Experiencing Tenerife’s Traditional African Market in Santa Cruz

There’s nothing quite like waking up to the blissful sound of the countryside. I walked through the dark villa, slats of brilliant sunlight lighting up horizontal lines on the red stone floor. My feet slapped quietly on the cold tiles. One by one, I approached the wooden shutters, pulled down the heavy grey iron bolts… Read More

Wednesday, 27 May 2020

Deciding to Travel to Tenerife Just Before the Pandemic Began

January 2020. I sat on the soft sofa in my living room, allowing myself to sink into the deep cushions. I felt so low. It was a feeling I was well acquainted with. Feeling like I didn’t want to do anything, not even things that would normally make me happy. Coronavirus (officially known as COVID-19)… Read More

Sunday, 24 May 2020

The Time I Blew Up The Engine on a £500,000 Boat

The pristine blue waters sped past me in a blur. Crests of waves appeared in a constant stream on the horizon and each one I tackled head on. We moved elegantly through the waves, slicing through them with smooth precision. On my right stood towering orange cliff faces, caves and scars carved into them. On… Read More

Saturday, 23 May 2020

The Time I Was Stalked in a Nightclub in Mallorca

In the summer of 2010 I got to experience my first nightclub on the Spanish island of Mallorca, renowned for its insane party scene. Magaluf truly did live up to its reputation. It was loud, rowdy, insane. I was returning to the party resort a couple of nights later alongside my friends. It was the… Read More

Thursday, 21 May 2020

Hitting my First Ever Nightclub in Magaluf, Mallorca

There have been several pivotal moments in my life where I felt like everything suddenly changed. Sometimes for better, sometimes for worse. Experiencing Magaluf for the first time was one of those moments. A moment which would veer me onto an exciting course in my life. I was 15 and had just endured two years… Read More

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

The Time a Woman Died on my Flight to Dominica

I boarded the plane, risking one last glance behind me at the beautiful, flat landscape with palms swaying in the near distance. Anguilla had been heavenly. As a small Caribbean island, well off the beaten tourist path, I had felt extremely fortunate to have spent 4 nights here. It had been the perfect place to… Read More

Saturday, 16 May 2020

Taking the Ferry from Anguilla to St Barthélemy

It was our third day on the small island of Anguilla. After spending my time soaking up the sun’s glorious rays beside the ocean, it was time to reignite some adventure with a day trip to a nearby island called St Barthélemy. The best way to travel between Anguilla and St Bathélemy is by ferry.… Read More

Friday, 15 May 2020

Introducing the Caribbean Island of Anguilla

The sun was setting over the horizon when I took my first step off the plane and onto the island in Anguilla. The whizzing of the small plane’s engines drowned out the chorus of frogs and crickets chirping in the distance. I looked about me and took in the blood-red sky. It had been sad… Read More

Thursday, 14 May 2020

24 Hours of Blissful Paradise in Antigua

I hadn’t been on a propeller plane before so I had no idea what to expect. I sat excitedly in my seat – one of only a handful on this tiny plane. On the row in front, my parents – as well as a couple of other passengers – were being briefed on how to… Read More

Wednesday, 13 May 2020