Category Archives: Holidays

Tilal Liwa Hotel – Your Desert Oasis

As much as we love Abu Dhabi, sometimes it’s nice to get out of here; as they say, a change is as good as a holiday… even if it is only for a weekend! Fortunately, just shy of two hours from the city, Tilal Liwa Hotel lays amongst the dunes of the Rub al Khai […]

Tracking Gentle Giants: Gorillas in the Highlands of Uganda

Gorillas in Uganda

Having hiked through 20 minutes of the most challenging terrain we’d ever experienced, we stopped dead in our tracks.  The hushed whispers of the trackers left us puzzled… these walks can take upwards of 4 hours, what had caused us to stop so soon?  Before long, the answer became abundantly clear. A scruff of dark fur […]

Where has the time gone? Another ‘Monthly’ Round-Up

How on earth is it June already?! The plan was to jot down what we’ve been up to over here each month but considering my last ‘monthly round-up’ was posted at the beginning of March, I think it’s fair to say I’ve been pretty unsuccessful in doing so! The past three months have been a […]

The Ultimate Camping Experience in Nairobi

As travellers, we float in between budget and more luxurious options.  If there appears to be a decent low-cost option, we’ll stay there, but if we need to spend more to ensure a good nights sleep, we will.  Nathan will tell you ‘it’s all about the value proposition’ and I spend far too long on TripAdvisor talking myself […]

10 Tips to Help you see Petra like a Local

I didn’t realise how much I wanted to see the ancient cliffside carvings of Petra until travelling to the Middle East became a reality for us… once our move to Abu Dhabi got locked in, however, it was almost all I could think of!  Everywhere I turned, I spotted incredible photos of the infamous Lost […]

Warming up in the Thermal Baths in Budapest

Prior to arriving in Budapest, the one thing we were determined to do was to visit the thermal baths.  These warm-water swimming pools are a throwback to when the Greeks, Romans and Turks made Budapest their home, whilst they now serve to relax travellers and locals alike.  The natural, geo-thermal water is known for it’s medicinal benefits, […]

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 […]

Safety When Travelling

Many times in our planning and travelling, we’ve been warned off certain places due to apparent safety concerns. An American couple tried to warn us off going to Guatemala as we were flying there… according to them, North Americans simply don’t head in that direction because of the numerous safety concerns. Robbery in Bratislava, the risk of […]