I Married A Travel Agent.

The Adventures of a (once) Reluctant Traveller

Archive for June 2019

Breakfast At Turtle Beach

It was our first morning, waking up in Barbados. We stirred early, not long after the sun had come creeping up.   I’m not sure if it was excitement, or our body clocks being out of sync. But, I didn’t mind. To me, there’s something really special about getting up early on holiday, when there’s not another living soul around.  Admitedly, it’s much easier to accomplish, when you jump out […]

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Back to Barbados

Last summer, Nathan and I were incredibly blessed to be able to take our four children to the beautiful Caribbean Island of Barbados.  We have boy/girl twins currently aged 16, followed by two more daughters, aged 14 and 6. We hadn’t been abroad together as a family for a few years and so everyone was incredibly excited  There was a lot of happy chatter on our train journey to the […]

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Cycling to Guincho Beach

One of the highlights of our short stay in Cascais was a 7.5km cycle to Guincho, a wild and windswept Atlantic-facing beach. We’d noticed the cycle paths clearly marked out as we walked around Cascais.  Being August, the Cascais beaches were packed – not ideal with a six year old in tow – so a cycle ride seemed like the perfect solution, a great way to escape the crowds and […]

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Cascais!

Lisbon to Cascais After 2 days in Lisbon, we packed up our belongings and caught a train to Cascais, an idyllic seaside town, just under 17 miles along the Lisbon coast. Do you remember that old slogan: “Let the train take the strain”? Well there’s definitely something to be said for rolling along a railway track,  gazing out of the window the entire time, with not a care in the […]

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Lisbon – A Grand Day Out!

After a good night’s rest, we were eager to head into Lisbon City Centre to see the sights. We took the Metro to a popular area of Lisbon known as Baixa which is a busy commercial centre with plenty of interesting shops, eateries and charming cobbly streets that rambled uphill and down. There were so many wonderful shops to explore, such as this inviting bakery: This gorgeous flower shop, And […]

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Off to Lisbon!

When your teenagers go off to Bible Camp for the week, what on earth do you do with yourselves?  Well, you could stay at home and enjoy the peace and quiet….But when you’re married to a travel agent, that’s never going to happen!  Before I could say lickety-split, Nathan, Emily and I were on board an aeroplane.  Our destination – Lisbon! Now I must admit, I wasn’t sure how much […]

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All kinds of Creatures…

One of the most memorable things about the Maldives, was the incredible opportunity to spot all kinds of interesting creatures. Shark Feeding Every evening, at 10 o’clock, was Shark Feeding time!  Hotel guests were invited to gather on the jetty, to witness this fascinating spectacle. What amazed me was that about 10 minutes before the shark feeders emerged, dozens of Black Tipped Reef Shark and Manta Ray had already began […]

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