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Travel // Our Covid-19 Journey in Singapore {2020}

I often forget when I'm sat in my little bubble that our life is very different to most of the world. What feels like 'normal' to us and routine is actually very unique. Whilst covid-19 has effected everyone and the impact has been felt all around the world, but those ripples have been experienced very differently. So I thought I'd share our covid-19 journey so far, it's basically the only 'journey' we'll be taking in 2020.

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Travel // Journey to… Italy with Matteo Gazzarata, Your Travel Recipes {2020}

This summer especially I’ve enjoyed following Matteo’s travels all over his beautiful home country of Italy. So in a year where I haven’t been able to visit Italy myself, as I would usually do in the summer, I’ve enlisted Matteo to share some Italian delights so that we can all travel vicariously through his pictures.

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Travel // Staycation Time at Raffles, Singapore {2020}

I'd heard that the iconic Raffles Hotel was open again after its lengthy refurbishment and was offering some really good rates for those staying more than one night. I'd also read good reports from other expats who'd already been and stayed. What an opportunity to stay in this iconic hotel with no other tourists, plus they always do the best Singapore Slings.

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Travel // My Wanderlust Bucket List – 2020 Edition

I've decided to draw a line in the sand and write my top travel wish list as it stands at the moment in 2020 in the midst of covid-19.

I figured that as we haven't travelled anywhere yet this year that it's basically day dot for the year anyways. I've narrowed it down to 19 locations I'd like to travel to. 

Featured Spa at Telunas Private Island Resort, Indonesia (Image courtesy of Telunas Beach Resort)

Travel // 11 Island Holidays just a Short Hop Away from Singapore, South East Asia {2019}

Not many people know this (myself included before we moved here) but Singapore is actually the perfect base for some relaxing island hopping holidays. There are 100s of beautiful islands which can be reached by boat from this city island. We've been lucky enough to escape to a few of them but there are lots …

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Travel // 9 Things to do on a Weekend in Singapore {2018}

We've been fortunate to have lots of visitors this year. It's been such a pleasure showing people around the town we're lucky enough to call home, Singapore. What's been really interesting is watch each of these visitors carve out their own experience and view of Singapore. Each one has had a different experience, my brother …

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SHARED POST // AMAN LAUNCHES LUXURIOUS TRAIN VOYAGE ACROSS JAVA — BLACK FLY BIRD

With travellers turning their attention to domestic destinations and overland journeys, train voyages are having a moment in the spotlight. Enter Aman’s Journey to Java package, a brand new itinerary launched by the luxury hotel group in partnership with local rail operator PT Kereta Api Pariwista in the Indonesian island of Java. Overlooking Selogriyo’s rice […]AMAN …

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SHARED POST // THE ORIENT EXPRESS POP-UP TO MAKE ITS ASIA DEBUT AT SINGAPORE’S GARDENS BY THE BAY — BLACK FLY BIRD

If you read and loved my recent post on All Aboard for 9 of the World's Most Exquisite Train Journeys then this post by 'Black Fly Bird' will have you hopping with excitement. I myself can't wait for tickets to be released. Click the link below to read the full blog post... The mystery and …

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Belmond Eastern & Oriental, Asia (Image courtesy of Belmond)

Travel // All Aboard for 9 of the World’s Most Exquisite Sleeper Train Journeys {2020}

I've been wanting to share this post for a while, phase two of covid-19 in Singapore has meant a lot more time ferrying the kids around and a bit less 'me-time' or writing time. But today is an uncharacteristically rainy day, so I've put a cardigan on (this only happens twice a year here in …

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Waterfalls, Luang Prabang, Laos

Travel // Journey to… Laos with Dom Smith {2020}

Laos has been on our travel list since we got to Singapore, to be honest I'd never heard about this country before, which is nestled in-between Thailand, Vietnam and just above Cambodia. Pronounced like l-ow as in cow, you leave the 's' off. We're still hoping to do a weekend trip here in the next …

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Travel // How to Plan an Epic Holiday {2020}

It seems that most of us are stuck in holiday-planning-mode, with travel plans in limbo at the moment, whilst we wait for the green light to jet off. This is to be the year of domestic travel and rediscovering the gems on our very own doorsteps. Although I think I've drawn a short straw on …

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(Image courtesy of La Parenthèse, Camping Les Ormes)

Travel // 7 Amazing Campsites to Visit in Europe {2020}

Although we're now in Singapore I'm green with envy that Europe is starting to unlock their restrictions and that people will soon be able to resume short-haul travel. I feel we have been on lockdown for the longest time. I predict that going camping will be a very popular family holiday option this summer. I …

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