Knapsack On My Back: The Thrifty Wanderer!

Val-deri,Val-dera, Val-deri, Val-dera-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha Ok that’s enough of that. Bargain time! Knapsacks, more commonly known as rucksacks or back packs are the ultimate in hands free bags. There is no need¬†to succumb to the big bulky mountaineering style back packs of old; nowadays there are a whole host of stylish variations to suit a range of […]

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St Nicholas Abbey

St Nicholas Abbey, one of Barbados’ oldest plantations, was¬†built in 1658. Woodlands and plantation (including Cherry Tree Hill) sugar cane fields, the plantation house, rum tasting, the boiling house ¬†for rum and sugar ¬†– all form part of this heritage site and popular tourist attraction. I’d recommend visiting via a ‘Glory Tours’ package.   SaveSaveSaveSave

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Barbados: Yellow Bird Hotel

I’m a stickler for reviews, Trip Adviser etc…and was really impressed with the overwhelming positive feedback on this hotel. Furthermore, it’s very reasonably priced in comparison to the¬†big east/west coast, all-inclusive resorts. If you’re on a tight budget, or want to claw back more money for spending, you could easily spend your entire holiday using […]

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Barbados: St Lawrence Gap is Where it’s at?

Anyone who knows anything about Barbados will be familiar with all the hype surrounding St Lawrence Gap. Party scene Clubs Bars Restaurants Nightlife Street vendors All things touristy Down to earth Affordable hotels Lively vibe Dover beach Close to Oistins and Bridgetown It just¬†wouldn’t be¬†right not to spend at least a few nights in the […]

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Sleep, Sit, Lean and Read on it!

As with everything, I usually spend quite a lot of time shopping around, and reading reviews before making a purchase. This particular travel pillow seems¬†to be relatively low cost (on Amazon), ¬†though ¬†they cost¬†a bit more¬†on Ebay.       This pillow looked thicker and more deeply cushioned than a lot of others I skimmed […]

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Let Me Entertain You! Verandah Resort Antigua

Well you go to some hotels and get¬†virtually no entertainment in the evening, but¬†not at the Verandah! I was super impressed with the amount of effort the resort staff put into organising a fashion and talent show during my stay – they didn’t just organise the entertainment, they ‘were’ the entertainment. Hats off to the […]

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Hello Antigua

How nice to arrive to an empty airport with hardly any¬†queues, and friendly immigration staff, before heading to some equally empty white sand beaches. The tag line ‘Antigua Nice’ really did fit the bill. The sun seemed to be blazing hotter than ever and as it happens, locals said it was was uncharacteristically hot that […]

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Another Not So Warm Welcome in Grenada, St George.

So we decided to eat like the locals and pop into a restaurant/cafe in the hustle and bustle of St George. Sample some local¬†cuisine¬†I thought, give some custom to local businesses (who you’d think would appreciate it more than your bigger more flourishing hotel empires), surely this couldn’t¬†go horribly wrong. Surely not. Well sadly it […]

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Grenada: Coyaba Beach Resort Hotel, Grand Anse

A quiet hotel on Grand Anse beach. The staff are generally friendly and polite (with the exception of one housekeeping lady who beat on my hotel room door ¬†one¬†evening, with¬†such force and persistence I thought maybe the hotel was burning down or the police had some urgent matter to discuss with me) – but oh […]

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A Not So Warm Welcome to Grenada!

After long flight, and landing at Maurice Bishop International Airport, nobody expected to be greeted with the rude and hostile¬†attitude of some ‘female’ immigration staff we encountered. What a welcome, and how embarrassing on their part. Perhaps these staff did not wish to encourage tourism into Grenada and preferred for us¬†to return home to our […]

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Use Protection?

Worryingly, a lot has been written about the harmful effects of sun protection products, including their contribution to a variety of cancers (which, ironically, people think they’re being protected against). In the past, when I’ve looked at the ingredients on these product bottles, all I see is a long list of ‘unpronounceable’ words that quite […]

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Riu Club Negril Hotel: Bloody Bay Jamaica

In a nutshell. This hotel was clean, spacious, generously catered for food, with a good range of entertainment each evening. Rooms are spread over four blocks along the beach strip The holiday reps are very hyper, all day, but they work exceptionally hard ¬†– especially with all the entertainment routines they put on throughout the […]

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Margaritaville Negril: Jamaica, on the Seven Mile Beach Strip.

Margaritaville is a 5 minute drive down Norman Manley Boulevard from the Riu Negril resorts. Some hotels, like Riu Negril, will call the Margaritaville bus to come and pick you up from your hotel and the drop you off again at scheduled times throughout the day/evening. Here you will find miles of beach to wander, […]

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Not A Morning Person? A Few Morning Tips To Get You Out of The House Quicker

Getting Up If you struggle getting up in the morning you might need a new sleep/diet/exercise routine…..maybe. Try to get a good night’s sleep, even if it means gong to bed earlier and developing a new evening wind down routine. That aside, leave your alarm somewhere that is not within arms reach of your bed, […]

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A Guide To Elegance for every woman…. by Genevieve Antoine Dariaux

Looking for something easy to read on the beach this summer? “When comfort becomes an end in itself, it is the Public Enemy Number One of elegance.” pg 32. ‘A Guide to Elegance‘¬†was published in 1964 and this is reflected in some of the authors views ¬†(a bit old fashioned some might say) in light […]

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Should Schools Put Tracking Devices in Students’ ID Cards?

In response to an old New York Times article:¬†http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/10/09/should-schools-put-tracking-devices-in-students-i-d-cards/¬†   Although this article isn’t about UK schools,¬†it’s still worth pondering on. Isn’t it true that absenteeism from school, playing truant, involvement in antisocial and delinquent¬†behaviour ¬†are all well known reoccurring problems with school aged teens. Youth workers, social workers, education welfare officers, youth offending officers, […]

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Zookki Essential Accessories Bundle Kit GoPro Hero 4 3+ 3 2 1 Black Silver and SJ4000 SJ5000 SJ6000, Sports Action Camera Accessories Set

I received this kit as a free product in return for customer review. Firstly, I figured the Zookki¬†kit was probably adaptable to any GoPro-like action camera. I’ve yet to give my action camera, the Lynec 1080P action camera a thorough test run (including underwater)¬†and will review¬†this at a later date; in the meantime I’ll be […]

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