Things Not To Do When Packing

Five Things Not To Do When Packing for a Trip

Packing for a holiday can be exciting as you imagine the wonderful times you’ll be sharing with those soon-to-be-jet-setting outfits, but it can also border on traumatic if you get yourself into a packing pickle. To help ease your packing pain, I’ve come up with a handy guide of five things not to do whenRead More

Country road trips

How to Take a Cat that Hates Cars on a Road Trip

… This content has been created as part of my involvement in Microsoft’s #WorkWonders Program … There’s a reason dogs are the animal you most often see with their smiling faces up against a car window. While there are some cats that love to travel and happily hop into the car, most fall into theRead More

Russ Thomas Grieve, Azamara Club Cruises, Cruise Director

Russ Thomas Grieve, Azamara Club Cruise Director: Ten Questions

A cruise director’s life can be a dream job, but it’s also a lot more work than most people realise. Russ Thomas Grieve joined Azamara Club Cruises after a seven year run in Mamma Mia in Las Vegas, where he could also be heard as the voice of “Hal the Computer” in Cher’s one womanRead More

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