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  • Falling in love with Langkawi

    Tweet Langkawi couldn’t have been more of a contrast to Penang. This little archipelago of islands was the Malaysia of my dreams – a chilled out tropical paradise, with breathtaking scenery, fabulous beaches and great…

    April 24, 2017
  • Exploring Penang, Malaysia

    Tweet So after Bangkok it was on to Malaysia, and Penang (or Penang Island) is the most extraordinary place, filled with magical, colourful temples, crumbling colonial villas, and with a peaceful vibe (35% of the…

    April 20, 2017
  • One night in Bangkok

    Tweet Last month I spent one night in Bangkok before embarking on a cruise to Malaysia, and just to manage expectations, I didn’t see any ping pong balls or anything like that. In fact what…

    April 16, 2017
  • Hiking in Maui

    Tweet So I decided to go hiking in Maui when I was travelling round the Hawaiian islands because after my experience of hiking in the Blue Mountains I really wanted to push myself further, PHYSICALLY.…

    April 10, 2017
  • Hotel Shangri-La Santa Monica review

    Tweet I’ve spent quite a lot of time in LA, mostly in Venice Beach and Beverly Hills; so staying in Santa Monica for the first time was a bit of a revelation, and as soon as…

    April 6, 2017
  • House hunting in Santa Monica

    Tweet OK I wasn’t *actually* house hunting in Santa Monica, more like playing Fantasy Homes by the Sea, if I won the lottery. But when I spent a few nights there in December on…

    March 1, 2017
  • Swissotel Sydney review

    Tweet I arrived at the Swissotel Sydney after spending one night in Singapore and an eight hour flight, which followed a 12 hour flight from London, so I was slightly confused about where I was (or…

    February 28, 2017
  • Hiking in the Blue Mountains

    Tweet So I didn’t actually intend to go hiking in the Blue Mountains at all. I just planned to go and see them, because they’re an easy two hour train ride from Sydney Central…

    February 15, 2017
  • The Top 10 instagrammed places in the World

    Tweet Forget having the blues on Blue Monday – let’s indulge in a bit of travel escapism with a look at the Top 10 Instagrammed Places in the World, measured by hashtag, courtesy of…

    January 16, 2017
  • My Top 10 Hawaii highlights

    Tweet Yesterday I told you (briefly) about my top 10 Sydney highlights, today I’m going to tell you about my top 10 Hawaii highlights. This was actually my third trip to Hawaii – both times…

    January 15, 2017