Destinations

Argentina

Things to Do

Téatro Colón, Buenos Aires – 9 things to know before you go

Discovering the Magic of El Ateneo Bookshop in Buenos Aires

National Library of Teachers, Buenos Aires

Where to Eat

Quotidiano Restaurant, Buenos Aires: A Must-Visit for Italian Cravings

Review: Burger 54 in Buenos Aires: Disappointing Quality and Poor Service

Cumaná in Buenos Aires – Early bird, served quickly

Pani in Buenos Aires – Badly Bred Bread

Le Pain Quotidien in Palermo, Buenos Aires – International familiarity

La Cholita, Buenos Aires: Steak well-done?

Travel Tips

How to get from EZE (Ezeiza) Airport to Buenos Aires

How to Get from AEP to Buenos Aires

Immigration at AEP Buenos Aires Airport

Is Buenos Aires safe? (2024 Guide to personal safety)

Capturing the Soul of Buenos Aires: A Photographic Journey

Australia

Where to Stay

3 Cool Boutique Hotels in Byron Bay

Review of Vali Byron Hotel, Byron Bay, Australia

The 5 Best Hotels in Darwin

Review: Rydges Darwin Central Hotel

Where to Stay – Ibis Hotel Adelaide

Where to Stay in Australia – New Norcia Monastery

Things to Do

Australia Solo Travel Guide

5 Top Things to Do in Byron Bay

Perth Solo Travel Guide

Darwin Solo Travel Guide

Things to Do in Adelaide – McLaren Vale Wine Tour

Things to Do in Adelaide – Comedy with Stephen K Amos, Adelaide Festival

Reviews: Best of British Comedy, Adelaide Festival

Tours: Barossa Valley Wine Tour

Photo Diary: Downtown Darwin, Australia

Things to Do – Raw Comedy, Darwin

Things to Do – Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory, Australia

Things to Do in Australia – Uluru Sunset Tour

Things to Do in Australia – New Norcia Benedictine Monastery

Things to Do – Perth Evening Walkabout

Things to Do in Australia – Fremantle Prison

Perth Library

Where to Eat

Bite into Byron: Where to Eat in Byron Bay

Hains & Co, Adelaide: refreshing spot for drinks

Apothecary, Adelaide: fresh take on Australian cuisine

Flinders St Project, Adelaide: handwoven avocados

Hey Jupiter, Adelaide – no croissants at this French cafe

National Wine Centre Adelaide – top place for lunch & wine

Osteria Oggi, Adelaide – slow but worth it Italian

Chow Restaurant Darwin – rich and friendly pan-Asian lunch joint

PM Eat & Drink, Darwin – service doesn’t meet the quality food

Ilkari, Sails in the Desert Hotel, Uluru / Ayers Rock

Arc of Iris, Margaret River, Western Australia

Where to Eat – Morries, Margaret River, Western Australia

Dry Pizza at Little Creatures Brewing, Fremantle, Western Australia

Delicious Barramundi at The Goose, Busselton, Western Australia

Jaw Sushi in Perth: less sushi, more crunchy!

Travel Tips

Top 5 Places to Stopover en route to Australia or NZ in 2023

Best way to fly to Australia from UK or Ireland

How to get to Byron Bay from Ballina Byron Gateway Airport

Australia-UK Working Visa Regulations (July 2023)

Explore Australia & NZ with Qantas Explorer

Qantas Explorer Itinerary & Pricing

Review: Qantas Darwin to Adelaide QF1951

Review: Qantas Alice Springs to Darwin QF1936

Review: Qantas QF10 Part 2 – Perth to Melbourne

Qantas QF10 FLIGHT REVIEW – London to Perth

Brazil

Travel Tips

How to Transit at São Paulo Airport in Brazil

Review: Amex Executive Lounge at São Paulo Airport T3

Flight Review: Latam Airlines – Johannesburg to São Paulo

Canada

Travel Tips

How to get from YVR (Vancouver Airport) to downtown Vancouver

Hullo Ferry: New Service from Vancouver Downtown to Nanaimo

Chile

Where to Stay

Where to Stay in Santiago – Ibis Providencia

Where to Stay in Santiago – Hotel Plaza

Things to Do

Things to Do in Chile – Day Trip to Valparaiso from Santiago

Things to Do in Chile – Wine tasting at Emiliana Organic Vineyards

Where to Eat

Where to Eat in Santiago – Art & comfort food at Liguria

Where to Eat in Santiago – Restaurant Japon

Where to Eat in Santiago – Fish for Easter at Casa Lastarria

Where to Eat in Santiago – Bocanáriz: Modern Chilean Food

France

Things to Do

Bayeux Tapestry: is the museum worth a visit?

Where to Eat

Mamie Fado in Angers, France

Greece

Things to Do

Things to Do – Athens Street Food Tour

The 5 Best Athens Food Tours

Should You Visit the Acropolis?

Travel Tips

How to get from Athens Airport to City Center

Iceland

Where to Stay

Review: Center Hotels Plaza, Reykjavik

Things to Do

Iceland Day 2021: a joyful brass band, noodles & a reflective harbour

Where to Eat

Lava Restaurant, Blue Lagoon, Iceland – pitch perfect set menu

Travel Tips

Review: Icelandair in Economy from Dublin to Keflavik

Getting from Keflavik Airport to downtown Reykjavik – 5 options & costs

Ireland

Find all of my Ireland articles here (there’s so many!)

Netherlands

Where to Eat

Gustatio, Groningen, Netherlands

Café Willem Albert, Groningen, Netherlands

Travel Tips

Stena Ferry from Harwich to Hook of Holland

New Zealand

Things to Do

Running through Herne Bay, Auckland

Where to Eat

Hype or Hit? 2 Hits at Dear Jervois, Auckland, New Zealand

Travel Tips

Top 5 Places to Stopover en route to Australia or NZ in 2023

Flight Review – Latam LA801 Santiago (SCL) – Auckland (AKL)

Norway

Things to Do

Oslo Walking Tour in 4 Hours – 5 Iconic Stops in 2024

Things to Do – Trollstigen Norway Viewpoint

Roadtrip Itinerary: Arctic Adventure

Poland

Travel Tips

How to get from Gdańsk Airport to City

Ultimate Guide to LOT Polish Airlines Business Class: Is it Worth the Upgrade?

South Africa

Where to Stay

Review: Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel, Johannesburg

Where to Eat

Fishaways in Johannesburg: Throwaway Fish?

Big Mouth Johannesburg – 3 Good (but slow) Dishes

Travel Tips

Flight Review: Latam Airlines – Johannesburg to São Paulo

Review: Shongololo Lounge, Johannesburg JNB

Flight Review: Virgin Atlantic Upper Class – London to Johannesburg

Spain

Where to Eat

Vegani Cafe in Seville: sensational vegan pakora

Red Steak in Seville: a flavour flop

Casa Paco in Seville: a fresh take on traditional tapas

Travel Tips

How to Use Amazon Spain in English

How to use Flixbus in Europe

What is Norwegian Air Like? Malaga-Oslo Torp Flight Report

Turkey

Things to Do

Guide to Hagia Sophia Mosque, Istanbul

Guide to the Basilica Cistern, Istanbul

Guide to the Blue Mosque, Istanbul

Where to Eat

Deraliye Restaurant, Istanbul, Türkiye

Roast Lamb & Dancing at Rumeli Restaurant, Istanbul, Türkiye

Travel Tips

Ultimate Guide to LOT Polish Airlines Business Class: Is it Worth the Upgrade?

Ultimate Guide to Turkish Airlines in Business Class

Video: Turkish Airlines in Business Class

United Kingdom

(see Ireland for Northern Ireland posts)

Travel Tips

New UK ETA Visa: tourist impact

Stena Ferry from Harwich to Hook of Holland

Ultimate Guide to Turkish Airlines in Business Class

Review: Clubrooms Lounge, Birmingham Airport BHX

Train Review: Caledonian Sleeper – Classic Room: London to Glasgow

Review: Plaza Premium Lounge, London Heathrow T2 LHR

Qantas QF10 FLIGHT REVIEW – London to Perth

Review: Club Aspire Lounge, London Heathrow T3 LHR

Flight Review: Virgin Atlantic Upper Class – London to Johannesburg

Review: Virgin Clubhouse at London Heathrow LHR

United States

Things to Do

Journal: ‘Hey Drone Guy’ – Coachella Valley, California

Journal: Road Trip from LA – Santa Barbara – SLO

Where to Eat

My 1st Smash Burger – Burger She Wrote, Los Angeles

Gus’s Fried Chicken: best in Memphis?

Travel Tips

11 Top Pros & Cons of Global Entry

Ultimate Guide to AER LINGUS A330 in Business Class: Dublin – Los Angeles

Ultimate Guide to NORSE ATLANTIC in PREMIUM – Oslo-Ft Lauderdale