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  • 9 Reasons To Visit Hua Hin, Thailand

    9 Reasons To Visit Hua Hin, Thailand

    Nov 11, 2018 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…

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

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

    Oct 14, 2018 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 mos…

  • 7 Reasons Why You’ll Love Bangkok, Thailand

    7 Reasons Why You’ll Love Bangkok, Thailand

    Oct 1, 2018 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 yo…

  • How To See Pattaya, Thailand In 48 Hours

    How To See Pattaya, Thailand In 48 Hours

    Sep 4, 2018 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.

  • How To Save Money On Hotels With Expedia Add-On Advantage

    How To Save Money On Hotels With Expedia Add-On Advantage

    Jul 24, 2018 Travel Tips

    Expedia have a brand new feature called Add-On Advantage that allows you to save up to 51% on hotel rooms. I put this to the test and you’ll be surprised how much I actually saved.

  • Banyan Tree Ungasan: Is This Bali’s Leading Luxury Villa?

    Banyan Tree Ungasan: Is This Bali’s Leading Luxury Villa?

    Apr 23, 2018 Bali, Indonesia

    There’s no shortage of villas in Bali. And there’s no shortage of luxury accommodation either. So when the Bali Tourism Awards recognised this particular property as Bali’s leading luxury villa in 2016, it cemented the stellar reputation of Banyan Tree Un…

  • Everything You Need To Know Before You Visit Uluru

    Everything You Need To Know Before You Visit Uluru

    Apr 20, 2018 Central Australia

    Uluru is known as the spiritual heart of Australia. I’d seen photographs of Uluru (formerly known as “Ayers Rock”) since I was young and neglected visiting it. Instead I roamed all corners of the world, while leaving Australia’s outback, my relative backy…

  • Mulia Bali: The Best Beach Resort In The World?

    Mulia Bali: The Best Beach Resort In The World?

    Apr 18, 2018 Bali, Indonesia

    Mulia Resort in Bali opened its doors in 2012. Less than 1 year later it won the coveted Condé Nast Traveler USA - Readers' Choice Awards for #1 Beach Resort in the World. How does a brand new independent resort in an uber-competitive location like Bali i…

  • 3 Reasons Why I Love Swissotel

    3 Reasons Why I Love Swissotel

    Feb 18, 2018 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 arou…

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

    8 Ways The Holiday Inn Resort Bali Benoa Will Wow You

    Nov 16, 2017 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 l…

  • Thanksgiving On The Road – Home Away From Home in Los Angeles

    Thanksgiving On The Road – Home Away From Home in Los Angeles

    Jun 1, 2017 Southwest, USA

    I like Thanksgiving. Heralding from Australia, I can’t say I’ve got heart-warming childhood memories of family get-togethers on Thanksgiving Day. It was just another normal day Down Under. But there’s something about the spirit of this holiday which trans…

  • 3 Ways To Explore The Queen Mary With Kids

    3 Ways To Explore The Queen Mary With Kids

    Feb 11, 2017 Southwest, USA

    The Queen Mary, the most luxurious ocean liner of her time is available now to guests as it’s permanently docked in Long Beach, California. Find out why kids will love exploring this unique ship.

  • Georgetown: The Most Beautiful Town Square In Texas?

    Georgetown: The Most Beautiful Town Square In Texas?

    Jan 9, 2017 South, USA

    With so many interesting attractions and delicious dining options, its easy to see why plenty of folks visit Georgetown, Texas every week. But does the town live up to it’s reputation as one of the most beautiful town squares in the country? Find out...

  • HotelsCombined Review: Find The Best Hotel Faster Than Ever Before

    HotelsCombined Review: Find The Best Hotel Faster Than Ever Before

    Nov 24, 2016 Product Reviews

    If you’re looking to save money on your next hotel booking, look no further. Search multiple popular hotel websites from a single, powerful site, and dig up the best bargains that will even make your friends jealous.

  • 9 Reasons Why I Fell For Marival Residences Luxury Resort

    9 Reasons Why I Fell For Marival Residences Luxury Resort

    Nov 13, 2016 Mexico

    When you need a rejuvenating break, sometimes a mini getaway fits the bill. We took a 3-day trip to Mexico’s west coast for the first time and discovered a luxury all-inclusive resort in Riviera Nayarit a cut above the rest. Find out why.

  • 3 Northern Texas Vacations In 1: Grapevine, Frisco & Irving

    3 Northern Texas Vacations In 1: Grapevine, Frisco & Irving

    Oct 26, 2016 South, USA

    Everything is bigger and better in Texas. So if you’re planning a trip to Dallas, fit in a few extra days around these 3 fabulous nearby destinations. I’ve got everything you need to know: where to stay, what to eat and what to do.

  • 44 Photos That Will Have You Staying At Grand Velas Next Weekend

    44 Photos That Will Have You Staying At Grand Velas Next Weekend

    Sep 20, 2016 Mexico

    There are few hotels in the same class as Grand Velas Riviera Maya. Combining unlimited world-class dining, stunning beach views, perfect pools, and the drinks you want, it sets the standard for tropical all-inclusive luxury resorts.

  • Are Playa Del Carmen Vacation Rentals The Right Choice For You?

    Are Playa Del Carmen Vacation Rentals The Right Choice For You?

    Aug 24, 2016 Mexico

    If you’re planning a vacation to Playa Del Carmen, don’t book any accomodation until you read this. Find out where we stayed along with tips on how to make your family getaway not only comfortable, but the best ever.

  • Where To Stay In The Heart Of Downtown Manhattan

    Where To Stay In The Heart Of Downtown Manhattan

    Aug 18, 2016 Northeast, USA

    Downtown Manhattan is an up and coming district in The Big Apple. It’s close to tourist attractions, offers a wide variety of food and shopping options and close to public transport. So where should you stay on your next family vacation? We have the answe…

  • Beyond Orlando: Florida’s 5 Hidden Holiday Gems

    Beyond Orlando: Florida’s 5 Hidden Holiday Gems

    Aug 16, 2016 Southeast, USA

    I ventured beyond Orlando to discover the amazing attractions and destinations on offer in Florida. This helpful overview includes recommended attractions, restaurants and hotels. Everything to kickstart your own family adventure in Florida.

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