No, I am not dreaming. I will really be traveling to the island of Mauritius from 23-29 September! Imagine how super-excited I am! And I want to invite you to join me by following all my adventures via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
It’s a big trip, but I will not be traveling alone. With me, a group of 13 international travel bloggers from Europe, Canada, China and South Africa will explore the island and share their stories online. The bloggers are on different itineraries, taking them to all the corners of the island. We will show you that the island of Mauritius is a world-class destination offering a huge diversity of attractions.
The bloggers will embark on adventure activities like kite-surfing and sky-diving, while others will focus on food, culture or luxury travel. I myself will be checking out what Mauritius has to offer for families: family outings, culture, hotels, beaches and adventure (some kids like to do exciting things too you know!).
Saying that I am excited to go is quite an understatement….
It is easy to follow us during the trip. Each blogger will share their personal experiences through their own perspective. This is summarized by the hashtag that we are launching today: #MyMauritius. You can search for the #MyMauritius hashtag on all social media channels!
Flight with Air Mauritius
Air Mauritius will safely fly us to the island directly from their Paris hub. No surprise that I have never flown with Air Mauritius before, so I will also be sharing my flight experience including our arrival at the brand new Mauritius airport terminal!
My personal #MyMauritius program
So what is my schedule like on this unique trip? Well, it’s awesome. Let me share some of the highlights:
- Ziplining, hiking and swimming in the Casela Nature Park;
- Full day catamaran trip (and maybe a speedboat on the side);
- Shaking hands with giant turtoises: 120cm in length and 250kg in weight;
- Lots of snorkeling and other water sports activities;
- Crossing cliffs, gorges and plateaus while fitted with progression cables in the Via Ferrata circuit;
- Mountain biking during the Coast-to-Coast MTB challenge
And that’s only my itinerary! The other bloggers will engage in many more (adventure) activities, like scuba diving, canyoning, kite surfing, rock climbing, fishing trips with local fishermen (who are always your friend), sky diving and much more!
Introducing the bloggers
Honestly speaking I am proud to be part of this fantastic group of travel bloggers, some of which rank high on the list of most popular travel blogs. Here is a short introduction of the #MyMauritius team:
Fan Yibo (China/qiseditu) – With over 600,000 followers his travel blog is one of the most popular ones in China.
Adeline Gressin (France/Voyagesetc) – Adeline writes about discovering the world with a solo traveler angle.
Yvonne Zagermann (Germany/JustTravelous) – Yvonne’s bilingual blog is all about unique experiences, adventure travel and flashpacking (you ask her what that means!)
Melvin Böcher– (Germany/TravelDudes) – Melvin is the mastermind behind Traveldudes, an online travel guidebook where travelers exchange their passion and experiences.
Nellie Huang and Alberto Molero (Spain/WildJunket) –
Nellie and Alberto are a travel writing and photography team passionate about outdoor adventures and unusual experiences.
Jerry Kelih (where the wind takes him/JerryKite) – A passionate kitesurfer and web designer, chasing the sun and wind around the world.
Rob Lloyd (Canada/StopHavingaBoringLife) – Rob is a gregarious gent who can often be found near a beach or wherever golf clubs or a fishing rod are in reach.
Keith Jenkins (Netherlands/VelvetEscape) – Keith Jenkins is the Founder and Publisher of the Velvet Escape luxury travel blog.
Caspar Diederik (Netherlands/StoryTravelers) – Caspar is a visual storyteller living in Italy. He decided to live from what he loves to do best: imaging his experiences and working location independently.
Meruschka Govender (South Africa/MzansiGirl) – Meruschka is a South African travel blogger who blogs on South African and African travel with a focus on culture, heritage and festivals.
Ishay Govender and Jelly Ypma (South Africa/FoodandtheFabulous) – Ishay is a freelance food and travel writer. She cooks, develops recipes and crafts micro stories on social media.
Last…well, you know me. I am the one who writes about family travel, city adventures, culture and a bit of luxury and adventure sports. I cannot wait to show you why Mauritius is also a great family destination (next to having the most fabulous beaches)!
Did you know…
Whenever I visit a place I tend to check some interesting or funny facts & figures, just to get in the mood… Here are some random facts about Mauritius:
- Over 10 percent of Mauritius is protected area (nature reserve), including some 49 uninhabited islands and islets just off the coast.
- The Constitution of Mauritius mentions no official language. Most Mauritians are multi lingual: English, French, Creole at least….
- In 1598 the Dutch (I know them) landed on the island and named it Mauritius, after Prince Maurice van Nassau, stadhouder of the Dutch Republic.
- The famous Dodo lived (and died) uniquely on the island of Mauritius.
- Last but not least, Mauritius is one of the most amazing islands on our planet (and we will show you why!)
I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to start my trip. Here’s to #MyMauritius!
This post was brought to you as a result of the #MyMauritius blog trip, created and managed by iambassador and AHRIM in association with the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority and Air Mauritius. Act of Traveling maintains full editorial control of the content published on this site. All the pictures in this post courtesy of MTPA.
Have you ever been to Mauritius? Is there anything you always wanted to know about this amazing island? Leave a comment below!