Brett Walker, Village Hotel Katong, Singapore

Brett Walker, Manager Village Hotel Katong: Ten Questions

The Village Hotel Katong is one of the few hotels found in Singapore’s Katong and Joo Chiat area, which is a great place to learn about Peranakan heritage and culture, and enjoy local foods and treats. It’s also part of Far East Hospitality’s Luxe Package which is a five day, four night experience for visitorsRead More

James Aptakin, Head Chef, Hilton Waikiki Beach

James Aptakin, Hilton Waikiki Beach Exec Chef: Ten Questions

One of the many wonderful things about a trip to Hawaii is being able to eat their incredible food. There are taste sensations and island flavours that are hard to find anywhere else in the world, adding an extra dimension to a holiday in this tropical paradise. James Aptakin worked around America, including cooking forRead More

Scott O'Hanlon, Waterfront Beach Resort

Scott O’Hanlon, Waterfront Beach Resort: Ten Questions

Huntington Beach, California, also known as Surf City USA, is home to the Waterfront Beach Resort, a popular Hilton Hotel and landmark in Orange County. After watching the resort being built, local surfer Scott O’Hanlon went in and asked for a job and soon found himself starting a new career in the hotel business. HeRead More

Miss Kitty Fantastico at The Langham Sydney

Miss Kitty Fantastico’s night at The Langham Sydney

“Shall I order us some room service?” It’s the first time I’ve said that to a cat, but then again, it’s the first time I’ve stayed at a five star hotel with one either. I look at Miss Kitty Fantastico’s furry face and as she looks back, purring away happily, I smile. I’ll confess IRead More

Catching the helicopter from Monaco to Nice Airport

Monaco Helicopter or Taxi from Airport to Hotel

Ah Monaco, the glitz and the glamour. It’s the perfect place to arrive by helicopter and feel like a movie star, or possibly a glamorous spy. But did you know it can cost the same to hop in a chopper as it does to get a taxi from the airport? I know, it sounds crazy,Read More

Cabin Vs Suite on a Hurtigruten Cruise in Norway

When planning a cruise there’s that moment where some of us can’t help but ponder the price difference between a cabin and a suite and wonder if we can justify it. Of course there are those who are able to live the suite life every time, but for most of us the cruise itself isRead More

Left Luggage and Travel Insurance: A Common Mistake

… This post is brought to you by Compare Insurance … Most of us have done it at one time or another when we’re travelling: we wake up, check out, leave our luggage with the hotel and go exploring for the day before returning to gather our belongings and heading for the airport / trainRead More

Alexandre-Pierre Faidherbe with Mark Webber and Ann Neal

Alexandre-Pierre Faidherbe, Columbus Monte-Carlo Hotel: Ten Questions

The Columbus Monte-Carlo Hotel is a beautiful boutique hotel in Monaco, and the most popular place for Formula One drivers to stay during the Monaco Grand Prix. The hotel’s General Manager, Alexandre-Pierre Faidherbe, shares his travel tips for Monaco as he answers Ten Questions: What’s the best thing about your job? Meeting different people, discoveringRead More

Recovering lost photos

Recover Lost Photos When Travelling

A few years go friends of mine found a camera filled with holiday snaps. We all wondered how to get it back to the person, knowing that while they may have had insurance for the camera, they may not have had a copy of all the memories on the card. As we realised it wasRead More

Point It Book

Point It Book now a Top Travel App

There are lots of very clever travel apps out there these days. But I’ll admit I was particularly excited when I discovered one of my favourite travelling companions – the Point It book – had been made into an iPhone app. If you’ve missed the Point It book over the years, it’s one of thoseRead More