Perhaps counter-intuitively, I’ve wanted to go on a cruise ever since I saw Titanic at the age of 11. The fancy dining halls, the Irish dancing, the soaring music at sunset; what’s not to love? My best friend Kat left New Zealand for Dubai three months before I skipped off to the Americas. When she decided […]Read more "What I Learned On My First Cruise"
I’m following a steep trail through enormous gum trees. Every few steps a red butterfly or scurrying lizard catches my eye. The air is fresh and were it not for the glimpses of turquoise water between the trees, it would be easy to believe I’m in a large forest. I’m starting to break a sweat.Though […]Read more "Islas Cíes: the Best Beach in Europe"
Almost a year ago, I embarked on the birthday trip of a lifetime overland from the south of France to the place I’d always dreamed of visiting: Dubrovnik, Croatia. The image that had me going gaga for Dubrovnik a year ago Tomorrow, just before my next birthday, Busabout and Flight Centre UK have given me […]Read more "Ottoman Trek: Preview"
I hate getting older. But at least this year I had the beautiful island of Korčula to make everything seem better. Lookout point with Korčula in the distance. Korčula is about two hours north of Dubrovnik, and I had been tipped off to how great it was by others who had visited. The atmosphere is relaxed, […]Read more "Quarter of a Century in Korčula"