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  • G Hotel Kelawai, Penang: Room With A View

    G Hotel Kelawai, Penang: Room With A View

    Penang, Malaysia

    Choosing a hotel requires consideration of dozens of factors. Your suite will become your home away from home, and your base for a memorable vacation, so it pays to be picky. I checked out this 5-star hotel in the heart of Penang, Malaysia and discovered a few surprises.

  • 19 Christmas Gift Ideas for Travellers in 2018

    19 Christmas Gift Ideas for Travellers in 2018

    Travel Tips

    It’s every shopper’s favourite time of year. But finding travel friendly Christmas gift ideas is not easy. The gift needs to be functional, portable and not too heavy. So rather than racking your brain, I’ve helped you with a list of unique gift ideas that every millennial traveller wants.

  • How To See The Best Natural Attractions In Hua Hin

    How To See The Best Natural Attractions In Hua Hin

    Thailand

    Wow. That was the only word I could think of standing inside one of Hua Hin’s best natural attractions. Not only because of the jaw-dropping beauty but because until recently, I had never heard of this place. And I’m quite sure if I took a survey, the average traveller couldn’t pick out Hua Hin on a map either. I’m hoping to change that.

  • 9 Reasons To Visit Hua Hin, Thailand

    9 Reasons To Visit Hua Hin, Thailand

    Thailand

    Hua Hin has a special place in the hearts of the Thai because of its strong connection to their beloved royal family. Since the 1920’s, this coastal city has been the royal family’s summer retreat, a key driver in Hua Hin’s push towards modernity. Bangkok residents followed the royal lead, driving or catching the bus or train to spend their summers, or even just the weekend, escaping the capital’s fast-paced urban living. Find out what makes Hua Hin different to other cities in Thailand.

  • Where To Stay In Phuket, Thailand – Best Locations & Hotels

    Where To Stay In Phuket, Thailand – Best Locations & Hotels

    Thailand

    Phuket attracts over 6 million tourists from all corners of the world each year, and that’s expected to almost double in the next decade. Now I know why. I’ve done the hard (and enviable) work for you, and put together a first-hand comparison of the 6 most popular areas to stay in Phuket.

  • 7 Reasons Why You’ll Love Bangkok, Thailand

    7 Reasons Why You’ll Love Bangkok, Thailand

    Thailand

    Bangkok is a city defined by contrast. You’ll find extravagance and poverty, tradition and innovation, nightlife and relaxation, glamour and quirkiness, ancient and modern. Whether you’re a backpacker with a shoestring-tight budget, a retiree relishing your golden years, or just looking to unwind during your annual vacation, Bangkok is one urban destination you will want to visit.

  • How To See Pattaya, Thailand In 48 Hours

    How To See Pattaya, Thailand In 48 Hours

    Thailand

    When you think about planning a vacation in Thailand, destinations like Bangkok, Phuket and Chang Mai jump to mind. But I discovered there’s plenty of reasons to include the coastal city of Pattaya in your itinerary.

  • 17 Tips To Plan The Ultimate UK Road Trip

    17 Tips To Plan The Ultimate UK Road Trip

    United Kingdom

    The United Kingdom is a road tripping paradise - windy roads, scenic vistas, rolling hills, majestic mountains, meandering rivers, quaint towns, castles and history galore. Every great travel adventure starts with an equally great plan. So, I’ve put together my best British driving and planning tips to help kick off your own epic UK road trip.

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