Top Travel Spots: Perth & Margaret River

Last November I had the chance to visit Perth & Margaret River with not just my husband, but also my lovely parents who flew over from the United States. What followed was a wonderful attack on the senses - fresh sea air, crisp wines, exquisite foods, and views that would take anyone's breath away. Read … Continue reading Top Travel Spots: Perth & Margaret River

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A morning at the Lian Shan Shuang Lin Monastery

Sometimes you don't need to wander too far to find peaceful, exquisite places - especially in a city like Singapore. Venture three stops on the MRT past the bustling Orchard Road to find yourself face to face with a 120 year old Buddhist temple and monastery, founded in 1898 and completed in 1907 by Low … Continue reading A morning at the Lian Shan Shuang Lin Monastery

A lazy weekend in Langkawi

I've lived in Singapore now for going on four years, and had heard of Langkawi here and there in conversations with friends over this time. However, for some reason, when planning sun/sea/sand weekend vacations away it had never made the list. On a spur of the moment weekend solo trip late last year, I did … Continue reading A lazy weekend in Langkawi

Basel: The best European weekend away

What comes to mind when imagining the perfect, quintessentially European weekend away? I tend to image cobblestoned streets, long walks, age old cathedrals, galleries, museums and history galore.  But take a trip in any of the top European cities – think Paris, Prague, Madrid, or Rome – and you’ll find the long, quiet walks and … Continue reading Basel: The best European weekend away

Highlights: A weekend in Oxford

What first comes to mind when Oxford is mentioned, is of course Oxford University.  And while the University and it's history dating back to the 12th century are central to the town, there is so much more to explore.  Just a quick trip away from London and the hustle and bustle of the big city, … Continue reading Highlights: A weekend in Oxford

Why Sri Lanka should be your next destination

The tropical island nation of Sri Lanka has long excited travellers as an alternative to the hustle and bustle of the big cities of India and the tourist beaches of Thailand, when planning a visit to South East Asia.  With a history dating back to the birth of time, the country offers a picturesque getaway where the … Continue reading Why Sri Lanka should be your next destination