Sydney NYE fireworks as seen from Shangri-La Hotel, image credit by Paul Reiffer

Best Hotels for Sydney New Year’s Eve Fireworks

They’re the fireworks that are seen around the world and mark the start of so many New Year’s Eve celebrations. Australia’s biggest public event, Sydney’s New Year’s Eve fireworks bring more than one and a half million people to the harbour foreshore and are watched by more than a billion people around the world. WhenRead More

When skiing the right travel insurance is a must

Off Piste Travel Insurance Tips for the Japan Ski Season

… This post is brought to you by World2Cover …. As someone who would never whip out her passport without knowing her travel insurance is all in order I am aghast when someone tells me they are travelling without it. To me it’s not just about what would happen if my valuables were stolen orRead More

Lobby Centara Watergate Pavillion Bangkok

Shopping Bangkok’s Pratunam and Sleeping in Centara Watergate Pavillion

When the woman in the first clothing stall seemed overly excited about me trying on a shirt I didn’t get it. “You can try!” she kept telling me with a big smile, and I smiled right back, telling her I was just looking for now but thank you, all the while thinking “well, of courseRead More

Gavin Tollman Global CEO Trafalgar

Gavin Tollman, Global CEO Trafalgar: Ten Questions

The Global CEO of the world’s leading guided holiday company, Trafalgar, Gavin Tollman shares his personal travel tips and provides a glimpse into his life.

Changi Village Hotel Pool

The Best Hotels Close to Changi Airport, Singapore

I’d just had the most incredible plane experience of my life and was getting ready to head to the gate for the second leg of heaven in Singapore Airlines Suites when it happened. Our flight was delayed. Until the morning. It was now around 1am and I couldn’t believe I was facing a night inRead More

Burmese cat in Burmese cat village, Inle Lake, Myanmar

Visiting the Burmese Cat Village at Inle Lake, Myanmar

Sometimes you assume something about the place you’re going to which turns out not to be true. Travelling to Myanmar for the first time I thought that I would see lots of Burmese cats sunning themselves on windowsills or watching the world go by from their various clever cat vantage points. After all, this isRead More

Henrietta Ferguson UK Blue Badge Guide

Henrietta Ferguson, Luxury London Tour Guide: Ten Questions

A good tour guide can change the way you see a place by opening your eyes to things you wouldn’t have noticed and leaving you with lots of memorable and fun facts. Henrietta Ferguson is one of those guides. I met Henrietta when she took me on a special Royal Warrants Tour in London, whichRead More

Topiaries at Centara Grand Hua Hin

Feeling Grand at the Centara Grand Beach Resort Hua Hin

Grand. It’s a word that some hotels use when they really shouldn’t but as I ate breakfast to the sounds of a harp player and looked out at large topiaries in the garden of my beautiful colonial style heritage hotel it’s a word that most definitely fit. In fact that morning I was feeling prettyRead More

Strange Things Travel Bloggers Eat

The Craziest Things Travel Bloggers Have Eaten

One of the wonderful things about travelling to new places is the opportunity to eat and drink new things. Sometimes those things can be a revelation for our taste buds. A ‘how do we not eat this at home?!’ moment. Other times, less so. Travel bloggers are often exposed to new taste sensations and unusualRead More

Red Nomad Oz travel blogger

Marion Halliday AKA Red Nomad Oz: Ten Questions

I first came across my fellow redheaded Aussie travel blogger Marion Halliday, who’s best known as Red Nomad Oz, through the magic of social media. When I first spotted her on twitter I smiled at the name, and went to check out her blog RedzAustralia. And I’m so glad that I did. That’s when IRead More