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Cafe Regatta, Helsinki, Finland

The Cafe Regatta provides a welcome place to chill when walking the Helsinki’s shores en route to the Sibelius monument. It’s ten at night and in photography terms, it’s golden or magic hour. The sun has stubbornly positioned itself to emit the perfect light for photos and it’s not planning on going anywhere. Half of Helsinki is lazing in the park lands and most have...

Mount Gay, Barbados

Mount Gay is one of the premier spiced rums and is made just outside Bridgetown, Barbados. After a very long and hot walk from Bridgetown, purely from our own stubbornness to save money and prove that Google Maps overestimates the time in which to walk its routes, we arrived hot and sweaty, at the Mount Gay Visitor Center in Barbados. Coming up the street we can see...

Tallink Silja: Tallinn to Stockholm

The Tallink Silja line isn’t your average cruise ship. There are no pool decks, dive in movies, climbing walls or wave making machines, yet we still had a great time, albeit for only 15 hours. As budget travelers, the opportunity to see more for less or to experience something completely new is a key consideration between taking a plane and paying for a night of...

Deep Ellum, Dallas, TX

Big belt buckles, cowboy boots, line dancers, Deep Ellum had none of the stereotypes you’d expect when you think of Dallas, Texas. We came with low expectations and a hunger for a good steak and the whole experience surpassed anything we may have even hoped for. The Williamsburg of Dallas, Deep Ellum is home to live music venues, hipster coffee shops and eateries and...

Review: Brew & Brew, East Austin, Texas

The hunt for a good strong coffee is never ending. Especially when you’re out on the road. The same can be said for a good craft beer. Luckily Brew & Brew on 5th Street in East Austin delivers on both counts. Round One 32 hours in Austin. Where do you even start? Coffee. Perfect. We’re up and on the hunt at 8am and take advantage of a voucher for a free coffee...

Barbecue, Texan Style, Austin

As Aussies, we think we’re the barbecue kings and queens of the world. Americans, on the other hand believe (and are blissfully oblivious of most other cultures anyway) that their barbecue cuisine reigns supreme. So when we hit Austin, the Barbie capital of the south, it was top of our things to do list. A good Aussie barbecue is about the quality of the steak, lamb...

Guinness Brewery and Storehouse, Dublin

Guinness, the dark, syrupy, yet creamy stout beer that is synonymous with Ireland is made in Dublin. As beer drinkers (but not huge Guinness fans), we felt it was important to pay homage to this iconic drop in its actual birthplace. On the outskirts of town, two large steel gates secure the entry to the busiest tourist attraction in the Republic of Ireland—the...

People watching in Bryant Park, New York

In the heart of midtown’s high stress and high traffic stands Bryant Park, a much-needed escape and an oasis to take a moment to refresh and watch the world go by. Bryant Park is as close to the middle of Manhattan as you can get. Bordered by Fifth and Sixth Avenues and 40th and 42nd Streets, it’s one block from Times Square. The New York Public Library adjoins it...

Harrison’s Cave, Barbados

Harrison’s Cave at Allen View, Barbados offer a welcome change of scene from the ridiculously pristine, unspoiled beaches (OK, who are we even kidding?). The tropical hinterland of Barbados reminds us of where we were brought up in Australia. The temperature sits at a balmy 32C, there are banana palms, sugar cane plantations as far as the eye can see and all sorts of...

St Lawrence Gap, Barbados

No visit to Barbados is complete without a nightcap at one of the many spots on St Lawrence Gap, a long, winding road that connects Worthing and Dover Beach. It is said that The Gap has the best nightlife on the island and on the night we stopped in it certainly didn’t disappoint. St Lawrence Gap is a beach side entertainment precinct about half an hour from...