• Cuba

    My Cuban Love Story: Why I Fell In Love With Cuba

    I had always dreamt of visiting Cuba; the largest island in the Caribbean that has barely changed since the Cuban Revolution in 1959, led by Fidel Castro, and the subsequent US embargo which dramatically slowed down Cuba’s economic growth. Now that relations with US are relaxing and Castro has died, it’s thought that the Cuba of today is set for a rapid change and so visitors from all around the world are rushing to see the country before it changes forever. Including me.. I’ve always wanted to see this iconic island that is frozen in time with my own eyes and it’s suffice to say tourism is booming. So here are…

  • Lifestyle

    Water Conservation: 10 Tips to Reduce Your Usage

    Water is an extremely precious resource, and we must conserve it in every way possible. Climate change, and the more extreme weather that comes with it, means that water supply is becoming more unpredictable as droughts become increasingly common, especially in the summer months, so water conservation is more important than ever before. So here are 10 tips to reduce your usage of water so that everyone on this planet can continue to enjoy clean drinking water for many years to come! Turning The Tap Off Standing there while you’re brushing your teeth and letting the water just run down the drain is a huge waste of water. Turn the…

  • Travel

    10 Places To Add To Your Bucket List

    The world is full of so many incredible places that I am always dreaming of visiting some day. I’ve had an ever growing travel bucket list from a young age and I am always adding new destinations to it. I thought I would share a snippet of my list, including a couple of destinations I have ticked off, to maybe inspire any future trips you have booked. Vintage Car Tour In Cuba Strictly speaking, I have done this, but I couldn’t start my bucket list with anything other than this.. you are visiting The Smokin’ Cuban after all. Everybody recognises photos of Cuba by the beautiful vintage cars and colourful…

  • Cuba

    Cuba Cheat Sheet: 11 Tips On Travelling To Cuba

    As one of the last few remaining communist countries, Cuba makes for a fascinating travel destination. It can be both fascinating and frustrating in equal parts. Much of what makes Cuba so special is also what makes it so frustrating. With private businesses illegal until very recently, the Cuban government runs most of the hotels and car rental operators. Planning a trip there can seem quite daunting for first-timers; possibly due to a combination of the double currency monetary system, lack of reliable internet connection and alternative views presented by the media. Don’t know the difference between your CUP or casas? Don’t stress. Here’s 11 useful tips you need before…