Inside London’s CRAZIEST Bathroom at Sketch

Who knew a place to relieve oneself could become a tourist attraction in its own right?? I’m referring to the loo at sketch in London, a quirky-artsy dining townhouse in Mayfair. Their sci-fi looking bathroom (those egg pods are individual stalls) is one of the most Instagrammed places in London. Crazy, innit? Check out my…

Mister Levius Goes to: Sri Lanka!

Another day, another “pinch myself” travel writing trip. I was selected among a group of writers and bloggers to tour Sri Lanka earlier this month, documenting the sights, tastes and other exceptional qualities of this tiny Southeast Asia country. I’ve yet to travel to Asia until I went on this trip- so now that make Continent…

Mister Levius Goes to PERU!

Sometimes I feel like my life this past year has been one big Grand Prize. I had dreams of traveling the world in a big way (none of that penny-pinching, backpacker stuff) and thought I’d need to hit the lottery jackpot in order to do so. Silly of me to forget that Life offers plenty…

This Website Can Help You Find Your Dream (Temp) Job Abroad

If you’ve been daydreaming of leaving your home country to live/travel in far-flung destinations AND make money, you might want to add Jobbatical.com to your bookmarks. This neat job search site posts temporary startup positions open to international applicants- work a year in Barcelona as a software developer, join a copywriting team in Thailand, or manage the…

A Travel Tip You Don’t Normally Hear

Contrary to popular ways, manifesting more travel does *not* begin with a budgeting system or searching for cheap flights. It begins with your mindset. Life tends to meet us at our attitude…and I can g-u-a-r-a-n-t-e-e you cannot “doubt” or “complain” your way into more travels. Instead of focusing on your lack, start cultivating a positive…

How Visualization Helped Make Me a Jetsetter

It wasn’t always like this for me. I used to yearn for more international travel, only being able to scrounge up enough for a trip abroad about every two years. Over the last few years, I’ve harnessed the power- or strategy, if you will- of visualization, imagining that what I want I already have. In…

First Impressions: Cape Town

An American traveler’s first 48 Hours in Cape Town, South Africa Images by Travis Levius, @misterlevius Pre-Arrival My Johannesburg visit was lovely- very grateful to have experienced the misunderstood city for myself- but Cape Town has been one of my “must-visit places before dying” for ages.  It’s a place that doesn’t need much selling…we’ve all…

First Impressions: Johannesburg

An American traveler’s first 48 hours in Jozi, South Africa Instagram: @misterlevius Note to self: Next time, avoid visiting Johannesburg during the Christmas/New Year’s season if you’re looking for the usual summertime bustle.  The city, I’ve been told, goes near empty at this time as Jozi dwellers flock to idyllic coastal towns such as Cape Town…

Trip Essentials: 6 Must-Have (and Free) Apps for Every Traveler

While it’s exciting to discover a growing market of trendy, trick-heavy travel apps- one can now book private jet flights with apps such as BlackJet and PrivateFly- we still wonder: what are the excellent, practical apps suitable for all travelers?  From the business exec to the budget backpacker, these tried-and-true apps are the definitive finds for every…

Insider’s London: Albion Cafe, Shoreditch

In a Nutshell: A trendy resto in a very trendy area that surprisingly delivers on food quality (and spectator fashion). Best For: People-Gawking, Al Fresco Dining/Drinking, Artsy Types, Hipsters & The People Who Love Them, British Dining, Brunch Neighborhood: Shoreditch There’s the Boundary Hotel and its posh rooftop bar above…and the members-only Shoreditch House across…

Insider’s London: Ottolenghi, Belgravia

(Pictured: Yotam Ottolenghi, the international chef-God himself) In a Nutshell: Yotam’s smallest, most charming London branch of stunning daily-changing dishes & sweets Best For: Gourmands, Sweet Tooth Bandits, Luxe Lovers, Posh Diners, Party of 2, Aspiring Chefs, Intimate Experiences Neighborhood: Belgravia You know it’s real love once you return the 2nd time and your heart…

Insider’s London: The Proud Archivist

In a Nutshell: A hip, multipurpose canal-side space in East London with prime surroundings (and people-watching) Best for: Hipsters & the People Who Love Them, Al Fresco Drinking/Dining, Artsy-Smartsy Types, Minimalist Enthusiasts, People-Gawking, Style Mavens, View Seekers Neighborhood: Haggerston Being everything to everyone seldom works for an independent business, but it’s surely worked in The…