Back in 2015, I made one of the biggest decisions I’ve ever made. After dreaming about New York City for most of my life, I started doing some research. I couldn’t find anyone who was able to travel overseas with me, so I looked into solo travel. There are quite a few choices available when it comes to safe and easy solo travel, and the one I went with was Contiki! I’d heard a bit about Contiki before, but not enough to be able to make an educated decision right there and then. So I researched as much as I could and spoke to a couple of people I knew had done a Contiki tour before. Eventually, I took a…

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When Russell and I were researching hotels to stay during our 12 night visit to Tokyo, we were looking for one that was in a good location and was decently priced. Room size wasn’t a factor, as we knew no matter where we stayed in Japan, the rooms would be fairly small. All that mattered to us, was comfort and convenience. While browsing Expedia, we came across Shinjuku New City Hotel. After looking into the hotel and reading reviews, we ended up booking a non smoking semi-double room for all 12 nights of our stay. Since Tokyo was last on our itinerary, and we had been pleasantly surprised by our previous hotel rooms (more on those in another post!), we weren’t expecting too much…

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I’ve scoured the web, trying to find Contiki reviews focussed on the USA tours, as opposed to the amazing Europe tours that everybody seems to prefer. Back in June 2015, I did the Best of USA Contiki Tour (you can read all about this tour, by clicking here). It was my first time experiencing solo travel. I had been to the United States before with my family, but I hadn’t yet ventured overseas alone. I spent every day umm’ing and ahh’ing about whether I wanted to take the plunge into solo travel. It proved to be a difficult task, trying to find decent reviews about Contiki Tours that weren’t the hostel staying, day long bus rides tours around Europe. So I thought what better, than…

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For months now, I’ve wanted a new pair of headphones. I’ve always had those annoying, uncomfortable and let’s be honest, painful Apple headphones. You know the ones I’m talking about. The white buds that make your ears feel like they’re falling off if you use them for longer than an hour. I wanted a high quality, comfortable and stylish pair. Headphones that would get me through a day of travelling, hours of waiting at airports, and of course travelling by public transport to drown out the background noises of people talking and children screaming. Lucky, my boyfriend came to the rescue this past Christmas. He surprised me with the Legend ANC Over-Ear Headphones by House of Marley. I’ve never owned…

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