Finding Paradise in Banana Lama Eco-Villas, Dominica

Through the slatted cedar panels, light filtered into our villa. Birdsong was all around us, muffled slightly by the splashing of fresh spring water against rock as the river raged on in the near-distance. I watched a green scaled head as it bobbed slightly, perched between two wooden slats in the door. With a sharp… Read More

Thursday, 5 December 2019

Delicious Food and Roof-Top Views at Café Luna

Imagine a restaurant that serves high-quality local food. A restaurant with gorgeous views of the cyan ocean with lazy palms swaying in the foreground. A restaurant lit up by dozens of fairy lights turning it into a magical little hideout. Now imagine this restaurant is on top of your hotel. That’s Café Luna! A Bajan… Read More

Saturday, 12 October 2019

Unwinding in Paradise at Little Arches Boutique Hotel, Barbados

Barbados has a special place in my heart. It’s somewhere where I know I can relax, giving in to island bliss. It’s an island bordered by golden-sand beaches which seem to stretch on forever and perched upon those idyllic beaches are an array of restaurants and hotels. I’ve been fortunate enough to visit this paradise… Read More

Thursday, 3 October 2019

5 Reasons You NEED To Hire a Car in Barbados

Barbados is a paradise. Famed for its flawless white-sand beaches and calm cyan waters, you can see why this Caribbean island receives approximately 1 million visitors per year. I’ve been visiting Barbados for as long as I can remember, since I was just learning to walk. There’s a reason I have continued to return here.… Read More

Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Travelling to The Gambia: Costs & Expectations

The Gambia. A small country perched on the coastline of west Africa, surrounded on three sides by the country of Senegal, except for the western border which meets the Atlantic. It’s a country you may never have heard of, let alone know anything about. If I’m being totally honest with you, I knew nothing about… Read More

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Eating Tapas by the Beach in Los Cristianos

Los Cristianos is famed for its party scene and being one of Tenerife’s main tourist hubs along the southern coast. I tend to avoid anywhere that is filled with British-like pubs playing football and serving chicken nuggets but Los Cristianos is different. Los Cristianos has sentimental value to me. A couple of years ago, this… Read More

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

The Treacherous Road to Casa del Vino

It has been a successful morning of exploring Teide National Park. After soaking up the beautiful surroundings, it was now time to wind down with some wine tasting at Casa del Vino which literally translates to ‘The House of Wine’. Lewis and I loved sampling natural wines in Kefalonia at a vineyard called Sclavos wines.… Read More

Monday, 9 September 2019

Exploring Magnificent Teide National Park

When I booked my flight to the volcanic island of Tenerife, there was one stand-out destination that I knew I needed to visit. It had dominated my bucket-list for years, ever since I saw it plastered over post-cards in tacky souvenir shops. The iconic landscape didn’t make it onto the reverse of Tenerife’s old currency,… Read More

Tuesday, 3 September 2019

Our Luxury Villa in The Mountains in Tenerife

I never imagined that I would stay anywhere like this. I stood at the foot of our huge villa which was sprawled out in front of me for as far as my eye could see. This land was ours for the weekend. I almost felt like Simba looking out over the pridelands. Everything the light… Read More

Sunday, 25 August 2019

The Proposal in Tenerife

I knew Lewis was going to propose. The exact extent of my involvement is quite funny, mostly because everyone thought I was oblivious to what was going on around me. The first hint that something was amiss was when Lewis was driving me home after an evening at my mum’s house. He couldn’t stop grinning… Read More

Friday, 23 August 2019