Author’s thumbnail (Charity De Souza)

Charity De Souza

Born and raised in Orlando, Florida, I have been travelling with my battered backpack full-time for over a decade. My favourite travel memories include skydiving in Switzerland, wine tasting in Portugal, road tripping through Iceland, snorkelling in Indonesia and watching a sunset in the Sahara Desert.
Posts by Charity De Souza
Buildings By Canal Seen Through Archway In City

10 Perfect Weekend Getaways in Europe with Best Hotels

Europe has a lot to offer for weekend warriors, with its top city breaks ranging from bustling capital cities to small-town charms. Whether you’re looking for culture, food, adventure or all three, these top weekend getaways in Europe offer a trip of a lifetime and suit all types of tastes.
Charity De Souza
Early morning light in Coles Bay, Freycinet National Park, east coastline of Tasmania.

9 Romantic Destinations in Australia For Couples

Australia offers a wide range of adventures for couples, boasting anything from postcard-worthy white sand beaches and charming coastal towns to scenic hiking trails. These romantic destinations in Australia will sweep you off your feet, whether you prefer the natural beauty of the Whitsundays, a winery tour in Hunter Valley or a road trip through Tasmania.
Charity De Souza
Flamingos on the Beach

9 Dreamy Caribbean Islands for a Crowd-Free Vacation

The Caribbean conjures up postcard-perfect images of white sand beaches, emerald waters and palm-studded islands. However, many of the top destinations also include a hoard of tourists.
Charity De Souza
Little Girl Sugar Skull

Best Day of the Dead Celebrations in Mexico

Dia de los Muertos, is a multi-day holiday celebrated to honour the cycle of life and death with colourful costumes, parades and parties. Ancient festival traditions date back to the time of the Aztecs, and in 2008 it was even added to the UNESCO’s list of Intangible Cultural Heritage.
Charity De Souza
Aztec calendar Stone of the Sun

14 Maya Sites to Visit in Central America & Top Hotels Nearby

Central America offers travellers a chance to explore the rich history of the Mayas, which is considered one of the greatest ancient civilisations in the world. While there are hundreds of historic sites to choose from, we’ve created a comprehensive guide highlighting the best Maya sites to visit and some of our favourites.
Charity De Souza
UK, Scotland, Highlands, Glenfinnan viaduct with a steam train passing over it

Scottish Highlands Road Trip Itinerary – A Complete Guide

The Scottish Highlands have the perfect ingredients for an epic road trip – gorgeous scenery, charming towns and villages and friendly locals. A Scottish Highlands road trip can vary in length depending how much time you’ve got and what you want to see, from dramatic mountain scenery and Nessie’s home to former battlefields and majestic castles.
Charity De Souza
Hallstatt Village and Hallstatter See lake in Austria

10 Easy Road Trips in Austria – What to See & Do

Vienna is a fairytale capital city bursting at the seams with culture, known as a centre for music, art and cuisine. However, there are several exciting road trips from Vienna that travellers should also add to their itinerary, offering access to some of Austria’s most charming towns and picture-perfect landscapes.
Charity De Souza
Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska, best of alaska

Best of Alaska – What to See & Do in the Last Frontier

Alaska is truly the Last Frontier, offering access to picture-perfect mountains, fjords, glaciers and wildlife viewing, from grizzly bears to whale watching. Intrepid travellers can see the best of Alaska and its natural scenery while hiking, fishing, skiing or visiting one of its national parks or plan carefully for the chance to see the Northern Lights.
Charity De Souza
Cobh Ireland

7 Small-Town Gems in Europe You Should Add to Your Bucket List

While London, Paris and Rome are exciting cities to explore, there’s something magical about a small, picture-perfect European town that lures in even the most seasoned traveller. When the world opens up again, skip the big city tourist crowds and instead take a detour down the cobbled streets of one of these small-town gems in Europe.
Charity De Souza