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 … Continue reading Visiting Cahuita National Park | Costa Rica

Top Christmas Markets in The Black Forest

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 … Continue reading Top Christmas Markets in The Black Forest

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

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 … Continue reading A day on board Independence of the Seas – Royal Caribbean

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 … Continue reading Portsmouth – Bilbao on the Cap Finistère with Brittany Ferries

Casa Cool Beans – Santa Teresa

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

Pouso Sambaquis, Ilhabela’s tropical hideaway

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