Travel & Tours

Destination guides

  • The Solo Traveler’s Istanbul Travel Guide

    This Solo Traveler's Istanbul Travel Guide is the culmination of all my experiences on visits to Istanbul over the past 18 years, mostly as a solo traveler or occasionally with friends and family. This ...

  • Why Cape Town is the best city in the world

    Cape Town is the best city in the world. There, I said it. We have it all! Amazing generous people, mountains, beaches, gardens, wildlife, fabulous food. After learning more about this city you will ...

  • 5 Top destinations for Muslim solo female travelers

    Muslim solo female travelers have traditionally been far and few between, and for religious and cultural reasons we are often considered to be the least likely demographic to engage in solo travel. Over ...

  • The Non-drinker’s guide to Franschoek Cape Town

    This non-drinker’s guide to Franschoek Cape Town makes it possible for people who don't consume alcohol to experience and enjoy the beauty, culture and history of the Cape Winelands. The name Franschoek ...

  • Food tours

  • The Sweet Taste of Venice food tour

    The Small Group Sweet Taste of Venice food tour with dessert samples and coffee was the best thing I ever settled for. I was excited to take a food tour in Venice, having read about Cichetti, the ...

  • Florence – The Other Side of Florence Food Tour

    My initial impression of Florence on the day of arrival was that it was a very beige city... same color, different shades wherever one turned in the historical centre. You can read about my impressions ...

  • Rome – Taste of Testaccio Food Tour

    I woke up on my first Saturday in Italy, excited at the thought of the Taste of Testaccio food tour later that morning. Having read about the Eating Italy Taste of Testaccio food tour in Rome, I hoped ...

  • London – East End Food Tour

    When I lived in the UK at the turn of this millennium (anyone remember Y2K hysteria?), London was not notable for it's food scene or any known gastronomic wonders of the modern world. Instead, it had ...

  • Sightseeing tours

  • Cape Peninsula Tour from Cape Town

    The Cape Peninsula Tour from Cape Town includes scenic rides with spectacular views along coastal roads, pristine beaches and quaint fishing villages of the Atlantic and False Bay coasts. Until recently ...

  • Travel tips

  • Pros and Cons of Expat life in Dubai

    When I received an email from an acquaintance who needed a change of scenery and considered Dubai as a possibility, I realized that it would help her weigh her options if she knew the Pros and Cons of ...

  • The truth about travelling solo as a Muslim woman

    The truth about travelling solo as a Muslim woman is that very often, despite our conservative lifestyles and religious observance, we have no other option. Although solo women travellers are no longer ...

  • Top Travel Tips for any traveller

    I have been travelling to local and international destinations since my childhood, first with my family and more recently, as a solo traveller. It was on my trip to Italy when the lift didn't work and ...

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