My heart begins to race, the cold sweats are setting in and the disabling anxiety is starting to take full control. Everyone is glaring at me, unwilling to help or offer up their seat. I can see the look on their faces and I know exactly what they are thinking. If I’m being honest, I used to be one of them. Somehow through my tunnel vision I manage to spot a familiar face and I know I am only moments from relief. And that was the terrifying moment that I entered the Emirates Lounge in Perth with my three month old screaming blue murder as she needed to be fed and comforted after enduring security. Here ladies and gentleman, are my travel memoirs of flying solo with a baby.Continue Reading
Are you about to board a flight in economy and dreading the thought of it? Never fear – hear are my insider tips for the top 5 essential items that everyone should pack in their carry-on to survive their flight in cattle class!Continue Reading
I thanked my lucky stars that I arrived for my afternoon tea at Burj Al Arab in one piece. The taxi ride en route to one of the most luxurious hotels in the world was quite possibly the most frightening drive of my life. Weaving in and out of the traffic at a minimum of 12okm per hour, my driver who thought he was Michael Schumacher left me white knuckled and sweating with fear. My favourite part being when we had to swerve erratically to avoid the container of fuel which had been dropped in the middle of the motor way. As the traffic starts to slow, the majestic sail shaped building appears over the horizon and this modern day symbol of luxury Dubai is a stark contrast to its dessert surroundings. Set upon a man made island, this building which finished construction in 1999 is currently the third tallest hotel in the world (Wikipedia).Continue Reading
As the saying goes, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas (there is even a sign that greets you with such when you land at the airport). But I am going to let you in on the secret of what really happens in Vegas. It involves one crazy night I spent in Vegas for New Years Eve, and which doesn’t seem that far from the plot of the Hollywood blockbuster, The Hangover. It also rivals that time we were on a flight with Brad Pitt as my best travel story. Continue Reading
“Next thing you will be shitting diamonds” was the response left on my Instagram post after my brief encounter with Brad Pitt. Brief encounter may be a stretch – more like a crazed passenger watching his every move. But none the less, I was only a few feet away from the twice crowned Sexiest Man Alive.Continue Reading
Following a recent trip to Bali, I started asking myself why we travel? I came to the conclusion that we travel to explore, experience and enjoy the vast cultures, sights, sounds, smells and adventures that exist outside of our homeland. I had a fun weekend with my friends in Bali but on reflection it dawned on me that it was no different to any other weekend back home. Pedicures, a splash of shopping, dinner and drinks at a trendy bar in the evening. Same, same, but different. Differing only by the currency and language – although let’s be honest, who even tries to speak a word of Bahasa during their visits to Bali?Continue Reading
Here I find myself – 3 months have passed and still no job – another victim of the mining boom and bust. Not that I mind too much – I cannot say I am overly passionate about my career of the past decade, and this time without a job is giving / forcing me the opportunity to pursue some alternative interests that previously I have always been too busy to explore. So ta-da! Here is the start of my next venture – a blog which will touch on all things travel and lifestyle, with a focus on glamour and luxury.Continue Reading
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