For me, sometimes it’s the silliest of things that attract me to a destination. For example, I went to Jamaica to go on a bobsleigh track in a rainforest. I signed up for the Kenosha pre conference trip at the Women in Travel Summit, purely because I wanted to go on a tour of the Jelly Belly Warehouse. Little did I realise, that Kenosha would steal my heart, I was just about ready to pack up and move into one of the houses along 1st Avenue, that overlook the waters of Lake Michigan.
Did you know that there is a cable car in London? Normally cable cars are a transport method used to get up mountains quickly, but of course there are no mountains in London! Take a closer look at a London Underground map and there it is, the little stripy red line connecting Emirates Greenwich Peninsula and Emirates Royal Docks across the River Thames, and yep it happens to be run by my favourite airline, Emirates!
Ever since I had watched Adventurous Kate’s Snapchat of her climbing up Kotor’s city walls in Montenegro, I knew it was something I had to do, I love a good challenge after all! Here’s a quick run down of Kotor…it’s Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage site, located on the Bay of Kotor in Montenegro (not THAT far away from the Croatian border!), rather than go around…the city walls go up ABOVE the city to St John’s Castle, there’s even a church half way up! Entrance is €3 and it offers some of the best views of the city and bay.
In 1984, Bosnia held the winter Olympics. After the war in 1992, the bobsleigh track located in Sarajevo got destroyed and is now left as a ruin that covered in street art. This started my obsession with wanting to visit Bosnia, I love bobsleigh and I love street art! Ironically on my day trip from Dubrovnik, I didn’t get to visit Sarajevo, but it opened my eyes up to other parts of the country that I had never considered visiting…and I was more than impressed. It gave me a taster of the country and left me wanting an awful lot more.
When visiting Dubrovnik in the south of Croatia, it’s pretty hard to not see the big ole green island in the sea, laying just a short distance away from the Old Town. This is Lokrum, a protected nature reserve reached by a ferry that leaves the Old Town harbour several times a day. There are no vehicles on the island and there’s absolutely no staying on the island overnight. It was also used as a set location for the Game of Thrones (the throne can be seen in the visitor centre). I didn’t really know what to expect when visiting the island, so here are my tips for visiting Lokrum!