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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4 UK Summer Holiday Destinations on a Shoestring

4 UK Summer Holiday Destinations on a Shoestring

One of the things I love about being an expat is how much it makes me appreciate my home country. I generally come back to the UK a couple of [ ... ]

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