The best apps to download before you travel 

1. Maps.me Never get lost again with maps.me. This app is so handy for travellers. Before you set off download the maps you will need. You will then be able to use the map offline- so useful for when you have no wifi or data connection! Whether your taxi driver is lost, whether you’re lost or if you’re hunting out local restaurants this app is perfect. You can also…

Essential items every girl needs to pack for travelling Mexico!

1. Sun protection– caps and sun hats factor 50+ sun cream, aloe vera gel… the number of people I saw with bright red patches of sunburn on them, plus my own experiences of sunburn in Mexico made me very aware of the intense strength of the Mexican sun. I even developed some strange dark patches on my face- not a good look! So my number one item/s are high factor sun protection…

Fun and parties on Isla Mujeres 

For my last few days in Mexico before flying back to England 😭 I decided to end my trip on Isla Mujeres- a short 20 minute ferry ride away from Cancun. I had heard that there was only one hostel on the island- Poc Na hostel which is renowned for its lively beach bar! I arrived and instantly felt at home on the pretty island. Walking into my dorm I met two other girls who&#8217…

Is Chichen Itza worth visiting?

Being one of the world’s new seven wonders, of course Chichen Itza was high on my bucket list of places to visit during my travels in Mexico. However, after speaking to many other travellers who spoke rather disparagingly of it, many even telling me not to bother going at all, I almost wrote it off. However, I decided to make a visit in the final few days of my Mexico trip. Rather than…

My tips for travelling to Mexico City – how to get around, stay safe and things to see and eat!

Getting around the City: Metro: For larger distances the best way to get from one district to another is by using the Metro. The city is huge and using the Metro cuts out the traffic jams and congested roads slowing you down and polluting the air. It’s also great value at five pesos for any journey- simply go to the ticket office ask for a ticket and you’re away! Stations…

Cool sights such as a petrified waterfall, Monte Alban temples and festivals in and around Oaxaca city…

My last few days in Puerto Escondido were spent on the beach not doing a whole lot- drinking cocktails on a sun lounger comprised the majority of my days, the evenings would be spent watching the surfers ride the waves and then go out for some (amazing) food. I met a girl, well young lady from China who’d been living in Dubai for the last four years! We went out for food and…