The grown up’s guide to Disneyland

“The happiest place on the planet” is also synonymous with screaming children, hour long ride queues, and budget blowouts. Which is not exactly how I describe my happy place. But, if you’re anything like me, then a trip toDisneyland is a childhood dream come true. So to make sure that your trip is the stuff…

Magic on the Isle of Skye

“And then the crowd rejoiced and they all went to hold their faces in the river’s water” Our guide, Carrie, looked at us expectantly, and we threw side glances to each other – surely she didn’t mean we actually should go and dunk our faces in this frigid Scottish water? We were on the Isle…

Your guide to Mexico’s cenotes

Like fish tacos, white sand beaches and Mayan temples, cenotes are iconic in Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula. You can’t come to this part of the world and not enjoy a refreshing dip in one of these sunken swim holes. Cenotes quickly became my absolute highlight of my most recent time in Mexico, so I wanted to…

Everything I loved about Omaha, Nebraska

Before I visited, my only knowledge of Nebraska was that A) it’s the home state of the Big Bang Theory’s Penny B) Lady Gaga got very sentimental about it in her song “You and I” and C) my university dorm mate Jaime was from there – arguably the most important and influential of these three…

Observing Balkan relations through the World Cup

I’m actually fascinated how international relations play out on stages other than, well the international relations and diplomacy one. Eurovision voting blocs, for example, are an interesting display of historical rivalries and geographical familiarities. This time however, I’ve observed it through the lens of “the world game” – which somewhat ironically, can’t find a consensus…

Photo Diary: Caye Caulker’s Caribbean paradise

If you’re looking for an idyllic Caribbean island with a splash of wild adventure, then look no further than Caye Caulker in Belize! It’s got everything you could want on your island paradise including friendly locals, delicious locally caught seafood, adventures out to the UNESCO World Heritage barrier reef, and of course, white sandy beaches…

Tour Review: Chitzén Itzá

If you’ve travelled to Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, or are planning to, then no doubt that the Mayan ruins of Chitzen Itza are high on your to do list while you’re there. And if not, they definitely will be after a short walk through resort towns like Cancun or Playa del Carmen, which are swarming with…

Long weekend on the Gold Coast

I love a good long weekend, relish that extra day that gives you just enough time and freedom to make a quick plane trip worthwhile. A while ago, I booked a trip up to the Gold Coast (via Brisbane) over the January 26 long weekend, and now after a busy January, it was finally here….

Discovering Transylvania

“We are in Transylvania; and Transylvania is not England. Our ways are not your ways, and there shall be to you many strange things. Nay, from what you have told me of your experience already, you know something of what strange things here may be…” I am ashamed to admit that I only started reading…