Marc and I were about to walk back from our local pub recently when a bus happened to pull up just outside. I wanted to hop on as a) it was freezing and late, b) it was going exactly to our stop and c) it is so rare that a bus ever arrives when you need it to, I took it as some sort of sign. But Marc being healthy and frugal (and not into signs) suggested that we walk… View Post

Most of the things that changed when we got married were admin-related. Clearing up all the post-wedding decorations. Writing thank-you notes (which we are still yet to send, sorry everyone). And figuring out how to change all of my documentation with my new surname. This actually ended up being the weirdest part for me. Though I was generally sad that all of the wedding excitement and honeymoon were over, it was the surname change in particular that was getting to… View Post

When people think of Mexico they might think of the tranquil beauty of Tulum or the party resorts of Cancun. What they might not know about is the northern island of Holbox (pronounced Hol-bosh) which lies about a two-hour drive (and a twenty minute ferry) away from Cancun andĀ feels like a completely different world. THE LOCAL WAY OF LIFE For a start, the island feels much more local than for tourists. We didn’t meet many other Westerners there and instead… View Post

Tulum is such a beautiful part of Mexico and there is so much pleasure to be had in just relaxing by the pristine beaches, swimming in the warm ocean, eating incredible fresh food and ambling around. However, there are 5 things that I think you really must do in Tulum, including a beautiful waterfall cenote and ancient ruins you can climb… 1. Wander the Beach Road AsĀ  I mentioned in my Where to Eat, Drink and Stay in Tulum blog… View Post

Tulum was one of my favourite places that we visited on our Mexican honeymoon. Take the healthy lifestyle and beautiful people of California, add some jungles and guacamole and you get a pretty good picture of what Tulum is like. Boutique hotels, high quality restaurants, pristine beaches and more yoga retreats than you can shake a biodegradable, locally-sourced eco stick at, it felt peaceful, healthy and luxurious. As Marc and I can get bored if we stay in one place… View Post

It might be touristy but one thing Marc and I definitely wanted to do on our honeymoon was to go riding in a vintage car in Havana. Luckily, it ended up being super easy to arrange, as one of the main town squares – Plaza Vieja – is completely packed with rows upon rows of rainbow coloured vintage cars on offer (and plenty of hassling touts to accompany them). From berry Chevvys to cherry red Buicks, this square has them… View Post