Friday’s Featured Food: Sunday Lunch At The Blonde Hedgehog, Saint Anne, Alderney

First things first – Alderney is a pure fire gem. That much I know. Some 200-ish countries into my zany escapade around the world and it takes a lot to impress me now. But Alderney 🇬🇬 had it. It is an unbelievably satisfying place. From riding the country’s epic railway line, to nights on the Read more about Friday’s Featured Food: Sunday Lunch At The Blonde Hedgehog, Saint Anne, Alderney[…]

Backpacking In The Canary Isles: My Stay At Alojamiento Playa Chica, Puerto Del Rosario, Fuerteventura

Backpacking In The Canary Islands: My Stay At Alojamiento Playa Chica, Puerto Del Rosario, Fuerteventura

In July 2022, I finally arrived in The Canary Islands. This remote part of Spain is off the coast of Africa! The eight main islands are (from largest to smallest in area) Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, La Palma, La Gomera, El Hierro and La Graciosa. If you look at the below map, it is weird Read more about Backpacking In The Canary Islands: My Stay At Alojamiento Playa Chica, Puerto Del Rosario, Fuerteventura[…]

Backpacking in Alderney: My Feast Over Fire With The Blonde Hedgehog at La Frette Farm 🟡🦔

Backpacking in Alderney: My Feast Over Fire With The Blonde Hedgehog at La Frette Farm 🟡🦔

Alderney was my sixth Channel Island to visit and I lined up some magical adventures here when I finally arrived in Saint Anne in July 2022. On the Saturday night, I headed from the capital city Saint Anne out to the countryside where I attended the intriguing Feast Over Fire experience with quirky, cleverly named Read more about Backpacking in Alderney: My Feast Over Fire With The Blonde Hedgehog at La Frette Farm 🟡🦔[…]

Thirsty Thursdays: Prosecco Sunset At The Bottom of Fort Tourgi (Platte Saline), Alderney

Thirsty Thursdays: Prosecco Sunset At The Food Dude At The Bottom of Fort Tourgis (Platte Saline), Alderney

“Sometimes I gaze at an Alderney sunset” – Not The Kinks. My return to the Channel Islands in July 2022 meant my Alderney debut having previously enjoyed Sark and Herm in 2009 and Jersey a few times including a 2015 return to Saint Helier. I arrived on a flight with 12 other passengers into Alderney Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: Prosecco Sunset At The Food Dude At The Bottom of Fort Tourgis (Platte Saline), Alderney[…]

Calmness and Charm at Ellen Bay Cottages, Antigua

As the horrors of 2021 headed out of view, I found myself in a tranquil and calm little abode. A flight issue from Winair granted me a full night in Guadeloupe and longer than that in the split island of Sint Maarten. This meant backpacking Barbuda was not possible (I now had no time) but Read more about Calmness and Charm at Ellen Bay Cottages, Antigua[…]

Backpacking in The British Virgin Islands: Sleeping On A Settee On Beef Island

Backpacking in The British Virgin Islands: New Year’s Eve 2021 at Trellis Bay And Sleeping On A Settee On Beef Island To Welcome 2022

“Cold cold heart undone by you” Elton John. A 30 year old Elton John song pumped out of a stereo on wacaday Beef Island as I arrived, soul searching, lost, nomadic and out of sorts…I was on Beef Island. Where? Where is it? The day before I landed at Beef Island in the British Virgin Read more about Backpacking in The British Virgin Islands: New Year’s Eve 2021 at Trellis Bay And Sleeping On A Settee On Beef Island To Welcome 2022[…]

My Stay in The Best E Villas, Christchurch, Barbados

As a kid, I’d heard of Barbados. It was actually in travel brochures back in the 1980s, however I had always avoided it and honestly I had also avoided most of the Caribbean down the years. It seems ridiculous to me now, given that I have been to every country in American mainland. Until 2021, Read more about My Stay in The Best E Villas, Christchurch, Barbados[…]

Sleeping in a Crocodile Farm!! Our Jaw Inspiring Stay at Chobe Crocodile Cottage in Botswana

Sleeping in a Crocodile Farm!! Our Jaw Inspiring Stay at Chobe Crocodile Cottage in Botswana

On my second trip to Botswana, in 2020 I visited the north of the country. We crossed in from Zimbabwe at Kazungula and decided to stay overnight in a crocodile farm. This was certainly another crazy adventure and another interesting sleeping location to add to our repertoire. I had read about this Crocodile Farm in Read more about Sleeping in a Crocodile Farm!! Our Jaw Inspiring Stay at Chobe Crocodile Cottage in Botswana[…]