Fuerteventura, in the Canary Islands (which, despite being just off the coast of Africa are actually Spanish) is definitely one place that surprised me on our recent travels. The landscape here is diverse, absolutely stunning (as you might have seen from this post here, this one in the mountains and this one with that that … Continue Reading

The next morning at Velassaru proved that the sunshine was indeed here to stay (it’d rained on and off for the first couple of days when we arrived to the Maldives – mostly in the evenings and usually for like 30 mins to an hour but still… 🙂 ). Thankfully this morning, my only plans … Continue Reading

So here’s the thing – no one ever really needs to ski – they want to! Skiing isn’t as much about necessity as it is about of a great way to have a fun (and maybe, adrenaline) filled holiday. Now, I’m not one who’ll ever say that there’s a right or wrong way to travel … Continue Reading

Shortly after breakfast in our previous ‘home’ island in the Maldives, the seaplane arrived to take us to the new one – Velassaru (…via the capital city of Male, of course). From Male we hopped aboard the island boat which was waiting for us and before long, the beautiful island of Velassaru was in sight! The weather … Continue Reading

After spending a beautiful albeit cloudy day in Florence, the sun decided to finally pop its head out! With this in mind, I decided it make perfect sense to head over to one of the most colourful places in Italy – Cinque Terre! We parked the car off and hopped about the train to what … Continue Reading

A stay in Tuscany would be incomplete without a visit to my favourite Italian city – Florence and so, despite the grey clouds and rain earlier in the day, we jumped into the car, leaving our Tuscan farmhouse behind and made our way slowly to Florence. I’ve been to Florence so many times in the … Continue Reading

After our morning snorkelling around the house reef, the rest of the afternoon was devoted to soaking in as much sunshine as possible and splashing around in the pool! The Angsana Velavaru ocean villa pools are a lot bigger than I’d anticipated and, drinks in hand, are a perfect way to make the most of … Continue Reading

The next morning at the Angsana Velavaru, after our fairly relaxed day of arrival into the Maldives – I had two main things planned for the day – snorkelling (the Maldives is, as you already know, amazing for this) and indulging in the spa… actually, make that 3 things – I also planned on getting … Continue Reading

When we visited the Maldives for the first time, the original plan was to stay in the Maldives for 2 weeks but somewhere along the line, we got sidetracked by the island beauty that is Sri Lanka and ended up deciding to split our time between both places, spending 5 days in the Maldives (6 … Continue Reading