Rumpus Room Bar Mondrian London with view of St Pauls

Mondrian London, the Luxury London Boutique Hotel with a View

I’ll never forget the first time I walked into a Morgans Hotel lobby. It was the late ‘90s in New York, my friend was staying at Paramount, and when I went to meet him I just thought ‘wow’. I’ll admit I wasn’t particularly well travelled at that time but I’d never seen anything like it.Read More

Exterior Ovolo Woolloomooloo, image courtesy Ovolo

Ovolo Woolloomooloo Transforms Sydney Finger Wharf Hotel

When Woolloomooloo’s historic finger wharf celebrated its 100th birthday last year it was hard to believe that there was a time when the state government wanted to tear it down. But it’s true. Back in the ‘90s when it was all run down the NSW government decided it was too expensive to restore and thatRead More

Q Station Manly

Ghost Tours and a Sleepless Night in one of Australia’s Most Haunted Locations

Some things seem like a good idea in the light of day. Such as spending a night in an award winning hotel in one of Australia’s most haunted locations after doing a ghost tour. ‘What fun!’ I thought to myself as I arranged my stay. ‘I’ve always wanted to do the ghost tours at QRead More

Cremorne Point Manor Boutique Hotel

Cremorne Point Manor Boutique Hotel Review

Just the other day I was talking about one of the prettiest spots in Sydney, the gorgeous Cremorne Point. At the time I mentioned some of the beautiful homes that are found on the point and how I like to dream about living in them, but what I didn’t tell you is there’s also aRead More

Ace Hotel Palm Springs during Coachella

Ace Hotel Palm Springs for Coachella review

It may seem like my first Coachella was only yesterday, but somehow it’s that time of year again… time for music lovers to go back to the desert for one of the greatest festivals on the planet. Where to stay can be a bit of a challenge. For my friends and I last year TheRead More

Villa Song Boutique Hotel Saigon

Villa Song Saigon Boutique Hotel Review

Recently I read a quote from a life coach who claimed most people spend more time planning their annual holiday than they do plotting their career path. As I was about to scoff at such a ridiculous idea I caught myself. And remembered just how many hours I put into organising my trip to CambodiaRead More

Boutique Hotel Cambodia

Journeys Within Boutique Hotel Cambodia

One of my first memories of Cambodia, after the heat, and that wonderful tropical smell, is the hotels. The large, imposing, almost Vegas-size hotels that lined the road to the Siem Reap airport as we drove past to find my home for the next few days – the boutique hotel, Journeys Within. In retrospect, itRead More