeper look into local culture or history along with the stunning landscape. Other eco-tours take you out on the water where you’ll experience wildlife and a unique […]

Hiking, Ziplining, and Roaming the Market

Yesterday was easily the longest day of the trip so far, but also one of the most rewarding. We woke up at 6am to get ready to meet a guide we had hired for the day at 7am. For 250 Quetzales ($31.25 U.S.) our guide was going to take us in a private shuttle to the nearby town of Santa Clara where we would hike up Indian’s Nose (one of the most popular overlooks of Lake Atitlan), visit our first […]

6 Must-See Attractions in San Francisco

San Francisco is an area that is rich with historical sites and unique places to see. It is well known for its shopping areas, restaurants, and nightlife, but there are several museums, natural areas, and cultural landmarks that are worth visiting as well. Bay Cruise Image via Flickr by Bob Hall One of the best ways to see the overall view of San Francisco is on a Bay Cruise, which takes passengers around Alcatraz and beneath the Golden Gate Bridge.  […]

Tips for Traveling to the US

If you’re planning to visit the US, whether it’s for the first time or a return visit, it’s important to be aware of some things you’ll need to take care of before you arrive in the country. The US is a country which is very strict on its visa laws, so you need to become very aware of the visa regulations for your home country and what that means for applying for a US visa. Also, before traveling to the […]

A Rooftop View to Kill For

I’m not going to lie… The closer I got to the airport this morning, the more nervous I became and the more apprehensive I felt towards the idea of traveling in a completely unfamiliar setting and at some points, by myself. And then I got here. Pictures cannot describe the beauty and mystique of Antigua, even on an overcast crap weather day like today. Every doubt I had about attempting to travel for the next five weeks, with one bag […]

5 Hidden Beaches Near Orlando

When you’re visiting Orlando, there are tons of things to do. You’re close to amusement parks, shopping centers, fine dining and more. Luckily, when you want to get away from it all, there are also beaches galore. Even if you have reserved rooms for a Disney World vacation, take some time to explore the many beaches around Orlando by hitting some of the hidden gems in the area. Daytona Beach Image via Flickr by Ines Yeh Daytona Beach is one […]

Falling in love with the Corinthia Hotel St Petersburg

Last year I headed off to Russia for the first time, to be honest I wasn’t too sure what to expect but after only 7 days there I was completely sold! I will definitely be going back again when I can. St Petersburg was the destination and my home was Corinthia Hotel St Petersburg. As the title of this blog posts suggests, I absolutely loved it! Just take a look at this picture…. I guess it’s not difficult to see […]