European City Challenge Starts in Amsterdam at The Mövenpick Hotel

European City Challenge Starts in Amsterdam at The Mövenpick Hotel

European City Challenge 2015 (ECC2015) Begins After deciding I was going to embark on a European city challenge in 2015 – visiting 1 European city a month in the year- the hardest part was cherry picking where I would go to first. I knew it had to be somewhere big and bold, with lots of character, history & charm. I didn’t […]

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5 Not to Miss Spots in Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

5 Not to Miss Spots in Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

Isla Mujeres Located just a short 30 minute boat ride from Cancun this small Island makes for a great alternative to hard hitting Cancun. Isla Mujeres or Island of Women in English is only 7kms long and has beautiful white sand beaches and shallow turquoise waters.  Playa Norte is where most of the action is, here you can hire beach […]

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Where to Eat, Drink, Stay and Explore in Yangon, Myanmar

Where to Eat, Drink, Stay and Explore in Yangon, Myanmar

Explore – Shwedagon Pagoda Yangon’s shinny gold masterpiece is the sight not to be missed and some people say the only place worth visiting in the city. If this is the only landmark you visit in Yangon or one of many, give yourself a few hours to explore the many different Buddha statues and pagodas inside. This 99 meter tall pagoda […]

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Family Getaway to Phuket at Novotel Phuket Karon Beach

Family Getaway to Phuket at Novotel Phuket Karon Beach

Clean, easy and family friendly are our requirements for a getaway with our 18 month old son Liam. So we decide to head to Phuket, Thailand for family beach getaway as this meets our easy requirement. Only a 90 minute plane ride from Singapore, followed by a still manageable 50 minute car ride from the airport to Karon beach, we try out the […]

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Bali Welcomes Back The Ritz-Carlton

Bali Welcomes Back The Ritz-Carlton

The Ritz-Carlton Bali has opened its doors on the pristine beaches of southern Bali in Nusa Dua. Set on 12.7 hectares of manicured beach-front and cliff-top land, many of the 313 hotel rooms offer expansive ocean views. Highlights of the new resort include a 70-meters high glass elevator which provides guests with access to the beach, 6 restaurants and lounges and […]

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4 Reasons to Cross the Border and Visit Nusa Jaya, Malaysia

4 Reasons to Cross the Border and Visit Nusa Jaya, Malaysia

Puteri Harbour This waterfront district is growing in size every time we visit. More restaurants, more projects being complete and more people. Walk along the water looking at yachts parked in the marina while deciding on which restaurant to dine at. Don’t expect a Boat Quay atmosphere yet, the area is still growing, but there’s a good enough selection for […]

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The Principal Madrid Opens

The Principal Madrid Opens

The Principal Madrid, a new hotel under ‘Design Hotels’ has opened for business on Madrid’s Gran Via. The Spanish Renaissance building which dates back to 1917 now incorporates an eclectic design concept by designer Pilar García-Nieto and Barcelona-based studio, Luzio. The mix of styles includes influences of a posh British club, the flamboyance and glamor of a palace in France, […]

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Sun Lounger Seeking at Pullman Phuket Arcadia Resort

Sun Lounger Seeking at Pullman Phuket Arcadia Resort

As the gate of Pullman Phuket Arcadia opens, I realise it was only 15 minutes earlier that I had stepped out of the Phuket airport. Now, I’m winding up the Pullman’s road ready to claim a sun lounger. On this quick two night getaway, my husband Tom and baby Liam join in my eagerness to check out the resort. We drop our […]

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