Kauai: South Shore Poipu area, activities & sightseeing

In my previous post about the sunny South shore of Kauai, I talked about my experiences and recommendations for accommodation, dining and shopping (Kauai: South Shore Poipu area accommodation & dining) If you can tear yourself away from the world class beaches, and delicious eateries, there are plenty of interesting things to see and do…

Kauai: South Shore Poipu area accommodation & dining

It's hard to believe a year has flown by since I wrote about visiting the Western side of the beautiful Island of Kauai Summer on Kauai; Waimea town, Canyon & surrounding areas. With the far North of the island still inaccessible to tourists, due to the severe floods last year, we have enjoyed discovering and experiencing…

Hiking Kauai: Kuilau Ridge Trail & Moalepe Trail

Aloha! We arrived back from our most recent visit to Hawaii almost two weeks ago.  The adjustment from daily average temperatures of 28°C to around.. um.. -4°C has not been fun!  But at least it gives me an excuse to stay inside and write about some of the fantastic hikes we did on the beautiful Garden…

Fine dining in London; The Wolseley, Savoy Grill & Kaspar’s

In my previous post, Luxury in London; Mini breaks at The Savoy & The Dorchester, I promised to write a short post on some of our favourite dining spots in London.  As I am very excited to be heading back to The Savoy in London next weekend (yay!), I thought this would be a good opportunity…

Luxury in London; Mini breaks at The Savoy & The Dorchester

As I sit here sweltering in the record breaking heat wave, with my Dyson fan cranked up as high as it goes ("you're glad I persuaded you we should buy another one, aren't you?", says my husband, gleefully… I suppose he has to be right sometimes), my thoughts drift back to my fully air-conditioned oasis…

Hiking Oahu; Diamond Head & two waterfalls

Aloha!  In my previous post Summer in Hawaii; Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Oahu, I wrote about where we stay, and favourite places to dine out in Waikiki and surrounding areas.  Besides the bright lights and fantastic restaurants of downtown Honolulu, there is a lot more to the beautiful island of Oahu! If you get tired of sipping…

Summer in Hawaii; Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Oahu

Aloha!  In my previous post Summer on Kauai; Waimea town, Canyon & surrounding areas, I talked about week one of our Honeymoon,  in the beautiful and rugged Waimea area on Kauai.  For the next half of our trip, we left our little sugar plantation that had become home, and headed to the bright lights of Waikiki!…