Hair Tutorial: How I Curl my Hair with the T3 Wand

We’ve come a long way from the steam straighteners of the early 2000s! Nowadays, my go-to hair routine is as low-maintenance as possible. I wash my hair at night and sleep on it wet. It’s dries overnight (and looks pretty crazy!) but then only takes about 15 minutes to curl. The curls are pretty tightContinue reading “Hair Tutorial: How I Curl my Hair with the T3 Wand”

How expensive is a week in St Lucia?

Visited: April 2019 Time spent: 8 nights 5 friends Accommodation: Airbnb in Rodney Bay (north end of island) Flights from Chicago: approx. $1,000 pp, villa: $2,000 (in total), car rental: $670 (in total) Food, drink (miscellaneous, e.g. gas/petrol): approx. $450 pp Total spend per person: $1,980. This didn’t include any excursions. Getting There: There areContinue reading “How expensive is a week in St Lucia?”

Sayulita Travel Guide – 9 incredible places to eat!

Don’t good food experiences just make a vacation SO much better? On these sorts of trips (staying in an Airbnb – read more about this here), we tend to buy groceries for breakfasts and lunches, and then treat ourselves to evening meals out. We were blown away by how good the food options were inContinue reading “Sayulita Travel Guide – 9 incredible places to eat!”

Sayulita, Mexico Travel Guide – an overview of costs, travel, and food

Visited: February 2020 Time spent: 7 nights 6 friends Accommodation: Villa through Airbnb in the north of Sayulita: $3,728.40 (in total) Flights: we flew direct from Chicago with United and American for around $700 (per person) Car rental: $620 (in total) Food, drink (miscellaneous, e.g. gas/petrol): approx. $240 pp Total spend per person: $1,665 (perContinue reading “Sayulita, Mexico Travel Guide – an overview of costs, travel, and food”

Martinique Travel Guide – an overview of costs, travel, and food

Visited: April 2019 Time spent: 6 nights 3 friends Accommodation: Apartment through Homeaway.com in La Trinité (area in the north-east of island): $510 (in total) Flights: Amy and I flew from St Lucia to Martinique – $120 pp (25 mins), Erin took the ferry – $60 (1h 30mins) Car rental: $250 (in total) Food, drinkContinue reading “Martinique Travel Guide – an overview of costs, travel, and food”

Martinique Travel Guide – Catamaran Day Trip Review

We had enjoyed our day of sailing around St Lucia with Jus’ Sail so much, we all agreed that we definitely had to do another one in Martinique! This time we wanted to try a catamaran, mostly to be able to sit on the trampoline netting and see/feel the surf! We found Les Ballades duContinue reading “Martinique Travel Guide – Catamaran Day Trip Review”

Martinique Travel Guide – Presqu’île de la Caravelle

So far on Martinique, we had explored Le Marin (in the south-west), Saint Pierre (in the north-west) and Sainte Anne (in the south-east). On our fourth day, we stayed closer to home and headed over to Presqu’île de la Caravelle, a peninsula on the east coat. We got there fairly early (by that, I meanContinue reading “Martinique Travel Guide – Presqu’île de la Caravelle”

Martinique Travel Guide – Sainte Anne and Les Salines

Read about our first day in Le Marin here and our second day in Saint-Pierre here! We woke up to pouring rain on our third day. We decided to drive south and explore Sainte-Anne and the famous Les Salines beach. It was a beautiful drive down the N6 along the coast, passing rum distilleries andContinue reading “Martinique Travel Guide – Sainte Anne and Les Salines”

Martinique Travel Guide – Saint Pierre

On our second day in Martinique (read about our first day in Le Marin here), we drove north up the coast on N1 and then south-west on N3 to head over to the town of St Pierre, Mont Pelée and Anse Couleuvre. It was an epic drive, lush and green, passing little towns and beautifulContinue reading “Martinique Travel Guide – Saint Pierre”

Martinique Travel Guide – Le Marin (south-west)

Martinique has four ‘arrondisements’ (areas): Le Marin in the south; Fort-de-France and Saint-Pierre in the west; and La Trinité in the east. Here I’ll be talking about my experience in the south-west area of Le Marin, including Les Trois Îlets and Pointe du Bout. Petite Anse Petite Anse is located in the south-west of Martinique.Continue reading “Martinique Travel Guide – Le Marin (south-west)”