a pile of tiny chilli peppers
Africa, Seychelles

Things to Do in Victoria • Exploring Seychelles’ Capital City on Mahé Island

The Seychelles islands in the Indian Ocean are one of the world's best tropical island destinations, with stunning beaches and a consistently warm climate. The nature on these islands is astounding, making it a perfect destination for beach-lovers as well as hikers. (Trust me; there are some seriously beautiful hikes in the Seychelles). But the… Continue reading Things to Do in Victoria • Exploring Seychelles’ Capital City on Mahé Island

across the caldera in the cyclades
Europe, Greece

Fira to Imerovigli and Skaros Rock • Hiking in Santorini

I wasn’t planning on walking from Fira to Imerovigli and on to Skaros Rock; it just sort of happened. Three kilometres may be quite a distance to accidentally walk the length of, but the hike from Fira to Imerovigli is so beautiful that it was a relatively easy walk to stumble into. Things got slightly… Continue reading Fira to Imerovigli and Skaros Rock • Hiking in Santorini

a yellow fortress in Funchal Madeira
Europe, Portugal

Things to do in Funchal, Madeira

Funchal, on the island of Madeira, is a Portuguese port city filled with the scent of flowers and fruit, and people bustling here there and everywhere. Although there are plenty of visitors to Madeira who can spend time slowly exploring the place, there are just as many who arrive on cruise ships, with only a… Continue reading Things to do in Funchal, Madeira

view from the Long Man of Wilmington
England, Europe, UK

Eastbourne to Alfriston • A summer walk on the South Downs Way

A surprise free day- especially a free day when the sun happens to be shining- is always welcome in my books. Since the pandemic began, I had discovered a new appreciation for all the beauty that can be found on my very own doorstep; hours and hours of trekking across the South Downs and along… Continue reading Eastbourne to Alfriston • A summer walk on the South Downs Way

how to visit Dubrovnik on a budget
Croatia, Europe

Dubrovnik on a Budget

Dubrovnik is one of the most-visited tourist destinations in Croatia, and it’s easy to see why. The walled old town is a maze of cobbled alleyways and red rooftops, perching on a rocky outcrop in the Adriatic Sea on Croatia’s stunning Dalmatian coastline. It’s seeped in history, both recent and ancient, and when Game of… Continue reading Dubrovnik on a Budget

cliffs of Etretat near Le Havre
Europe, France

Le Havre to Étretat

We docked in Le Havre in Normandy, once a week. But under normal circumstances we got no further than the city's pebbly beach, stopping here and there for either coffee or crepes, and one particularly adventurous day for real live snails. (Actually, they weren't alive, they were cooked in garlic butter but, you get what… Continue reading Le Havre to Étretat

cows on the beach in Madagascar
Africa, Madagascar

Visiting the Baobabs in Antsiranana, Madagascar

Visiting the baobabs in Antsiranana was an awesome experience. But witnessing the tourism industry in Madagascar also brought with it plenty of conflicting emotions. The first time I set foot in Madagascar was when we docked in the port of Antsiranana, a remote city which was known as Diego Suarez until the mid-1970s. The heat… Continue reading Visiting the Baobabs in Antsiranana, Madagascar

blonde woman on Maho Beach
Caribbean, St Maarten

St Maarten Cruise Port to Maho Beach • A Day Trip to the Airplane Beach

How to get from St Maarten cruise port to Maho Beach in one day. The Airplane Beach in St Maarten is not what I was expecting. I had previously had an image of a fairly peaceful wide open white sandy paradise with crystal clear water, palm trees, and every now and again, an airplane zooming… Continue reading St Maarten Cruise Port to Maho Beach • A Day Trip to the Airplane Beach

reflection of Olympus PEN camera in Burj Khalifa window
Middle East, United Arab Emirates

Visiting the Burj Khalifa in 2022

Dubai is a city of extremes. Extreme wealth, extreme heat, extremely mind-blowing. The dazzling city skyline in the middle of the desert closely resembles a scene out of a sci-fi movie, in fact I truly wouldn’t be surprised to see cars hovering around overhead within five to ten years of me writing this post; that’s… Continue reading Visiting the Burj Khalifa in 2022