First days: arrival and Maafushi The Malé International Airport is very small, despite servicing international flights, but border control is a smooth process. We couldn’t be bothered to make our way by ferry to Maafushi as this would have required a taxi and a short shuttle ferry, then a long wait (we arrived in the morning but the ferry leaves at 3pm) and it takes two hours to reach Maafushi. . . .
**Updated April 2018** Budget-friendly trip to the Maldives? Yes, it's possible! Check out this 6-part budget Maldives budget-friendly trip report and itinerary, so you can see how we were able to visit five islands on the cheap. One of the common themes of 2016 was how crappy the year was, and how everyone just couldn't wait for it to be over. I'm not gonna lie, I found myself in that . . .
**Updated March 2018** One of the common themes of 2016 was how crappy the year was, and how everyone just couldn't wait for it to be over. I'm not gonna lie, I found myself in that same vibe, feeling like 2016 was the longest, hardest, most tumultuous and sleep-deprived year I've had in... years. My life of gallivanting around the globe traveling for pleasure, turned into getting fully . . .
**Updated March 2018** This post has been in my 'drafts' folder for so long, mainly because there's just so much to say that it was tough to finally sit down and put together this post. Simply put, I already knew that I love Italy, but I now love Italy in the Winter! ❄ ☃ Milan is a great cold weather winter travel destination: less tourists, great food, super cosy. So, if . . .
The past few months have been a mixed bag of some good, and some less good things, but now I'm back and ready to get back to the swing of things here at Seefoodplay. Life threw a few things at me, some planned, some unplanned, and I've definitely taken this blogging break to re-focus on what's really important, and in doing that I realized that it all comes down to one thing: balance. I've been . . .
October, November and December are definitely some of my favorite months of the year – they’re just so festive! We kick things off with Halloween, then glide into Thanksgiving, then wobble into Christmas. The year is winding down, people tend to be in a good mood, and there’s lots of good food and drink to go around. I love the autumn/winter holiday season and everything that goes along with it, . . .
A couple of months ago I made an online restaurant reservation using Opentable and although the reservation was fine, I immediately regretted giving them my main email address because I was getting multiple emails daily advertising new restaurants, deals, and special promotions. Right when I was about to click the "unsubscribe" link, one of the restaurants on the mailing caught my eye... probably . . .
Updated February 2019 Click here to jump to the recipe This easy tomato marinara sauce is not only a breeze to whip up on a weeknight, but it's also as healthy as it gets! You might not have noticed, but I’m obsessed with tomato sauce. Well, tomatoes in general, but I lovvvee me some red lycopene-filled tomatoes! I could totally have made this a niche blog called . . .
For the past few weeks I have been loving watching the leaves change into gorgeous reds and yellows. Not to mention, I can finally break out my comfy scarf collection, now that there’s a nice chill to the air. Last week I happened upon the Spitalfield Market in London and kind of went scarf crazy! They have the biggest, comfiest, prettiest scarves to choose from… I couldn’t resist. As the days . . .
This trip report has been in the making for quite some time because there’s just so much to say about this amazing place! Earlier today, I was going through photos from our Italian Adventures in 2014 and came across the most-recent trip: Venice in August. Seeing all the gorgeous colors and reminiscing over the delicious food... I knew it was time to publish our trip details! Jonathan and I . . .