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European Summer Escapes — City, Sun and Sand

European Summer Escapes — City, Sun and Sand

European summer escapes were on my mind at this time during the many years we lived in the Middle East. A summer in Europe split between cities, sunshine and sand was my idea of heaven. We thought we’d provide a personal guide to our favourite spots...
Best Beaches in Dubai

Best Beaches in Dubai

Dubai boasts some stunning beaches. And they don’t all belong to luxury hotels or Sheikhs’ palaces. The seemingly neverending Jumeirah coastline is dotted with plenty of public beaches, punctuated by the occasional harbour. Here’s our guide to the best beaches in Dubai. Creamy sands. Aquamarine...
The Best Beaches in Sydney

The Best Beaches in Sydney

It’s the Australia Day weekend down under, a day that Aussies across the nation spend basking in the sunshine, enjoying barbecues in their backyards or picnics in the park with friends, or if they’re lucky to live near the coast, on the beach stretched out...
Brazilian Samba Comes Low-key and Local in Copacabana

Brazilian Samba Comes Low-key and Local in Copacabana

We’ve heard a lot of live music during our two week stay in Rio de Janeiro – at bars, clubs, by the beach, and in the streets of this hip-swinging Brazilian city. It’s hard not to hear music in a city where nearly every cultural...
Ipanema, Where Life’s a Beach

Ipanema, Where Life’s a Beach

One of the first things we do when we arrive at a new destination is explore our neighbourhood. Despite having done the long haul down to Rio de Janeiro from Costa Rica via Miami, it didn’t take us long to get out the door and...
Bali, a True Surfer’s Paradise

Bali, a True Surfer’s Paradise

Bali, a true Surfer’s Paradise. When I was a kid starting to surf in Australia, on the Sunshine Coast (no, not the Gold Coast) in Queensland, Bali was a mythical destination. Surfers would return from Indonesia with tales of epic surf, friendly locals and cheap...