Amsterdam Insider Tips and The Mövenpick Hotel – European City Challenge Begins

Amsterdam Insider Tips and The Mövenpick Hotel – European City Challenge Begins

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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March 3, 2015 at 10:28 am

Exploring Yogyakarta from The Phoenix Hotel

Exploring Yogyakarta from The Phoenix Hotel

Yogyakarta, Indonesia is a truly magical city where the past blends seamlessly with the present. Bicycle taxis and horse pulled carts are still a common mode of transport, not just a novelty for tourists. Traditional garments are worn on the streets by grandmas as are the latest fashions by the university students the city is populated by. It’s a hint […]

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February 24, 2015 at 12:01 pm

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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February 20, 2015 at 1:08 pm

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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February 4, 2015 at 8:12 pm

Close Encounters in Botswana, Africa

Close Encounters in Botswana, Africa

Botswana we were told on arrival is a country full of diamonds. A smile suddenly crept on my face, then just as quickly left as it was revealed that the price of diamonds is standard worldwide. No cheap diamonds for Mairead. Luckily there were plenty more things about Botswana to put that smile back on my face. The most exhilarating being the […]

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January 26, 2015 at 12:01 pm

5 Ultra Romantic Valentine’s Day Hotel Packages

5 Ultra Romantic Valentine’s Day Hotel Packages

Sofitel So Singapore Stay in a hotel inspired by the ‘City of Love’ (Paris) with a romantic package that includes a 1-night stay, international buffet breakfast, a specially curated Love Kit and either a three-course dinner with a welcome cocktail and wine pairing on 13th February or a five-course dinner with a welcome cocktail and a bottle of Ruinart Rosé Champagne […]

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January 26, 2015 at 10:45 am

5 of Southeast Asia’s Most Romantic Resorts

5 of Southeast Asia’s Most Romantic Resorts

Spa Village Resort Tembok – Bali, Indonesia A romantic adult only escape on the northeast shore of Bali, your days can be filled with as little or as much as you desire. Our recommended romantic activities include a couples massage, a painting session and night time star gazing in the pool. To help keep distractions out of the bedroom, there […]

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January 18, 2015 at 6:48 pm

9 Not-to-Miss Cities in America

9 Not-to-Miss Cities in America

Venice Beach, California Just on the outskirts of sprawling Los Angeles city is this funky fresh beach strip. Start at the Santa Monica Pier and head south by either foot or bike in order to make the most of it. See the lifeguard watch towers made famous by the buxom blondes in red on Baywatch and prepare to be in […]

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January 10, 2015 at 9:28 am