As I travel a lot, for both my job & for pleasure, I have had to look at what impact my travels are having on both the environment, and also the communities I interact with on my trips. There is a well known motto; 'Take nothing but photos, leave nothing but footprints,' which phrases my … Continue reading Environmental concerns in travel & fashion|How Zoggs are leading the movement.
Having never been on board a cruise ship before; approaching the Royal Caribbean ship The Independence of the Seas, I was blown away by just how huge it was. Grand, and multicoloured at one end; as the popular top-deck water park Splashaway Bay could be seen even before I reached the terminal. On … Continue reading A day on board Independence of the Seas – Royal Caribbean
When I was younger and holidaying with my parents we would travel by ferry all the time, as we would take long camping & motorhome trips in France and Spain, and the ferry provided a convenient way to get further South without requiring as much driving. There were a couple of routes that I was … Continue reading Portsmouth – Bilbao on the Cap Finistère with Brittany Ferries
Santa Teresa is an area of Rio de Janeiro, high up on the hill tops with incredible views over the city. It's a bohemian district, full of street art, cool shops, independent clothes boutiques and some fantastic restaurants. It's also linked well to other districts with the famous tram, as well as being an easy … Continue reading Casa Cool Beans – Santa Teresa
Yesterday, someone asked me what the English word for Pousada was. Google seems to think the direct translation is hostel, but that doesn't quite fit, certainly they may have the laidback hostel feel, but with the touch of family that comes with a bed & breakfast, and certainly at Pousada Sambaquis, also with lashings of … Continue reading Pouso Sambaquis, Ilhabela’s tropical hideaway
Going away for 3 months requires some planning even for the most seasoned of travellers. In January I'm setting off to explore 3 South American countries as part of a blogging trip and I'm incredibly excited, but it has taken some coordinating with other work commitments in order to go on such a long trip, … Continue reading How I’m preparing for my South America trip
I only had a couple of days in San Francisco, but my wanderlust side was desperate to see some highlights of the city. San Francisco Bay and of the Golden Gate Bridge, a glimpse of Alcatraz and of course some top eats. A little bit of research lead me to Pier 39, a dining and … Continue reading A day out at Pier 39, SF