Our final island in the Maldives was definitely one of my favourites of the 8 islands we’d visited! That island was Kandolhu. The fact that it’s included in Small Luxury Hotels of the world was kind of a giveaway before we arrived that it would be good but somehow it still managed to surprise and … Continue Reading

Most times, when you look at guides to Sintra or top sights to see in Sintra, Monserrate Palace (and it’s surrounding parks) are overlooked and yet, from speaking to locals in nearby Cascais (a lovely seaside town), this is one sight that needs to be seen in Sintra and so, with that in mind, we … Continue Reading

On our final day in Jasper, we got up nice and early, in huge part to maximise our time at breakfast but mostly due to attempting to squeeze in as much of Jasper as possible before heading back to Edmonton in the afternoon. We started pretty much immediately after breakfast with what was supposed to … Continue Reading

After leaving, the beauty that is Pena Palace, we headed over to our next sight in Sintra – the Moorish Castle (or The Castle of The Moors – depending on which version of the name you prefer). The Moorish palace is actually a short walk from Pena Palace (or at least, from the entrance of … Continue Reading

When we arrived into Jasper, we’d originally had a whole day set aside to skiing in Marmot Basin. With the change of plans on the first day which saw us explore the amazing Pyramid island, lake and mountain area, before heading off to the Icefields Parkway instead of Maligne Canyon and hence moving Maligne Canyon … Continue Reading

One place I really wanted to visit once we arrived in Jasper was Maligne Canyon! Thing is, even up to a few days before we left the UK for Canada, I’d never even heard of Maligne and its famous canyon. Once I heard about it though (and googled images of it) I knew I had … Continue Reading

Leaving the Metterra hotel, as we hurried through breakfast, eager to hit the road early, I remembered something we’d missed out on the entire time we stayed there – Happy hour at The Metterra. And no, not the kind of happy hour where the drinks are half price – it’s the kind where the drinks … Continue Reading

The next day in Edmonton was a truly lazy one and one that comes off the back of a night out in the city! It started with a late breakfast at the hotel (random aside – the Metterra Hotel also has happy hour, before a leisurely stroll through the farmers market in Old Strathcona (partly … Continue Reading

The next morning, after a rather hurried breakfast (I got the timings wrong and we just missed breakfast – thankfully the kind folk at the Metterra Hotel rustled something up for us from the kitched), we headed off to Downton Edmonton to try our hands at something new – segwaying. I tend to be more … Continue Reading