Where Does the World’s Best Coffee Come From?

Where Does the World’s Best Coffee Come From?

We get out of bed, head to the kitchen with weary eyes and load up the machine with freshly ground beans, or perhaps even just load them up into a coffee maker with grinder, before waiting to be energized for the day ahead. This is a morning ritual for most people, but have you ever stopped to consider just how far those beans have come so that they can give you the daily boost that you need? Whether you use instant coffee, a coffee maker or something a little bit fancier, the coffee itself will have traveled thousands of km to get to your cup, and here is where the world’s best coffee comes from. read more

Interesting sights in Dagenham & Barking

Interesting sights in Dagenham & Barking

Due to it’s location right at the end of the underground District line a lot of people are yet to visit the borough of Dagenham and Barking, but being part of London it is certainly a place that everyone needs to check out.

If you speak to anybody from Barking escorts they’ll tell you all about the great things you can see or do in the area. Here are some sights not be missed next time you’re in the area.

Check Out The History

Barking Abbey is the best place in town to go to see some history. It is the place where Barking started all the way back in 666. It’s a beautiful place to visit and even though some of it is in ruins they still have a certain charm to them. You’ll find the Abbey on Abbey Green, it is right next to St Margaret’s Church which was built in the 12 century. The church itself is a nice little place to stroll around too, especially if the weather isn’t too good outside. read more

Here’s Why I Love Punta Mita

Here’s Why I Love Punta Mita

I am always waxing lyrical to everyone I meet about how much I love Punta Mita and why I think they should go there on their next holiday. There really isn’t anything to dislike about the place, it’s heaven!

There are loads of hotels there but now Punta Mita vacation rentals are so good we are all spoiled for choice. So after you’ve sorted out your accommodation, here’s what you can look forward to.

World Famous Diving

Before I visited Punta Mita I had never been diving or even snorkeling, but there you will find some of the best diving in the world. It doesn’t matter, if like me, you have zero experience because they have some world class instructors to help you along. When you get under the sea you’ll be amazed by what you find – tropical fish, dolphins and even sea turtles. There’s also the chance to explore the reefs and underwater caves as well.

Catch the waves

Whether you’ve been catching the breaks for years or are a complete novice it doesn’t matter, it’s time to enjoy some of the best waves you can find just off the coast of Punta Mita. You can either grab your board and find the best places yourself or you can tag along with some experienced locals for a great day out.

Relaxing Beachside Towns

Even though Punta Mita is a real haven for tourists it’s not difficult to find yourself a quiet little spot to relax. There are many famous restaurants, a fantastic beach side promenade and even a new pier to stroll along. My favourite place to relax is the quiet surfing village of Sayulita, it’s the perfect place to go if you’re travelling with your family. Wherever you end up going you can be guaranteed to find lovely local tunes playing, sunset cocktails and mouth watering food whilst staring out at the ocean.

Have you been to Punta Mita? I would love to hear about your experiences, tips and stories. I think it’s great when we, as a travel community, can share our musings with others – I am sure it will make even more people want to visit this paradise as soon as possible. Just pop your thoughts in the comment section below.

5 Things You Need To Do In Brooklyn

5 Things You Need To Do In Brooklyn

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Brooklyn is one of my favourite parts of New York City, and it’s a neighbourhood that rivals Manhattan. I love all of Brooklyn’s quirks, with its interesting culture and fascinating corners that often get overlooked in favour of its bigger brother. I want to talk more about five things that you absolutely need to do whilst you are in Brooklyn. This article is the perfect opportunity for me to reflect and for you to learn more. I hope you enjoy it! read more

5 of the Best Markets to Visit in London

5 of the Best Markets to Visit in London

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London is a huge place with so much to see and do. A lifetime is probably not enough time to to experience all of the things happening there. London is always changing, too, making it hard to keep up. If you are a Londoner, you know that visiting a market is one of the greatest ways to enjoy a weekend. Whether you want to buy flowers or clothing or eat some great food, markets in the best  read more

Things To Do In Jacksonville, Florida

Things To Do In Jacksonville, Florida

 

With a perfect location on the Atlantic Ocean, Jacksonville offers nature, beauty, and luxury. It is a place I always go when I am in Florida. It is always at the top of my list and holds its own against other great cities like Miami. Because I visit there so often I am always searching for the best things to do, and I wanted to share these with you. Read on to find out more about some of the best things to do in this wonderful city. read more

A Travel Guide To El Paso, Texas

A Travel Guide To El Paso, Texas

=&0=&El Paso is one of my favourite cities in Texas and one that doesn’t always get the love that it deserves. I thought that combining my love of this city with the fact that it’s relatively unknown would be a great topic for an article. I want to show you a bit more of what El Paso has to offer, so here is my guide. I hope you enjoy reading it.

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HOW TO SPEND A LONG WEEKEND IN CAMBRIDGE

HOW TO SPEND A LONG WEEKEND IN CAMBRIDGE

This post is originally posted by Mary Chong on 27/05/2017 on Calculated Traveller.

A trip to Cambridge, Massachusetts, is a journey through history, art galleries, museums, and higher learning. Throw in some shopping and some good eats, and you have the perfect long weekend getaway.

GET EDUCATED AT HARVARD UNIVERSITY

Areeda Hall, Harvard Law School, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

No trip to Cambridge is complete without a visit to Harvard University — the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Famous alumni of this prestigious university include John F. Kennedy, Barak Obama, Mark Zuckerberg, and Bill Gates. Tours, both guided and self-guided, are available. You can choose among a number of Cambridge hotels that will keep you close to the sights and attractions you enjoy.

Harvard Square Hotel is conveniently located three blocks from the University. With a hotel this close, you can pretend you’re an Ivy League student living on campus but without having to share a dorm room. While you are playing student, strolling through Harvard Yard, check out the rare books at Houghton Library, find some culture at the Harvard Art Museum, stop into the COOP for some Harvard U souvenirs, and grab a bite at Mr Bartley’s Burgers.

GET CREATIVE AT THE RAY AND MARIA STATA CENTER AT MIT

Home to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, the contemporary, deconstructivist style of the Frank Gehry-designed Ray and Maria Stata Center contrast the traditional architecture of the buildings of Harvard. The unique exterior and interior design has received much criticism — positive and negative — so form your own opinion while you’re there. This isn’t the only place to find creativity on campus; MIT is home to some fabulous art galleries as well as many outdoor art installations to fill your Instagram feed.

Whether staying in a historic or a contemporary hotel near MIT, you can be in the middle of all the action at 

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