Useful Apps for Backpacking in South East Asia

Below is a list of apps that will help you to find accommodation, transport, flights,  restaurants and activities and budget your spending around South East Asia Accommodation Agoda For booking accommodation, download the Agoda app. Create an account and it will find you the best deals on hotels, hostels and other accommodation in countries around…

San Diego Travel Guide

California is one of my favorite states within the US and I first experienced it when I went to San Diego back in 2016 (before this blog existed) for a weekend. In fact, it was my first solo trip here in the states. I fell quickly for the laid back lifestyle people in California possess,…

How to Spend a Weekend in Chicago

Only in Chicago for a weekend? Below are the things you should do! See the views from The Signature Room at the 95th. Head up to the Signature Room bar on the 95th floor of the John Hancock building on Michigan Ave, grab a cocktail and take in some of the best city views. You…

6 Things to Do Along Calle Oche in Little Havana, Miami

If you’re exploring Miami you have to head to Little Havana and walk Calle Oche. This is the Cuban quarter of the city and full of character. Although usually packed with tourists, it’s definitely a worthwhile visit to catch a Cuban experience and meet the locals. You will notice straight away that it is different…

Welcome to Miami – Weekend Travel Itinerary

Last weekend was my second time in Miami and just as amazing. Below I have detailed where I stayed and what I did for the weekend in Florida. I booked my flights from Chicago on Tuesday and I was in Miami on Friday – possibly the most spontaneous / last minute trip I have organised…

First Scuba Diving Experience along the Florida Keys

I loved every second of this – put me back in the water! Scuba diving had been high on the bucketlist for a while and what better place to try it for the first time than while I was driving from Miami to Key West. This is a stunning 3 hour and 40 minute drive…

Road Trip to Put-in-Bay, the Island nobody knows!

“Where is Put-In-Bay?” When I tell people in Chicago that we took this trip more times than not, they have never heard of this place. To fill you in, Put-in-bay is an island off Ohio on Lake Erie and below is how we ended up there and what we did. One of my very good…

An Essential Guide to 48 Hours in Los Angeles, California

I’m back here to write about my trip to L.A As part of what I have made into my annual trip to California, my roommate, Kelly and I decided to go to Los Angeles over a weekend in April. Chicago had been so cold that we were ready for some sun. This was my second…

Solo in San Francisco, California

I took a weekend trip to San Francisco back in April and it quickly became one of my favourite cities in America for a number of reasons. Firstly I was really draw to how scenic it was between the Golden Gate bridge, Sausalito to the seals at Pier 39 but also how diverse and artistic…