How Solo Travelers Can Beat the High Cost of Going it Alone

It’s no secret that many cruise lines, tour operators, all-inclusive resorts and even hotels charge considerably lower prices to those who travel in twos. And even if a single traveler is willing to take a chance and bunk with a stranger, most travel companies don’t offer any help in finding a partner. But the scene…

Reciped From Around the World: Thai Green Curry

“This curry was like a performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony that I’d once heard…..especially the last movement, with everything screaming and banging ‘Joy.’ It stunned, it made one fear great art. My father could say nothing after the meal.” Anthony Burgess I absolutely love spicy food and Thai green curry is perhaps my favorite. It’s…

Recipes From Around The World: Banana Bread

“Time flies like an arrow – fruit flies like a banana” Sir Terry Wogan When I arrived to Sydney, it was impossible to miss how popular banana bread is here, being sold everywhere from McDonald’s to what seems like every cafe and coffee shop. This was a delight to Ronan’s taste buds, as he was…

Stunning San Diego

“I thought San Diego must be Heaven on earth…It seemed to me the best spot for building a city I ever saw.” Alonzo Horton, builder of New Town, site of current downtown San Diego, 1877 After visiting San Francisco in the summer of 2015, I thought that it would always be my favorite US city….

Recipes from around the world: No Bake Anzac Cheescake

Anzac Day is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand which broadly commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders “who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations” and “the contribution and suffering of all those who have served”.  Anzac Day is observed on the 25th April every year. This day of remembrance was originally…

Recipes From Around The World: Hawaiian Mai Tai

Time: 5 min Serves: 1 Ingredients Spiced rum – 1 shot Mango & passion fruit rum – 1-2 shots (can use coconut or other flavors of rum if preferred) Grenadine syrup – 1 teaspoon Pineapple juice – 45ml Orange juice – 45ml 1 cup ice cubes A wedge of fruit Directions In a cocktail mixer full of…

Awe-Inspiring Oahu – Top Things to Do

“Aloha is the unconditional desire to promote the true good of other people in a friendly spirit out of a sense of kinship”      Abraham Akaka When we first started planning our travels on the way to Australia, we initially planned to visit the island of Oahu. When we started to plan our stay…

My Top 5 TED Talks on Travel

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart” Confusius In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local,…

Recipes from Around The World: Irish Easter Cake

“You have to taste a culture to understand it” Deborah Cater Ingredients: Cake: 225g Cream Plain Flour 225g Butter (room temperature) 225g Caster Sugar 4 Eggs (beaten) 1 teaspoon Baking Powder 1 tablespoon Orange Juice Orange Filling: 225g Icing sugar (sieved) 125g Butter (room temperature) Rind of 1 Orange 1 tablespoon Orange Juice Glace Icing…

How To Be a Tourist At Home

“Once a year, go some place you’ve never been before” Dalai Lama In the Dalai Lama’s instructions for life, he tells us to visit a place we’ve never been before every year… For many of us, this may not be possible in the “traditional” sense, as we would jump to the conclusion that this means…

20 Tips for Mindful Travel

“The traveler sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see.” G.K. Chesterton When your travelling, it is important to travel mindfully so that you can enjoy every moment all the more and create deeper and more meaningful memories. I have put together some tips to help you make the most out…