Category Archives: Travel

Your Essential Four Day Itinerary in Jordan

There really are not enough superlatives to do Jordan any level of justice when describing it!  The people were incredibly warm and friendly and we enjoyed soaking up the landmarks that until then, we’d only dreamed of being able to visit. We had the absolute time of our lives on our recent trip to Jordan, and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Can a screen ever really compare to the feel of a book?

I don’t often find the time, but when I do, there’s not much I love more than sinking into a good book.  I’ve got a real penchant for non-fiction books, but will happily most things that come across my path, as long as they’re of interest. The one time that I almost always do manage […]

Travelling Light

Neither of us have ever been particularly heavy packers; often when we go away with others, we end up having some of the smallest and lightest bags there.  With that said, we are guilty of brining enough ‘stuff’ to fill whatever bag(s) we take – it’s human nature! For our end of year trip, we’re […]

Travel Gear Wishlist

Neither of us get particularly excited about shopping for clothes, shoes etc but give me the chance to buy travel gear and techy stuff and I’m all over it! For our upcoming trip we’re planning on travelling light (carry on only), both to save time and money.  My new bag is winging its way here […]