Rock Climbing, Lech am Arlberg, Austria Alps

Winter is coming! But summer is here and so we took a trip to Lech am Arlberg, one of the world’s most exclusive ski regions to find out what summer is like in the Austrian Alps. We immersed ourselves in an

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Seafood Coconut Soup With Plantain Bruschetta and Ginger Pesto, via Chef Watson | by @dipyourtoesin

Our exploration of cognitive cooking continues with these two coconut & plantain themed appetiser dishes– inspired by Chef Watson. The tried and tested South Asian and African staple ingredients transported us to times long past; demonstrating that the age of

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PlanetPass London Walking Tour Foodies at Borough Market

We believe that the greatest cities are those that preserve their history but are equally unafraid to evolve. With its eternal ability to be both old and new, London is clearly a city in that category. In the words of

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Taco Rio with Cacao Black Bean Dip inspired by Chef Watson | via @dipyourtoesin

Before we tempt your taste buds with our Rio Taco goodness, we must share that we came across IBM’s new Chef Watson food knowledge database recently and have spent the last week exploring its potential to help us innovate with

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Cognitive Cooking by IBM Chef Watson #ChefWatson

  We invite you to tap into your creativity and enter our #EatDiverse Recipe Creation Competition for a chance to win a book on Cognitive Cooking By Chef Watson worth approximately £20. Let’s INNOVATE!   The competition rules are very simple: Go to

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Plantain Poached Egg Inspired by Chef Watson | via @dipyourtoesin

Food is one of the few things on the planet which everyone has an opinion about (for example, we still can’t agree how to make perfect poached eggs!). Think about it. We all eat and drink and have been doing

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10 Must Follow Zanzibar Influencers on Social Media

Numerous studies have established that more of us are relying on social media when planning holidays and trips. The key objective of this post is to provide an information hub for travellers intending to visit Zanzibar, Africa’s Spice Island. Having pertinent

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Zanzi Resort Zanzibar Review Header Image

The sky had been grey all morning and for a time, it seemed like our planned dhow cruise to Prison Island (Changuu) would be called off. Eventually the clouds disappeared, the wind stilled and the azure-blue waters of the Indian

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Hakuna Majiwe: Redefining Beach-Chic in Zanzibar | @dipyourtoesin

Zanzibar is home to a diverse array of tourist accommodations. The beach-chic Hakuna Majiwe is a promising property that offers access to some of the most famed beaches in Zanzibar. The old saying: ‘seek and you shall find’ proved to

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Mango-Curried Black Rice | HDYTI

Mango-Curried Rice is the new black…that is when you add in a delicious portion of black rice! We’re taking you to the spice island of Zanzibar with this recipe. After chatting with our friend Aiysha (a tour guide, who also teaches

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Aiysha: Challenging Stereotypes in Zanzibar’s Tourism Industry | @dipyourtoesin

Traditionally, the tourism industry on the island of Zanzibar is male dominated. However, Aiysha Mohammed is a young Muslim woman who is challenging stereotypes as one of only three certified female guides on the island. Before meeting Aiysha, we had spent the

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Zanzibar Serena Hotel An Oasis of Time

In our series on Zanzibar, we take a moment to appreciate the efforts of one local brand, Zanzibar Serena Hotel, to preserve Stone Town’s rich history.

Stepping through history in Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania

In Stone Town, Zanzibar, we saw a country with a rich history where the past, present and future are locked in a delicate and sometimes uncertain balance.  

10 Things First Timers Should Know About Cruise Travel

You know the sort of relationship you have with a distant relative where you communicate with each other via the occasional Facebook poke (does anyone still do that?) or random emoji? Well, that’s how we felt about cruise travel.

Mango-Passion Fruit Mojito Recipe | @dipyourtoesin

We hope you love this mojito twist on a drink that had us up dancing into the early hours in Zanzibar!  Succulent, sweet, mouth watering…are just a few words we can use to describe the fruit we consumed (in mass

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The Highlands_Isle of Skye_HDYTI

Lend us your imagination for a few minutes. Join us around our campfire and let us share our love letter to a land far away whose majestic mountains were shaped by time and in whose misty glens warriors and kings

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Plantain Bites Recipe | @dipyourtoesin

Plantains are a year round delight. They look like bananas, but don’t let their appearance fool you. They are a bit more dense, and are a fantastic vegetable to grill, bake, or fry! Our addiction to plantains is an understatement,

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Carol: The 8kg Solo Explorer, Living Life after 60 (Zanzi Resort, Zanzibar) | @dipyourtoesin

The world is experiencing a solo travel movement. Social media channels including Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, and Facebook are laden with many solo travel hashtags, as well as other popular tags that reflect a growing generation of solo travellers who are

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#FFEU16 Food, Football and EU | London | EURO2016

What was #FFEU16? Hey! Dip Your Toes In (HDYTI), winners of the Best Food & Drink Blog (individual category) and Highly Commended Travel blog (individual category) at the 2016 UK Blog Awards, launched a digital media campaign (between 13 June

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Saint-Malo Seafood | Brittany | @dipyourtoesin

Passion is a word that is characteristically French. Our short weekend trip to Saint-Malo, Brittany (Bretagne) provided a great introduction to Breton culinary traditions in a cultural region of France where food and history combine passionately.

5 Foodie Reasons Why Idaho Is On Our Travel Wish List | @dipyourtoesin

Why Idaho? We recently had the opportunity to attend a travel event hosted by AVIAREPS for Idaho Tourism, on behalf of House of Coco magazine. The event was held at London’s award winning K West Hotel & Spa. Here, we were

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Doha skyline, flying over Qatar | @dipyourtoesin

Planning to fly through Doha, Qatar?  You might want to consider making more than a brief stopover. Doha is no longer just a side note in the evolving story of the Gulf. Doha intends to be THE story!   Turning

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Gladness WIT Interview at Hakuna Majiwe | @dipyourtoesin

What can be said in a name? Much is communicated in the names we are given. Often, they can be the windows to our view of the world. For some of us, they curate the opportunities we are given, and

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