What kind of Explorer are you?

And why do you love the world? I was faced with these two quite challenging questions when I stumbled onto the (brilliant) BBC travel website today! It's not something I think I've ever really stopped and asked myself before. Why do I like exploring new places? Why does anyone? I kind of have an inkling that …

In Vespa heaven!

Even though I have never owned one, I've always loved Vespas. If I was ever going to get a scooter, I don't think I could get anything other than a Vespa - they just seem to carry off "cool" so easily! On my recent trip to Spain I got a bit obsessed by them. Firstly, …

The Tour de Espana

During the summer in Dubai, we try to go somewhere for a couple of weeks to escape the Middle East heat and humidity. This year, we also had a friends wedding to go to in Spain so thought we'd use the opportunity to explore some parts of the country we've never been to. We flew …

Hola! Como esta usted?

At the end of June, the Exploring continues! We're flying to Barcelona for a friends wedding and then spending a couple of weeks travelling around as much of Spain as we can. Current route is Barcelona - Tarragona (for the wedding) - Granada - Seville - Madrid - Barcelona. So, in preparation for the adventure, I decided …

Friday Photo – Arabian Sunset

It's almost nightfall in Dubai, The Palm is just about visible in the fading light as the the sun sets over the Arabian Gulf - a beautiful way to end a day in the UAE.

Friday Photo – Burj Al Arab

Thought I'd kick off my new feature, "Friday Photo", with a classic shot from Dubai. The Burj Al Arab, is, I think unofficially, the only 7 star hotel in the world! Even though it was completed over 15 years ago, it's still such a unique and iconic building. No matter where you see it from, …

Book Blind Date

When I was a kid, I used to really enjoy choosing a new book to read. Books you were forced to read at school were generally a bit dull, stuff you would never chose yourself but you didn't really have a choice.  However, every year, during the school holidays when we went on our annual …

Only in “Straya”

Australia is a pretty unique country. Sure, it shares a lot of similarities with European countries, in particular with England, which you'd kind of expect, but I still think there are some things you see in Australia that are part of every day life there that you just don't see anywhere else. When we went …