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Hotel Review: Sheraton Gran Canaria Resort

Sheraton Gran Canaria Salobre Golf Resort

Earlier this month A and I traveled to Gran Canaria for a much-needed summer escape. As we only had five days to spend on the island, we wanted to make the most of our trip and opted for our favourite resort on the island – the beautiful and secluded Sheraton Gran Canaria Salobre Golf Resort.

The perfect island hideaway

The Sheraton Gran Canaria is located in the countryside in the south of Gran Canaria. Set high above the sea, the resort offers beautiful views of the mountains, dunes and the Gran Canaria coastline. Its quiet location next to one of the islands most secluded golf …

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Hotel Review: Hotel Milano Scala

During our last trip to Italy, we squeezed in a short stopover in Milan. As we only had one day in the city, it was important for us to stay in the city center. We opted for the Hotel Milano Scala, an eco-friendly boutique hotel located in the chic Brera district.

Located in the heart of Milan

Hotel Milano Scala is a boutique styled 4**** hotel in prime location at the heart of Milan. We found out about the HMS through Tripadvisor where a lot of positive reviews sparked my interest. Milan is crazy expensive so when I found the rate being reasonable too, I …

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A travel size of the perfect concealer

Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer

When it comes to long haul flights and overnight travels, all of us girls are in desperate need of a good concealer. Luckily. I’ve not only found which is good, but great: I’m talking about NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer. The best thing about it? It is now available as a travel size – perfect for your hand luggage beauty kit.

This all-time favourite concealer has won awards and manages to correct – but not mask – all kinds of skin blemish such as dark circles, irritations or small wrinkles. It helps me look fresh and touch up smaller imperfections while traveling, so I make sure …

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Hotel Review: Sheraton Grand Dubai

Sheraton Grand Deluxe Suite bedroom

Over time I’ve been fortunate to stay at several hotels in Dubai. But as the city is constantly evolving, there is always something new to discover. Lately, I’ve choosen to stay at the Sheraton Grand Hotel Dubai for three nights. I like Starwood and their portfolio of high quality brands, with many openings in the Middle East in recent years. The hotel is a fairly recent property in almost mint shape, located at Sheikh Zayed Road, a short 15 minute drive away from both the Dubai International Airport and Downtown Dubai.

A warm welcome

Upon arrival in the modern and …

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The Best Restaurants in Dubai

Dubai is not only one of the most exciting cities in the middle east but also a heaven for foodies. There are so many restaurants it can be a challenge to choose. I’ve navigated the Dubai food scene for quite a while now and here are my current favourites.

La Serre Bistro, Downtown Dubai

Located behind a two-story glass facade in the stylish Vida Hotel, La Serre Bistro (pictured above) has quickly become one of our favourites. From the chic marble interior design to the great views of the boulevard and attentive service, this venue offers a unique concept in the heart of Downtown Dubai. The …

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Easy worldwide airport lounge access

Priority Pass Airport Lounge

I like to make the most of my travel time. Either being productive when travelling for business or keeping that holidy feeling for a bit longer when on vacation. The handy Priority Pass has been my travel companion for over a year now and I would not want to miss it.

Priority Pass gives you access to more than 1000 airport lounges in 500 cities in 130 countries, regardless of what flight ticket you have. With the Prestige membership tier, basically all of my lounge visits are complimentary but they do have cheaper options as well. The lounges are usually third …

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Hotel Review: The Palace Downtown Dubai

Palace Downtown Dubai Hotel

In 2013, A and I visited Dubai for the first time and have been coming back every year since then. It is one of my favourite cities and I especially love how it changes and evolves from year to year. We usually stay in Downtown Dubai and have found our Arabian home away from home at The Palace Downtown, a property managed by Emaar group’s high-end chain “Address Hotels & Resorts”.

Located in Downtown Dubai – The Centre of Now

Nestled in the heart of Downtown Dubai, The Palace Downtown offers the perfect location to explore the city. Overlooking the Dubai Fountain, the hotel is located next to …

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A scratch map to remember all of your trips

Scratch Map

I’m always looking for new gift ideas for my travel addicted friends. This week I’m sharing one of my favourite presents: The Scratch Map. It’s a world map poster where you can mark the places you’ve been to by scratching of the top foil of the location.

The map will then reveal a colorful map underneath. By scratching off every new destination you’ve visited, you will receive a 100% personalized world map. I love the idea to keep track of my journeys with such a playful and simple tool and always look forward to scratch off new destinations, as it almost feels like ticking off …

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Review: Emirates Business Class Lounge in Dubai

Emirates Business Class Lounge in Dubai

On most long haul flights I choose to travel on Emirates because I think they are offering one of the best products when it comes to aviation. The connections are convenient and you can reach virtually any destination worldwide. Consquently, I get to pass through Dubai International Airport DXB quite frequently. I do not fly business class on all occasions obviously but when I do, I make sure to bring some time to visit the awesome Emirates Business Class Lounge.

There are lounges and lounges

Because I am travelling a lot for business reasons alone, I like to spend the hours at …

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Hotel Review: The Ritz-Carlton Okinawa

Ritz Carlton Okinawa Japan Resort

After four exciting days in Tokyo, A and I were ready to escape the crowds and enjoy some relaxing days in the sunshine. After a three hours flight we arrived in Okinawa, a lush island and Japan’s southern-most prefecture. To make the most of our stay, we decided to spend a full week in the Ritz-Carlton Okinawa, a remote and luxurious resort in Nago.

A lush island resort

The hotel is located about a one hour drive from Naha Airport. We happily took advantage of the Ritz-Carlton chaffeur service as there is almost no regular public transport available on the island. Although the resort …

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