A Yoga Holiday in Thailand: Vikasa Yoga Retreat

A Yoga Holiday in Thailand: Vikasa Yoga Retreat

I’ve always been interested in the idea of a yoga retreat. I’ve practiced on and off over the years, and have spent the odd day at yoga retreats in Nepal [ ... ]

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San Francisco to Las Vegas: A US Road Trip

San Francisco to Las Vegas: A US Road Trip

Six weeks today and we’ll be on the plane, all set for the biggest road trip I have ever undertaken, culminating in a much anticipated family wedding in Las Vegas! [ ... ]

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What to do in Quebec: 3 places you have to visit

What to do in Quebec: 3 places you have to visit

It wasn’t until I was re-reading my old blog posts about Canada, feeling nostalgic and inspired by this week’s Canada Day, and my Canadian buddy’s trip back to her homeland [ ... ]
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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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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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