I Married A Travel Agent.

The Adventures of a (once) Reluctant Traveller

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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Turtle Sanctuary

One of the best things about the Maldives is the opportunity to get up close and personal with all sorts of sea creatures. The Four Seasons, Kuda Huura Hotel, a joint participant of an initiative called Marine Savers, houses its very own Turtle Sanctuary, which offers guests of all ages a chance to help feed the turtles, as well as an enthralling glimpse into the job of a Marine Biologist. […]

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Early Birds

 WHAT is this life if, full of care, We have no time to stand and stare?  W.H. Davis After twenty-four hours of being stuck in our room, we awoke early and left before sunrise, anxious not to miss another moment of our short stay on this extraordinary island.  There were no signs of life, apart from some rather noisy birds, chirping endlessly in the lush greenery around us.  Flowers bloomed […]

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