A luxury Galápagos cruise review: The Alya catamaran

The Galapagos islands are a world of extremes, silent uninhabited coves and bustling little towns. Some parts look more like the surface of the moon and others like idyllic Caribbean beaches, with powdery flour-like white sand and mesmerising turquoise waters. Our recent visit to the Galapagos is up there with one of the best trips I’ve ever been on, and perhaps one of the best…

Scalesia Galápagos Lodge, the boutique luxury hotel on Isabela island

The Galápagos islands are world-renowned for unbelievable wildlife; where the animals look photoshopped and treat you simply like you are the local paparazzi. The islands are known for some of the best diving in the world, one-of-a-kind birdwatching, wildlife hikes, cruises and as a place to understand and see evolution up close. You may be surprised to know that there are only four islands in…

2017: Over 12 Countries in 12 Months

2017 has been very kind to me. I’ve been incredibly lucky and feel blessed to have had so many unbelievable travel experiences this year. I’ve had the chance to visit 14 countries over the last 12 months as well as some wonderful UK trips. I ticked off experiences from my bucket list, ate at some of the best restaurants I’ve ever tried and made friends…

The 20 dishes you can’t leave Colombia without trying

Colombian food doesn’t have the same reputation as some of the other Latin American countries – Peru for its ceviche, Argentina for its steak etc. There are, however, some pockets of really wonderful food which I believe are absolutely underrated. From the seafood of the Colombian Caribbean coast to unique dishes with indigenous origins, there are gems to be tried all over this beautiful country.…