Island escapes: Brač and Korčula

Letter 108 Island hopping on an organised sail trip is very popular in Croatia, but you can also do it on your own. As I was pushed for time at the end of my stint in Croatia I went from Split to Brač and then over to Korčula before Dubrovnik. I liked this little route however I … Continue reading Island escapes: Brač and Korčula

Malaga in pretty purple

Letter 94 I've had a short but very sweet stay in Malaga and it has left me with a list of things to go back and see and do. The city almost convinced me to extend my stay here, cutting short Cordoba, but after hearing such great things about my next stop I decided to … Continue reading Malaga in pretty purple

Edinburgh’s resident volcano

Letter 84 One of the best and most popular things to do in Edinburgh is to take a walk up Arthur's Seat. Arthur sits within Holyrood Park and watches over the medieval city. The views are breathtaking and stretch out towards the city, the hills and the coast. I feel pretty lucky to live a … Continue reading Edinburgh’s resident volcano

The city that never sleeps

Letter 45 ...and neither did I. This captivating place worked its way under my skin just as I expected and made me fall in love with it just as many other places have done. But New York City is different. It's an exceptionally special city. I arrived in New York City at 2:30pm on Tuesday … Continue reading The city that never sleeps

The world in microcosm

Letter 44 "The pond represents the ocean, the hills represent the mountains and the trees become the forests of the world." In my last couple of days in Philly I spent my time exploring the extensive Fairmount Parkand. I was surprised at how many wonderful areas and buildings I found, as well as the statues … Continue reading The world in microcosm

Our host took us to a cookout!

Letter 37 Barely 5 minutes after meeting our wonderful airbnb host she very kindly invited us to join her at her friend's cookout; an offer we gratefully accepted! After a fantastic first day in Boston we thought we were the luckiest people in the world! It took us 11 and a half hours on an … Continue reading Our host took us to a cookout!

The best places have no wifi

Letter 20 As we walked up to the wooden door of the tiny Highland bothy I remember thinking how wonderful it was that it was completely disconnected. Surrounded by nothing but mountains, water and wildlife. People (including myself) actively look for hostels with free wifi, but how rare is it to find somewhere which is … Continue reading The best places have no wifi

In Glastonbury (aka land of the hippies)

Letter 17 Living in Somerset does have it's benefits. I am able to easily visit some wonderful places. As it was a beautiful sunny day we decided to go over to Glastonbury for the day to ascend the famous Tor, walk the tight cobbled streets and browse about the unique incense filled shops. If you … Continue reading In Glastonbury (aka land of the hippies)