Manila City Guide, A Quick View

The capital city of the Philippines has often been overlooked in favour of its more sun-soaked beach destinations. Gorgeous as they are, there is still much to be said for the urban heart of the country, and its many-flavoured districts. Diversity here is key. With six legislative districts and sixteen geographical districts, this is a […]

Barcelona in Bold


Barcelona brims with personality: we have the up-and-coming Carolina de Santis of videotrueque and her rather bohemian clients, for example. Need to run naked with a Goorin sombrero placed strategically to promote your brand? (This is the ‘before’ shot, below). Sure can do. As said of the video, “Correr desnudo por el Raval sólo con un […]

Get your grub on, in Grenada


My 5 days in Grenada were an unrelenting procession of great meals. Considering the fact that I was on a culinary tour, sponsored by Tourism Grenada, that came as no surprise… but damn, I ate some good food! I sampled the island’s best food from hole-in-the-wall restaurants revered by locals, to outdoor markets, beach front […]

Escorted Holidays Bring The Old South To Life

There’s no doubt escorted holidays are a great way to explore the ‘Old South’, made so famous by the block-buster movie ‘Gone with The Wind’. The movie, even now, helps bring in a fair number of first-time visitors to this charming part of the United States, despite the seven decades that have passed since its […]

TLC (Astro Channel 707) Samantha Brown’s Asia -airs on July 25, 2011


Ah.. I finally met Samantha Brown in person, and she is all I imagined her to be, and more! Samantha I am told, lives in New York City. Born in Dallas, Texas in 1969, her family moved to New Hampshire where she grew up. Samantha joined the Travel Channel in 2000 and has hosted a […]

5 Foods You Have To Try In South Africa

South Africa is a vibrant country made up of an eclectic mix of different cultures and backgrounds, with the influences of the African tribes including the fearsome warriors of the Zulu nation. All these different cultures come together in the pots and pans of the kitchens of South Africa, where interesting and delicious dishes can […]

Lovely Lanzarote.. A Land of Hidden Gems

Most people would probably associate Lanzarote with package holidays and a week on the beach. However, there’s so much hidden beneath the surface for those willing to explore beyond the resorts and escape the sun lounger by the pool. For the more inquisitive traveller, its best to find a nice hotel in Lanzarote as a […]

Perth – Food, Wine and Natural Beauty

The city of Perth in Western Australia lies within easy reach of sandy beaches, stellar surf breaks, vineyards, wineries, forests and national parks. In Perth and the surrounding areas you’ll find a myriad of award winning restaurants, wineries and boutique breweries, particularly in the Swan Valley and Margaret River regions. You can take the ferry […]

Top 5 Luxury Hotels & Resorts to Stay at When in India

Traveling abroad when vacationing is something that most people spend a great deal of time planning, as they pen different attractions and must-see destinations into their calendars, and also as they try to determine their budgets so that the bottom line is kept in check. One of the more popular tourist destinations in the world […]

The birthplace of flamenco.. Seville!


The cradle of flamenco is certainly in western Andalucia, and there are few better places for flamenco than Seville. There are different ways to enjoy flamenco in Seville ranging from popular tourist shows with dinner to more informal affairs in flamenco bars. We found a couple situated not too far from our apartments in Seville. […]

10 Things to Do in Venice

As we set out one blustery evening, to take a walk around Venice, I remember cussing under my breath, at not having brought along with me a thicker jacket, from our apartments in Venice. How would I survive the cold? Amazingly, I soon forgot my discomfort as we started exploring the city. They don’t call […]

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