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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Faena Hotel Miami Beach review

    Tweet As much as I enjoy staying at a discreetly stylish boutique hotel I’m also very partial to a luxury hotel with the wow factor, and that’s certainly the Faena Hotel Miami Beach. The…

    May 12, 2016
  • Falling for Abu Dhabi

    Tweet I love being surprised when I travel, and that’s what happened in Abu Dhabi. Because before I visited there on my trip to the UAE I guess my only real impressions of Abu…

    November 27, 2015
  • Discovering Dubai

    Tweet I’ve always loved going away for my birthday, so earlier this month, when the opportunity came up to fly to Dubai and spend a few nights before embarking on a luxury cruise I…

    November 26, 2015
  • Exploring Shanghai China

    Tweet After our supremely comfortable Virgin Atlantic flights to Shanghai both No 1 Son and I were WIDE AWAKE and fuelled by nonstop food, drinks and movies; we hadn’t slept at all, and arriving…

    August 24, 2015
  • Exploring Montreal

    Tweet So, I spent the weekend exploring Montreal, Canada, which isn’t as mad as it sounds, because it’s only around five hours to fly there and six hours back, and the time difference is…

    July 16, 2015
  • My big African adventure

    Tweet Ever since I first started travelling (and after I’d backpacked my way across the US) there have been two destinations on my wish list; one was Japan, which I finally visited for the…

    March 9, 2015
  • Free family half term day out at Novotel

    Tweet If you asked your kids who their superhero is, what do you think they’d say? Iron Man? Doctor Who? Well, according to a new survey by Novotel, while the likes of Spiderman, Superman…

    February 5, 2015