Countdown to Vietnam: 15 days to go!

By | September 16th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Vietnam|Tags: , |

Holy banana boats, the deadline is looming. This year I bought airline tickets for myself and Mom to go to Vietnam. This will be her fifth and my fourth time back and we've been slowly [...]

The Camino Diaries – The final steps into Santiago de Compostela

By | September 2nd, 2017|Categories: Blog, Spain|Tags: , , |

We left our suitcase at the bottom of the stairs, locked the door behind us and braved the drizzle. It was our final day of walking. “Goodbye Rua de Francos” we joyfully cheered, wiping away [...]

The Camino Diaries – Passing Padrón into Rua de Francos

By | August 20th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Spain|Tags: , , , , |

Like all mornings on our Camino adventure, we got up early to make the most of the day. But leaving Caldas de Reis was in truth pretty terrifying because not only was it raining but [...]

The Camino Diaries – Onwards to the Hot Springs of Caldas de Reis

By | July 31st, 2017|Categories: Blog, Spain|Tags: , , , |

With two days to spend in Pontevedra before we bustled to Caldas de Reis, we explored every nook and cranny. Pontevedra has traditionally been a trading city, a Galician port that was the hub of [...]

13 Practical Tips for Walking the Camino de Santiago

By | July 19th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Portugal, Spain|Tags: , , , |

Whether you’re looking for an adventure with friends, a bonding with loved ones, an enlightening experience or simply a challenge, the Camino de Santiago can be one of the most memorable walks of your life. [...]

The Camino Diaries – The Long Slog to Pontevedra

By | July 11th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Spain|Tags: , , , , , |

After a much-needed siesta and shower in our hostel in Redondela, we managed to drag ourselves to the local supermarket to grab supplies. Our goal was to pre-make our lunches in advance of each walk [...]

The Camino Diaries – Road to Redondela

By | June 23rd, 2017|Categories: Blog, Spain|Tags: , , |

With an extra day in Vigo before Redondela in our hands, my friend Diana who’s also a fellow travel blogger offered to bring us on a spin to the beach. Praia de Nerga was close [...]

The Camino Diaries – Crossing the Border

By | June 12th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Portugal|Tags: , , , |

Cheese drizzled with oregano and olive oil, prawns covered in garlic, the heat of the sun on our skin as the water lapped against the shore. This was the life! With our bags packed, boots [...]

The Camino Diaries – The Journey from Porto

By | June 6th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Portugal|Tags: , , , |

I hugged Mom. We stood outside Santiago de Compostela Cathedral breathing in relief. It had been quite the journey. Over a week previously we had been taking it easy in Portugal, basking in the buzz [...]

11 of the most luxurious places to stay in Kerala

By | May 10th, 2017|Categories: Blog, India|Tags: , , , , |

One of the things that amazed me about Kerala was how well they did luxury. Often tucked away from the public past the dirt tracks and in forests; the resorts all had their own personalities. [...]