Iceland’s Game of Thrones filming locations

I am a bit of a Game of Thrones fan, and something I really appreciate is the vast array of real life filming locations you can visit so easily from the UK. It’s hard to believe that the fantastic other-worldly scenes of the series are all a short flight from where I live right now, Read More


Cascais and Belém: A day trip from Lisbon

In case you haven’t already figured this out from my blog posts, day trips are my favourite. You get to see new places without all the inconvenience of dragging your luggage around with you. At the end of the day you return to your base, a place of familiarity after a day of seeing the Read More


Caye Caulker – my favourite island (Belize it or not)

It’s been a few years (*cough* eight) since I visited Belize, but Caye Caulker (pronounced “key caulker”) stands out in my memory as just the best island ever. It is tiny, only 8km by 1.6km, surrounded by the bluest of blue water. No cars are allowed on the island’s three roads (Front Street, Back Street Read More


Day trips from Santiago de Chile – Valparaíso 

  This is the second post in a throwback series about day trips you can take from Santiago de Chile. I lived in this fantastic city for a year 2010/11, and I just love to talk about it and remember it, and I hope this information will be useful and interesting to anyone planning to Read More


What is responsible travel?

Imma try not to lecture you all now, but these are things worth considering and being aware of when you travel. So here goes. Responsible travel is about the attitude you take and the choices you make when travelling – to respect local people, their cultures, economy and the environment, and act wherever possible in Read More