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7 Days in the Falkland Islands… A Week I’ll Never Forget!

7 Days in the Falkland Islands

It’s not every day you get the opportunity to go to the Falkland Islands that’s for sure! And that’s one of the reasons this opportunity was, quite frankly, the stuff my travel dreams are made of! Needless to say therefore, when I was asked if I’d like to embark on this trip, I absolutely jumped […]

Hipster, Heritage and Hygge: How a Trip to Tallinn Hit the Spot

Hipster, Heritage and Hygge: How a Trip to Tallinn Hit the Spot

“How can I best describe Tallinn?” I asked my travel colleague. “Well it’s one of the best preserved Medieval cities in Europe” he replied. “Yes I know,” I said, “but I think I might need something slightly sexier than that.” “I honestly don’t know how it gets sexier than that”, was his incredulous response! And […]

My Super Surprise: The Sparkle of Sri Lanka!

My Sri Lanka Surprise

Controversially south Asia was not a region I’d fallen in love with travel-wise. With its great beaches, epic cultural attractions and rich culinary traditions, I’d enjoyed my travels across Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Laos and beyond, but this wasn’t a region that had really grabbed my heart like South America or southern Africa. […]

Dreaming of an Autumn Escape? Don’t Overlook the Amazing Algarve!

Autumn Trip in the Amazing Algarve

Sat in the late afternoon sun, below ancient olive trees, sipping a delicious glass of white produced in the very vineyards surrounding me, I had to punch myself that I really was in the Algarve. After all, my impression of Portugal’s southern region had been something a little different form this. One of the UK’s […]

Staring into Eswatini… But How Deep Should We Go?

Staring into Swaziland

Countries that have different cultural values to our own present the traveller with an amazing opportunity to learn and witness something else, something “other”, but this can also come with its own set of moral dilemmas to navigate. And while, to some people, this may sound either boring, complicated, or both; for me, it’s exactly […]

11 Life Lessons I Learnt Living in Lebanon

11 Life Lessons I Learnt Living in Lebanon

  I fell in love with Lebanon almost from the moment I arrived in the country. Maybe it was because I’d been travelling in countries like Ethiopia, Sudan, Egypt and Jordan by myself, directly before I got to Lebanon, that this Mediterranean nation with its semi-western influences suddenly felt more relaxed and easy to me. […]

Why I Never Scuba Dived Lake Malawi

Never Scuba Diving Lake Malawi

  Are you a bucket list traveller or do you balk at the very phrase? So often the drive to tick things off our list, or not, can define our travel styles… and us as travellers. Put very crudely, there are those that travel primarily to check world sights and countries off their lists and […]