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Leela Palace Delhi

Have you always wanted to stay in a Palace? To be treated like royalty? Then look no further than the opulent Leela Palace Hotel in New Delhi, where a guest is considered to be like God. Read about my recent luxury stay here and why it was so heavenly. Stay In Luxury A hotel stay like this one, I have never before experienced. It truly lives …

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Visit The Gandhi Memorial

Honouring the Father of India   A ‘Freedom Fighter’, the ‘Father of Indian Independence’, and the ‘Father of the Nation’ are some of the titles given to Mahatma Gandhi. But above all he was a Champion of Human Rights, and used non-violent resistance methods to promote his causes and beliefs. The Gandhi Smriti (Memorial) Museum in Delhi is the house where Gandhi lived during the …

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Delhi In A Day

5 Places You Want To See   Have you always wanted to visit Delhi in India? I have. It has always intrigued me, and I finally got to see and experience this historic, colourful, bustling city for myself first hand. It was so much better than I had imagined. Here is my ‘Delhi in a day’ tour, full of culture, amazing architecture, life and soul. …

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Incredible Facts About Italy

If you have been to Italy you have no doubt been in awe of the beautiful cities, marvelled at the historical sites, admired the stunning art and savoured the delicious cuisine. In order to better appreciate the fabulous boot-shaped country on your next visit, here are 20 incredible facts about Italy that you should know. Or, if you’re still thinking about going for the first …

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7 Best Melbourne Restaurants

Are you coming to Melbourne and would like to dine at some classy establishments? Are you sick of the run-of-the-mill burger/fast-food joints when travelling? I totally understand, so let me help you. There are many, many fabulous places in which to dine. So I have put together a short list of 7 of the best restaurants in Melbourne in my opinion. I have personally dined …

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Really Cool Facts About Malaysia

12 Things you should know before you go When visiting other countries, I love learning fun and interesting facts to allow me to better understand and appreciate the place, the culture and the history. If you are thinking about going to Malaysia, here are 12 really cool facts that I have learnt on my travels to this tropical wonderland that I’m sure will blow your …

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Saint Germain des Prés

The Perfect Stay In Paris I had the perfect stay in Paris. It was a delightful 10 days sojourn in the charming Saint Germain des Prés neighbourhood, in the 6th arrondisement (district) of Paris. I wanted to be near the main attractions, walking distance to shops and cafes, and experience everyday Parisian life as a local. It was the ideal location – quintessentially Paris. Accommodation …

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How to speak coffee fluently in Italy

10 Coffee Rules Going to Italy? You’ll probably be wanting coffee there, am I right? So you might appreciate some advice on the subject, otherwise you’ll be lost, not to mention a tad cranky if you don’t get caffeinated. Don’t stress, I’m going to help you speak coffee fluently in Italy. Coffee is sacrosanct in Italy. It’s serious business, a religion, an artform, and an …

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A Visit To Yarra Valley Chocolaterie

Chocolate Heaven Attention all chocolate lovers! Recently, I went to chocolate heaven. About an hour’s drive from Melbourne in the middle of wine country there is the divine Yarra Valley Chocolaterie. Why in the middle of vineyards? I don’t know, but as far as I’m concerned, it’s as good a place as any. It’s like a fairy tale vision on the horizon! Such a beautiful …

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La Spezia Will Surprise You

La Spezia Want to know which big city in Italy isn’t overcrowded with tourists? It’s the picturesque, historic, seaside city of La Spezia, in Northern Italy. I hadn’t planned on going, but changed itinerary last minute due to family ‘issues’, and decided to drive to La Spezia from Parma, rather than go straight to Cinque Terre. I’m glad I did, because La Spezia really surprised …

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Amazing Facts About United Arab Emirates

In recent years tourists have been discovering the relatively new and exciting cities of the Emirates in the Middle East. These super-impressive, ultra modern metropolises have rapidly developed in the middle of the desert. In particular I’m referring to the cities of Dubai and Abu Dhabi which have become two of the most luxurious cities in the world today and are now very popular tourist …

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Amazing Facts About Qatar

All You Need To Know Before Visiting Qatar is a country of great extremes. With an ultra modern sprawling city landscape, to barren desert terrain, this Arab nation is flourishing. A relatively small country in Western Asia on the Arabian Peninsula, Qatar boasts great advances in an incredibly short time, given that it used to be one of the poorest countries in the region, not …

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River Seine

30 Reasons Why You Can’t Miss It The beautiful city of Paris is built on the banks of the majestic River Seine. Flowing through the centre, it gives so much life and joy to the city. In fact, the whole of Paris revolves around this waterway. Some of the world’s most insanely famous monuments sit proudly on its banks. You can’t possibly miss the River …

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Driving In Italy 🇮🇹

10 Tips For Driving In Italy Are you thinking of driving in Italy? You must be crazy! I’m just kidding. It’s not that bad. Let’s remain calm, take a deep breath and I’ll give you my 10 tips for driving in Italy. My family and I drove around Northern Italy last year and we survived. Just barely. No, I’m joking. Sorry. It’s just that everyone …

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Venice And The Gondola

Everything You Should Know About The Gondola When you visit the unique city of Venice in Italy, you should experience a ride in a beautiful Venetian gondola. It is the most romantic ride in the world, in the most romantic city in the world. It is a must, in my opinion. I have been lucky to ride in a gondola twice in my life, and …

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Melbourne’s Pink Lake

Think pink. Not hot pink, or baby pink, but more of a raspberry pink. What am I talking about? A pink lake! Located in Port Melbourne, Westgate Park Lake is pretty in pink. You won’t believe it until you see it. Curious? Read on. Melbourne is privileged to have one of these rare coloured lakes. It actually looks like someone has tipped a whole lot …

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Cinqueterre – Quick Guide

FIVE RESORT TOWNS YOU WILL LOVE The Italian Riviera You will absolutely love the resort towns that make up “Cinqueterre” (five lands) on the gorgeous Italian Riviera. If you haven’t yet been, you will need my ‘Cinqueterre – Quick Guide’. This will provide you with an overview of what to expect, see and do here. These popular seaside destinations have tourists flocking from all over …

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Business Class Travel

 25 Perks of Business Class Travel  So you’re thinking about flying Business Class on your next overseas trip? You’re wondering, is it worth it? What benefits do you get? Is it much different to economy? Well, you’ve come to the right place for advice. Here are 25 perks of Business Class Travel to help you decide. I’ve been fortunate enough to fly business class for …

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Santa Margherita Ligure

The Italian Riviera’s Best Kept Secret The Italian Riviera has long been the playground of the rich and famous. It boasts a host of stunning resort towns. Many tourists and celebrities have lived or holidayed on this beautiful coastline of Italy. But perhaps one of the best kept secrets of the Italian Riviera is the glorious harbour village of Santa Margherita Ligure. Why wasn’t I …

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A Stay At Vigoleno Castle

You Will Be Enchanted If you love fairytales, you are sure to be enchanted by the Castello di Vigoleno. In the north of Italy this real life original medieval castle is part of the charming historic Vigoleno village, located in Vernasca. It dates back to Roman times and sits high up on top of a hill in the picturesque Emilia Romagna Region near Parma.  The Castle …

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River Thames

6 Hot Spots To Visit The River Thames in London is the life of the city. The longest river in England with an incredible 33 bridges spanning across it in London itself, it plays host to a plethora of famous and historic landmarks. But here I’m going to list just 6 hot spots for you to visit which are all conveniently located along or near …

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Tower of London

Why You Must See This Castle The amazing Tower of London is situated in the middle of the city, along the Thames River. With metropolitan life bustling all around it, this fascinating one thousand-year old castle and fortress, harbours spooky tales. You must see it while you’re in London and I’ll tell you why. I drove around looking at it before working up the courage …

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Palace of Versailles

You Need To See It The Palace of Versailles is a grandiose monument from a fascinating period in French history when the royal family basked in extraordinary opulence. Magnificent architecture; extravagant luxury; stunning masterpieces … there aren’t adequate enough words to accurately describe how impressive the Palace really is. You must see the Palace of Versailles for yourself. I was blown away by the ostentatious lifestyle …

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Parma

Charming and Delightful A Must-See! A charming city renowned as Italy’s food capital, Parma is a gastronomic delight. It is located in northern Italy approximately an hour and a half drive south of Milano. Here you will find the birthplace of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. Parma is also famous for Prosciutto di Parma or Parma Ham, the home of Barilla Pasta, Guiseppe Verdi (the opera composer) and loads more… It …

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Amazing Art At The Louvre

My Photo Tour If you are in Paris, you must visit the Louvre Museum especially if you love art, as I do. I recently spent a delightful day at the most famous museum in the world and I was absolutely enthralled by the amazing collection of art. Masterpieces from all around the world are beautifully showcased here at the gorgeous Louvre Palace. It’s one of …

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Healesville Sanctuary

Visit Australia’s Local Wildlife at Healesville Sanctuary When you travel to the wonderful country of Australia, you have to visit the local wildlife. Yes, you can go to pubs and clubs, but I’m talking about the ‘native’ animals, silly. Where’s one of the best places to see them in their natural habitat? Healesville Sanctuary in Victoria. Just a short drive from Melbourne, it’s the perfect …

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Carry-On Luggage

Essential Information So you’re excited to go on your overseas trip and are packing your bags. But what do you pack in your carry-on luggage? Well, don’t get stressed. Here’s some of my tips that will help you get organised and make your travels easy. Valuables Firstly, make sure all of your most valuable possessions and important documents are kept with you when you travel, …

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Daylesford

The Ideal Country Retreat Daylesford has been fortunate to be the location of two major mineral discoveries in the past – natural mineral spring waters and gold minerals. Both of these huge findings in the 1800s have made this Victorian town in Australia the delightful haven it is today and the ideal country retreat for city folk. Read about other fabulous places in Victoria, Dromana …

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Paris Louvre Museum

Why You Must See The Louvre The famous Louvre Museum is a must-see tourist attraction in Paris. Situated in the heart of this beautiful city, it is the most visited place in Paris after the Eiffel Tower. You really can’t go to Paris without spending at least a few hours at this historic site. Here are a few excellent reasons why you must see the …

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See Milan

4 Fascinating Places To See In Milan Milan is Italy’s most expensive and richest city, being home to fashion, design and finance. Labels such as Armani, Dolce & Gabbana and Valentino have their flagship stores and headquarters here. Names such as Pirelli Tyres and Alfa Romeo are also from Milan. I visited in 2018 and immediately loved it here; it’s easy to get around and …

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Penang Island

One Of Asia’s Top Travel Destinations The Island of Penang in Malaysia has long been one of Asia’s top travel destinations for many tourists. Why wouldn’t it be? With the tropical climate, lovely beaches, great food and reasonably priced hotels, I would have to agree it is an ideal holiday for couples and families. In fact, it has long been one of my family’s favourite …

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Dromana Beach

A Melbourne Beach Holiday This Summer I decided not to go overseas for my end of year vacation, as I often do. Instead I decided to holiday closer to home. My destination was only an hour’s drive from Melbourne to the coastal beach town of Dromana in Victoria, which is part of the glorious Mornington Peninsula. We are so privileged to have beautiful beaches near …

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12 Must-See Places In Melbourne

One Day City Visit I love Melbourne. It’s my birthplace and my hometown. So I’m a bit biased when I say it’s a marvellous city. There are so many beautiful, fun and interesting aspects of the city, but here I’m going to share with you 12 must-see places in Melbourne, that you can visit all in one day. Walking Melbourne The City of Melbourne is …

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Visit Genoa

Fall In Love With This City Once you visit Genoa you will fall in love with it, as I did. This grand historic, bustling seaside city in Northern Italy is full of wonderment everywhere you turn. I couldn’t get over how much it has to offer, and yet I’m a little amazed it doesn’t attract more international tourists as a prime holiday destination. Genoa is …

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