Cuba

The Ultimate Girls Carry-On Packing Guide for Cuba

Packing for Cuba is very different from packing to most places in the world. This is because in Cuba many items that we take for granted are hard to find there. Items such as shampoo, tampons, toothpaste, hats, sunscreen, beach towels etc. So if you forget it, you will find yourself wasting precious trip time …

Cuba / Trips

Viva Havana – 10 Things You Need To Know When Visiting Cuba

Cuba is a unique place, unlike any other place I have ever traveled to. What makes it unique is that it is like stepping back in time, a time when ATM machines and internet access were scarce, and when a variety of foodstuffs and basic consumer goods were expensive and difficult to come by. It’s this …

Food / New Zealand

Where to Buy New Zealand Products in Southern California

I’ve been living overseas for the last 5-6 years now, first travelling through Europe, then living in Thailand, and now based in San Diego, California.  One of the things I miss the most is the small comforts of food and other products from home, especially Meat pies. While I love getting a package every once …

Finances / Internet

A Guide to Couchsurfing For the Uninitiated

Way back in 2012 I dipped my toes into the world of Couchsurfing.  I was getting ready to start my trip around the world and wanted to make sure every single dollar lasted as long as it possibly could.  My house had been sold, and was in escrow, and my flatmate had moved out, leaving …

Paintball / United States

MikeE’s Guide to Paintball in San Diego

I’ve been living in San Diego for a few years now, and in that time I’ve got heavily involved in the local scene, working at a park for about a year and a half, playing for local team San Diego Crush, and attending tournaments around the region. While the local paintball scene is no where …