International

Stunning SIngapore from the Swissotel Stamford

He said, she said: Singapore by kids

Given Singapore’s national sports are eating, drinking and shopping it’s hardly surprising that, as a card-carrying hedonist, Singapore has my name written all over it. But there’s so much more to Singapore than conspicuous consumption and if I put my slightly sozzled epicurean inclinations to one side, I still love it. Because it’s also clean, […] Read more…

5 reasons Phuket is paradise for kids

5 reasons Phuket is paradise for kids

This post was written in collaboration with Villa-Phuket.com Phuket has long been a favourite holiday destination for Australian families, thanks to its glorious beaches, incredible cuisine and lovely locals. But there’s so much more to this dreamy destination that meets the eye. Here, we share 5 reasons Phuket is paradise for kids. 1. The culture Phuket is […] Read more…

Raffles and Pauline Nguyen talk about a refugees, a positive attitude, giving back and DreamTrips

Raffles chats with author, entrepreneur and international speaker, Pauline Nguyen

Raffles has been privileged to interview some exciting people. But I don’t even know where to begin in introducing the incredible force of nature that is Pauline Nguyen. One of Australia’s most successful entrepreneurs, Pauline’s accomplishments are even more inspirational considering her less than fortunate beginnings. Pauline Nguyen and her family escaped Vietnam in 1977 via boat and were […] Read more…

Hindu Temple Art SIngapore

Art and about in Singapore with kids

When I ask Raffles and Sugarpuff if they would like to spend the afternoon visiting an exhibition at Singapore’s ArtScience Museum, the answer is a definitive, “no”. And I get it, I really do. I mean, with so many epic activities to be found when travelling in Singapore with kids, like wakeboarding at Singapore Wake Park, mountain biking at Ketam […] Read more…

BoyEatsWorld: Spaghetti alle vongole

Ravishing Ravenna and a recipe for Spaghetti Alle Vongole

Italy’s enchanting Ravenna is a treasure chest of art, history and culture and though it may not be as famous as Rome, Florence or Venice, it’s a little slice of heaven for art lovers, literature lovers and history nuts. And, as it turns out, gluttonous seafood loving pre-schoolers. The extraordinary little city was once the capital of […] Read more…

Bo Kaap Cape Town

Cape Town: Bo Kaap in living colour

Imagine if you will narrow cobbled streets strung with continuous rows of low-roofed houses, sitting under an imposing mountain backdrop and bright blue skies. Now pop on your imaginary sunnies and paint those houses in varying shades of canary yellow, cobalt blue, perky purple, retina searing pink and acid green. Sounds a little unreal right? […] Read more…

SUgarpuff at Raffles Singapore

A family affair with the Raffles Singapore

There are two Raffles that are dear to my heart! My cheeky boy is one, of course, and the other is the hallowed Raffles Singapore.  I’ve written at length about my love affair with the fabled hotel before and our little travelling circus always makes the pilgrimage when we head to the Lion City so we […] Read more…

Capetown from a NAC helicopter flight

The magic of Cape Town by Helicopter

Though I have travelled the world on everything from planes, trains, and automobiles to mega ships and even ships of the dessert, I have steadfastly avoided ever setting foot in a helicopter. This is mostly due to a) my being scared of flying, b) my being claustrophobic and; c) my being a gutless chicken shit. […] Read more…

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