Kent…always full of surprises!

Kent…always full of surprises!

Ever had a reminder of what travel is really about without planning it? It was meant to be a quiet weekend recovering from World Travel Market with some relatives out in Kent. But, as always, it ended up being full of surprises of ancient British history, old churches, Remembrance Day celebrations and fantastic Kentish cider(…)

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Two Girls and a Spice Market

Two Girls and a Spice Market

It was day one in Istanbul. We had great plans but our Thai friend missed her connection in Dubai (Emirates we still love you delays and all!). So what was two girls supposed to do while waiting on her arrival? Things we knew she may not be keen on doing and since she is no(…)

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Falling in Love with Cavusin, Cappadocia

Falling in Love with Cavusin, Cappadocia

When I booked a hotel for our stay in Cappadocia little did I know it would become one of my favourite travel experiences ever. We went with no expectations; we left feeling like we were leaving family behind. Our stay in Cavusin turned out to be one of those life changing travel experiences that is sometimes(…)

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Hot Air Balloon Riding in Cappadocia, Turkey

Hot Air Balloon Riding in Cappadocia, Turkey

Who doesn’t want to go for a hot air balloon ride?  I had contemplated it in many places I have visited, even over Melbourne when I was last in Australia. But I do believe every thing happens at the right time and my right time for hot air balloon riding was in Cappadocia, Turkey with two of my(…)

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Beaches and Bajan Food!

Beaches and Bajan Food!

There is a multitude of reasons to love Barbados. The history, the charming people, the tropical weather, the laidback lifestyle, the Caribbean island vibe, Cropover Carnival and even the hot sauce but what struck me the most? Why the beaches and food off course! That’s all I need to say. That’s all I want to say.(…)

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Ask a Local – Feature #9 Barbados

Ask a Local – Feature #9 Barbados

Nicola and her family relocated from England two years ago with the intention of giving their children a different experience. They set up their dream café called Bliss Café in the happening St Lawrence Gap area in Barbados. It’s very much a family business, with their twin teenage girls even assisting in the kitchen. It(…)

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The Atlantic Impact Mentoring Experience

The Atlantic Impact Mentoring Experience

If you’ve travelled abroad before do you remember what you did on your very first trip? Do you remember how you felt? I was four years old when my grandparents took me to Toronto for the Summer. All I remember was being in awe by real zebras I was seeing for the very first time in(…)

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A Glimpse of Autumn in my Favourite Places

A Glimpse of Autumn in my Favourite Places

Autumn, or Fall as the North Americans call it, is my favourite season of the year. Yes I know I’m supposed to be a patriotic island girl but really I just love the cooler temps this time of the year, the beautiful earthy colours as the leaves change and fall off and most importantly the scrumptious warm(…)

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Ask a Local – Feature #8 Paris, France

Ask a Local – Feature #8 Paris, France

Whenever I think of Nicolas Hontanx I think of delicious French food. Why? He’s French and had worked, managed and co-owned various restaurants in Paris over the years, including my favourites. He’s spent time in the US where he even worked at the Four Seasons in Boston and studied hotel management/hospitality in Lausanne. In his spare(…)

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How Cuba inspired me to write

How Cuba inspired me to write

When I first told people I was going to Cuba for a whole month I got mixed reactions: From my friends who knew my hot foot well “Oh wow, awesome, take lots of pics!” From my American friends “So jealous, wish we could travel there freely!” From some others “Are you mad? It’s unsafe! What(…)

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