This post was originally from IHG’s guide to Miami. Miami, with world class beaches, vibrant Latin influences and gorgeous Art Deco architecture is the ultimate destination for a beach vacation. You’ll find relaxation, trendy nightclubs, amazing cuisine, cutting-edge art galleries and plenty of culture, and there are great hotels in [...]

Miami Travel Guide

  “This is Burma,” wrote Rudyard Kipling. “It will be quite unlike any land you know about.” I travelled to Myanmar (officially known as Burma until 1989) for the first time last November.  It was a country I had been ridiculously excited to visit since it officially reopened its doors [...]

3 things that surprised me about Myanmar

You may have seen it written in various photography articles and how-to-guides, but how do you exactly capture the essence of your trip through photos? Read on below for tips on how to take travel photo book-ready photos that don’t just attract but also captivate your audience by the stories [...]

Capturing the Essence of Your Travels Through Photography

  Charlotte originated as a railroad town, and as you would expect from a regional transport hub, it’s a city with a cosmopolitan population. You’ll recognize this aspect in a range of cultural offerings throughout the city. From high-end cuisine to traditional Southern staples, the food and drink here is [...]

Planning Your Cultural Break In Charlotte

You know that feeling when you book a hotel room for the night that comes with a “free” breakfast? You plan your night around getting to bed at a decent hour, set your alarm, wake up nice and early to ensure you have plenty of time to indulge in the [...]

Prague Boats – Come for the view; Stay for the ...

Experiencing Christmas in the Czech Republic included a lot of new foods, traditions, and superstitious activities that quite often result in a foretelling of fast approaching death. It kind of felt like I was in Professor Trelawney’s classroom (you’re welcome, Harry Potter fans). Czechs eat their Christmas dinner on the [...]

Impending Doom: My Quirky Christmas in Czech Republic

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Bologna is known as the fat one. It’s Italy’s food capital but it has a lot more to offer than tortellini and we made a point of searching out things that make it special. Here are a few suggestions on how you can spend some time in La Grassa (that means [...]

Things to do in Bologna

Bacalar: The Yucatan Peninsula's Best Kept Secret 1
You’ve heard of Cancun, Playa del Carmen, and Tulum, but have you ever heard of Bacalar? If it doesn’t ring a bell, the next time you’re in the Yucatán Peninsula, venture to this quiet little town for some R&R. The landscape will take your breath away. Tucked away close to [...]

Bacalar: The Yucatan Peninsula’s Best Kept Secret

Christmas is officially over! We survived the stress, the last minute shopping, and the family gatherings. Congratulations! Time to move on to the next panic inducing celebration. New Year’s resolutions start off as promises to be a better person. They begin as daydreams of what a fantastic person you’re about [...]

17 New Year’s Resolutions For 2017 That Will Help You ...

I’m not going to lie, skiing holidays can be expensive.  But there are ways of saving money and, believe it or not, you can enjoy a skiing or snowboarding trip on a backpackers’ budget. Although I don’t go every year, I do enjoy skiing and attempting to snowboard.  It’s a great way [...]

Tips for Booking a Budget Skiing or Snowboarding Trip

Getting from point A to point B can sometimes be the worst part of travel. I like arriving; I like getting there; I like point B. If you plan for it, are open to the unknown, and can stay awake for long periods of time, the journey to your destination [...]

8 Hours in Amsterdam: An itinerary for a long layover

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Museums are not usually the #1 activity I want to when traveling. I prefer to explore a new city on foot and get up close and personal with the culture. Every now and then, I’ll opt to spend time discovering a museum when traveling. With a few days to explore Zagreb, [...]

The Museum of Broken Relationships: A rare find in Zagreb