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Beaches, beaches, beaches...from the Caribbean's powdery soft, pinkish sands and crystalline waters to the deep blue hues of the Middle Eastern coast and the thriving coral life on some of the idyllic isles of the Indian Ocean – there is a beach for everyone. Whether you prefer them calm, serene and mirror-like or you enjoy a bit of surf, no two beaches are the same and through our various posts we aim to describe exactly what makes each one special, drawing from our very own experience as avid sun-seekers and beach-going travellers.

Whether you love the serene, soothing beauty of tropical beaches or you are fascinated by the big waves of the Pacific ocean, here we give you our opinion on what we believe to be some of the best and most striking – from the ideal family beachside spots to the romantic secluded coves for couples or the fun, activity-packed beaches for active swimmers and water sports lovers; we list them all and try them all.

Beaches, beaches, beaches ...you might think they're all the same but each is special and unique – in this space we'll show you just how.

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  • 24 Apr 2018
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  • Travel Story
  • Lucy Grewcock
Always adventuring

Salvador and the Northeast of Brazil - Culture, Caipirinhas and Kitesurfing

What comes to mind when you think of 'Brazil'? Perhaps Sugar Loaf Mountain and Rio de Janeiro; the Amazon rainforest, Iguaçu Falls, or Copacabana Beach? Many of the country's best-known attractions are in the South but, when I visited in November, I chose to miss out on Rio and Southern Brazil. Instead, I spent three weeks in the Northeast.
  • 13 Dec 2017
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  • Travel Story
  • Lucy Grewcock
Always adventuring

Reflections on St Lucia - why you should explore more

Even though the temptation in warm, scenic and sunny St Lucia is to stay put at your beach resort and lap up the natural beauty from the comfort of a sun-lounger, this blog sheds light on the many benefits of making the effort to explore beyond (though for most places it hardly requires any effort at all) and discovering many more sides to this magical island. Join me as I venture into St Lucia's wealth of vibrant sites beyond the beach.
  • 06 Oct 2017
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  • Travel Advice
  • Sasha Wood
Writing the world

Return to paradise: five really good reasons to revisit Antigua now

With Antigua very much open for business and as beautiful as ever following the worst Atlantic storm in history, I'm making a return visit next month to explore the finer points of this Caribbean paradise and show my support for the rebuilding effort on storm-ravaged sister-isle Barbuda.
  • 23 Sep 2017
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  • Travel Story
  • Lucy Grewcock
Always adventuring

Planning a trip to St Lucia

Breathtakingly beautiful, St Lucia is one of the Caribbean’s most visited islands. Its lush scenery, sandy beaches and luxury hotels draw everyone from families to honeymooners. And, with direct flights from the UK taking just 8-9 hours, getting here is easy.
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