When one thinks of Bali, one often thinks of the boisterous nightlife of Kuta, the various beach areas or the culture and arts of Ubud. In my recent trip, I had the opportunity to visit Alila Villas Uluwatu, a superb resort at the southern tip of Bali, Uluwatu. Before this trip, I have only heard … Continue reading Review: Alila Villas Uluwatu
Although I rate the Middle Eastern Carriers; Qatar, Etihad and Emirates as the top airlines for First Class and Business Class travel. In fact, they all feature in my top 10 best business class airlines in the world. Lately, we have seen some notable cutbacks across these airlines. Both Emirates and Etihad now offer ‘paid … Continue reading Etihad Terminates Free Chauffeur Transfers
Amsterdam is a fabulous location for a city break; cruise its canals, immerse yourself in art at one of the many galleries and museums, or simply sit outside a café and soak up the atmosphere. For a romantic break, you’d struggle to find a better place to stay that the charming The Toren; centrally located, … Continue reading Review: The Toren Boutique Hotel in Amsterdam
There’s nothing that quite compares to totally getting away from civilisation; a back to nature break where you are left in peace to fully appreciate your surroundings is wonderfully restorative. The Pavilions Himalayas is a stunning, luxury boutique resort that feels far removed from daily life; giving you the physical and mental space to truly … Continue reading Review: The Pavilions Himalayas
If you haven’t been to Bucklers Hard, you are missing out. This 18th-century shipbuilding village was home to the craftsmen who built Nelson’s Naval ships in the 1700’s. Based on the Beaulieu River, in the New Forest National Park in Hampshire, the village remains almost identical to how it looked then. Two rows of red … Continue reading Review: The Master Builder’s Hotel, Bucklers Hard, New Forest
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In this trip report, I review my flight on British Airways in Business Class or Club World on the Upper Deck of a Boeing 747 Jumbo plane. In the middle of May, I decided to switch up my usual direct route from JFK to Hong Kong to go through London via British Airways. While the … Continue reading Flight Review: British Airways Business Class Upper Deck Boeing 747
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Situated in a great location for exploring the historic city of York, The Principal is a visually stunning hotel combining Victorian architecture with an elegant, architect designed interior. With its choice of restaurants, gym, heated swimming pool and luxurious bedrooms, this place is without a doubt the perfect base for a visit to York. What’s … Continue reading Review: The Principal York Hotel, England
There is a heatwave in many parts of the world at the moment. In Portugal, the heat is causing forest fires, in England, temperatures are topping 35 degrees centigrade which is almost unheard of. In Arizona, in the US it has been too hot for planes to fly. Yes, you read that right, many flights … Continue reading Heat In Phoenix Airport Makes It Too Dangerous For Planes
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I may be slightly biased but London is one of my favourite cities in the world and whether I’m visiting for pleasure or business I always try and take the opportunity to stay a while and soak up this vibrant city. My new fave place to do just that is the stunning Tower Hotel; excellently … Continue reading Review: The Tower Hotel, St Katharine’s Way, London
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When I stay in a destination, I like to do so in a great deal of luxury, but I also like to absorb some of the local culture. Many chain hotels do not offer the opportunity to immerse yourself in your surroundings and tend to veer towards a safe but bland look and feel that … Continue reading An Extraordinary Hotel In Tokyo