I Married A Travel Agent.

The Adventures of a (once) Reluctant Traveller

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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Puking in Paradise

After unpacking our things, we couldn’t wait to explore the island.  We hadn’t eaten much on the plane, and I was feeling a little peckish.  We came across a relaxed looking Italian restaurant, where we were shown to a table-for-two, situated on a sweeping deck beside a lagoon.  To our left was a large open pizza oven, to our right, the irridescent Indian Ocean. When Nathan suggested that we share […]

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Maldivian Welcome

  You know you’re on a special kind of trip when you walk out of the airport and jump straight into a speedboat.  I don’t think I’ve ever seen sea that colour.  Not really blue…turquoise.  Startling.  I couldn’t stop smiling, despite all the worry of leaving the kids, despite it being six o’clock in the morning. The Maldives is made up of  a long, narrow chain of 26 natural Atolls, […]

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Off to the Maldives

We were all packed and ready to go. I’d finally got my head around leaving the children.  The four of them would be spending the week with various family members.  Everything was neatly arranged.  All that remained was to try and get a good night’s rest before a day of gruelling travel. And that’s when the puking began.  It was about 3:30 am.  All of a sudden, our four-year-old, Emily, […]

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Lucky Chip No. 53

It was an ordinary evening when my mobile phone rang. “Hi Love, it’s me!” I hadn’t expected to hear from Nathan – he was attending a Four Seasons Promotional event up in London. I detected an air of excitement in his voice, but was not the slightest bit prepared for what was to come.  Most people would only dream of receiving a phone call like this. “You won’t believe it!” […]

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