Travel Money – From ATM’s, Travel Credit Cards and Foreign Currency

Imagine, you are at the airport visiting an ATM station to withdraw money for your vacation and you get the message that no traveler wants to see on an ATM machine, "Your card has been retained. Temporarily out of service." In other words, this ATM has ate your debit card and is now out of … Continue reading Travel Money – From ATM’s, Travel Credit Cards and Foreign Currency

Top Things I Miss As A Solo Traveler

I love being a solo traveler. Once I took the leap, I never went back!  I'm glad to report that traveling solo doesn't mean you are alone. You wouldn't believe how much you can see, experience and the people you will meet. While I highly recommend solo travel, I must admit their are some things … Continue reading Top Things I Miss As A Solo Traveler

How To Stay Healthy While On Vacation

Let's chat health and fitness while traveling. No one wants to hear those words looped together but maintaining a healthy routine is essential while traveling. To provide some background on me, I'm not a fitness junkie, nor a super healthy eater or have one of those awesome "don't have to do anything but still have … Continue reading How To Stay Healthy While On Vacation

Albania Backpacking

When you think of an Albania trip, you may imagine thoughts of the quintessential Eastern Europe that many western countries have been fed via movies, television, social media, etc. (Think, Borat.) Admittedly, I suppose, that I too expected and secretly wanted to experience this but Albania simply wasn't that. It truly broke the preconceived stereotypes … Continue reading Albania Backpacking

North Macedonia AKA Macedonia – A MUST Visit

Some will call this enchanting country "North Macedonia", others simply "Macedonia", and officially the country goes by "Republic of North Macedonia". Regardless of the name, (because what's in a name after all) I encourage you add to your travel bucket list and visit. It was the first stop in my long awaited Balkans Trip and … Continue reading North Macedonia AKA Macedonia – A MUST Visit

Montenegro With A Shot Of Rakija

I learned about the existence of Montenegro by a bus driver I met in Munich last year at my hostel. He couldn't stop raving about how it was a "must visit" and from the pictures he shared with me, I could agree that it was a lovely place. Given the proximity from Croatia, I figured … Continue reading Montenegro With A Shot Of Rakija

When & Where Should I Visit In Europe?

Edinburgh Scotland Basel Switzerland Salzburg Austria The question above is one that I am asked a lot because I, A) love to travel & B) live in Europe. While I love living in Manchester, I am also mindful it's not on the top of people's list when planning a trip to Europe and that's perfectly … Continue reading When & Where Should I Visit In Europe?

UK Weekend Adventures – The Iconic “Ale Trail”

Have you heard of the Ale 🍺 Trail in the UK? For those who haven't, the Ale Trail started as a marketing scheme in the UK. The aim was to promote tourism to rural areas in the UK and encourage people to visit a series of pubs close to rail stations along a railway line. The … Continue reading UK Weekend Adventures – The Iconic “Ale Trail”

HOW TO VISIT MADRID IN 1 DAY

The saying goes, ”when life gives you lemons, make lemonade” and that's exactly what I did when a short layover time in Madrid International Airport resulted in me missing my connecting flight to Manchester. This did mean that I had to purchase a new flight, but it also meant having 24 hours in Madrid. (A … Continue reading HOW TO VISIT MADRID IN 1 DAY

Tenerife Holiday – An Escape to Summer

Tenerife is one of the most popular destinations British travellers visit, according to TripAdvisor. As a result of this, there are many connotations attached to Tenerife and what tourists expect when visiting. Essentially, that Tenerife is a beach tourist trap for Brit’s.  Rachel, a lovely Brit who tends to steer away from your typical Brit … Continue reading Tenerife Holiday – An Escape to Summer