Behind the scenes

The tapping of tiny tools into blocks of mango and rosewood. The intense concentration of artisans with years of experience or their apprentices looking on with interest. Intricate designs traced onto to whitewashed surfaces. Planned …

Rishikesh – life on the Ganges

If you’re into yoga and enjoy travelling then I’m sure Rishikesh is on your radar. A city in the Uttarakhand area of India, Rishikesh is considered by many as the home of yoga. It has …

Ashram Life – what a typical day looks like

A day in the life of an ashram

ashram – noun – (especially in South Asia) a hermitage, monastic community, or other place of religious retreat. Staying in an ashram is hands down one of the best experiences I have ever had. For …

48 Hours in Jaipur

Jaipur, the Pink City. Home of block printing, jewels and one of the most beautiful forts in the world, all encased in a city wall of the most gorgeous terracotta pink. Jaipur is a common …

An adventure close to home

If you’re a subscriber to the newsletter you’ll know by now that planning an adventure is one my ways to survive the cold dark months. Now an exotic adventure is always a fun thing to …

Getting Offline

In this ever increasingly frantic world it came seem like we don’t have time to switch off. We don’t have time to relax. There is always something to be done. Someone to see. Somewhere to …

A weekend away in nature – Sunshine in the Cairngorms

Scotland is truly one of the most beautiful places in the world , even in the rain. But when you’re lucky enough to experience Scotland in the sunshine it’s a completely different experience. The greys, …

India as an inspiration

What was India like is hands down the first question I always get asked when people find out I’ve travelled there and I’m never quite sure how to answer without just gushing words at them. …

a long weekend in Barcelona

Do you know what the best kind of travel is? Surprise travel! Those of you who know me in real life will know that this summer I made a very adult decision to forego a …

Cuba beyond Havana

When you think of Cuba you probably think of old cars, dilapidated old buildings and rum and I was exactly the same until I started researching for my final long haul trip of this year, …