48 Hours Sashaying Around Singapore

48 Hours Sashaying Around Singapore

When I planned my round the world trip (the New Zealand one – don’t worry, I’ll get to my recent US/Canada trip sometime soon, maybe) I plotted my journey around a few of the brilliant people I’ve met over the years. Hopping through Doha, Australia and New Zealand, my last stop was Singapore. And, in only 48 hours I managed to take 983 photos. Arriving into Changi Airport at 7am, I freshened up in the… View Post

My travel journey – beginning in Singapore #travellinkup

My travel journey – beginning in Singapore #travellinkup

My first ever taste of travel was probably the craziest if I’m honest. I had decided – despite only ever taking 2 internal NZ flights in my life – to pack up my life and move to the UK. On my own. Only knowing one person on the other side of the world. At twenty years old. So, so many things could have gone wrong. To temper things slightly, I booked a week layover in… View Post

The Whitney Hotel, New Orleans – Luxury hotel review

The Whitney Hotel, New Orleans – Luxury hotel review

New Orleans. Home of Jazz, revelry, voodoo, beignets and hickory coffee – quite simply the stuff of travel legend. Smooth on the surface, ‘Nawlins’ is a historic city reaching back into the turbulent past of the deep South and the more recent devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina (still on the lips of the locals) and further natural disasters, if you delve a little closer New Orleans wears her scars alongside the celebration of Mardi Gras… View Post

A Birthday Dinner by Heston Blumenthal at the …

A Birthday Dinner by Heston Blumenthal at the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park REVIEW

Food history and the inherent psychology has always intrigued me. Why do we reach for certain flavours when we’re happy, and avoid foods that have bad memories attached, thereby creating our own personal history maps? As a child I can clearly remember the alluring smell of my Dad bringing home fish and chips on dull afternoons (don’t judge me ok?) and the taste of my Aunt’s Jaffa Slice always conjures Summertime Christmases – to the… View Post

18 things you must do on a road trip …

18 things you must do on a road trip to Bath.

Bath, old friend, we meet again. This time, I’ve brought a new chum (the infamous Kelly) back to your gorgeous Georgian terraces. This time I won’t be staying for 10 days, it isn’t my first Christmas in the UK and I won’t be leaving you and using you as a base to explore the county. But, we will however be re-sampling as many of your delights as we can.   There are just so many… View Post