In Rodrigues island, Mauritius food is fresh, local and authentic. The island is rich, verdant and green and nestles within a lagoon coloured every shade of turquoise. The people of Rodrigues work hard to cultivate their food. They fish the lagoon, rear their own livestock and work the land. Recipes are cherished and passed down through the generations. Through the island’s food we met its people, learned its history and celebrated their traditions. It wasn’t long before we discovered that food in Rodrigues is so much more than just eating.
Long-haul adventures are always exciting but I love exploring the UK too. We’re lucky to have an amazing choice of unique destinations filled with history, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, World Heritage sites and a quirky charm that only the UK can offer. This year has seen me exploring Ilfracombe and the craggy coasts of beautiful North Devon in south west England. I’ve also been somewhere I’ve wanted to visit for the longest time. The Cotswolds has eluded me until this year when I finally got to visit the area. We did it in style with a stay at The Wood Norton Hotel in Evesham a luxury Cotswold Hotel.