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How To Stay Sane On A Long-Haul Flight

A long-haul flight isn’t everyone’s cup of tea when it comes to travelling but sometimes it has to be done in order to reach the destination desired. Whether you’re travelling alone, with a partner, or with children, how you prepare for it is key to staying sane not just on your own but as a party – whoever your party might be made up of.

Staying sane on a long-haul flight is something that your future self will thank you for as soon as you step onto the plane. It’s normal to feel a little nervous or stressed when it comes to travelling long-haul because there’s only so much you can do in an enclosed space that’s flying tens of thousands of feet up in the air.

But here are a few things you can do in order to stay sane on your next long-haul flight.

Africa Hotels Mauritius

Hotel Review: RIU Le Morne, Mauritius

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.

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Our Glasgow road trip: travelling with a one month old baby (+ top tips)

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.

Africa Mauritius

13 Super Cool Things You Can Do in Mauritius

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:

St Kitts and Nevis The Caribbean

Going Back in Time on the St Kitts Scenic Railway

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.