Playa Dominicus- The Lighthouse Beach in Bayahibe, Dominican Republic

Playa Dominicus- The Lighthouse Beach in Bayahibe, Dominican Republic

We had seen the striped lighthouse on the beach from the boat on the way to Isla Saona- a stout navy blue and white cylinder with what looked like a terracotta roof. At the time, we were preoccupied with the gloriousness of the flying fish jetting out of the water and soaring alongside us, but [...]

Solo Travel in Hawaii- Three Days in Kauai

Solo Travel in Hawaii- Three Days in Kauai

Remember that scene in Jurassic Park, where Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough and co. are sitting in the helicopter, and there's triumphant fanfare-style music playing in the background as they fly over the rugged coastline of the dinosaur island and into a glorious forested ravine? That glorious tropical island is the real-life Hawaiian island of Kauai, [...]

Wildlife Galore at Cahuita National Park, Costa Rica

Wildlife Galore at Cahuita National Park, Costa Rica

Costa Rica is one of the most incredible countries that I have ever visited, and the number one factor in what makes it so incredible is its biodiversity. Ecotourism is a BIG DEAL around these parts; when it became clear that Costa Rica was suffering so greatly from the effects of deforestation in order to [...]

What to Do in South East Devon: Six Places you Should Check Out ASAP

What to Do in South East Devon: Six Places you Should Check Out ASAP

England's West Country is renowned for being absolutely beautiful; the land of sweeping moors, genteel seaside towns and rugged clifftops, Devon's landscape has inspired a whole collection of writers to write a whole collection of books set within its boundaries; Arthur Conan Doyle and Agatha Christie probs being the most popular of the bunch. (By [...]

The Telephone Box Beach in Antigua (Where to find it and what to do while you’re there)

The Telephone Box Beach in Antigua (Where to find it and what to do while you’re there)

Hands up who else remembers the days of telephone boxes!? In England these red-painted booths are iconic, and as an almost thirty-year-old I look back with a fond nostalgia to the days of scrabbling around for 20p to make a call before you got the bus home from school. Ah, the good old days, when [...]

Ijmuiden (The Blusteriest Beach in all The Netherlands)

Ijmuiden (The Blusteriest Beach in all The Netherlands)

I'm going to be deadly seriously honest here, pals, and say right away that whenever I've been living on a ship that docks at Ijmuiden, this tiny town in the Netherlands has not been everybody's cup of tea. And this is for three main reasons: firstly because it's not a bustling busy city (the closest [...]