Making Choices What do you know about Hawaii? How many islands? Can you name some of the top attractions? Surfing, ukulele, luaus, flower leis, volcanic beaches, poke, Jurassic Park, Moana. That’s about as much as I knew. It’s an American state. Practically summer all year round. All true, but only a fraction of what Hawaii…

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No matter how well you plan your trip abroad, it’s easy to get caught out by hidden travel costs. Planning everything down to the last detail certainly takes the spontaneity out of travel, but it’s definitely one way to help make sure there are no nasty surprises! Hidden travel costs can creep up anywhere. Some of…

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Pousadas of Portugal, Paradores of Spain, and French Chateaux are all essentially the same thing: palaces, castles, convents and other historic buildings converted into luxury hotels. You can literally sleep like a king in one of Portugal’s many palaces turned hotels. I’ve recently come to the conclusion that this category of hotels is my absolute favourite and…

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There’s something I need to rectify quick time, the lack of blog posts about Portugal. I’m half Portuguese and yet, I haven’t written a single thing so far about Portugal! The reason is pretty simple. Portugal is home. I live in London, but I still go ‘home’ as often as possible to visit my family and…

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Now that I’m a Myconian wife, I’m officially an authority on all things Mykonos. So let’s get started. Mykonos is a beautiful Greek Cycladic island just north of Paros and Naxos. The island is great for its party beaches, picturesque churches, easygoing vibe, iconic windmills and 24 hour town centre. And it’s beautiful. But like most…

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