ITALY | CAFFÈ GIUSTI RESTAURANT IN MONTECATINI ALTO.
My husband is from a little town in Tuscany called Montecatini-Terme. Famous for its thermal waters, it is considered one of the biggest “spa towns” in Italy.
Located at the highest point of Montecatini-Terme, right on top of a hill, is a small medieval village called Montecatini Alto, which offers a panoramic vista of Montecatini-Terme. To get there, you can either drive, hike up to the village, or take the Funicular railway. The latter dates back to the end of the 1800s but is still functional and fun. Our son is a big fan of it. Read more
ITALY | VILLA COLLEOLIVI, THE PERFECT COUNTRYSIDE ESCAPE IN THE HEART OF TUSCANY.
Surrounded by a delightful hilly countryside, amidst olive and cypress trees, in a tranquil panoramic position, Villa Colle Olivi is the perfect holiday destination. Read more
ITALY | ROSÉ AWAY IN SIENA’S PIAZZA DEL CAMPO, TUSCANY.
Siena Piazza del Campo is the heart of Siena and the precise meeting point of the three hills on which Siena is built. The venue was the main gathering square for major political and social events, hence its iconic status in Tuscany.
This historically significant spot hosts the bi-annual Palio di Siena horse race. Picture James Bond in the Quantum of Solace!
After sauntering through the cobbled alleyways of Siena, we love hanging around this exuberant Piazza to marvel at its architectural beauty. No wonder it is considered one of the most aesthetically pleasing squares in all of Europe’s renowned medieval squares.
The perfect spot to Rosé away on warm summer days. Read more
KENYA | ANDAVELO HOUSE, LAMU.
I fell in love with every corner and tasteful detail in Andavelo House. An exquisitely renovated and restored Swahili style house in the heart of Lamu town.
MALAYSIA | KK WATERFRONT, THE ABSOLUTE BEST SUNDOWNER SPOT IN KOTA KINABALU.
Over the holiday season, the boys and I spent 10 fabulous days at Nexus Resort and Spa Karambunai, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. We were all looking forward to this much-needed break so much- that for the first three days we barely left the hotel. Read more
EXPAT IN THE PHILIPPINES | HIKING THROUGH MASUNGI GEORESERVE IN BARAS, RIZAL.
A week ago, I joined a group of friends in a fun and exciting “mini adventure” exploring Masungi Georeserve. I call it a “mini adventure” because you don’t really need to be an experienced hiker to be able to conquer this hike, but if you’re scared of heights you might want to come prepared.
DISTANT RELATIVES ECOLODGE AND BACKPACKERS IN KILIFI, KENYA.
Distant Relatives is a unique ecolodge hostel and backpackers’ budget-friendly accommodation in Kilifi. While planning my trip to Kilifi, I was keen to stay here not only because of their pocket-friendly private rooms but also because they offer yoga classes on specific days.
WATAMU TREEHOUSE, THE AWE-INSPIRING GUESTHOUSE IN WATAMU, KENYA.
Watamu Tree House is a magical and idyllic guesthouse in Watamu. The ultimate escape for traveling yogis or anyone looking for a serene getaway where you can relax, unwind and disconnect from the outside world.