Stranded in a Tropical Storm in Barbados

The departures board flashed red and I stifled a sigh. Delayed. Even worse, it didn’t say how long the flight was delayed. The departure board was an array of red now with a cluster of flights delayed. Well, they don’t say Liat is an acronym for ‘leave islands any time’ for nothing. Outside the large… Read More

Sunday, 5 April 2020

Glimpsing Another Side of Barbados: The Calm Before the Storm

“We need to pull-over. I have so much sand in my pants.” Lewis complained. After being dragged around in the Caribbean sea by a huge wave, Lewis was left dishevelled and apparently with a mountain of sand in his pants. I couldn’t even begin to imagine how uncomfortable that was. We were currently trundling along… Read More

Saturday, 4 April 2020

Visiting Barbados Again After 7 Years

Barbados has changed. Confused and dismayed, these were the words that thrummed through my head as I stood in a dusty carpark. Behind me were the beautiful coloured cottages known as the ‘Chattle village’, a quaint array of houses in traditional Bajan architecture known as the ‘chattle’ house. This was a spot that always filled… Read More

Tuesday, 31 March 2020

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

I was SCAMMED by Barbados’ Drone Laws

This article has been sitting in my drafts for two months now. I went back and forth with the idea of publishing it. I hate to spread negativity about a country but at the same time, my blog is all about being real and showing all sides to travel, the good and the ugly. My… Read More

Sunday, 29 September 2019

4 Amazing Caribbean Islands You Must Visit

The Caribbean is a bucket-list destination that most people dream of visiting at least once in their lifetime. A group of tropical islands situated off the coast of South America with warm turquoise waters and sleepy palm trees swaying gently in the breeze on a golden-sand beach, what's not desirable about it? But there are… Read More

Tuesday, 18 July 2017