Astrid Y Gaston, Lima, Peru

Ask me to pick my favourite meal of 2017? Well, that would be far too difficult. We ate so well over the last 12 months we’ve truly been spoilt for choice. One particular restaurant truly blew me away and comes straight to my mind. And it’s a restaurant I almost didn’t go to! I rearranged our booking three times. I debated about whether we should…

How to pick the best Galapagos cruise (Part II)

From the last post, part one, you know how to decide when, where and how to get to the Galapagos and that’s huge. Now here’s the fun bit and the bit I wish I had known more about before going. This post will help you decipher between the types of boats and helps tailor your experience to make sure the boat you pick is the…

How to pick the best Galapagos cruise (Part I)

So, you want to go to the Galapagos. It’s that spot on everyone’s bucket list. It’s gorgeous brightly coloured birds and giant tortoises seem to be posing on all of the glossy travel magazines. It’s the closest you can get to living the Jurassic Park experience without the risk of being eaten by a T-Rex! Baby Sea Lions, Blue-footed Boobies with their turquoise toes, animals…

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…