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Highlights from a first-timer’s visit to Oahu Hawaii

For as long as I can remember, Hawaii has always been the epitome of paradise. Thoughts of Hawaii instantly conjures visions of its ancient volcanic landscape, dramatic coastlines, lush coconut palm trees and postcard...

The most interesting hotel in Amsterdam: Lloyd Hotel

If you ask me, the sign of a truly exceptional hotel is when you walk in and, against all the temptation of a new city waiting for you to explore, think ‘huh, I kind...

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...

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...

Jing An Shangri-La Hotel and Jing An District Shanghai Guide

There can be few more welcome sights after a long-haul flight than a chauffeur at arrivals holding up a sign emblazoned with your name.  The flight was delayed by an hour at departure airport...

Sofitel Nusa Dua, Bali

There are two schools of thought when it comes to choosing your holiday hotel: The first says that they are simply a roof over your head and a place to crash at the end...

Belmond Jimbaran Puri, Bali

Returning from each holiday, we bring home fond memories of the iconic landmarks we had previously only seen on TV or once-in-a-lifetime experience that had always been on our bucket list.  How often does the hotel...

Anantara Dhigu, Maldives

The Maldives is one of the most beautiful destinations in the world renowned for its crystal clear waters, gorgeous palm tree strewn beaches and world class snorkelling. This island nation filled with hundreds of...

The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali

From the second you step into the enormous, dark-timbered hotel lobby of the Westin Nusa Dua, you know you are in for a treat.  A hand towel and fruit drink are presented as soon...

Shoalhaven Foodie Trail: Ulladulla, Milton, Mollymook, Huskisson and Berry

The Shoalhaven is a large region towards the south coast of New South Wales enviably settled between expansive coastlines and unspoilt mountains. A single road trip can take you across a variety of charming villages...

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