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

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

Sunday, 26 April 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

Friday, 24 April 2020