Florida Keys: A Guide To Key West Beaches!

Yay! You’ve made it to Key West, the Southernmost point in the USA!  It’s a stones throw away from Cuba, there’s palm trees, cocktails everywhere, pies made from lime, all that’s left is to relax on the beach right?!  In this post I share with you some of the Key West beaches that you’ll find on this island!

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USA Road Trips: Driving The Sitgreaves Pass, Arizona Route 66

Out of Route 66’s 2451 miles, in my opinion Arizona is home to the route’s best miles, not only does it have some unique attractions, it also has my favourite stretch of road!  When you are doing a road trip such as Route 66, it’s not so much the ‘destinations’ which are the highlights, you have to embrace the whole road and the complete journey.  The Sitgreaves Pass is definitely an awesome drive that’s not to be missed!

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Fun Facts About Iowa USA – How Many Do You Know?

After being inspired by a post written by my friend Connie at the Midwest Wanderer,I decided to share some fun facts about Iowa that I’ve learnt from my travels and being an expat in this state!  To be completely honest, as a Brit, Iowa isn’t really on the radar as somewhere that people have even heard of, let alone know anything about it!  So here are some facts that you may not know about Iowa, because after all, a huge part of travel is the knowledge that you learn along the way!

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Florida: Snorkelling Key West With Fury!

When I knew I was heading down to Florida for a winter getaway, I knew that snorkelling Key West was high up there on my list of things I wanted to do! There are several different companies offering all sorts of snorkel trips but I opted to go with Fury!

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Where To Visit For The Best Afternoon Tea In Essex, UK – Recommended By Locals!

A typical British thing to do is to go out for Afternoon Tea! I’ve been a fan of the smaller ‘Cream Tea’ version for as long as I can remember, thanks to my caravan holidays in Devon and Cornwall where they are extremely popular (St Agnes, Cornwall I’m looking at you with your GIANT scones)!  As an Essex girl (not in the TOWIE sense) born and raised, with a Facebook friend list with lots of fellow Essex locals, I called on them for their favourite places to go for Afternoon Tea in Essex!

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6 Must See Stops On A Marathon to Key West Florida Road Trip!

Marathon to Key West may only be 45 miles apart, with a straight through drive time of around an hour, but the following stops should definitely be on your itinerary!  The Florida Keys as a road trip is pretty short as far as road trips go, spanning just 112 miles of US Route 1, however it makes up for it in uniqueness.  Also known as the ‘Overseas Highway’, the majority of the road is exactly that, a road over the sea!  The highway crosses 29 of the Florida Keys islands which are connected by 42 bridges!

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Things To Do In Mombasa, Kenya & My Safari in Tsavo!

Kenya was one of the first overseas countries that I visited (go big or go home!) and it opened my eyes to the whole travel world!  I was based in Mombasa for 2 weeks (back when I visited, this was on a direct flight from London) and naturally I spent a lot of time on the beach, enjoying the Indian Ocean!  My hotel was surrounded by monkeys so I was in my element watching them chilling out by the pool.  But of course we explored some of the country too, so here are some of my favourite places to go in Mombasa including our side trip safari in Tsavo National Park!

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Rescue, Rehabilitation, Release: Visiting The Turtle Hospital, Marathon FL

I’ve had a bit of a soft spot for sea turtles for a while now.  One of my first solo trips was to Costa Rica where I joined a sea turtle conservation project and I have since been fortunate enough to swim alongside these animals in Australia, the Maldives and Belize.  During my trip to the Florida Keys, I knew I had to pay a visit to the Turtle Hospital in Marathon and check out the amazing work that they are doing for these creatures.

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