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19 little things that made me fall in love with SALT Resort, Mauritius

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"Salt enhances everything", the PR lady at Salt Resort in Mauritius tells me, as I ask her about the meaning behind the unusual name and I immediately see the connection. Within minutes of arrival SALT resort has enhanced my Mauritius trip by a mile and my four days here were the perfect ending of 3 weeks spent on the island in the Indian Ocean. SALT [...]

Beyond the Buffet: All-Inclusive Adventures in Mauritius

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As a single gal, I don’t often get the chance to swan around luxurious all-inclusive resorts and embrace my inner-diva. This is partly because I feel like if I let her out she won’t go back in, partly because I can’t afford to and also partly because out-dated rules mean us singletons often get hit with high single supplements, or just feel a tad o[...]

The Little Luxury Every Traveler Deserves

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Flowers and date night. Two of the (many) pillars on which my relationship stands. I feel so strongly about flowers, that I interrupted a perfectly great evening in the heart of Lisbon to stand in the middle of a plaza and argue about the simple significance of flowers, with my boyfriend Kris. While I don’t recommend my tactics, I don’t regret defending[...]

Remembering Rachel: Hippie in Heels

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If you follow the travel blogging community, you will have found it hard to miss the awful news that Rachel Jones, author of the popular women's travel blog Hippie in Heels, recently passed away unexpectedly (May 2019.) Her free-spirited nature and long-running India-centric blog are incredibly well known within the worldwide travel community, and if you’v[...]

A Backpacker Meets 5* Resort Luxury: What I Learnt Staying At Shangri-La Mactan

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I’m a do-er. A jam-everything-in-so-I-don’t-get-FOMO kind of traveller. Someone who would choose a sketchy night bus to combine travelling with a (poor) night’s accommodation – and, because I haven’t learnt yet, immediately follow it with a day of intense sightseeing. There’s a few downsides to this kind of travelling though. The most obvi[...]

Ethical volunteering- Meet the skilled volunteer nurse swapping modern hospitals for rural operating rooms

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The year is 2019 and the word ‘voluntourism’ is on every conscious traveler’s lips. The term refers to the growing phenomenon amongst the world’s traveling community. People packing up their bags and taking international flights to some of the world’s poorest countries to carry out volunteer work, often on assignments they’ve paid to be a [...]

How to spend the perfect family weekend in Cascais, Portugal

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Last week we published a post on how best to travel to Lisbon with children and one of the recommended to do's was a day trip to Cascais. Today I want to follow up and give you some more details on how to spend a great weekend in Cascais, especially if you have kids, since it really is a great destination for some fun days with the whole family. Even[...]

Portugal: the ultimate winter escape for families in December

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People, I have a secret. A true insider tip and an answer to a question my timeline is full off once the end of summer rolls around. The question is: What's an easy to get to place that is still warm in December? The answer is here, friends. It's Portugal. The Algarve is a lovely stretch of land in the South of Portugal that  will usually still get over 20 [...]

Top tips for Lisbon with kids

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Lisbon and I have quite some history together and the better part of it evolves around me as a mother. It was here that I came when my son was only 4 months old. The place I chose to spend the first leg of winter in as by no means I was keen to spend it in Germany. At the time, this was in 2014, I had rented an apartment in Graca, walked around lots, took sh[...]

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