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How to be Charmed by Kerala’s Theatre and Munnar Tea Plantations

By |April 17th, 2017

Known for its verdant hills, tropical weather and laid-back lifestyle, Kerala is well worth a visit, not least for its colourful theatrical shows and a taste of the Munnar tea plantations.

Like us, you may well fly into Cochin International Airport and have some time to explore this port city, particularly Fort Kochi. We stayed at […]

How to Enjoy Blissful Zanzibar Diving and Dining

By |January 17th, 2017

For dreamy beaches, fascinating history and exciting watersports, look no further than the African island of Zanzibar. For advice on where to go for Zanzibar diving, dining and culture, read on!

The funny thing about arriving on the island from Dar Es Salaam on mainland Tanzania is you need to go through customs and show your passport, […]

Up, Up and Away Over the Serengeti

By |December 30th, 2016

Over the summer I was in Africa and here are highlights from the mainland Tanzania leg of the trip, including a sunrise Serengeti hot air balloon flight and a jeep safari in an ancient volcanic crater.

Serengeti

Having already explored the Kenyan part of the Serengeti – the Maasai Mara – we entered Tanzania’s part, including the Ngorogoro […]

How to Experience Montreal Like A Local

By |March 31st, 2015

It’s great to explore a place by yourself, but there’s nothing like having an insider’s perspective of where to go and what to do. When Steeve and I arrived in Montreal – in the French-speaking province of Quebec in Canada – we were lucky to enough to be shown around by Steeve’s relatives Gérard and Lydie, […]

5 Ways to Get Wet and Stay Dry at Niagara Falls

By |November 1st, 2014

Niagara Falls is on many people’s bucket list of things to see before they die. However this popularity means countless tour operators and agencies are offering trips to and around these famous falls. It’s clearly big business, but makes it hard to work out which are rip-offs and which are essential. So, how to […]