Category Archives: Reviews

Ethique Review: The Perfect Happy-Planet Beauty Bar Solution for Travellers

Always on the hunt for ways to minimise our luggage whilst travelling, I recently put a number of Ethique’s solid beauty bars through their paces during my carry-on only month in Europe.  These shampoos, conditioners, laundry bars and more all performed better than I could have hoped for and now have a permanent place in […]

Mashpi Lodge: Luxury in Ecuador’s Cloud Forest

Deep in the Ecuadorian cloud forest, a little over three hours from Quito, lays Masphi Lodge.  Recognised as one of the National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World and uncovered by the BBC in Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond the Lobby, this is not your standard lodge – far from it. Set on 3,200 acres of […]

The Best 7 Day Galapagos Cruise – Life in the Lap of Luxury Onboard the Ecoventura Origin

When we first started planning out our South American adventure, we knew the Galapagos Islands were at the very top of our wishlist, along with other key highlights like Patagonia, Machu Picchu and the Bolivian Salt Flats.  What we weren’t expecting though was for the Galapagos to take out not only the top spot amongst […]

EcoCamp Patagonia – Reviewing Torres del Paine’s Bucket-List Glamping

With the Towers piercing the dawning sky and the wild Patagonian winds swirling around, there’s no better place to be curled up in Torres del Paine than at EcoCamp.  Recently we had the pleasure of staying at this incredible property in an equally incredible part of the world.  Having read countless reviews online it was […]

Pucón – The Home of Adventure in Chile (and our new favourite hostel!)

Sitting under the shadow of Volcan Villarrica (one of South America’s most active volcanoes) and on the shore of one of many lakes in the area, Pucón is a relatively small town in Chile that packs a massive punch. This gorgeous spot is known as the adventure capital of Chile and offers the perfect combination […]

Bouncing Around Barcelona – The bike tour with a difference

Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia and the second most populous municipality in Spain, has many claims to fame – a world-renowned football team, impressive tourism figures and weather to make most jealous – but there’s something special about this incredible city that most people aren’t aware of. It plays host to one of the best […]

Disneyland Paris & Walt Disney Studios Park – A Must See in France?

The one brand in the world that really needs no introduction. Disney. The happiest place on earth.  Where dreams come true.  Where fantasies come to life and where big kids become small again. As a child it was always a family dream to one day visit Disneyland and when it did eventually happen, I remember […]

The Most Luxurious Desert Hotel in the World: Qasr Al Sarab

Located on the edge of the world’s largest uninterrupted sand desert, Rub Al Khali, Qasr Al Sarab delivers absolute luxury in a bucket-list location.  We visited to find out if it really could live up to the high praise it receives and we left every bit amazed.  Read on for our review of this spectacular Anantara […]

Dear Leisure Travellers: Why a business hotel might be your best move yet

Though a beautiful resort might be at the top of the wish-list for most leisure travellers, we urge you not to rule out a stay at a business hotel just yet.  Why?  Read on to find out… Business hotels aren’t typically on the forefront of a leisure travellers mind but if you’re looking to save some […]

Stopping Over in Dubai – A Newbie’s Guide

Dubai truly is the epitome of luxury, the cars, the buildings, the hotels and the attractions.  It has so much to offer! If you haven’t visited or you are planning to visit read more to find out how to spend a weekend in Dubai. Living as an expat in a different country is exciting but […]

Abu Dhabi Eats: Todd English’s Olives – A Taste of the Mediterranean

With our time in Abu Dhabi coming to an end, we’re on a mission to try out all of the amazing restaurants in Abu Dhabi.  Well, maybe not all of them but certainly the ones that have been waiting patiently on our list. First up? Todd English’s Olives – a gorgeous restaurant that absolutely shone, keeping […]

Adventure & Glamping in Sri Lanka – Not Your Average All-Inclusive!

Borderlands - Adventure glamping in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is an amazing country.  With so many amazing places to visit in Sri Lanka, it can be hard to figure out exactly where you just have to go, but luckily for you, we’ve narrowed down one absolute must-do for adventure seekers and nature lovers! An easy drive from Colombo you’ll find Borderlands, an […]

Staying on a Working Sri Lankan Plantation – Horathapola Estate

Horathapola Estate Sri Lanka review Red Dot Tours

How many hotels do you know that would check you in at 5.30am, graciously welcoming you with a fresh coconut and showing you to your room (when you don’t officially check in until later that afternoon)? Prior to our visit to Sri Lanka, I would have said not one hotel would generally provide that level […]

Kex: A Funky, Affordable Hostel in Reykjavik, Iceland

Kex Hostel review Reykjavik Iceland

Iceland is has a well-deserved reputation for being drop-dead-gorgeous.  It is. It also has a reputation for being fairly expensive.  For the most part, that’s true too. It’s not generally considered a budget destination – though travelling with minimal funds certainly is possible. Though we tend to stay in more private, comfortable accommodation options these […]

A Weekend Itinerary in Doha – Why You Shouldn’t Just Fly Through Qatar!

With a weekend to spare, Nathan and I decided to hop over to Doha, Qatar.  Though I work with a number of teachers that have lived in Doha in the past, I’d heard mixed things about just how worthwhile the city was. Is it work a stopover if you’re flying through?  Should you book a flight […]

Living It Up in Muscat, Oman – Pure Luxury at the Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa

The Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa, sitting just 20 minutes out of Muscat, represents pure luxury in the Sultanate of Oman.  So much more than just a resort, there is no delaying denying where you are – this hotel offers world-class hospitality, the most incredible Omani backdrop and a range of services to ensure […]

A 2.5 Hour Drive from Abu Dhabi but a World Away: Jebel Dhanna’s Beachfront Paradise

danat jebel dhanna resort Abu Dhabi review

Only two and a half hours from the buzz of Abu Dhabi City, you’ll find Danat Jebel Dhanna Resort, a welcome reprise from the rush of everyday life. Located on the shore of the mainland, opposite Sir Bani Yas Island, guests benefit from many of the perks of being near this natural reserve without the often-hefty price […]

Reviewing The Radisson Blu Saga – A Landmark in Reykjavík, Iceland

Radisson Blu Saga hotel review

During our recent visit to Iceland, we spent two glorious nights at the Radisson Blu Saga.  Warm and comfortable with fantastic service, we felt instantly at home (if our room was freshly renovated and we had people to look after our every need!)  We certainly recommend the Radisson Blu Saga – read on to find out why. The […]

Reviewing the Kathmandu XT driFILL Down Jacket

Kathmandu jacket review Iceland Norway

Nothing puts a damper on being out in the great outdoors like being ill-prepared. With frozen hands and chilly toes, it’s hard to think of anything but heading back inside to warm up. With a trip to Iceland and Norway planned for the middle of their winter, we knew that having quality gear would be essential to enjoying […]

Snorkelling the Clearest Waters in the World in Sub-Zero Temperatures – Incredible Iceland

Scuba Iceland Snorkel Silfra review

It’s not everyday you snorkel in water that floats around 2 degrees, tucked into the rift between two tectonic plates but that’s exactly what we got to do in Iceland! With snow on the ground and a chill in the air, we were promptly picked up from our hotel by Scuba Iceland and after collecting […]