A long weekend in Switzerland, what to do, where to go

Nestled in between Austria, France, Germany, Italy and Lichtenstein, Switzerland is a beautiful mix of individuality and blend of cultures. The scenery feels like it has been hand crafted and there is a general sensation of being in an advert for luxury yoghurt or chocolate wherever you go- well there…

The Absolute Top Six Icelandic Waterfalls

Icelandic waterfalls reflect the country as a whole; uncrowded, majestic and beautiful in an unusual way. In the grand scheme of things, waterfalls make up just a tiny fraction of the country’s natural repertoire of wonders, but they are worth taking a minute to glance over. Never have I witnessed…

State by State: New Mexico

I had two weeks off work, most of my friends and colleagues had left Chicago and I’d spent two days in my apartment going stir crazy. On day three I did what has come to be the norm when I have no day job and itchy feet, I rented a…

Five Road Trip Money Savers

Now most of these are going to sound obvious but just making a small adjustment can save you huge amounts on your road trip. I tried all of the following tricks this summer on our four week road trip around the West Coast of America and I was shocked how much…

Cyprus: North & South

Cyprus, North & South Two Unique Trips, One Amazing Island Cyprus is an island I look at as my third home. Every summer during my childhood we visited as a family and then in 2001 my parents relocated there to enjoy this wonderful country for a decade. Of course I took…

5 National Parks for Beginners

So you’ve seen a million Instagram photos of the parks, they look wonderful with their endless trails, rustic campfires and crazy skies. You want to hike, camp and unplug from the hectic schedule life has placed upon you, but you’re not sure where to start…fear not. The national parks are…

First Time Backpacking Asia

Although Thailand wasn’t my first destination, it was my first solo trip and the start of my love for Asia. Having never backpacked before I spent the months beforehand researching equipment, watching out for discounts and sales and trying on endless backpacks to find the perfect fit. The general assumption…

8 Reasons to Road Trip

I suppose being such an advocate for road tripping has caused it, but I’m constantly baffled by people’s reactions when I suggest that rather than head to a busy airport, fly with limited bags and miss out the journey, they should consider the road as an option. If you’re in…

6 Cheap Alternative Activities in Chicago

Chicago is a beautiful city to explore but like any famed metropolis all those activities can start to add up. Before you know it your cheap getaway has turned into a major spending spree just to see the city. Well fear not, I have come up with some of the…