swimming with manta rays

Swimming with manta rays in the Maldives

The Maldives are simply magical, but one of the most memorable moments of my time there was the day I swam with a manta ray.

swimming with manta raysWe had travelled by wooden dhoni through the islands, stopping off twice a day to snorkel on the spectacular reefs that litter the shores. However, between the shallow waters of the atolls are much deeper channels, and these are when you find the manta rays.… Keep reading

Read more
crossing the irish border cover

Crossing the Irish border: everything you need to know for a stress-free visit!

Ireland is a country divided in two: in the south and west, the nation of Ireland (which I will refer to as the Republic of Ireland to avoid confusion), and in the northeast the province of Northern Ireland which is part of the United Kingdom. Both have plenty to do and see, and it would be a crime to make a trip to Ireland and not cross the border.… Keep reading

Read more
small group travel

Small group travel: Is it right for you?

I am a huge advocate of small group travel, and it is something I have been doing for many years. I also find that, more and more, friends are asking my advice about taking the plunge. But is it right for you?

What is small group travel?

Small group travel generally means joining a tour run by a European, American or Australian company, with a total of around 14-16 travellers per group.… Keep reading

Read more