We arrived into Generalife absolutely panting after running all the way from the Alhambra! With our flights to catch in a few hours and palace entry closing in less than an hour, speed was of the essence! Thankfully, Generalife is so much smaller than the Alhambra and so after a short walk through the elaborate … Continue Reading

Leaving the beautiful city of Ronda, there was one place on our visit to Southern Spain that I knew we had to find a way to fit into our travel plans and that place was The Alhambra. For ages I’d been obsessed with The Alhambra and when I knew we’d be near enough to drive … Continue Reading

Fresh off the high of that amazing Maldivian sunset (champagne-fuelled) cruise at the amazing Kandolhu island, we headed off for cocktails by moonlight (which somehow seems even more special than cocktails by bar-light 😉 ), before heading out to dinner. I say ‘heading out’, we must have walked all of 10 steps to the Sea … Continue Reading

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