Barcelona: A locals’ guide to hidden gems (Part one)

What comes to your mind when I say: modernism, stunning beaches, a famed soccer club, rich history, great gastronomy, sun, fun, culture, wine, heritage and innovation? There is only one city capable of uniting all of these elements in a completely magical way and its Barcelona. The city has given me a lot and it has taught me that everything is possible. What do I like the most about my...

Getting around Cuba : Tips from a Pro

Getting around Cuba: Tips from a pro

Getting around Cuba is definitely one of the more difficult things I’ve done in my life. Factor in that I was paranoid as hell because (1) I’m an anxious person by nature; (2) Cuba was my first solo trip; (3) I speak next to no Spanish; and (4) as much as it destroys me to admit this, I didn’t have the trusty internet to save the day. To say that...

Cuba: What to expect

Cuba: what to expect

Our experience of Cuba was comparable to an on and off relationship, shifting from love to hate. A constant flood of mixed emotions playing with our hearts. 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7  like the salsa beats and Reggaeton playing at every street corner. “Don’t try to understand Cuba, just enjoy it. It would take you 100 years to understand it”. A piece of advice bestowed upon us in the beginning of...

Locals’ favorite hangouts in Cape Town

Experience Cape Town like a local

Cape Town isn’t new to the list of ‘places to visit’. It’s a well-know travel destination and most likely one of the cities anyone who visits South Africa is likely to spend some time in. As a result, it’s easy to get caught up in a broad range of tourist activities. That’s not entirely bad, but it’s probably a good idea to throw in some activities that locals are more...

Top 3 Glam Hikes around Cape Town

Top 3 Glam Hikes around Cape Town

Following the sun, I discovered South Africa’s top tourist destination Cape Town by chance, but instantly fell in love with this place. While I spent the first part of my stay checking out trendy restaurants, laying on the beach all day and mingling with locals in Cape Town’s busy nightlife the proximity of untouched nature and mountains right at your doorstep fascinated me. First those mountains only served as the...

Iceland: The Perfect Girlfriend Getaway Destination

Ponies in Iceland

So when you and your bestie are pouring over a map trying to decide where to go on your next adventure you want to go somewhere all the cool kids are going to (Iceland), somewhere with plenty to see and do (Iceland), with stunning scenery (Iceland), safe for female travelers (Iceland) and not too far of a flight from Dublin…did somebody mention, Iceland?!! Nature runs the show at this holiday...