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.

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 …

Exploring (a tiny piece of) Western Australia 

View Full Size Travel Map at Travellerspoint Over the Easter holidays, or Spring Break, or whatever you call the last couple of weeks, we got out of Dubai, and headed back to Australia. However, instead of going "home" to Sydney, we flew in to Perth, to explore a little corner of Western Australia for the first …

A slightly different side of Dubai

At the weekends in Dubai, it's very easy to spend your time moving from one shopping mall to another, from one cafe to the next, from a designer clothes shop to a frozen yoghurt parlour. This kind of thing happens even more in summer, when it's not really possible to go outside. So last weekend, making …

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