Europe · Travel

Getting to Know Bar, Montenegro

Have you heard of Montenegro? Have you been Montenegro? I didn’t know all that much about it before I started researching our trip to the Balkans. This itinerary took us to the town of Bar for one afternoon and night and it was great to get to know Montenegro just a little better.

South America · Travel

Rio de Janeiro Carnival, Brazil – Ipanema Beach

“Tall and tanned, and young and lovely, The girl from Ipanema goes walking” …and so do the slightly more elderly and rotund gentlemen. In fact, sit and watch the promenade along the beaches in Rio De Janeiro and you will see people of all ages, shapes and sizes sporting their best swimwear, in the world’s… Continue reading Rio de Janeiro Carnival, Brazil – Ipanema Beach

South America · Travel

Rio de Janeiro Carnival, Brazil – Seeing the Sights

Rio de Janeiro is one the most perfect places in the world to take a city break. I know, I know, I live in the UK and that sounds like madness. But what I mean is, it is one of a few cities in the world that has it all of my favourite things.

South America · Travel

Rio de Janiero Carnival, Brazil – The Bloco

Brazil is home to one of the world’s biggest street parties, Carnival and Rio De Janeiro hosts the most famous one of all. Held on the last Tuesday before lent begins, it is a chance for everyone to indulge themselves before six long weeks of deprivation. The whole city becomes one huge party zone, and everybody… Continue reading Rio de Janiero Carnival, Brazil – The Bloco

General · Travel

2017 – The Plan

In a change to our regularly scheduled programming: our plan for 2017. 2016 was a BIG year. Ignoring everything else that happened, Karl and I finally got married after ten years together. It took  up most of my time, most of my thoughts and most of our holiday days. This year, I am dragging us… Continue reading 2017 – The Plan

Europe · Travel

Meet and Crete

My first full blown trip abroad took me to the beautiful Greek island of Crete. My parents had booked us on a package holiday to keep things simple, and remembering what a handful my brother and I were, it seems like that was a good plan. We jumped on a coach from the airport and… Continue reading Meet and Crete