Sunset over the pool at Centara Ceysands Resort, Bentota, Sri Lanka

A Sri Lanka Stay at Centara Ceysands Resort and Spa

As I step out of the airport and into Sri Lankan air for the first time I have one of those moments. One where I realize I’ve never smelt the air in this part of the world before and that I am breathing in a new country. The air is warm and thick, and consideringRead More

Explorer of the Seas in Sydney Harbour, image courtesy Royal Caribbean

How to Spend Sea Days on Explorer of the Seas

Last weekend cruising history was made as Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas became the biggest cruise ship ever to be based in Australia and was greeted by her twin sister Voyager of the Seas in Sydney Harbour for the big moment. Around 10,000 passengers and crew were onboard the two big ships as theyRead 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

Golden Summit Mount Emei China

Anantara Emei, Gateway to the Golden Summit, Sea of Clouds and Panda fun

I have a friend who decided she had to stay in every single Anantara resort and hotel after she fell in love with her first one in Thailand. After her rave reviews I decided the time had come for my own first Anantara experience, and soon found myself facing a very difficult decision.  Which luxuryRead More

Banyan Tree Bintan Island villas

Jungle Luxury Love at Banyan Tree Bintan Island

“Dear Guest, These villas are built beneath the canopy of the Rain Forest. As such some wild animals like monkeys, squirrels, birds and insects could be your frequent visitors. Please do not leave your doors and windows open as these animals may disturb your peaceful stay in your villa.” As I read these words onRead More

Shower Spa Emirates A380

Shower Spas and Champagne in the Sky on Emirates A380s

“You’ve packed light.” When I hopped into a taxi with nothing more than a handbag and asked to be taken to Sydney’s international terminal I have a feeling my driver thought I was going to meet someone getting off a plane. When I explained I was going to New Zealand he seemed rather impressed. IRead More

Celebrity Century Final Year

Last Chance to Cruise on Celebrity Century

In travel, as in life, so much focus is put on the latest and the greatest; on the newest product that you can try. While I do like shiny new things I also love the chance to be part of a farewell tour, of getting to be one of the last people to experience something.Read More