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Cycling is the best way to get around in colourful Key West. The island is flat and has dedicated bike lanes.

Why I fell in love with Key West

It took only a couple of days for me to fall in love with Key West. I arrived with low expectations so was ripe for the picking and easily seduced by the bohemian vibe of this tropical island. …

January 3, 2018
The beautiful Art Deco South Beach Miami surf patrol headquarters

Miami Beach magic: ab fab in the USA

Miami Beach attracts the rich, the famous, the fabulous, and millions of sun-seeking vacationers from around the world every year. So why is it so Absolutely Fabulous? …

November 28, 2017
Jefferson Park Garden in Greenwich Village, New York City.

New York in the Spring: best parks in Manhattan

Springtime in New York and the city is lush and green. Central Park is at its blooming best and dotted throughout Manhattan are dozens of beautiful parks offering a welcome escape from the hectic, noisy streets. It’s another side to this busy, built-up skyscraper city –…

July 21, 2016
View of the Manhattan skyline from Brooklyn Heights.

Two weeks in New York: tips on what to do

Two weeks in New York. Instead of ‘doing the city’ we wanted to live there. Have a local’s experience, away from the crazy, hectic, tourist-centric midtown. That’s how we found ourselves nestled in a teeny-tiny Airbnb studio in the West Village, one of New York’s…

July 20, 2016
The spectacular shiny gold dome of the Massachusetts State House

Best things to do in Boston

Boston has a special place in my heart. I lived there for 3 years as a student doing my undergraduate university degree. Most of my time was focused around campus in the suburb of Cambridge so I didn’t spend a lot of time in…

July 18, 2016