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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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A coffee table book full of upgrades

Complimentary Hotel upgrades

Much like for you, for me the internet has been my primary source of discovery when it comes to new destinations and hotels since years. Still, when I first found out about “Upgrade to Heaven”, I knew I had to have it. It is a wonderful and inspiring coffee table book with many high quality wanderlust photographies of first-class luxury hotels that keep A and me ever inspired. But it even gets better as “Upgrade to Heaven” also contains full 50 complimentary upgrade vouchers to every hotel that gets introduced inside the book.

With the book you receive a small black card with an individual code that …

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Tokyo: The ultimate area guide (Part 2)

Tokyo Sky Deck City View

Welcome to the second part of my Tokyo area guide. Find out all about the city’s most exciting neighbourhoods and what we loved most about them.

Roppongi

We started our tour of Roppongi by visiting Roppongi Hills. The area feels modern and offers one of the best opportunities to spot Tokyo Tower. We also decided to skip the crowds at Tokyo Skytree (located in Sumida) and go for Tokyo Sky Deck on top of the Mori Tower instead. We visited the Sky Deck on a beautiful and sunny day and enjoyed an amazing 360 degree view of the city. There were almost no other …

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The Best Hotel Pools

Andazu Maui Hawaii Pool

Summer is coming up and as you know I love to spend a sunny day by the pool. There are many famous options – from Marina Bay Sand’s legendary rooftop pool in Singapore to the world’s biggest pool in San Alfonso de Mar in Chile. But the most famous pools aren’t always the best ones. Skip the obvious choices and get inspired for your next vacation by reading my favourite pool picks.

Andaz Maui at Wailea

Hawaii’s most stylish luxury resort has quickly become one of Maui’s hot spots. And so have their five – yes FIVE!- amazing pools. You can choose between three ocean-front cascading infinity pools, …

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