Alexandra Richards

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Alexandra Richards grew up in Dorset, where she developed a love of rural life, the natural world and outdoor pursuits. During her studies at the University of Durham she spent a year on Réunion Island in the Indian Ocean, teaching English, practising her French, getting to grips with Creole and travelling the region. Later she evolved into a freelance travel writer and photographer and she has now written six editions of Bradt’s Mauritius, Rodrigues and Réunion. She is also the author of Bradt’s Dorset (Slow Travel). You can follow Alex on Instagram @alexandrarichardstravelwriter and her travels with her young son at @travelswithbabyarchie.

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Cook up a storm in the kitchen with our recipe for Rodriguan fish curry

With our travel plans on hold, what better way to explore new cultures than cooking up a storm in the kitchen? This simple recipe for Rodiguan fish curry is perfect for a family dinner and is sure to leave your loved ones clamouring for more.


Dorset apple cake

Savouring the tastes of Dorset: a recipe for Dorset apple cake – yum! 


6 unmissable activities in Mauritius, Rodrigues and Réunion

There's plenty to keep the energetic amused in the Mascarene Islands.