Browsing All posts tagged under »beach«

Oahu, Hawaii

October 5, 2018


With only a few days of vacation and plans to visit some friends in Waikiki we stayed on Oahu. In need over a few days R&R we headed straight to the North Shore. The first thing that struck me on the drive was just how lush and green Hawaii is, particularly contrasted with the dry […]

SoCal: A Westside day & evening

October 18, 2017


We get our fair share of visitors from Europe, which we just love, and I’m starting to get my ‘tourist days’ sorted. Here’s our favourite Welcome to LA/Westside/Beach day out: To explore the Westside I encourage friends to rent bikes. It’s my favourite mode of transportation (and not just because I’m married to a Dutchman!). […]

Exploring Dubai Marina & Riding in the Desert

February 1, 2015


I was back in Dubai, this time for a conference and a welcome break from the cold and rain. Last time we stayed on the Palm, the man made island shaped after it’s name sake and home to the Atlantis. On this trip we still wanted beach but wanted to be a little closer to […]

From Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh via Halong Bay, Hue, Hoi An and Dalat

May 30, 2013


I decided to spend the last ten days of my trip travelling from Hanoi back down to Ho Chi Minh, with a brief interlude at the UNESCO world heritage site Halong Bay. My mum popped over for a few days and this was an ideal Mum daughter few days out of the flashpacking schedule. With […]

Phu Quoc Island: Sun, Sea, Sand and Squid

May 26, 2013


My views of Phu Quoc did a 180 degree turn in 24hours. Arriving to rain, I was disappointed with the accommodation after the rave reviews on Tripadvisor – it was incredibly basic – and surrounded by couples, as a lone travellerĀ I wondered what on earth I had done flying down here. But wow, a little […]