Sweaty Notes: Kaskazi Kayaking

My love for the ocean keeps growing as I am becoming more adventurous and putting fear aside. I am healing from a lot that has happened throughout my life and relishing in moving my body, especially while outdoors and preferably with an ocean breeze present. A few weeks ago after an anxiety episode, an acquaintance…

Travel Notes: Savings & Budget Tips

Recently, Nutreats asked me to contribute a few tips for Budget Travel to an article on their website. See the full article here.  Set a savings goal and commit to your trip Sometimes we need just one push in the right direction to start working and saving towards that dream trip. Whether it’s going buying…

Travel Notes: Hand Luggage Only

➡️Adapt to your Destination, Plan Outfits and Check Laundry Services⬅️ Packing light definitely depends on where you’re heading. Summer/Island Weather is easier to pack. I plan my outfits making sure I pack a variety that I can mix and match throughout my trip. For longer getaways, I check out if our accommodation has laundry services…

2018: Maldives – Adaraan Prestige Water Villas on Meedhupparu

In Summary 17/07 [Tue] Seaplane Flying. Expectations Exceeded. Stepping into Paradise. A colorful underwater world. Four Course Fine Dining. Salad Dressing Shots. 19/07 [Thu] Floating Pineapples. Mermaid and Merman. More Sea than Land. Tan Lines. Patriotic Feminist Literature. Sunset Boat Cruises. Chocolates on Bed. 20/07 [Fri] Island Running. Sparking Wine Jacuzzi Sunsets. Reef Drop Swimming….

Food Notes: Using the Entertainer App

Oh the Entertainer app, how this has changed our approach to dining forever. We purchased a subscription to the app in 2017 for the first time and we were sold from that outset when we redeemed our first 2-for-1 special. Because we’re cheapskates like that. How it works: You download the app from either the Google…

2017: Spain – Resurrection Fest

So we’re finally semi recovered after 11 hours sleep and I can reflect on the last week of absolutely craziness. Getting there: Holy shit. The mission we found ourselves on was challenging to say the least. 14 hours of flying with Taag (upgraded planes, yay!), a stop over in Luanda and finally landing in Lisbon…

2017: France

France 2017 Paris, France with 1 day stopovers in Lisbon and Porto Monday, 03 July – Day 1:  The rush to get shit done, the sad goodbyes to the pups, and then the wait. Travelling always seem so surreal to me. My younger self would never believe that I’ve had the opportunity to travel as…

2016: Portugal

This trip, spur of the moment, very little planning and was done on a chance spurred on by Skyscanner deals and in celebration of getting my Portuguese Passport.   DAY 1: SATURDAY We flew TAAG airlines via Angola on Friday and landed in Lisbon on Saturday morning early. In transit via Angola is one disorganized…

2015: Germany & Summerbreeze

Only In Germany Long ass flights but probably the fanciest planes we’ve ever been on. Qatar had self-adjusting windows which darkened during the day, pretty awesome food and a huge selection of movies and series to watch. Figuring out the trains was fairly easy, busses are a little more complex but you eventually come right…

2014: Zanzibar V2.0

The one trip that I did not keep a travel log for. I do remember it being a spur of the moment, deal of a lifetime trip with an all-inclusive 7 night stay the Dream of Zanzibar resort in December 2014. And a few moments that of course stuck with me although I cannot remember…