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

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

Puerto Rico – Visit & Discover

After 61 countries, claiming Puerto Rican food as one of my favorite cuisines (and the hardest to find anywhere outside of the USA / Puerto Rico), or how easy it is to visit Puerto Rico as an American, I was shocked that I had yet to visit this evocative island. I can bore you with … Continue reading Puerto Rico – Visit & Discover

Weekend In Copenhagen – Open For Tourists

Good company, good sights, and good experiences; the best way to describe my time exploring Copenhagen. Back in October 2019, when the word, "pandemic" didn't have the same connotation as it does now, when "Corona" still meant a beer brand and when "Covid" didn't exist in our vocabulary, a girlfriend and I agreed we would … Continue reading Weekend In Copenhagen – Open For Tourists

Why Its Ok To Revisit London

Living in England and having friends in London has meant that visiting London multiple times is expected. For example, in the USA; New York City is my London equivalent. To date I have visited NYC 7 times and with London I have lost count. Why do I continue to visit? Both cities still give me … Continue reading Why Its Ok To Revisit London

Oaxaca Must Eats

It is no surprise that a visit to Oaxaca in Mexico instantaneously becomes a food tour given the amazing food and drink options coming from Oaxaca that have put Mexico cuisine on the culinary map.  Of everything that I indulged in while here, (and it most certainly was quite a bit, if not ask my … Continue reading Oaxaca Must Eats