Am I Afraid to Travel now?

Am I Afraid to Travel now?

People have been asking me more and more lately if I’m not afraid to travel, that “the world has become so dangerous”, “what if your plane crashes or disappears?”, “what about terrorists?” And the list goes on. It’s sad that in recent weeks there have been terrorist attacks in two of my favourite cities. I(…)

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Ask a Local: Feature – Trinidad de Cuba

Ask a Local: Feature – Trinidad de Cuba

Cuba is a curious and exotic destination for many. Trinidad de Cuba, a six hour drive from the capital Havana in Cuba, is a walking museum in itself. It has maintained its historic core and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988. Irisenidy Rosa Suarez Albalat, manager of the casa particular Hostal El(…)

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Hassles of Travelling with a Trini Passport

Hassles of Travelling with a Trini Passport

I have a little known passport from little known Trinidad & Tobago (T&T). I have survived years of travel with it, but that does not mean it has always been smooth travel. Bhutan Immigration Officer: “This is the first time I’m seeing this passport. (looks up at me) So that’s what your people look like?”(…)

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My Most Inspiring People of 2014 Travels

My Most Inspiring People of 2014 Travels

Is it just me or 2014 went by in a flash? I really thought so until I started counting all the places I’ve visited this year. While I’m no fan of checking off a bucketlist of countries visited, thinking back on this year I’ve added seven new countries to my list and had the opportunity(…)

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Using Travel to Inspire – Our Annual Christmas Kids Treat

Using Travel to Inspire – Our Annual Christmas Kids Treat

I sometimes never know where is home when people ask me so I resort to answering “wherever I am.” But for the last three years I have been coming back to Trinidad for Christmas, the only time of year it really truly feels like home for me. There’s a reason I look forward to it(…)

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A Scenic Drunk Walk through Paris

A Scenic Drunk Walk through Paris

Yes we’ve all most likely been there – high, tipsy, drunk – one or the other. I admit I’m not a heavy drinker. But I can hold my wine. Ok 97% of the time according to experience. We all go overboard sometimes when on holiday tasting local alcohol but when you have the opportunity to(…)

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Ask a Local: Feature – New York City

Ask a Local: Feature – New York City

Ask a Local is back after a little hiatus while I was on the road. We kickstart it off with the Big Apple – New York City. Diehard NYC resident Lena Elenaki tells us of her favourites in her hometown. She’s even taken me on a tour of the Greek neighbourhood, Astoria, in search of the(…)

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Am I Finally Falling in Love with Paris?

Am I Finally Falling in Love with Paris?

It’s been four years since I left living in Paris. There was a time I would dread going back to Paris after trips abroad. I loved the city, I hated working with the French (at least when you’re working for a company in the middle of a merger). I loved all the sinful sweet goodies,(…)

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An American Thanksgiving in Paris

An American Thanksgiving in Paris

Ah Thanksgiving…it’s that time of year Americans come together to give thanks for all they have, celebrate family and friends and kick off the holiday season. Thanksgiving Day is traditionally a holiday to give thanks for the food collected at the end of the harvest season. The food remains today the centre of any Thanksgiving,(…)

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Getting Ticketed in Crete

Getting Ticketed in Crete

Travel forces you to expect the unexpected and learn to deal with it. But no matter how seasoned a traveller you are, there are still times when you have to stop, breathe deeply and remind yourself that everything happens for a reason. That and, as in this case, think “we should of taken the bus(…)

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