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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Food, Football and EU | London | EURO2016

London: the iconic city where foodie dreams are made. In recent years, London has become the epicentre and melting pot of global cultures. It is a city where many of the world’s focal points such as food, arts, music and

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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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Black Sesame Seed Ice Cream | HDYTI

Ice cream has made a return to our summer menu since we developed a gluten & (partly) dairy free Black Sesame Ice Cream recipe. Originally a South East Asian recipe, we have adapted it to suit our allergy requirements. With summer months

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UKBA16 Award Ceremony

On Friday April 29, our blog won the Best Food & Drink blog in the 2016 UK Blog Awards (UKBA). We were also Highly Commended in the travel category. Photo credit including header image: UKBA   Centre stage and the dance

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Dubai Skyline First Chances

This is a new series of short articles under the banner ‘What I think about when I’m flying‘, a collection of inspirational thoughts evoked during long distance flights.   Second chances! We all love them…we all need them. Who wouldn’t want another

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Smoked Salmon & Hummus Bites | @dipyourtoesin

Yes, the title says “with a TWIST!” So what can that twist be? If you’ve been following our recipes over the last several months, you would have noticed our recent fascination with Arepas. We’ve paired several different flavours together over

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NYC in 24 hours | @dipyourtoesin

Have you been to New York City? If you plan to visit, there’s probably one thing you should know. You don’t ‘do’ New York, rather in a sense, New York ‘does’ YOU! We discovered this when we recently got a chance

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The Locals Cookbook review | HDYTI

GOOD cookbooks deliver exactly what is expected and advertised; they are well crafted, with easy to follow directions and well styled photographs. GREAT cookbooks however, go a step further. They are steeped in the heart and soul of their creator; they are the ones that

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HDYTI Morocco Diaries: WHEN TRAVEL CHALLENGES OUR IDENTITY

Do you believe that identity can be fluid? Is who we are limited to where we come from? Do we retain the same identity for life? Our travels through Morocco provided an opportunity for us to reflect on the subject of

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15 Must Follow Morocco Influencers | HDYTI

The difference between being a tourist, and being an explorer might all come down to the connections that are made before, whilst, and after travelling to an intended destination. In this curated list (in no particular order), we share some

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Sahara desert | Camel trek | Erg Chebbi | Morocco

The Moroccan sun had taken one final bow and as it slipped away, the desert temperatures plummeted almost instantly to below zero degrees. At that moment we were certain of one thing; if the Sahara Desert heat doesn’t kill you,

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MarocMama Amanda Mouttaki Marrakech (HDYTI WIT series interview)

What do you get when you combine a beautiful, well-travelled story-teller and a savvy entrepreneur? You get MarocMama! With a very visible online presence, searches for ‘Marrakech’ and ‘food’ on social media may very likely bring up one of her many

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Valentine's gift ideas (1)

With less than a week to Valentine’s Day, as usual, love (or panic) is in the air! Heady romantic feelings are sharply brought back to earth as hearts beat faster and palms turn sweaty at the thought of leaving it till late (yet again)

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Plantain Pancakes with Lemon-Ginger honey syrup

Plantains? Umm yes! If you aren’t on the plantain bandwagon, then where have you been? Grab your fork and knife, and jump on! Mr. HDYTI loves these, partly because plantains are a staple in Nigerian cuisine. They are yummy, gluten-free, and

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Arepas with blackened salmon & tomato-basil relish

How is it that with our combined love for Latin food, neither of us had tried arepas until a few weeks back? It made no sense, whatsoever. They’re gluten free, crispy on the outside, and soft on the inside (a foodie’s dream).

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