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A brief guide to St Lucia

Stepping off the plane and hitting that comforting warm wall of heat and seeing tropical plants bursting from the hills, you know the week ahead in the Caribbean sunshine is going to be just what you need.  Whether that’s an adventure soaring through the treetops, beach time, partying at the jump up or tasting endless […]

The Beauty of Bequia

There are specks of paradise in this world which become havens of tranquility, where our souls can truly rest and escape reality. There are places where we feel part of the family from the moment we step foot inside and where even our tears want to leave us and linger when we must leave. A […]

10 things to do in New York this winter!

Stop for drinks on the 8th floor of The Marriott Hotel in Times Square.  It’s not very expensive when you consider its location and the view you get of Times Square. Catch the Christmas Spectacular at Radio City with the Rockettes from November.  For all Scrooges out there, be warned!  It’s very happy and Christmassy […]

Canadian Rail Journeys

Canada has a lot of ground to cover and is fortunate that the distances bring stunning views and varying scenery.  This is why a train journey across the land is the perfect way to visit a number of places without missing out on the hidden beauty in between.  There are so many rail journeys that […]

Magical Montreal

The Canadian city of Montreal is like no other.  It’s a unique melting pot of European style architecture, dramatic temperature extremes (spanning -30c to + 30c), a feisty and vibrant political scene, an even more vibrant nightlife scene and a cherished French language and cuisine.  Not to mention some inherently Canadian traits like the city’s […]

5 tips for Respectful and Ethical travel

Tip 1 Travel on foot, bike, bus and train wherever possible when you arrive at your destination.  You never quite get to know a city until you have walked it.  We found a lot of hidden gems in New York thanks to taking only one subway whilst there. Tip 2 Learn basic phrases in the […]

Havana Have Fun!

For many, Cuba will be on their list of places to visit.  It’s a big place so don’t expect to be finished within a week.  In fact, you may need to separate breaks or one long one to cover everything you want to. When we stayed, we visited Havana for 3 nights and Varadero for […]

A brief look at São Luís

Think of Brazil and you’re probably thinking Sugarloaf Mountain, carnival, the favela and the World Cup but there is far more to Brazil than you think.  Occupying almost 48% of South America and bordering every other South American country but for Ecuador and Chile, Brazil gives you a lot of ground to cover and varying […]

A brief guide to Recife

After exploring the delights of Rio, the culture of São Luís and the dream dunes of Lençóis Maranhenses, it’s time for Recife.  Here you will find a mix of good restaurants, culture, history and beaches making it a perfect place to stop off for a few days and if you are lucky enough to be […]

Antigua: A beach for every day of the year

Warm waters lapping onto the white sands which coat the edges of this beautiful island will soothe the soul and provide you with a well earned rest.  You have your pick of beaches, 365 of them to be precise, and a wealth of sea life to keep you occupied in the tropical waters.  If you […]

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