The next morning at the Hix Townhouse, I woke to the sound of faint knocking at the door – breakfast had arrived! Breakfast came in a picnic box with freshly baked muffins, cheese pastries, fresh juice, yoghurts (one of which was salted caramel and I’m down for anything and everything salted caramel) and muesli. After … Continue Reading

The Jurassic Coast of England is a part of the country I’d wanted to visit for the longest time. In large part, this is due to amazing natural sights like Durdle Door and Old Harry Rocks but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t hoping to find myself some dinosaur bone while I there! … Continue Reading

Remember how I said there’d been a mistake in our hotel booking in Odemira? Well, this eventually got sorted out and we swapped to the rooms booked in our original booking. The 2 bed apartment we had at the Enigma – Nature and Water Hotel was pretty sweet as it was but these new rooms … Continue Reading

Breakfast the next morning in Odemira consisted of many-a-sweet treat eaten lazily while watching the weather decide what it wanted to do. The forecast that week has been for rain (which is not a bad thing judging from how beautiful this sets off the coast line here) but by the time we were done with … Continue Reading

The next morning, not so bright and early, we hopped into our car (after another decadent breakfast at the Four Seasons), said farewell to Lisbon and headed off in search of more of more of what Portugal had to offer. Our base for the next few days was one I’d honestly never really thought about … Continue Reading

A return to Lisbon was something that was always on the cards. It’s just one of those cities that is so easy to fall in love with, fall in step with and quite frankly, feel at home in. (I long since added it to the list of cities I’d happily move to). And so, with … Continue Reading

* Okay, fine – we were actually in Bordeaux for more than 24 hours but this is over the last 24 hours we had in Bordeaux before heading for the airport so that title still counts. 😁😄 After that delicious lunch, we decided to spend the rest of the evening exploring the pretty streets of … Continue Reading

On our final day in St Kitts, we woke up to what was something of a surprise – clouds in the sky! It’d been sunny all week that the idea of rain here almost seemed impossible. 😀 (which is silly of course because rain is why the island is so lush and green). Don’t let … Continue Reading

The next day in St Kitts, I woke up with a surprising pain in my foot! Turns out, I hurt myself really badly on the beach the evening before from jumping around and chasing the little sandpipers on the beach. It was the stupidest thing really – I just loved watching them all march away … Continue Reading

For us, travel is all about experiences and seeing the world around you. Without sounding too cheesy, travel is something that opens your mind, makes you appreciate difference and really value cultures and new landscapes that you’d never interacted with before. At its core, that’s what makes travel so incredible – it’s ability to open … Continue Reading

After spending several nights in Basseterre, the capital city of St Kitts, it finally dawned on me that we’d actually never properly seen the city. We’d been pretty much zipping through the island from one fun activity to the next but hadn’t had any real time in the city. To correct that, we set off … Continue Reading

Body still aching from our hike up the volcano the day before, I was only too happy to be hopping aboard the St Kitts Scenic Railway – the only working train line in all of the Caribbean and one that involved a whole lot of rum and stunning island views. The train carriages have two … Continue Reading

After exploring the beautiful street art in Hollywood and stopping off for a bite to eat, we decided to have a little jaunt around Hollywood, Florida – which, in a lot of ways, looks and feels pretty similar to Hollywood in LA with its palm tree-lined avenues and rather cool and sometimes quirky houses. We stopped … Continue Reading

It’s been a while since I’ve visited a place and just felt like I wanted, nay – needed, to stay for much longer. Typically, I plan my time well enough on my travels (at least, well enough for me) that when ‘home time’ comes rolling on by, I’m very content and happy to head back … Continue Reading