The Ventnor Fringe | A visitor’s guide

Now in it’s tenth year, the week long Ventnor Fringe takes place in July in Ventnor, a town in the south of the Isle of Wight. It’s a celebration of culture, and hosts some rising stars of comedy, arts, music, theatre and performance at a number of venues around the town. The headquarters of the […]

Sustainability on a cruise | How to travel in a more sustainable way.

The topic of cruising and sustainability often comes up and before/during my first cruise I did some research as to how one can cruise more sustainably. Much of this (as well as choosing which company to cruise with) actually comes down to decisions you can make during the cruise, and I wanted to highlight some […]

The Bower House | A delightful Cotwswolds stay

I’m a big fan of boutique properties, I find the attention to detail is usually much higher and the service often more personal.  Indeed, at The Bower House you’re welcomed as an old friend and the smiling staff have great suggestions for the local area. The five rooms are individually designed, with different styles, layouts and […]

What to do in Pico Bonito National Park?

Only a short drive away from La Ceiba is Pico Bonito National Park. It’s a haven for birdwatchers and nature lovers and draws in visitors from all over the world keen to spot some of the rare birds found in the area. Pico Bonito Lodge and Spa is a member of the group Small Luxury […]

10 reasons to visit Santa Rosa de Copan | Honduras

    1. It’s a great introduction to Honduras It’s often overlooked by tourists rushing to Copan Ruinas meaning that it’s less touristy and feels like a very authentic Honduran experience. Only a couple of hours from the Salvadorean border and well located on the way to both San Pedro Sula and other major destinations, […]

Top things to do in Ruta de las Flores, El Salvador

  The Ruta de las Flores is a picturesque area in El Salvador, popular for spending a few days exploring the small towns and villages that make up the route, hiking, visiting markets and generally having a nice laid back time. Below you’ll find some top suggestions for what to do in the area. My […]

How to get from Bocas Del Toro, Panama to Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica

How to get from Bocas Del Toro, Panama to Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica Option A) Take a transfer – The more expensive option but easier for more nervous travellers or those not on a budget. Most of the shops in Bocas Town offer tranfers to Sixaola for around $25 per person. This doesn’t include any […]

Visiting Cahuita National Park | Costa Rica

Cahuita National Park next to the beach town of Cahuita is a popular park with some great hiking trails and a lovely curve of beach usually great for swimming. Cost – Free It’s one of the only national parks in the country that is free to enter, but donations are encouraged. Most people seemed to […]

Top Christmas Markets in The Black Forest | The Black Forest at Christmas

Germany is famous for it’s Christmas Markets, even in the UK most of the major cities from London to Manchester claim to be hosting ‘German Christmas Markets’; so I’ve always been keen to see the real thing and find out what’s so good about them. The Black Forest is a beautiful region at any time […]

Environmental concerns in travel & fashion|How Zoggs are leading the movement.

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 […]

A day on board Independence of the Seas – Royal Caribbean

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 […]

Portsmouth – Bilbao on the Cap Finistère with Brittany Ferries

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 […]