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TUGU HOTEL BALI – An Art Collector’s Dream in a Romantic Surfers’ Paradise

********* What do Donna Karan, Kate Moss and Roman Polanski have in common? well….they all stayed at Tugu Hotel Bali, one of the premier luxury hotels on the island – and often listed among the 100 Most Beautiful Hotels in the World. I recently had the opportunity to stay at this beautiful gem and what an amazing […]

Beach Villa at the Menjangan

THE MENJANGAN – Luxury Beach Villas in the West Bali National Park

********* In the most remote corner of Bali – the West Bali National Park – one very special place recently captured my heart: THE MENJANGAN,  a Luxury Resort with Beach Villas so quiet and secluded you easily forget busy civilization and all the stresses that come with it. A haven of peace, surrounded by beautiful nature and wildlife […]

Puri Bagus Lovina magnificent pool

PURI BAGUS LOVINA – Luxury Ocean Villas and a Magnificent Pool

********* “Beautiful Palace” that is the meaning of the Balinese word Puri Bagus – and it is indeed a fitting name! This well known luxury resort on the Northern Coast of Bali near Lovina features 40 Balinese style villas and a spectacular pool – right on the ocean. Green, palm tree lined pathways invite to leisurely strolls along […]

SUARA AIR Luxury Villas: Exquisite Solitude in the Ubud Countryside

********* It was my first visit to Ubud, the lovely artist town in the Bali heartland, and I knew it would be beautiful. I did, however, not expect to be so charmed by the lovely accommodation I found along the way: Suara Air Luxury Villas in the picturesque village of Benjar Melayang. Blissfully untouched by modern […]

Dubai Yacht Cruise with Atlantis Hotel

DUBAI Yacht Cruise – The Ultimate Dubai Experience!

********* A Yacht Cruise had not been the first thing on my mind when I visited Dubai for the first time this past September. There is so much to see and explore – and of course, there is the desert with all its adventures and fun. Fortunately, someone invited me aboard a small yacht and it […]

Dhow Dinner Cruise Dubai

Dhow Dinner Cruise in the Spectacular DUBAI MARINA

********* A Dhow Dinner Cruise through the Dubai Marina Canal was another wonderful discovery during my first stay in Dubai! Dhow boats are the old (historic) wooden boats that can be seen everywhere in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. They are floating restaurants, very comfy – and a night time, a dinner cruise through the Dubai […]

LUXURY TRAIN Reviews

INDIAN PACIFIC TRAIN Review – Luxury Train Travel with Great Southern Rail, Australia

 ********* The experience of a lifetime… A luxury train journey across Australia aboard the iconic Indian Pacific Train, traversing the continent all the way from Perth on the West Coast to Sydney in the East. The raw beauty of the Australian Outback, the lovely valleys of Avon and Barossa, sprawling gold rush towns as rare signs of life, […]

Victoria Falls Hotel

The Magnificent VICTORIA FALLS HOTEL in ZIMBABWE – Luxury Hotels in Africa

********* Victoria Falls, the awe-inspiring nature spectacle in the heart of Africa had been on my travel list for many years, and I was excited to finally make the journey in March of 2016. A few weeks before, I had received an invitation as a travel writer from the legendary Victoria Falls Hotel in Zimbabwe – one of the oldest […]