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4×4 Driving in the Atlas Mountains

Winter Sun in Marrakech

A peaceful and stylish hideaway in a green corner of Marrakech. For my birthday, Ross booked a 4-night winter getaway to Marrakech.  It’s the first holiday we have booked through Secret Escapes and it has been amazing.  Les Cinq Djellabas in Marrakech gives you the best of two worlds. The first being a stay in […]

Arashiyama

  Arashiyama is in the far west of Kyoto, tucked along the base of the Arashiyama Mountains (meaning “Storm Mountains”).  We visited this area upon arriving in Kyoto from Tokyo on the bullet train as I was really excited to tick off some of the biggest tourist spots immediately. A short walk from the train […]

The Swimming Pigs, The Bahamas

It is fair to say the sole reason I chose the Bahamas for our recent holiday was because of the Swimming Pigs! The calm, turquoise waters and soft, powdery white sand are frequently advertised in the Caribbean but it was those adorable snouts and cute trotters that had me sold.  Upon arriving at Sandals Emerald Bay we […]

The Blarney Stone

  After attending a friends beautiful wedding in Kinsale and exploring nearby Cobh.  We ventured to Blarney Castle to Kiss the Blarney Stone and acquire the ‘Gift of the Gab’ or the ‘Gift of Eloquence’ as some call it. For over 200 years, world statesmen, literary giants, and legends of the silver screen have joined […]

Ephesus

This is my second visit to he ruins of Ephesus which are a popular tourist attraction in Turkey. The city of Ephesus was once famed for the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, which was destroyed by a mob led by the archbishop of Constantinople in 401 AD. However, […]

Hot Air Ballooning in Cappadocia

Cappadocia is hands-down one of the most memorable places I have ever visited. The town lies in a unique landscape that looks like it could be from a city on the moon or a fairy tail.  The landscape has peaks called “fairy chimneys” dotting the hillsides which were created by volcanic activity many years ago and […]

Verona

We are spending a week in Italy as a summer break.  Ross is very keen to visit Venice (which I’ve visited before) and since it is close to Verona we decided to fly here first and experience the romantic city. We took the train from the airport to the city which was a bit dreary […]

Returning to Venice

Venice is a maze of canals and small streets, whimsical bridges, and colorful buildings. And as with all mazes, you should prepare to find yourself lost a time or two.  This is my second visit to Venice.  My first was back in 2006 when I was backpacking through Europe and this time I am travelling with my boyfriend and […]

Adventure in Queenstown, NZ

Surrounded by the soaring indigo heights of the Remarkables and framed by the meandering coves of Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown is a right show-off. It looks like a small town, but it is the ‘Global Adventure Capital’ of the world, and as Ross is pretty adventurous I thought it would be a great place to visit during his first trip […]

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