Why I Love Uber as a Solo Female Traveller

I was first introduced to Uber when I went to Chicago with a friend, they were doing all the booking, I just jumped in for the ride.  I didn’t exactly have the greatest first impressions of the service.  Our first car was similar to a 1.1l European car where the back seat isn’t really big enough for 2 children, let alone 3 grown adults.  The 2nd driver was telling us his life story and all the girls he’s got lined up and the 3rd was missing 3 out of 6 wheel bolts on the rear tyre…I’m surprised it didn’t fly off.

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Moving Overseas? 8 Packing Tips You’ll Thank Me For!

When it comes to emigrating overseas, one thing to consider is how do you plan on getting your belongings from A to B.  There are 2 choices.  Do you ship your items or just move with what you can carry?  I was in a position where I was able to keep a lot of my things in storage at my parents house in the UK, so when I moved I maxed out my luggage allowance with the airline I flew with (3 suitcases and 2 cabin bags!).  Here are my 7 packing tips you’ll be thanking me for!  Organisation will definitely make life easier when you arrive in your new country!

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Expat Update: May 2017

I can’t believe it’s the end of May already!  Here I’ll be looking back on what I’ve been up to this month, the places I’ve been, the highs and lows, life as a Brit in the States and other random things I’m finding interesting this month!

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72 Hours in Barcelona, Spain

When you don’t get a lot of days off to travel you have to learn to maximise the little amount of time you have!  In today’s Mini Travel Guide I share my tried and tested itinerary on how to spend 3 Days in Barcelona, Spain.  Including cool things to see and do, where to eat and where I stayed!

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48 Hours in Davenport, Iowa

Davenport is located in East Iowa right on the Mississippi River.  It is one of the 4 Quad Cities (Davenport, Bettendorf, Moline & Rock Island) that cover both Iowa and Illinois!  Here is my tried and tested mini trip itinerary to show you how to make the most out of your time in the Quad Cities!

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The Best Route 66 Guide Book (In My Opinion!)

In all honesty, I don’t think I could have done Route 66 without this guide book.  It’s AMAZING.  Seriously.  Everyone should go out and buy it if you’re planning on taking the trip.  Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you…

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Missouri: Travel Tips for a Branson Adventure

Today’s Guest Post comes from April Yap!  April is an online publisher for The Cabins at Grand Mountain in Branson, Missouri. She often writes about camping, Midwest traveling, and log cabin experiences.

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Journey to the Top: Tips for Visiting the Gateway Arch, St Louis

Back in 2011 when I drove the length of Route 66 with my family, we were gutted that by the time we reached St Louis (Missouri), there were no available tickets left on sale for that day to go to the top of the Gateway Arch.  It’s exactly what it says on the tin, a giant 630ft silver archway that is the ‘Gateway to the West’ for those crossing the Mississippi River.  When I returned a couple of weekends back, I had my fingers crossed that the same wouldn’t happen again!  Luck was on my side and I was finally able to experience it.

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