It usually takes me a little time to fall in love with a city. Over the years I have visited Berlin numerous times and after a while I really started to enjoy its rebelliousness, the street art and liberalism. I also liked Phnom Penh when I first got there, but it was only after living there for a Read More →

When we visited Brazil for the World Cup this year I was delighted to be able return to Rio de Janeiro, a city I visited in 2007 and have wanted to return to ever since. There is something magical about Rio, nestled as it is between a majestic coastline and rugged mountains. Rio is obviously home to Read More →

As a lucky/long-suffering wife of an ex-Royal Marine, I’ve become used to sharing his love of the sea. As such, here are my tips for getting the most out of your time spent enjoying a life on the ocean waves. 1. Think ahead to get the most out of your shore leave Hopefully everyone booking Read More →

Having survived three attempted bag-snatches or muggings over the past three years – yep, only attempted as the would-be thieves were clearly too scared of my right hook since I’ve received boxing training from a Cuban Olympic coach in Cambodia. 🙂 – I know all too well that pickpocketing is common during travels and that every Read More →

I rarely leave home without my trusted camera so I have been fortunate enough to capture a number of memorable images during my travels around the world – but of all of the photos I have taken, perhaps my favourite were taken not of this world, but from beyond. On our way to back to Read More →

When I bought my beloved iPhone last year I was petrified that I would drop it one day, not least because I am probably the clumsiest person in the world. I know so many people who have dropped their iPhone resulting in cracked screens or worse. So before we embarked on our South American adventure I Read More →

So as Chris and I are in South America this summer, it seemed rude not to drop by Brazil for a few weeks to soak up the atmosphere at the World Cup. Unfortunately we didn’t manage to spend the whole tournament in Brazil (much like the England team) but we did get to spend the Read More →

When I stepped outside the jeep on the last day of our Bolivian Salt Flats tour I couldn’t believe that the landscape that unfolded itself in front of me was real. The vistas I was lucky enough to witness rather looked like a painting coloured in soft shades of green, blue and brown, all framed perfectly with stunning Read More →