Barbados Republic

When did Barbados become a Republic? It was a historic day for the Caribbean when the Barbados Republic was formally established at midnight on Monday, 29 November 2021. Formerly, this independent British Commonwealth nation enjoyed similar status to its neighbouring islands of Jamaica, Antigua, The Bahamas among others but it has now finally stepped into… Read more


What Happens if Flight Is Cancelled

My flight was cancelled, what do I do? This is the question that, sadly, we only ask ourselves when we are standing knee-deep in luggage in the Departure concourse of an airport. If you’ve been on the wrong end of a flight cancellation, you will instantly know that feeling of utter despair when you see… Read more


Costa Rica Honeymoon

Congratulations!  No, not just for your nuptials but for showing the exquisite taste in contemplating a Costa Rica honeymoon.  Clearly, you are informed travelers who are keen on elevating your honeymoon to more than a merely romantic getaway. After all, what exactly is romance but that unique and unifying combination of quirks that has singled… Read more


Family Caribbean Vacations

If you are searching for the ultimate in family Caribbean vacations, then take a trip with me through some of the spectacular and best Caribbean destinations for families.  As you will probably know, the Caribbean is a vast area that includes many pretty island nations.  There are Caribbean coastlines of Mexico and Costa Rica to… Read more


Anguilla Beaches

When you dream of the perfect beach, what do you see? Is it filled with Blue skies, Sugar fine sand, crystal clear seas, exciting water sports or delicious BBQ food? Look no further because our Anguilla beaches have it all. Anguilla is one of those desirable destinations in the Caribbean where the informed traveller is… Read more


Best Restaurants in Sorrento

Any visit to Sorrento is a feast for the eyes. The clifftop drive, snaking around sharp bends hundreds of feet above the Bay of Naples provides breath-taking views that rival any destination on the globe. Never have land and sea been so well married to create dramatic colours and textures …. the essence of panoramic… Read more


Italy Packing List

Lucky you!  I imagine you are reading this article as you’ve already made the wonderful decision to travel to Italy. So, you’ve decided to see it all for yourself.  Excellent!  Here’s a quick list of what I like to call my essentials Italy.  You know, those key pieces that are an absolute requirement when packing… Read more


Grenada (Caribbean) – Your Questions Answered

What is Grenada? Not to be mistaken for the city of Granada in mainland Spain, Grenada is a sovereign state in the Caribbean, made up of the main island of Grenada and the smaller islands of Carriacou and Petite Martinique, known enchantingly as the Spice Islands. What is a Sovereign State? There are numerous Sovereign States within… Read more


Spain Honeymoon 

Honeymoons are special.  If you are a fortunate individual who has met his or her ideal other and wish to start a long and happy life together, the Honeymoon is the time in your relationship when you embark on that adventurous voyage of mutual discovery.  Honeymoons aren’t always about the first flush of romantic love. … Read more


Best food in Italy

Ciao!  It’s no secret that some of the most delicious foods enjoyed globally have originated within the borders of that bewitching boot-shaped country:  Italy!  Traditional Italian food has crossed over and become a delightful visitor on family menus for decades.  Of course, authentic Italian food is a delicious combination of influences that showcase the history… Read more


Ibiza Beach

The aptly named White Isle of Ibiza Spain has rightly earned a reputation as one of the coolest destinations on the globe.  It has lured the beautiful people to its shores for decades because regardless of the amazing arty and party vibe on the island, at its heart there is a picturesque and unspoiled Mediterranean… Read more


Things to do in Mallorca

The Balearic Islands made up of Ibiza, Menorca, Formentera and Mallorca and a few other titchy ones, have established themselves as the go-to destination for travellers looking for a vacation that offers a myriad of activities and pleasures.  Whereas Ibiza is seen as ‘party central’, with Menorca the quieter island and Formentera the small shy… Read more


Caribbean Food – National Dishes of the Caribbean

Part of the great pleasure of travel is the number of new tastes and flavours that we encounter on foreign shores.  Anyone who has traversed the globe already knows how regional dishes and traditional methods of cooking can vary from place to place. Nowhere is this more evident than in the Caribbean. A combination of… Read more