Middle East · Travel

One Day in Bethlehem – An Independent Day Trip to Bethlehem

If you are visiting Jerusalem, and want to explore Bethlehem as well then you have two options. You could pay a small fortune for an organised tour, or follow these simple steps and plan your own day trip to Bethlehem. Read on to discover how to reach Bethlehem, what to see and where to eat… Continue reading One Day in Bethlehem – An Independent Day Trip to Bethlehem

Accommodation · Caribbean · Review · Travel

Tranquility Spa at The Club Barbados – A Review

How can you make a relaxing stay at a relaxing resort even more relaxing? On a recent trip to Barbados, that challenge was taken up by the friendly and talented staff of The Tranquility Spa at The Club Barbados. This is a full run down (or is that rub down) of the experience. We were… Continue reading Tranquility Spa at The Club Barbados – A Review

Accommodation · North America · Review · Travel

A Bed in Philadelphia -Apple Hostels of Philadelphia Review

Philadephia, in USA’s Pennsylvania, is chock full of history and is famous worldwide for its cheesesteaks Somehow, we had never hopped on a bus from our many visits to New York to explore. With a friend’s wedding a short drive away in Maryland, we decided to see what we were missing and spent two nights… Continue reading A Bed in Philadelphia -Apple Hostels of Philadelphia Review

Europe · Gear · General · Train · Travel

Packing for the Trans-Siberian Railway in Winter – Your Ultimate List

Packing for the Trans-Siberian Railway can be a daunting prospect. If you have never taken a long train journey before, you may not know what to expect. Never fear! On our Trans-Siberian adventure from Shanghai to St Petersburg, we picked up some great packing tips. Follow these and tick off the items as you go,… Continue reading Packing for the Trans-Siberian Railway in Winter – Your Ultimate List

Africa

A Visit to The Big Hole and Kimberley Diamond Mine, South Africa

In August 2019, we were lucky enough to spend two magical nights on the Blue Train. We rode the rails between Cape and Pretoria in pure luxury. As part of this epic trip across the African landscape, all the passengers are treated to a side trip to The Big Hole, Kimberley. We thought about it… Continue reading A Visit to The Big Hole and Kimberley Diamond Mine, South Africa

Accommodation · Caribbean · Review · Travel

A Bed in Barbados – The Club Barbados Review

Elite Island Resorts has hotels dotted throughout the Caribbean. In 2018 we spent three glorious days at Galley Bay in Antigua. It was with this wonderful experience in mind that we booked to stay at the group’s Barbados offering, The Club Barbados. The resort has just undergone a fancy facelift so we were particularly excited… Continue reading A Bed in Barbados – The Club Barbados Review

Africa · Train

Riding the Rails – Two Magical Nights on the Blue Train, South Africa

The Blue Train, known as the window to the soul of Africa, is one of the world’s most luxurious trains. It covers almost a thousand miles between Cape Town and Pretoria, and does so whilst providing its passengers with the kind five-star service you would expect in a high-end hotel. We have been dreaming of… Continue reading Riding the Rails – Two Magical Nights on the Blue Train, South Africa

Africa · Review · Train

Riding the Rails – Victoria Falls Royal Livingstone Express Review

Victoria Falls is a destination awash with nostalgia. From the Victoria Falls Hotel and its Edwardian grandeur and high tea, to the giant statue of Livingstone that overlooks the falls themselves. There is a very post-colonial whiff about the place, and we got a little swept away with it. To recapture a little of that… Continue reading Riding the Rails – Victoria Falls Royal Livingstone Express Review

Food · Middle East · Review · Travel

Exploring Machane Yehuda Market, Jerusalem with Delicious Israel

When we began our research into Israeli cuisine, we realised just what a confusing business it is. Israel has influences from its direct neighbours, and much further afield. The best way to get our heads around it was to explore the wonderful array of choices with the experts. Enter Delicious Israel and their Eat Jerusalem… Continue reading Exploring Machane Yehuda Market, Jerusalem with Delicious Israel