Exploring Portugal: A self-drive road trip from south to north

Exploring Portugal: A self-drive road trip from south to north

I’ve previously written about my father’s home in northern Portugal, and the fantastic holidays I’ve had visiting Porto, Coimbra and exploring the rural woodland countryside around the Duoro Valley and [ ... ]
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A short break in Zanzibar: The best beach holiday

A short break in Zanzibar: The best beach holiday

If I had known what Zanzibar was like, I would have visited years ago… Some of the best beaches, clear waters, and stunning sunsets I have ever seen, in addition [ ... ]

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Eid Getaways: 10 Best Eid Breaks from Dubai

Eid Getaways: 10 Best Eid Breaks from Dubai

Eid Al-Fitr 2019 is set to be a long one! The recent changes to UAE law align public and private sector holidays, and on this occasion have provided us in [ ... ]

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The Maldives - the perfect Eid break

The Maldives – the perfect Eid break

Visiting the Maldives has always been a dream of mine. It’s such a short flight from the UAE – only 3.5 hours – and it’s not somewhere you need weeks [ ... ]

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Up close with endangered species

Up close with endangered species

I wanted to write a post around #EndangeredSpeciesDay, conscious that I am to be lucky enough to have seen a number of endangered animals in their natural habitats. It’s taken [ ... ]

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How could Ramadan affect your holiday?

How could Ramadan affect your holiday?

I was at an Iftar buffet on the first day of Ramadan, when a lady on the next table struck up conversation. She had wandered into the buffet area with [ ... ]

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Diving in the UAE: Heading back beneath the waves

Diving in the UAE: Heading back beneath the waves

I’ve been toying with the idea of guided meditation classes – I struggle to quiet the chatter in my head and I’m keen to just take half an hour to [ ... ]

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A zipline adventure from Dubai!

A zipline adventure from Dubai!

I’m exhausted and I’ve hardly done anything.

It turns out, dropping off a ledge at 1,700m above sea level and whizzing through the air superman-style at 150km per hour,  really [ ... ]

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A weekend at Alila Jebel Akhdar

A weekend at Alila Jebel Akhdar

I’m really struggling to find the words to start this post… I don’t want to sound cheesy or sycophantic, but still convey just how much I have fallen in love [ ... ]

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Changing priorities... And an apology

Changing priorities… And an apology

So, it’s been a while.

I know, and I do apologise for my neglect.

I didn’t feel I could just start posting again as if nothing had happened without referencing [ ... ]

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