Having just booked our return trip to Disneyland Paris, I feel like we learned a lot from the first time which has been super helpful.
Mauritius. It’s synonymous with paradise. A far-flung island in the middle of the Indian Ocean that boasts hot weather, luxury and all-inclusive resorts.
After changing our holiday plans twice already (remember my blog about our amazing yet affordable Maldives honeymoon? Well, thanks to Covid, that all fell through), we booked RIU Creole with only three weeks to go.
I emailed the hotel to let them know this was our honeymoon and I’d also be pregnant because, let’s face it, any accommodations or perks would be greatly appreciated. So imagine my surprise when they offered us a free upgrade to the adults only resort RIU Le Morne right next door – just goes to show it was worth getting in touch.
New York City is often a bucket list destination, and whilst the most iconic city in the world is renowned for its wealth and glamour, that doesn’t mean it can’t be done on a budget.
Our 6-day trip was amazing, and we learned so much about this city, including how to save money.
Travelling can be complicated enough (sometimes) but travelling with a one month old baby…well, that’s a whole other kettle of fish.
We recently drove up to Glasgow for a friend’s wedding and took little SJ with us. Now, some people might call us crazy but I’ve known this friend for nearly twenty years so it would take a lot more than a challenging travel partner to put us off. Not gonna lie, I was stressing about the whole trip for weeks and days in advance. The closer we got, the fussier SJ became. It seemed he was finding his voice and boy was he…and yet, it was nowhere near as stressful as I thought it would be.
I had no idea what to expect when expecting, but I can tell you now, it’s a lot harder than I thought it would be and I really don’t like it.
Don’t get me wrong, there are moments I absolutely love, and the anticipation of meeting our little one in just a few short months is keeping me going, but there is so much I really don’t like about it.
While for many Mauritius is an island paradise where couples go to sunbathe on their honeymoon, there’s actually a surprising amount to do on the island, especially for those who prefer to spend their days being more adventurous.
After spending two weeks soaking up the sun, we scouted out the coolest things I couldn’t do thanks to being pregnant:
The first Caribbean island I ever visited was St Kitts. It was the first stop on our Caribbean cruise and I was taken aback by how gorgeous and green it was.
In my head, the Caribbean had always been made up of white sand beaches and palm trees, but I’d never really considered what it might be like inland.
Arriving in St Kitts and Nevis
Our second stop on our Caribbean cruise – the first being the island of Madeira – and we’d chosen to prebook one of the activities on offer: The St Kitts Scenic Railway Experience.
From the moment we disembarked in Antigua, I had a good feeling about the island. And it 100% did not disappoint. But why is it my favourite Caribbean island? Here are 7 reasons:
1. Beautiful scenery
There’s no doubt that the Caribbean is one of the most stunning places in the world. Every island has its own gorgeous vistas and beautiful scenery – Antigua did not disappoint. It felt like we’d stepped into a postcard. We travelled along the coast from the St John’s cruise port to Dickenson Bay and not once did we get bored of the scenery.