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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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  • 29 Aug 2018
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  • Caroline Howley
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Exploring Cuba's paradisiacal Villa Clara Keys

White sands, glittering waters, and luxury hotels await on Cuba's idyllic Villa Clara Keys. After a quick visit to Havana I travelled to the islands to relax and explore the historical gems nearby. Here's what I found.
  • 05 Jul 2018
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  • Lucy Grewcock
Always adventuring

10 Seychelles islands to visit on a day trip

Seychelles is home to no less than 115 pristine islands, so choosing which ones to discover during a holiday there can prove tricky, to say the least. On my last trip to this virginal paradise, I took it upon myself to go on an island-hopping tour to discover the most beautiful or particularly interesting to see. The result of such a discovery quest is this the list of my top 10 Seychelles islands to visit on a day trip.
  • 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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  • 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.
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