Si Como No, Eco-Resort in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica – Review

Si Como No, Eco-Resort in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica – Review

Si Como No resort and wildlife refuge is a sustainable resort in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica.  Read on for my Si Como No review to find out why we fell big time for this Manuel Antonio eco resort.

Si Como No Eco-Resort, Costa RicaView from Si Como No terrace

Si Como No resort and wildlife refuge was the main­ reason we stayed three extra nights in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. We had two nights booked at Si Como No and three more nights until we were due to fly home. The plan was to drive further down the coast and book in somewhere else. Fifteen minutes sat on our balcony was all it took to decide to spend the remainder of our trip in this authentic Costa Rican eco-resort. What does  ‘Si Como No‘ mean? It means ‘yes, why not’. So we did.

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Osprey Farpoint 40 Review – best carry on backpack

Osprey Farpoint 40 Review – best carry on backpack

Osprey Farpoint 40 review – find out why this is my favourite backpack for travelling, weekends away and city breaks. My new forever rucksack.

I have a thing about luggage. From carry-on to hold luggage from backpacks and wheeled duffels to hard-shell suitcases and day packs. In my cupboard I have packs within, wheelie bags within duffels within suitcases – the luggage version of Russian dolls. I’ve tried them all. But now that I’ve found the perfect backpack in the Osprey Farpoint I’ll be getting rid of a pile of old rucksacks and sticking to this one. 

 

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Cobblers Cove – Beautiful Barbados Boutique Hotel

Cobblers Cove – Beautiful Barbados Boutique Hotel

Barbados in February. Does it get any better?  White powdery sand, turquoise seas, wall-to-wall sunshine, rum punch and reggae. That’s what I was expecting from my first visit to Barbados in the Caribbean when we jetted off from a cold, grey Gatwick last month. The island was happy to oblige and ticked all the boxes but she also threw in a few happy surprises including the wonderful Barbados boutique hotel Cobblers Cove. and further round the island the wild and dramatic scenery of the East Coast beaches.

 

Cobblers Cove Boutique Hotel Barbados

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A World of Wander at Majorca Boutique Hotel Iberostar Grand Portals Nous

A World of Wander at Majorca Boutique Hotel Iberostar Grand Portals Nous

Iberostar Grand Portals Nous Pool

The Majorca boutique hotel scene has a new addition. Stepping through billowing white curtains into the grounds of Iberostar Grand Hotel Portals Nous felt like walking into a luxury fragrance ad.

Everywhere is so pristinely white and stylishly radiant at this Majorca boutique hotel that I almost expected Charlize Theron to come wafting across the terrace in a cloud of mimosa. I didn’t have time to ponder this much before being welcomed into the Selini Bar where a glass of crisp Moet accompanied check-in. The attention to detail is impeccable.

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Reviewed: The CabinZero 44L Backpack

Reviewed: The CabinZero 44L Backpack

There are so many good reasons for travelling with just carry-on luggage. No worries about your luggage not turning up with you at your destination. Avoid ridiculous charges for checking-in hold luggage. No waiting at the carousel when you’d rather be out of the airport like a rocket itching to explore.

But which carry-on luggage is the best one for you? If you’re like me then you’re constantly looking out for the perfect carry-on luggage and I’ve tried loads over the years. Here’s what I think about the CabinZero 44L carry-on backpack.

 

Cabin Zero Backpack

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The Wacaco Minipresso Portable Espresso Machine

The Wacaco Minipresso Portable Espresso Machine

In case you hadn’t noticed I’m an outdoorsy type. I love going for long walks by the sea or in the Sussex countryside. I’m also into my coffee so I was intrigued when I heard about the Wacaco Minipresso Portable Espresso Machine. A portable coffee maker so you can enjoy fresh Espresso on the go wherever you happen to be? Sounds just like my cup of, err, coffee.

Imagine, a coffee fix on the beach, at the top of a mountain or in the middle of nowhere. Anywhere in fact. Read on for the chance to win a Wacaco travel coffee maker for yourself in partnership with Steamer Trading.

Wacaco Minipresso Espresso Maker

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