Photo pop-up: Sunset in San Sebastian

What a beautiful way to end the day 🙂

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One day travel: Rome, the Eternal City

So Rome is on your list of big famous cities to see? But you only have one day to do it? This is my easy self-guided tour to Rome and covers all the main sites that you have to see in Rome on your first visit.

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Croatian Adventure: Finding Romans in Pula

Explore the Roman ruins left behind in the city of Pula, Croatia

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Croatian Adventure: Picnic at sundown on the island of Rab

When you think about Croatia, you think about islands, sunshine, old red-roofed towns and vividly blue beaches.  A visit to one of Croatia’s smaller islands in the Northern Gulf of Kvarner, Rab, surprised me with its pine forest inlets and light spring drizzle.  What better way to celebrate the reappearance of the sun (just in…

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Hiking Day Trip from Cape Town

Sometimes the Earth surprises me.  Sometimes the concrete jungle gets a tight grip on me and I forget about the simple beauty the earth offers up so freely.  When this sudden awareness jolts me awake, I know its time to turn back to nature and set off for some exploration.  Getting out of the city…

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What about Nice? A city on its own

The first thing you’ll hear about Nice, the fifth biggest city in France, is its blue waters and famous pebble beaches.  The capital of the Côte d’Azur is unlike any of the other big French cities.  It’s glitzy but not quite like Paris, it’s a port city but not quite like Marseille, a resort town…

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5 Tips to make planning your first solo trip less scary

So you’ve decided it’s finally time to visit that exotic destination you’ve always dreamed of.  You’ve managed to save up enough money to buy your plane ticket, you know where you want to go and the places you want to see…but here’s the catch: you’ve decided to do this journey alone, all by yourself, just…

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Croatian Adventure: Krk and Vrbnik

The first stop on my Croatian boat trip was the island of Krk. It’s Croatia’s biggest island off the main land and connected by a toll bridge.  The old parts of Krk town are easy to explore on foot and full of narrow alleyways leading to small restaurants, konobas (a Croation pub-like institution with great…

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Relaxing at a rooftop bar with a view of Barcelona

Barcelona has many things on offer for every type of visitor that pranced through its city streets.  It can take more than a few visits to this diverse city to truly get the most out of all it has to offer.  On my third visit here, my friend suggested that we go look for the…

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