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How much of Miami can you see in 48 hours?

Port of Miami, FloridaI recently wrote an article for Attraction Tix that’s now featured on their blog. It’s a review of Miami’s Hop-on, Hop-off tour bus that serves visitors to the city in Florida seven days a week.

Here’s a snippet of the article:

I recently spent two days exploring the city of Miami using the Miami Hop-On Hop-Off Bus tour. This bus company provides services 7 days a week to take visitors around Miami on two different routes; the city and the beach!

The tour was an extensive hop on, hop off tour which gives you the chance to opt for 24 or 48 hours of sightseeing in the city.

Whether you choose the city or beach route, each tour lasts for 90 minutes in total, giving you plenty of time to take in the views and stop off at as many points as you like, as many times as you like within the validity of your ticket. There is also the option to add a 90-minute boat ride to the homes of the rich and famous, around areas like Fisher Island and Star Island. Continue reading How much of Miami can you see in 48 hours?

Record-breaking observations at Burj Khalifa, Dubai

I recently wrote an article for Attraction Tix that’s now featured on their blog. It’s all about my recent trip to Dubai where I was fortunate to take a trip to the top of the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa.

Here’s a snippet of the article:

On a recent trip to Dubai, I was able to go to the top of the tallest man-made structure in the world, Burj Khalifa.
Continue reading Record-breaking observations at Burj Khalifa, Dubai

Revelations in “New York, New York”

“New York, New York”, the city that never sleeps and one that I recently visited on an oh-so-spontaneous trip across the Atlantic – oh, and it was also my first solo trip; bring on the pressure!

New York is a city that I was never quite sure about. As a beach and relaxation kind of girl, the idea of the glitz, shopping, glamourous nightlife and more was never something that was at the top of my bucket list. In fact, it always reminded me of London, which may explain why I put off visiting – why go somewhere that was just like home? Continue reading Revelations in “New York, New York”

Serenity in St. Elizabeth, Jamaica

On my latest visit to Jamaica, I’ve had more time than usual to cram in some sightseeing around the country hence being able to take a trip from Portland (in the East) towards the southern coast, with one of my destinations being the parish of St. Elizabeth. Whilst I have family based there, I can’t recall the last time that I actually visited (awful, I know!), so I was keen to become reacquainted with the area, albeit for just a few short hours.

The parish of St. Elizabeth is one of the largest in Jamaica, yet it remains largely unspoilt – which is a true part of its beauty. The less-trodden paths offer great appeal to those seeking a serene way to take in the culture of Jamaica and the diversity of its people. Continue reading Serenity in St. Elizabeth, Jamaica

Cameroon – Tourism development in action at World Travel Market, London

Cameroon’s Ministry of Tourism at WTM

During World Travel Market 2012, I was lucky to be invited to attend a press conference arranged by Wonder* Communications on behalf of Cameroon’s Ministry of Tourism.

Now, not only was this an intimate way to meet people that are equally interested in the country, but it was a fantastic learning experience about an up and coming destination that is working hard to gain our support. There’s no better way to learn than from the people that know the land, and are well placed to share their passion with new-comers like myself.

With a group of around 60 attendees and a well-run question and answer session, there was plenty of opportunity to identify the potential for the country and hear first-hand about the challenges that the country in West Central Africa is working hard to overcome. Continue reading Cameroon – Tourism development in action at World Travel Market, London