Tag: beaches

The Ultimate 3 Week Philippines Itinerary

The Ultimate 3 Week Philippines Itinerary

So you want to backpack around the Philippines, but you only have three weeks to spare. No problem – welcome to the 3 week Philippines Itinerary! Late April this year, after my three-month stay in Australia, I met my best friend Claire in the Philippines! […]

8 Things to know about travelling in the rainy season

8 Things to know about travelling in the rainy season

Travelling in Indonesia during the wet season actually comes with a few benefits… Here are just some that I discovered.

The best beach in Dublin: Dollymount Strand

The best beach in Dublin: Dollymount Strand

Dublin is a fun, lively city that has plenty of bars, pubs and clubs to keep you occupied. But what if you wanted a slower pace to your weekend away in Ireland’s bustling capital? Look no further than Dollymount Strand, Clontarf – the best beach […]

In search of Menorca’s best beaches

In search of Menorca’s best beaches

Did you know that Menorca boasts more beaches than Ibiza and Majorca combined? It’s just one of the many surprising facts about this Balearic Island that’s often overlooked. When I first visited here many a year ago I was unsure as to what to expect. […]

Unmissable sights of Rio de Janeiro

Unmissable sights of Rio de Janeiro

Rio is known as the samba capital of the world, and with the World Cup now underway, the iconic city is set for one big party. However, in between all the festivities and football triumphs, no visitor should set foot on the plane without checking […]

Why I love Rye…

Why I love Rye…

The medieval harbour town of Rye, a quintessentially English bolthole on the East Sussex coast, has long been a magnet for renowned artists and writers. It has been a firm favourite of mine too for many years and I visit often to enjoy its picturesque coastal location, charming independent […]

Pyrénées Atlantiques: A land of contrasts

Pyrénées Atlantiques: A land of contrasts

The Pyrénées Atlantiques region of southwest France is a land of contrasts. With sandy beaches, rugged mountains, miles of picturesque countryside and quaint, historic towns galore – this is the region for holidaymakers with variety on their minds. One thing that was immediately obvious as […]

A tale of two Tanzanias

A tale of two Tanzanias

The Kilimanjaro challenge… “Jambo! Not far now, not far,” my guide proclaimed as he bounced past me with a toothy grin. I had the distinct impression he was lying to me. We had been walking for four hours now in freezing -15°C temperatures, trudging slow […]

Highlights of North Norfolk

Highlights of North Norfolk

There’s nothing nicer on a beautiful summer’s day than exploring our beloved Blighty when you can enjoy the UK’s stunning scenery in all its glory. Last weekend I found myself in the picturesque surrounds of North Norfolk, a destination I had never been before, and […]

Tenerife: More than meets the eye

Tenerife: More than meets the eye

Tenerife – a classic Brits-abroad destination of karaoke bars and boozy tourists. Well, that’s what I first thought anyway. How wrong I was. All it takes is a hire car and the willingness to tear yourself away from the busy, sun-baked beaches of the tourist […]