I Married A Travel Agent.

The Adventures of a (once) Reluctant Traveller

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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Arrival at Landaa Giravaaru, Maldives

Landaa Giravaaru is a totally extraordinary resort!   Travelling in by seaplane and speedboat is actually a very fitting way to arrive –  It’s certainly not the norm!    But then, nothing about this hotel is the norm. I don’t think I’ve ever been shown to a room that made my jaw drop more than this one. In fact you couldn’t really call it a room.  It was more like […]

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Off to Landaa Giravaaru

Our prize-of-a-lifetime, trip for two to the Maldives was doubly sweet.  Spending 3 nights in the beautiful Kuda Huura Hotel was only just the beginning.  The next leg of the journey, was a four night stay in the exclusive Four Seasons resort, Landaa Giravaaru. It was sad to say goodbye to the Kuda Huura, and we were given a wonderful send-off.  Yet there was a sense of excitement for what […]

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