Lisbon! The Luxurious Beginning

Day 1 of my holiday and I already feel like a brand new woman.  I arrived at my hotel in the evening yesterday, with a long day of travel behind me.  A couple of months earlier, I had decided to spoil myself to a luxury hotel; coerced by the delicious looking breakfast, the extra large…

A truly African Safari.

I’ve never wanted to go on Safari. Is that a shocking thing to admit?  I never quite understood the appeal.  Being an activities person, I just thought the idea of not being able to run through the game reserve or do yoga on the open plains, a little limiting. However, what I love more than…

Under The Tuscan Sun

What a cliched title, for such a beautiful space.  But you know why I use the cliche, is because once again, a cliche has proven to me that it is so because it is. All the things you have ever heard or imagined about Tuscany are so true! I’ve been there twice now and both…

A Florentine Love Affair

I’m absolutely besotted with Florence.  It’s a little crazy actually. I was there in January and then, actually went there twice this month.  I just find its streets, it restaurants, its views, its people, the light, the colour, the buildings….tantalising, enthralling, breathtaking. Having my heart set on getting back there, when my mum and I…

Whimsical Deia

I have been lucky enough to have spent six months in Palma.  We have been in shipyard mode, which means we have an unusual routine, for yachties, Mon-Fri, 9-5, with weekends off.  Normal for the average human, not so normal for us.  And so, my adventurous side has been tantalized in every way, taking hikes…

Diving The Similan Islands

There are those moments, in life, when you do things for love.  This diving trip was one of them.  The idea of doing 14 dives over 4 days sounded a little too hectic for me.  I’m a two dives a day kind of girl.  I like fresh air.  But then again, I LOVE nature.  And…

TREEHOUSE DREAM :)

I am not sure I have ever walked into a more magical space.  The Rabaeng Pasak Treehouse Resort is probably my highlight of our entire trip.  I am not sure if it is because it has always been a childhood dream for me, or because you are so immersed in nature- but I just really…

Train trip: Bangkok–> Chiang Mai

I can quite comfortably say that we have covered every single mode of transport that Thailand has had to offer.  And this was one of the more interesting, throwing some great people across our paths, zero sleep for me and one very insistent Thai service stew.  I am trying to work out whether I would…

Bangkok Pitstop

When you have one full day in Bangkok and you are experience Junkies like us, you don’t just sit in your great hotel, with the rooftop swimming pool, or go to a famous restaurant or fabulous bar. Instead, you fit in as much as possible, taking every form of transport possible, forgetting any idea of…

Fifty shades of B L U E

Travel tip #1: Go to Sardinia Travel tip #2: Head straight to Cala Gonone Travel Tip#3: Hire a Motorboat It’s so easy, it cost us 70 euro for the ENTIRE day, we could drive it ourselves and they threw in a free cooler box.  Legend. The company we went through was called Skipper, and they…