Hotels

Are You Obsessed with Mad Men? You Have to See This Hotel

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Don Draper’s Uncle is Alive and Well in Germany. (Hamburg, specifically.) When I was a kid, I dressed up as a “poodle girl” for three Halloweens in a row. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the technical term “poodle girl,” it was the 8-year-old saying for a wannabe ‘60s sock hop gal, complete with a baby pink, flouncy skirt adorned with… you gu[...]

Want to stay like a local? Try this Airbnb alternative

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Craving Something Local? If you’re reading this, you probably like to experience a somewhat authentic slice of local life whenever you travel somewhere new. After all, you’ve found this blog, which has never exactly celebrated the Hard Rock Cafes and big bus tours of the world (not judging.). And while the desire to live like a local is a common thread a[...]

Unterschwarzachhof - the ultimate spa hotel in Austria

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Being a single mom isn't easy. Hell, being a mom isn't easy! And what many moms sometimes forget is that an important part of taking good care of your kid is to also take good care of yourself. That means finding ways to be along, spend quality time, seeing friends, eating good food, reading and just doing all the things YOU like doing. Once or twice a year [...]

Resorts we love: Club Med in Mauritius

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Before I became a mother I dreaded the thought of going on a club holiday, nothing was further from my mind. It was from my friend Caro who had a one-year-old that I first really learned about Club Med because she had tried one of their locations in France. I still remember how excited she was to stay there. About the activities, the staff and the (free of c[...]

Dubai's best hotel (probably)

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Every summer I take my son on a 3-4 week break somewhere we haven't been before and this year our choice fell on Mauritius. The flight there would have us stop over in Dubai and in a an effort to avoid being stuck at Dubai airport over night, I decided to treat him and I to a 3 day stint in Dubai. The decision wasn't easily made, after all it would be full o[...]

Lana - a slice of paradise in the heart of South Tyrol

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Gorgeous sunny weather, stunning nature, incredible food, luxurious hotels, friendly locals. I'd say these are the five pillars that any wonderful holiday is based on. Added bonus points for great wine and lots of things to do. South Tyrol is exactly that to me which is why I keep going back nearly every year. It's Europe at its best because it effortlessly [...]

15 great things to do in Mauritius

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Before recently traveling to Mauritius for the first time I always assumed it was just one of those incredibly beautiful island destinations that didn't really have much to offer apart from luxury hotels and some water activities. However, having spent 3 weeks on the island I had to quickly realise that I couldn't have been more wrong - there is so much to d[...]

Leave only footprints...eco-friendly luxury in Thailand.

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Thailand has no shortcomings of beautiful resorts and islands and after traveling here for countless times I have been lucky enough to have quite a few. But on my most recent trip, it was time to try something new and when Soneva Kiri on Koh Kood invited me to stay I couldn't say yes fast enough. Staying at Soneva Kiri in Koh Kood I make no secret of m[...]

19 little things that made me fall in love with SALT Resort, Mauritius

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"Salt enhances everything", the PR lady at Salt Resort in Mauritius tells me, as I ask her about the meaning behind the unusual name and I immediately see the connection. Within minutes of arrival SALT resort has enhanced my Mauritius trip by a mile and my four days here were the perfect ending of 3 weeks spent on the island in the Indian Ocean. SALT [...]

Beyond the Buffet: All-Inclusive Adventures in Mauritius

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As a single gal, I don’t often get the chance to swan around luxurious all-inclusive resorts and embrace my inner-diva. This is partly because I feel like if I let her out she won’t go back in, partly because I can’t afford to and also partly because out-dated rules mean us singletons often get hit with high single supplements, or just feel a tad out of [...]