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Business Class – What is it Really Like?

For most people, business class remains a bit of a mystery. I know I used to wonder exactly what went on up the pointy end, and whether it was worth all of that fuss. Long story short? For long haul travel, it really is. I won’t get into the details, but I am one of […]

Hanse

Guest Post: Boat Review, 2017 Hanse 505

This guest post is brought to you by 45 Degrees Sailing, a sailing business based in Split, Croatia and run by two New Zealanders, Nick and Mahina Hathaway. Visit their website at http://www.45degreessailing.com for more information, video logs or to book a trip! A while back, Nick published a video review of the Hanse 505 […]

Soko

Solo Sokos Hotel Palace Bridge

I’ve always brushed off the concept of ‘service’ at hotels that don’t cost the earth. If you aren’t paying top dollar to stay somewhere, you can only expect so much. When I booked in for the five star Solo Sokos Hotel Palace Bridge in St Petersburg last year, I wasn’t sure what to expect in […]

Carnival

Carnival by Tresind

I hadn’t had the chance to eat at any Indian restaurants in Dubai, so I was pretty excited to be able to sample the Chef’s Tasting Menu at Carnival by Tresind. Located in the Dubai International Financial Centre in the Burj Daman building, Carnival offers ‘post-modern’ Indian, inspired by the various cultures influencing Indian cuisine. […]

Trafalgar

Learning to Sail with Trafalgar Sailing, Gibraltar

I’d been thinking about learning to sail for awhile now. My husband, Matt, is super keen on sailing and has much more experience than me. I wanted an opportunity to learn on my own, being able to ask whatever I wanted. After a failed attempt at Dubai Offshore Sailing Club, I decided to do some […]

Barcelona

Hotel Midmost, Barcelona

I wasn’t sold on travelling to Spain. It wasn’t that I didn’t like the idea, instead, it was difficult to pick with so many places to travel to. I’d read the news about tourists being unwelcome in Barcelona, and didn’t know what to expect. Luckily, our stay at Hotel Midmost turned out to be a […]

Mina

A Night Out at MINA Brasserie

I’m no food expert. Let’s make that perfectly clear. I like to eat, but I’m not a connoisseur. If anything, I’m slightly picky, which tends to keep me from the really exotic foods on offer here in Dubai. I’m kind of like a 12 year old child stuck in an adult body. So, when my […]

Saray

Saray Spa at the JW Marriott Marquis, Dubai

You may have heard of a little hotel in Dubai called the JW Marriott Marquis. Up until a few weeks ago, it was the tallest hotel in the world, a title that has since been snaffled by the newly opened Gevora Hotel. As the height of a building isn’t actually proximate to the quality of […]

WA

A Very Dubai Christmas (Brunch) at the Waldorf Astoria

 The Dubai brunch. It is a ex-pat mainstay, and every weekend you can find Brits-abroad getting tipsy and embarrassing themselves in public. They are expensive, rowdy, and they can get messy fast. We not really brunch people. However, it was our first Christmas in Dubai. I’m basically the world’s worst cook. Matt’s sister was visiting […]

Puffin

Best of 2017 – Ultimate Travel Ranking

In 2017, I visited 20 countries. I have been very, very lucky. I live in hope, but I really doubt there will be another year where I can travel as much as I did in 2017. Anyway, I decided I would create a rundown of my top 2017 travel destinations, from the best of 2017 […]

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