10 Things to do in Bali Beyond Kuta and Seminyak

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The majority of visitors to Bali, Indonesia stay in and stick to the area around Kuta and Seminyak as well as the resort area of Nusa Dua. But there is some much more to see and do in Bali. Don’t miss out on these 10 great things to do in Bali beyond the tourist centres. Kecak Dance In the Uluwatu temple perched […]

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Sir Albert Hotel Amsterdam and the City’s Top Sights

Sir Albert Hotel Amsterdam and the City’s Top Sights

European City Challenge (ECC2015) Continues After starting my European City Challenge in Amsterdam’s city centre, I then moved to the lively multicultural area of De Pijp. The neighbourhood is jam packed with students, ex-pats, artists and yuppy media types. Sounds like my kind of place. Right smack in the middle of it all is The Sir Albert Hotel. From here […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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