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Paradise on earth.

With twenty-six island atolls, you’ll be sure to find one that you love. Stay in an over water villa and become one with the seemingly ever-spanning Indian Ocean. Be inspired by the allure of blue bioluminescent plankton and a host of friendly sea creatures greeting you along the long stretches of white sand beaches and sand bars in the world’s lowest lying country.

Foto Friday: Rock Pools in the Maldives

Foto Friday: Rock Pools in the Maldives

Every Friday I’ll be sharing a photo from someplace in my travels. This week’s photo is of rock pools in the Maldives. The island we stayed at in the Maldives, Kuramathi, is one of the largest islands, and has over a mile of coast line. Most of its coast was pristine stretches of white sand, but there were also a few ... Read More »

Is the Maldives the Ultimate Honeymoon Destination?

Is the Maldives the Ultimate Honeymoon Destination?

Planning a honeymoon is almost as important as planning the wedding– and equally stressful. There’s balancing budgets and bookings, not to mention picking the perfect destination. Your honeymoon will be the first time you are traveling together as a married couple, and after all the stress of the big day, you’ll certainly want a little relaxation. It’s your vacation of ... Read More »

Foto Friday: Heron at Sunset, Maldives

Foto Friday: Heron at Sunset, Maldives

Every Friday I’ll be sharing a photo from someplace in my travels. This week’s photo is of a heron at sunset in the Maldives. As our boat returned from the neighboring local island, the sun was beginning to set. We rushed off the boat, planning to watch some sting rays, but instead we found ourselves captivated by a couple of heron. ... Read More »

A Progressive Dining Adventure at Kurumba Maldives

A Progressive Dining Adventure at Kurumba Maldives

Hope everyone is having a joyous holiday season! While having delicious food during the holidays with family is wonderful, having delicious food during a vacation is equally important. Although our stay at Kurumba Maldives was short, it cast a spell on us with its various aromas. As Beth already mentioned, when we arrived, we were greeted with coconut ice cream. ... Read More »

Can’t Swim? Visit the Maldives!

Can't Swim? Visit the Maldives!

You can imagine my surprise, when Johnny, someone who doesn’t know how to swim and couldn’t care less for beach holidays, told me his dream destination would be going to the Maldives. While I already couldn’t fathom the thought of hating beaches, I certainly couldn’t fathom why out of all places he would choose to go to the Maldives, an ... Read More »

A History of Luxury at Kurumba Maldives

A History of Luxury at Kurumba Maldives

Another morning of seaplane transfers, as we arrived back at the Malé International Airport, we were quickly whisked away by speedboat. We watched as Malé’s small skyline disappeared behind us, and in a few short minutes we reached our destination. Greeted with chilled mint towels and coconut ice cream, it was a refreshing introduction to our new island home, Kurumba Maldives. We ... Read More »

Foto Friday: Flooding Streets in Male, Maldives

Foto Friday: Flooding Streets in Male, Maldives

Every Friday I’ll be sharing a photo from someplace in my travels. This week’s photo is of Flooding Streets in Male, Maldives. Arriving in Male, it was pitch black. We set our alarms early in hopes of exploring the city, only to have our plans foiled by pouring rain. After waiting in hopes of the rain letting up, we decided to ... Read More »

Experiencing Local Maldivian Cuisine

Experiencing Local Maldivian Cuisine

Johnny’s back this week to talk about local Maldivian food and what we thought of it! As someone who enjoys other cultures, Beth tries to expose me to many different experiences when we’re abroad. This usually includes things that I might not expect, like going to a maid café in Japan or checking out the night life in Thailand. However, ... Read More »

A Glimpse of Local Maldivian Life

A Glimpse of Local Maldivian Life

We were fortunately able to visit two local islands, one being the capital Male’ and the other being a small island called Rasdhoo. This small island is the capital of the Alif Alif Atoll administrative division, and home to just over 800 people. Roads and floors alike were made of dirt, and building designs were simple. The whole island was walkable in just ... Read More »

Top 5 Things to do in the Maldives

Top 5 Things to do in the Maldives

Of course it’s great to visit the Maldives to lie around doing absolutely nothing for a week, but what about the people who actually want to get out and do something? Being an island nation, you’re never too far from water. The Maldives is home to some of the best reefs in the world, and also offers plenty of other ... Read More »