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Brazil & it’s beautiful landscapes-and some sunsets too!

October 3, 2016 Emma | Comment (0)

Here is a few pictures of Fiona’s latest trip to Brazil, the pictures are truly beautiful!

If you’d like help planning your trip to Brazil please call Fiona on 01202 232335.
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Finch Bay Eco Lodge becomes a member of National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World

September 28, 2016 Emma | Comment (0)

Well done to the Finch Bay Eco Lodge for becoming a member of the National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World recently!

The hotel is truly beautiful and has won many awards in the past including World Travel Awards and has received the TripAdvisor ‘Travellers Choice’ award for 2014 & 2015.

To visit their website please follow this link:

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Fiona testing out the Arenal SkyTrek Zip Lines

September 27, 2016 Fiona | Comment (0)

I tell many of my clients about the zip wire / canopy tours that can be taken in Costa Rica. Several years ago I did the highest & longest ones at SkyTrek Arenal. It was in September, it was raining & I even went through a cloud. I was scared & cannot say I enjoyed it much.

However this year I did it again – made to do so by my partner David!. This time I absolutely loved it & actually had my eyes open.. it was amazing & I really enjoyed it. There are 7 zip lines, I was going 60 miles per hour & the highest cable was 656 feet high.. The views of Arenal Volcano & Lake were stunning & most important I felt completely safe throughout the adventure..

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Cuba- the boom in tourism

May 19, 2016 Fiona | Comment (0)

I have been selling & travelling to Cuba for 17 years now. I have probably been there 12 times over the years & without doubt the biggest changes have happened in the last 6 years. Most changes have been for the better as the transport standards improved, the Casa Particulars (licensed Cuban homes- B&B’s) we use are of a great standard & with the free enterprise the Cubans are able to be self-employed, opening up lots of opportunities that visitors can enjoy – the private restaurant (paladares), shops etc.

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Pura Vida, Costa Rica 2016

May 14, 2016 Fiona | Comment (0)

Last year when I heard the announcement that British Airways were starting a direct flight to San Jose, Costa Rica, I knew that I had to be on that flight. So I booked myself & the boyfriend on the inaugural flight on the 27th April. I would never have got David (the BF) to Costa Rica unless there was a direct flight – so not only was it great news for my clients but also for me.

 1. At Gatwick- Excited  2. Our BA plane

I booked the flights so we had 10 nights in Costa Rica – not long enough but better than nothing. The flight from Gatwick was fantastic- the service was excellent & the film choice was great. We were very excited when we got to Gatwick – well I was, David was still not too happy about the length of the flight. I can fall asleep during take-off but David just finds it hard to get any sleep. I keep telling him the more he flies the easier it will be!!

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Direct flights from Gatwick to Lima from May 2016

September 26, 2015 Fiona | Comment (0)


More exciting news from British Airways. From May next year they will have a direct flight Gatwick to Lima, 3 times a week- the only direct service from the UK.  We are very happy with the news!

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Long awaited news on a direct service to Costa Rica.

August 27, 2015 Marcio | Comment (0)

British Airways is to launch a new route from London Gatwick to Costa Rica from April 27th, 2016.

Clients will no longer have extended journeys because they had to fly via a European or US city. This new direct flight only takes 10 hours 40 mins to get there & 10 hours 15 mins to come back.. Happy days.

BA will initially fly twice per week (on Wednesdays & Saturdays) to San Jose’s Juan Santamaria International airport (SJO). BA then plans to add a third weekly flight on a Thursday for winter 2016/17.

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Brazil Part 2

August 27, 2015 Fiona | Comment (0)

Pelourinho Salvador

After my adventures in the remote lodges of the Pantanal I headed to the busy & hot city of Salvador, the capital of Bahia state. In fact Salvador was the 1st capital of Brazil back in 1549 to 1763, the birthplace of a nation & now the 3rd largest city in Brazil. Due to its history with the slave trade today Salvador is the most African city in the Western Hemisphere. Samba started here & the city has the largest carnival in the world.

Praia do Forte

I loved Salvador & will go back again to spend more time there to enjoy the shops, restaurants etc. It is a colourful city & for me the highlight was the Historical part – Pelourinho section. Here I visited some wonderful boutique Hotels, my particular favourites were Villa Bahia, Solar dos Deuses & Casa do Amarelindo. As I visited them I was sure that so many of my clients would really enjoy staying there. I unfortunately stayed @ 2 of the larger more international hotels- very comfortable but did not have the atmosphere of these small boutique hotels.

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Brazil – the amazing Pantanal & Chapada dos Guimaraes.

May 11, 2015 Fiona | Comment (0)

I have been to Brazil twice before, visiting the iconic places we associate with Brazil-Rio de Janeiro & IguassuFalls. Plus on another trip I headed to Minas Gerais for the old mines & colonial history.

So this trip was to focus on the wonderful nature & wildlife found in the wetlands of the Pantanal, then to head to the Bahia region to visit Salvador before finishing the trip seeing the beaches @ Praia do Forte & some beautiful beachfront eco resorts.

So 1st stop the North Pantanal region, found in the Motto Grosso region.

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Fiona Returns from Costa Rica

October 18, 2014 Fiona | Comment (0)

Fiona’s Costa Rica Blog September 2014.

I have just come back from another amazing trip to my beloved Costa Rica. Even going in what is classified as one of the wettest months, did not spoil the trip. It did rain but usually by 4 or 6pm, with the rest of the day being glorious.
On this trip I wanted to visit the Southern Caribbean coast, then to the central cloud forest region, up to Punta Islita & finishing in Manuel Antonio- Visiting other lodges / hotels en route of course. Its hard work but someone has to do it but I love it.. ?

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