“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”
Enjoying a blind dinner on the beach is what initially attracted my attention, closely followed by the intrigue of a secret menu prepared with energy saving methods and organic ingredients. A table for two under the stars, listening to the sound of the ocean, really does sound like the perfect way to spend Earth Hour right?
Such a shame Mother Nature had other ideas – or was it… Read more
Categories: Middle East, Talking Rubbish
Tags: #changeclimatechange, Climate Change, Earth Hour, Environment, Repurposed, Sheik Zayed Grand Mosque, Sustainability, The Forge Restaurant, The Ritz Carlton, UAE, United Arab Emirates, World Wildlife Fund, WWF
“Do Something Now.
If not you, who? If not here, where? If not now, when?”
— Theodore Roosevelt —
When a school community realise the tide is constantly delivering a large quantity of plastic pollution to their end of the ocean channel they organise not just one, but two successful Beach Clean Ups. Their primary focus being to remove the offending waste before it re-enters the ocean current and, by doing so, leave behind a clean and considerably safer environment for their children to ‘Play By The Bay’. Read more
Categories: Talking Rubbish
Tags: Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Environment Friends Society, Amity International School, Beach Clean, Beach Clean Ups, Microplastics, Plastic Pollution, Take 3 For The Sea, Take3, Take3UAE, UAE
“A ship in the harbour is safe, but that’s not what ships are built for.”
Friday, the first day of the weekend here in the UAE and the perfect opportunity to explore Dubai Creek and the area affectionately known as Old Dubai. Spending our downtime on the water, while experiencing a new-to-us pocket of this intriguing city, might be just what the Dr ordered.
It is hard to pinpoint whether it was the comfortable rays of the sun warming our backs, or the gentle rocking of the boat which was sending us into a blissfully calm and meditative state. Seagulls were pleasantly singing overhead and we could just make out the haunting call to prayer, drifting out from nearby minarets. Read more
Categories: Family Travel, Middle East
Tags: Abra, Arabic Marketplace, Bur Dubai, Dhows, Dubai, Dubai Creek, Dubai Fish Market, Dubai Fruit And Vegetable Market, Gold Souk, Old Dubai, Souk, Spice Souk, Water Taxi
“I know some of you may be confused with the “eco” lingo, but remember this: there is no one-size-fits-all green lifestyle. It’s all about progress, not perfection”.
Kira Simpson: The Green Hub
Imagine discovering a central place that connects conscientious consumers to ethical, fair-trade companies and gifted artisans. A marketplace which provides convenient, affordable and fun access to a world of lovingly and uniquely crafted homewares, fashion, health and beauty products. Read more
Categories: Hunting & Gathering
Tags: Artisans, Australian Made, Conscious Consumers, Cruelty Free, Designer Dresses, Eco Friendly, Ethical, Ethically Made, Fair Trade, Green Living, Handmade, Kira Simpson, Mindful Purchasing, Mindful Shopping, Natural, Organic, Recycled, Sustainability, The Green Hub
“I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.”
Let’s talk snow, picturesque views, cosy French Chalets (complete with your very own Host) and a ‘White’ Family Christmas in Val Thorens. A ski resort nestled within the award winning 3 Vallee’s and proudly situated at 2300m – the tallest in Europe. Pull on your boots and click into your board, the mountains are covered in glistening ‘pow pow’ and the piste is well and truly calling! Read more
Categories: Europe, Family Travel
Tags: 3 Vallees, Alpine Village, Bens Bus, Chalet, Chalet Host, France, French Alps, French Chalet, Lift Pass 3 Vallees, Shared Chalet Accomodation, Ski Beat, Ski Europe, Ski Hire Val Thorens, Ski Pass 3 Vallees, Ski Pass Val Thorens, Ski School Val Thorens, SkiFrance, Skiing, Snowboarding, Twinner, Twinner Ski Snowboard Hire, Val Thorens, White Christmas
“He who would travel happily must travel light.”
Antoine de St. Exupery
Gone are the days of laying everything out on the bed you would like to pack, then halving it. Here is a guide to help you save time by only gathering what you really need, right from the beginning.
In this post you will find the items we packed for our recent snow holiday to the French Alps. As our intention is always to travel with the least amount of luggage as we can get away with, the adults share one suitcase and our two children share the other. We had one extra suitcase for this trip as we travelled during the Festive Season and, considering our children are still quite young, we had a few extra items to transport there and back! Read more