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Shanghai Sundays: Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund

Arriving at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Shanghai, I was transported from the hectic hustle and bustle of Shanghai streets to a composed world of luxury and elegance. The hotel’s gorgeous signature scent flooded...

A Staycation at QT Gold Coast

Until this trip to the Gold Coast, the words ‘hotel’ and ‘resort’ were pretty interchangeable in my mind. A night at the QT Gold Coast, however, and you'll quickly realise that a resort like...

Experience Zen to Adrenalin: Carnival Spirit returns to Sydney

The statistics will tell you that cruise ship holidays are on the rise year by year, 20% increase year on year growth from 2013 to 2015. More than one million Australians are now choosing to cruise when...
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Banyan Tree Ungasan + Bali Bucket List

The love affair between Australians and Bali is undeniable. Over the last 10 years, the number of Australians travelling to Indonesia grew by 416% to over 1.2 million trips in the last financial year! While Reality TV shows...

Beit Trad, Lebanon

It takes a lot for me to be truly impressed and blown away by a hotel. So many factors come into play: the location, the décor, the...

Shangri-La Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives

I have stayed at many Shangri-La Hotels now, ranging from the hotel’s signature Chinese properties in Shanghai at Pudong and Xi’An, to visiting their first European hotel in Britain, the Shangri-La at the Shard...

How to fail spectacularly at seeing the Northern Lights in Tromso

If it’s a bucket list item to see the Northern Lights, going to Tromso, up in Northern Norway - remote and far away from the light pollution of big cities - is basically the...

Sri Panwa Phuket – Thailand Destination Wedding

I hadn't expected to return to Phuket for the second time in the same year, but what's a girl got to do when two dear friends meet at my wedding and then announce they're...

Belmond Maroma Resort, Mexico

Mexico has many different identities and perceptions, however the first thing that comes to mind is probably their world famous cuisine of tacos, nachos and guacamole.  When I personally think of holidaying in Mexico,...
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Tour of Freycinet Marine Oyster Farm and an epic BBQ lunch at Saffire

The time has come for the last blog post of 2011. It has been an exceptional year of tremendous eats but for this last post of the year, there's no better subject to share,...

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