Category Archives: Destinations

Cruising – Is it for me?

If you asked me two years ago, I’d have been surprised at my answer, but now?  Absolutely, cruising could be the perfect choice for you! We spent a long time time intentionally avoiding cruises… maybe it was the cliched images of elderly people hobbling along the decks (not that we have a problem with older […]

Teaching in Abu Dhabi, UAE: Your Questions Answered!

This time last year we made the decision to relocate to the United Arab Emirates and only six months ago we packed up our belongings and prepared to make the move. I’ll never forget the moment my international job offer came through and the wave of anxiety we both felt as the months and months of […]

Semuc Champey

Though Guatemala is growing in popularity as a tourist destination, relatively few make the trek to this area (when compared to many other countries) and even fewer into central Guatemala to Semuc Champey. As we bumped along, approaching over 12 hours in our cramped minivan, we couldn’t help but question just how worthwhile our detour to Semuc […]

We’re off to Africa!

Since moving to the UAE, we’ve already been fortunate to travel to a new continent (Europe, we’re talking to you!) and I’m excited to say we’ll soon be venturing to another… the wild vastness of Africa! We’ve pencilled together an itinerary that looks something like this: Tanzania – Zanzibar for some beach time (snorkelling, diving […]

Paying a Visit to the Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi

If there’s one thing and one thing only you do in Abu Dhabi, make it a visit to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. How beautiful are these buildings?! We’d planned to arrive before sunset, as after a month in Abu Dhabi, I was itching to take some photos of this beautiful spot, bathed in the […]

A Flourish of Colour at the Chichicastenango Markets, Guatemala

The Chichicastenango (ChiChi) markets are held in the highlands of Guatemala twice a week and though it’s a bit of a trek out there, it’s well worth the effort. Each Thursday and Sunday this sleepy town comes to life in a flourish of colour, as it plays host to the largest market in Central America. […]

Amazing Antigua

Antigua, the stunning ex-capital city in the central highlands of Guatemala, welcomed us into the country with open arms.  This UNESCO World Heritage Site, set amongst the mountains of Central America delivered much more than we’d ever expected on our first visit to this part of the world. With an unassuming beauty, thanks to the city’s […]

European Winter Roundup

With two and a half weeks off work, there was never any doubt that we’d head away to Europe.  Up until a couple of months ago, neither of us had stepped foot on the continent, and growing up listening to my parents talk about their travels there, I knew it had to be done.  A […]

Skipping through Stockholm, Sweden

On my way to London recently, I had the opportunity to spend the day in Stockholm, Sweden and an opportunity like that couldn’t be missed! Hunting out a well-priced fair saw me fly via Sweden on Norwegian.  They were significantly cheaper than the other airlines flying there and I was pleased with their service, especially […]

Ferrari World Review – Abu Dhabi, UAE

We’ve been living in Abu Dhabi since late August now and before we even touched down here, I was excited to visit Ferrari World, home to the world’s fastest roller coaster.  Everyone that knows me, knows I’m a bit obsessed with roller coasters and the call of Formula Rossa just became too much to bear, […]

San Pedro Sula – It’s the Most Violent City On Earth, but is it a Holiday Destination?

San Pedro Sula was once again recognised at the ‘most violent city of earth’, with a murder rate of 169 people for every 100,000. “Satan himself lives here in San Pedro,” a mortician from the second largest city in Honduras told The Guardian. “People here kill people like they’re nothing more than chickens.” Over the […]

Plan Your Own Angkor Wat Day Tour: The Best Temples to Visit

Cambodia's Angkor Wat temples are amongst the most beautiful in South-East Asia. With amazing photography opportunities around every corner, this itinerary takes in the most iconic ruins in a one-day highlight list, including the amazing heads of Bayon and Preah Khan, made famous in Tomb Raider.

Which are the best temples Angkor Wat has to offer? Is it possible to plan your own Angkor Wat day tour? Is a tour necessary?  We answer all of these questions and more in the following guide to Cambodia’s most famous and striking tourist attraction. Not far from the gorgeous town of Siem Reap, Cambodia, […]

Samoa Holidays: Upolu and Savai’i – The Islands You Can’t Miss!

To Sua Ocean Trench Samoa Savai'i or Upolu

Sitting squarely in the South Pacific, Samoa is a virtual paradise that maintains a sense of honesty about it.  The people there smile warmly and talk freely, regardless of who you are, whilst the palm tree sway almost as effortlessly.  Without a doubt, it’s a slice of attainable but picture-perfect paradise. Samoa is made up […]

Swimming with Turtles in Savai’i, Samoa – An Honest Review

Samoa has many incredible tourist activities on hand, but is swimming with the turtles on Savai’i one of them?   I had my doubts about how well the turtles were cared for and found a number of reviews online that reiterated my concerns; in a bid to find out for ourselves, we visited the turtle ‘sanctuary’. […]

Exploring Upolu, Samoa

A little over a month ago, Nath and I took some time out of our normal lives and popped over to Samoa for a week. International flights land on Upolu, one of the two main Samoan islands.  From there a 45min shuttle ride took us to Apia, our base for the week.  Our first impressions […]