Travel blog – Caribbean & Mexico

Instatraveller: Hamlet the Travelling Pig

This might just be our favourite Instatraveller yet. This month we caught up with Megan Peabody and her pet pig 'Hamlet the Beach Hog' to find out all about their adventures together around ...
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What it’s Really Like at a Luxury All-Inclusive Resort

Let me begin by saying, up until recently, I’d never been a fan of all-inclusive resorts. I once stayed in one in Europe and found it to be a bizarre experience akin to an adult summer camp complete w...
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Shopping Secrets From Around the World

Former fashion stylist and style writer Isabel Dexter shares her shopping secrets from around the globe... A stall in Playa del Carmen, Mexico Bags of style in Mexico Last year, I went to Tu...
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5 Reasons to Visit Cuba NOW

For the past 15 years, I've had a dream to visit Cuba and, with my own eyes, see this iconic island that is frozen in time. Cuba, the largest island in the Caribbean, has hardly changed since the...
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8 Things to Do in Antigua

With its unbelievably turquoise waters, fusion of English and Caribbean influence, and technicolour buildings, Antigua is undoubtedly one of the West Indes' most characterful islands. On a recent...
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A Food Lover’s Guide to Mexico

I love Mexican food. It is easily up there with my favourite cuisine in the world, so naturally I was very excited about my inaugural trip earlier this year to the land of so many tasty dishes. In the...
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The Best of Jamaica and the British Virgin Islands

Year-round sunshine, a laid-back pace of life and endless stretches of sugar-soft sand bring people flocking to the Caribbean. But with 28 island nations to choose from, each with a different flavour,...
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The Scariest Places to Spend Halloween

I love horror. I mean love it. So much so that I spent over an hour preparing a rather intense scarecrow face last Halloween. I also love travel, so the thought of combining the two has always been a ...
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The Best Hotels in the Caribbean

With its endless stretches of white sands, crystal-clear waters, gently swaying palms and golden sunsets, the Caribbean is the ideal destination to kick back and relax. But with so many islands and an...
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The Best Value Holiday Destinations to Book Now

There may be a cloud hanging over Europe at the moment (physically and metaphorically speaking) but the rest of the world is still offering some fantastic holiday bargains. In the current uncertain cl...
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6 Things that Will Make you Fall in Love with Cuba

From the days of the 18th century British occupation, to Fidel Castro and the infamous US trade embargo, Cuba is undoubtedly one of the most fascinating, culturally-rich spots in the Caribbean. It’s a...
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Discovering Palenque: Mexico’s Lost City

The path narrowed as it wound through the undergrowth, skirting tangled roots and tracing the course of slender Mexican jungle streams. The heat and the humidity were energy-sapping, but I pressed on,...
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