After sitting on the beach watching the kids and having a beer for half an hour the moment we had been waiting for arrived, it was time to bust out the jet skis.
When travelling I always like to go to at least one place I haven’t been before. For the Thailand leg of the trip it was Aonang, located about 45 mins drive from Krabi Airport. Krabi is the gateway to Thailand’s southern islands that aren’t accessible by air. Aonang is a great place to explore Railay Beach and Koh Phi Phi or even go snorkelling on Koh Rok Island. You can also get a boat transfer from Aonang to Phuket if you wanted to visit both. While in Aonang we stayed at the Aonang Cliff Beach resort and Spa. (more…)
Over the last couple of years we have visited Malaysia more than once a year. It’s our stop over generally on the way to somewhere else. We often have a couple of days in Kuala Lumpur before flying on or on our way home. We often talk about exploring Malaysia a little more but it seems to always get overlooked, well not this time! We decided to explore Langkawi and we chose to stay at the Meritus Pelangi Resort and Spa. (more…)
The Thai island of Koh Lanta holds a very special place in both mine and Craig’s hearts, as it was the relaxing leg our our honeymoon nearly 14 years ago, we went there after spending 3 weeks touring Vietnam from South to North. We were looking forward to a nice relaxing beach break and that’s exactly what we got. A beautiful, quiet island that was way behind other more touristy islands in Thailand particularly as it was only accessible by boat. We already knew where to stay in Koh Lanta, Crown Lanta ticks all our boxes. (more…)
There are so many hotel options when travelling to Tokyo and to be honest it can seem a little overwhelming. The city is so big and hotels are notoriously expensive and the rooms are reportedly small. After plenty of research I also found that family rooms are difficult to come by and are on the expensive side. Deciding where to stay in Shinjuku is definitely a big task and for us, it was based on cost. (more…)
I had always considered Japan to be too expensive for a family of 5 so when the prospect of a girls trip was floated I knew I had to convince the others that Japan was the perfect spot. Luckily it didn’t take too much convincing. First thing on my bucket list for Japan ia a Kyoto Geisha experience. (more…)
Due to flight cancellation issues I ended up with just 18 hours to review these lovely services apartments in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. Bukit Bintang hotels are always my go to place when looking for the best place to stay in Kuala Lumpur and the Lanson Place Bukit Ceylon is a short walk from my favourite areas in this city. (more…)
After 2 red eye flights in a row, we arrived in Osaka at 8:30 in the morning. After organising our rail passes for our Japan adventure we jumped on the train to Osaka Station and then had a 10 minute walk to the hotel. Choosing some where to stay in Osaka was difficult although the Ritz Carlton Osaka’s close proximity to Osaka Station was very handy.
If you have been reading my blog for a while, you will know that I am a big fan of AIRBNB. This holiday rental marketplace has made travel affordable for not only us but for a lot of other people. The range of accommodation types are mind boggling and I’m sure you will find something that will fit any budget when looking for Airbnb Kuala Lumpur has many to choose from. (more…)
Phare, The Cambodian Circus originated in Battambang but now has a permanent home in Siem Reap. It’s the Cambodian equivalent of the world famous Cirque du Soleil. The purpose built tent is located on the outskirts of Siem Reap and all participants have trained at the Phare Ponleu Selpak. (more…)