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

Hodges Beach in Calibishie Cove: A Caribbean Gem in Dominica

My sandals slapped against the rough tarmac as I made my way down the little side-road outside our sea-cliff cottage. I had spent the entirety of my morning rescuing these sandals from the spot which I had sadly forgotten them. And I regretted nothing. Mission complete, it was time for Lewis and I to explore… Read More

Monday, 4 May 2020

Pristine Beaches and Fresh Fish in Calibishie

I slammed shut the door to our black 4×4 and gazed at the quaint little cottage that stood before me. The sunlight dazzled me for a moment before I took in the brilliant white walls and orange roof of our bungalow. It stood surrounded by beautiful gardens which sloped gently down until they reached a… Read More

Friday, 1 May 2020

The Road from Rosalie to Calibishie

I awoke to the peaceful chorus of hundreds of forest birds. It was a blessed relief to see sunlight filtering through the wooden slatted doors of our eco-villa. Morning at last! What a night it had been. The hugest moth in the world had tried to force its way through our mosquito net and given… Read More

Saturday, 25 April 2020

Journeying Off The Beaten Track into the Wild Dominican Jungle

This is a continuation (part 4) to the most ridiculous travel day in my history of travelling. You may wish to read the previous entries: – The Start of the Most Ridiculous Travel Day I’ve Ever Experienced – The Road to Nowhere: Driving into the Unknown in Dominica – Racing around Roseau with No Money:… Read More

Wednesday, 22 April 2020

The Road to Nowhere: Driving into the Unknown in Dominica

I felt a knot of excitement develop in my stomach as land came into view outside my round plane window. I could see a roughed coastline which consisted of a mixture of black boulders and valiant cliff-faces. The shoreline was wild and remote. I couldn’t see a single hint of development. In-between rocky outcrops lay… Read More

Monday, 13 April 2020