Posts Tagged ‘Travel’

Our family travel essentials

Packing it: Our family travel essentials

This post was written in collaboration with Vision Direct  I am what one would call a ridiculously light packer. Whether I’m travelling with the kids in tow or flying solo, I hate lugging luggage. So much so I’ve been known to rock a fortnight-long holiday with nothing more than a carry-on. The kids on the […] Read more…

Intha fisherman on Inle Lake

Myanmar with Kids: Fast boats and slow food on Inle Lake

We’re leading a small flotilla of long boats across Inle Lake, the machine gun rat-ta-tat of their engines shattering the silence in this serene water world, almost as much as the squealing “woohoos” coming from Raffles as we rev up and race our way across the freshwater lake. Strewn with marshes and floating gardens, and skirted by teak stilt-houses and pretty […] Read more…

Phuket by kids: Khai Nok

He said, she said: Phuket by Kids 

This post was written in collaboration with Rawai VIP Villas & Kids Park With its balmy evening breezes, inviting turquoise seas and patches of perfect shoreline suitable for every member of the clan, fun-filled Phuket provides a warm and wonderful tropical escape for families all year round. And, if you can tear yourself away from those […] Read more…

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…

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…

Cape Dutch Architecture in Stellenbosch

Bites and sites on the streets of Stellenbosch

The pilgrimage to Stellensbosch is one all self-respecting foodies visiting South Africa should make. The vibrant university town in South Africa’s Western Cape province is not only home to some of South Africa’s best food and artisanal producers, but is conveniently plonked (if you’ll pardon the pun) amongst hundreds of wineries. Indeed there are so […] Read more…

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