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  • The Ritz-Carlton, Bali - Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This

    The Ritz-Carlton, Bali - Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This

    Bali, Indonesia

    There are vacations, and then there are dreams that come true. Staying at The Ritz-Carlton, Bali is one such dream. Combine a grand tropical vision of castles in the sky, world-class cuisine that's almost too good to eat, VIP treatment at every step, warm gentle coconut-scented breezes and a zippy golf cart on call… and now you're getting close to what it feels like to unwind at one of Bali's top resorts.

  • 3 Reasons Why I Love Swissotel

    3 Reasons Why I Love Swissotel

    Travel Tips

    There are certain things the Swiss are known for. Chocolate, ski resorts, and pocket knives, for instance, have all been revolutionised after Switzerland put its stamp on them. And hospitality, of course. Find out why I choose Swissotel when I travel around the world.

  • 8 Ways The Holiday Inn Resort Bali Benoa Will Wow You

    8 Ways The Holiday Inn Resort Bali Benoa Will Wow You

    Bali, Indonesia

    What pops into your mind when you think of Bali? Is it the historic religious sites and cultural celebrations? Or stunning beaches offering ample activities for everyone in the family? The Holiday Inn Bali Benoa is the best of both worlds – offering the luxuries of a private beachside resort but with easy access to the island’s cultural hotspots and activities.

  • 27 Christmas Gift Ideas for Travellers 2017

    27 Christmas Gift Ideas for Travellers 2017

    Travel Tips

    Travel can make things tough. Buying Christmas gifts for your loved one, family member, friend or even yourself is tricky at the best of times. Even more so when you’re looking for a travel friendly gift. So, I’ve done all the hard work out for you – I’ve researched, compared and even tested each of these 27 Christmas gift ideas. And they live up to my lofty standards as an experienced traveller.

  • Top 10 Travel Instagrammers of 2017

    Top 10 Travel Instagrammers of 2017

    Travel Experts

    One thing that consistently surprises me about social media, and the Internet in general, is its incredible ability to motivate me. Or, perhaps more accurately, keep that fire lit and the excitement level high for the next border crossing or big road trip.

  • Best Portable WiFi Hotspot For Travel In 2018

    Best Portable WiFi Hotspot For Travel In 2018

    Travel Tips

    When it’s time for vacation, does the prospect of travelling overseas without a reliable 4G or WiFi connection feel downright daunting? Find out how to choose a portable Wi-Fi hotspot for your next great adventure.

  • How To Deal With Dry Eyes While Travelling

    How To Deal With Dry Eyes While Travelling

    Travel Tips

    Dry eyes can strike anyone at any time, even when travelling. I’ve put together the most common causes of this condition that affect travellers, as well as easy solutions for dealing with dry eyes.

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  • How To Make Your Drive More Comfortable

    How To Make Your Drive More Comfortable

    Guest Blogs

    If you drive a lot, you probably know everything about the lack of comfort, from being stuck in the traffic to driving for hours without stop and dealing with resulting aches and sores. Stiffness, weird smells, lack of entertainment, the need for periodic cleaning and maintenance, etc. The list goes on and on and on.

  • A Guide To Dress Codes For Expats In Dubai

    A Guide To Dress Codes For Expats In Dubai

    Guest Blogs

    Before moving to Dubai, it’s important that expats take the time to understand Dubai’s culture and customs. As well as helping them to integrate more readily on a practical level, such an approach will help reduce the risk of culture shock and give the expat a richer appreciation for their new home.

  • Quick Trip? Tips and Tricks for packing light!

    Quick Trip? Tips and Tricks for packing light!

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    Packing requires practicality: you need to plan what items to bring as well as trying to organize them strategically into a compact space. With baggage fees on flights increasing many people think you should strip down to the absolute essentials in order to hold on to some money.

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