Mvuu Lodge over the Shire River - Malawi

On Safari In Liwonde National Park

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As I started writing this post, I began to count how many times I'd been on safari. Twice in South Africa, three times in Zimbabwe, and once in Kenya. I'm very lucky to have been on so many great safaris, but you could forgive me for thinking…
Pulteney Bridge in Bath - Staycation

A Weekend Staycation In Bath

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Out of all the major cities and towns in the UK, Bath has always eluded my travel path. Always driven past and never through, I vowed that 2016 would be the year that I finally visited the historic city, and crossed it off my to-do list. I…
Upper Slaughter Manor in the Cotswolds

A 24 Hour Road Trip Through The Cotswolds

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The Cotswolds is a part of the country I've never visited, so at the end of 2015 I thought it was about time I explored this medieval part of England. I booked a weekend break with Travelzoo before Christmas, which included a one-night…
Basque Country, pintxos cooking class

Bringing The Basque Country To Your Home: A Pintxos Cooking Class

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"How do you make mayonnaise?", asked Íñigo, our chef for the evening. I racked my brain. The last time I read the ingredients of a mayonnaise jar was when I was very hungover and bored at some point in 2007. "Eggs", I said proudly,…
Things to do in the Basque Country, Spain

15 Things You Need To Experience In The Basque Country

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Whilst most British travellers flock to the South East of Spain for a spot of sunshine, it is well worth checking out the Northern province of the Basque Country. Renowned for its fierce independence, great surf, architecture, incredible…
Walindi Plantation Dive Resort - Papua New Guinea

Walindi Plantation Resort: The Best Dive Accommodation In Kimbe Bay

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Every now and again I come across a place that gives something extra, something a little different. Walindi Plantation Resort in Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea provided exactly that. When you walk into any regular hotel, you are normally…
A geyser cloud following eruption in Iceland

Iceland's Golden Circle: Greenhouses, Geysers & Geology

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I'm going to throw it out there right away - there are many similarities between Reykjavik, Iceland, and Queenstown, New Zealand. As I was coming into land over the snow covered lava fields of Iceland, there was a certain excitement and trepidation…
The Szechenyi thermal spa baths in Budapest, Hungary

A Trip To The Széchenyi Thermal Spa Baths, Budapest

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"If there's one thing you need to do in Budapest, it is visit the Széchenyi Thermal Spa Baths", said about twelve of my friends and fellow travel bloggers when I asking what the top 'things to do' in Budapest were. They were right - bathing…
Rhino Safari Camp, Zimbabwe

Rhino Safari Camp - Matusadona National Park

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Every so often I have a travel experience that sticks in my head. It's an experience and a set of memories that makes me grin spontaneously on a random day, and makes a great meal time story. Ever get that? Rhino Safari Camp, situated on…
Umbozha - A Lake Kariba houseboat - Zimbabwe

Umbozha - My Lake Kariba Houseboat

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Kariba is a town that has been deprived of tourism for a long time. For such a beautiful part of Zimbabwe, access has been a problem in the past. But since Air Zimbabwe reconnected Kariba with Harare - flying three times a week - the area has…