Review: Dreams Riviera Maya Cancun Resort and Spa

Our trip to the luxury all-inclusive Dreams Riviera Maya resort in Cancun, Mexico, did not start well. “What gate are we at, Flea?” I asked, as we wandered out of Boots at Gatwick’s South Terminal. “I don’t know, it says ‘gate closed’,” Flea replied. Oh, sh*t. I cannot tell you even… View Post

Not That Sort of Holiday

Sometimes when we go on holiday, we go to museums, and walk the city streets, grabbing food from local stalls, and soaking in the atmosphere. Other times we throw ourselves into activities, renting kayaks and bikes and exploring the countryside. Then there are times we take classes, learning how to… View Post

A Desert Safari Adventure in Dubai

This is the last of my posts rounding up our hectic week in Dubai – check out my first two posts for loads of inspiration for kid-friendly adventures in Dubai, like the Dubai Mall, Sega Republic and Wild Wadi Water Park. I’ve saved one of our most exciting excursions for… View Post

Review: Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai

As we pulled into the driveway of the Madinat Jumeirah Resort in Dubai, our driver whistled. “You are going to have a NICE time, Insha’ Alla,” he said, as we drove past a series of statues of gold horses, rearing up in the sunlight. Yep. This might officially be the fanciest… View Post

Review: Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai

This Easter, we visited the Jumeirah Beach Hotel, a family-friendly 5 star hotel, as part of our visit to Dubai with Dubai Tourism. The hotel certainly makes a first impression! You’ll see it several minutes before you arrive, a huge wave-shaped building on the waterfront that’s lit up at night. Now,… View Post