Weekend break under £300 and under 3 hours – Villajoyosa Alicante Spain

Weekend break under £300 and under 3 hours – Villajoyosa Alicante Spain

A weekend break under £300 and under 3 hours – this time to Villajoyosa Spain for £250, which is 2 hours 20 minutes flight time from Gatwick. I’m a big fan of Spain for three reasons. It’s really easy to get to from the UK, you can find a spot with great weather for most […]

Algarve Portugal and a mini break to see in 2017

Algarve Portugal and a mini break to see in 2017

I like to wake up somewhere new on New Year’s day. In 2016 it was the Maldives, but with the low value of the pound and high flight prices, that kind of trip wasn’t possible this year. I wanted to visit somewhere I hadn’t been and the weather forecast for the Algarve Portugal was looking […]

Gothenburg Sweden in December

Gothenburg Sweden in December

I chose Gothenburg Sweden for a short December break for 2 main reasons: The short flight time from Gatwick – under 2 hours and great flight prices The Christmas Market at Liseberg Amusement Park I flew with Norwegian and stayed at the lovely RadissonBlu Riverside, which was a short ferry ride into the city centre. […]

Have I got rabies? The time I was bitten by a mongoose and why you should have the vaccine

Have I got rabies? The time I was bitten by a mongoose and why you should have the vaccine

The second thought that passed through my head after “get that thing away from me”, was “have I got rabies”? Now I don’t know about you, but being bitten by a Banded Mongoose was the last danger I’d considered when planning a solo trip to Namibia! (You can read more about my trip here) Dramatics […]

Solo self drive in Namibia

Solo self drive in Namibia

The reactions when I told people I was going to do a solo self drive in Namibia varied from, “wow that’s so excellent” to “are you crazy” and everything in between. The reality is, Namibia is a pretty civilised country in Southern Africa and most travellers choose to self-drive… maybe not on their own. I […]

Staying in Cavtat

Staying in Cavtat

When researching where to stay near Dubrovnik I asked several travel forums about ideas for a laid back resort, many recommended staying in Cavtat. We weren’t disappointed! Where is it? Cavtat is on the southern part of the Dalmatian coast, close to the border with Montenegro. It’s between Dubrovnik airport at Cilipi and Dubrovnik town. Being […]