Road Trip in South Wales

Good day, I’m writing this from the Celtic Manor in Newport, Wales after finishing a most magnificent summer road trip through Wales. I’ve been to Wales a few times in recent years but I haven’t had a great road trip which in my opinion is the ideal way to see this wonderful little country. We started in Newport, ended in Cardiff and made it as far as St Davids which is best known as being the smallest city in Britain. After arriving…

Iconic Things to See in Rome, Italy on Your Vacation

Italy is one of those designations that is dear to most of us, we love the food and know much about the incredible culture. There are lots of things to see in Rome and below are some places which are all very central and not to be missed. You could spend a year of your life exploring Rome and barely scratch the surface but the ones I’ve listed below are some of the top attractions and worthwhile. I’ve been to Rome several times but recently had the pleasure of visiting with my friends from Monograms and let …

Visiting Bath, England – Recommended things to do

Greetings, I’m writing this from the apartment I’ve been staying in here in Bath, England and frankly, not in the mood to leave. I’ve spent two nights in Bath and it’s quickly become a spot I enjoy spending time at here in the United Kingdom. I haven’t been here for a long time…

25 Best Beaches in Australia

Trying to rank the best beaches in Australia can be an intimidating task. After all, with almost 60,000 kilometres of coastline facing the Indian, South Pacific, and the Timor Sea, there are countless specimens which could make ‘top ten beaches in the world’ lists in many travel media publications.  Nonetheless, I will try to share just a sliver of the brilliant beaches which can be found all across Australia. In this post, there is representation from each state except for the Australian Capital Territory (poor guys, being landlocked …

A Night at the Celtic Manor, Wales

Greetings, I’m writing this from the lobby of The Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, Wales which is a luxury 5 star hotel spa and golf resort. I just finished playing a leisurely round of golf on the same course that hosted the 2010 Ryder Cup and I am in the best of moods. I didn’t play like a pro, but I did play well which is all the occasional golfer can ever ask for, yes? The last time I visited the Celtic Manor, it was just the manor house. To come more than a decade…

Innsbruck, Austria – Things to See and Do

Innsbruck is a fascinating place and it becomes quickly apparent as early as your descent into the city. Nestled in a picturesque valley in the European Alps, Innsbruck, Austria has been continually populated since the early stone age and by civilizations since the Roman Empire built an army outpost there in the 4th century. From fabulous Renaissance-era palaces to a museum which celebrates the extravagance of one of the …

Famous Places to Visit in Tokyo, Japan

You’ll never lack places to visit in Tokyo as it’s the world’s largest urban area with over 35 million people. Just let that sink in for a moment, it’s a city with the population larger than many countries. As a result, there are endless tourist attractions in Tokyo, restaurants to eat at and stores to shop …

Sunglasses are an Essential Travel Accessory

Greetings, I’m writing this from sunny South Beach in Miami, Florida and I’m thrilled to inform you that we here at SHABL have recently teamed up with the fine people from SmartBuyGlasses.com. As you know, I live in the Caribbean and I take the health of my eyes very seriously. I always have …

Time for a Golf Road Trip in Costa Brava, Spain

Greetings, I’m writing this from a plane somewhere above the Atlantic Ocean on my way to Costa Brava, Spain. I’ve heard about this costal region in northeastern Spain for quite some time and finally, my desire to visit is becoming a reality. To say I’m excited about this trip would be an understatement! Not only are we going to explore the …

Ultimate Nevada Road Trip Itinerary

Greetings, Are you looking to really explore Nevada, get off the beaten path and enjoy the freedom of the open road? If yes, you’ll be taking a road trip across this eclectic state and we’ve got you covered. Below is a solid itinerary to give you a great taste of what Nevada has to offer. This particular road trip takes us from Las Vegas to Reno, …

Off to Discover the Nevada I Never Knew About

Greetings, When you hear about Nevada in the United States you most likely think of Las Vegas, yes? That’s fine, I was basically in the same camp until this trip came about. This mission is to discover the Nevada most don’t know about and enjoy the unexpected adventures and diversity which awaits. I’ll be flying into Las Vegas and taking a three day road trip to discover …

Container Park on Fremont Street in Las Vegas, Nevada

Greetings, I’d like to take a minute to talk about a place I recently visited and thoroughly enjoyed, a place I think you’d enjoy as well. The place is called the Downtown Container Park which is on Fremont Street in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Fremont Street Experience is something which draws large crowds and if you’re there or in the area, do stop by the Container Park. The Container Park is little more than what the name suggests; it’s a bunch of shipping containers turned into a trendy spot which hosts a fire breathing mantis out front…

Riva del Garda, Italy in Pictures

Greetings, I had a great time in Riva del Garda, it’s a beautiful old town situated at the top of Lake Garda, Italy. There are wonderful views, delicious meals to be had, activities to experience and friendly people to get acquainted with. I also had one of the most memorable gelato experiences of my life and …

Where is Dubai? Is Dubai a Country? What is the UAE?

Ever asked yourself these questions? Where is Dubai? Is Dubai a Country? What is the UAE? Planning a trip to Dubai United Arab Emirates soon? If so, this article will help to clear up confusion around its origins, and it will inform you on what you can expect to find in the UAE. Where is Dubai located? Where is Dubai? Dubai is the most …