Oberoi Hotels are serene, almost surreal retreats from the colourful chaos and cloying heat of India. They’re famed for their architecture, impeccable service, food, attention to cultural detail. Welcome, your royal highness This is Oberoi Rajvilas in Jaipur, which looks and feels like one of the magnificent palaces gracing Rajasthan. Travel-weary guests are greeted with wideContinue reading “Treated like a princess at Oberoi Rajvilas”
Fellow travel blogger Josie Schneider and husband Conrad have created a small, personal tour to explore Catalonia, titled A Cava and Castles Experience. Josie is a go-to expert on housesitting around the world, sharing her knowledge at housesittingtravel.com . Recently Catalonia has become the preferred niche for the Michigan couple. The northern Spanish region has also recently capturedContinue reading “Explore Catalonia’s cava and castles”
Airbnb and other home stay companies allow travellers to stay in frugal or fantastic accommodation all over the world. The concept opens up destinations to people who couldn’t otherwise afford it (yes, that’s me), and to people who want to engage with communities and cultures at a grassroots level. Is that you? The idea ofContinue reading “Home stay or hotel?”
A visit to Singapore isn’t complete without posh cocktails at Raffles Hotel. The most famous, of course, is the Singapore Sling. However the bar staff have just come up with a slew of new ones: British India, The Stray Tiger, Fables of the East and Rose & Rickey. More about them soon. Meanwhile, I promise not to be boring.Continue reading “Posh new cocktails at Raffles Hotel”
Singapore hotels don’t have to cost the earth. The South-East Asian state has been catering successfully for travellers for centuries.
Here’s my list on 10 best things to do in Dubai on a budget. You’ll stay solvent and have a great time.
More regular travellers want new age discipline. Accor Hotels’ low cal De-Light menu combined with posh gym facilities is kicking gluttony off to boot camp. Gwyneth Paltrow would approve.
A recent action-packed weekend in the sub-tropical Australian banana-growing region of Coffs Harbour shows there’s lots to discover.
The view from the 5th floor of the Crowne Plaza Coogee Beach sweeps along a golden crescent of sand and out into the Tasman Sea. Welcome to one of Sydney’s much loved (and over loved) eastern beaches.
Relais & Châteaux has welcomed one of the globe’s most extraordinary private island resorts to its fold – Dolphin Island in Fiji.