The Middle House is an urban sanctuary in bustling Shanghai. Opened in 2018, The Middle House is the latest addition to Swire Hotels’ renowned The House Collective, a group of acclaimed and distinctive individual hotels. The Middle House is located in the heart of Shanghai’s commercial district, a stone’s throw away from the historic neighbourhood of Dazhongli. The building, tall and modern, is tucked away behind a wall covered in lush bamboo, creating a barrier between the bustle of Nanjing Road. The locations provides total escapism, all the while coffee shops, upscale restaurants, and lively shops are only minutes away. This is an incredibly central and convenient area to stay – in fact, the hotel has one of the best-rated locations in Shanghai.
Tucked away in a serene and secluded setting lies the Surin Phuket, an upscale beachfront 5-star resort. Listed as one of the finest luxury hotels in Phuket, the residence comprises of 103 cottages and suites that blend perfectly into their natural surroundings. Enclaved within a coconut grove at Pansea Bay, the location of The Surin offers a peaceful hideaway from the hustle and bustle of Phuket, far away from the noise and haze that I otherwise found troublesome.
The cottages perched on a green hillside offer the most privacy, whilst the beach cottages boast uninterrupted sea views. Whichever you choose, all the units are separate and provide a tranquil sanctuary amidst heavenly scenery.
I recently visited Prague for a content creation trip. During my visit, I stayed at the Four Seasons Prague, which is located in the heart of Staré Město in spectacular period buildings that mixes neo-Renaissance, neo-Classical, and Baroque architecture, dating back to 1568. The hotel offers stunning rooms and suites, with a plethora of additional amenities and services available for all guests.
Although it is possible to spend a lifetime in Rome without getting bored, it is impossible to overlook the fact that the Tuscan pearl Florence – the birthplace of the Renaissance – is only a few hours away by train. Florence, best known for its history during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, offers so much more than just art and culture. As a photographer, I was drawn to the little winding streets and back alleys, the exquisite architecture, and the abundance of impressive monuments.
The Dolomites, a UNESCO world heritage site since 2009, are stunning, but seeing all the best sights in a short time is challenging. That’s why I chose to stay at La Perla, a luxury boutique hotel in the Alpine village Corvara in the Alta Badia region, only a short drive from many iconic Dolomites wonders, such as Tre Cime and Seceda.
Lisbon is a charming city. It is the home of colourful houses, cobbled streets, ancient buildings, and medieval churches. I recently had the opportunity to explore Portugal’s charming capital and in this article, I will share with you what lies beneath the surface of this old town.
As an avid aficionado of extreme sports and aviation, I have always wanted to take the leap and experience falling free through the air at 120 mph. Skydiving is one of those experiences I think that everyone should try at least once in their lifetime.
During my latest trip to California, a haven for skydiving, I took the opportunity and ticket this exhilarating experience off of my bucket list. As a lover of off the beaten path destinations and experiences, I found a drop zone in a very unique location. Tucked between the desert park Joshua Tree and the mountainous regions of Big Bear and San Jacinto lies Skydive West Coast. This location offered majestic scenery, and with experienced instructors with countless years in the parachute industry, I immediately knew this is where I wanted to skydive.
Located amidst the lush and tranquil environment on the resort island Sentosa lies the MegaAdventure Singapore. This aerial course park is home to four adventure activities – one 36-obstacle treetop ropes course, a 15m Mega Jump free fall simulator, a rock-climbing wall, and the world famous MegaZip. In fact, the park houses one of the longest and steepest zip wires in all of Asia, and as an avid adventure park aficionado, I was very excited about my visit.
The scenery on the way up to the park, which is located at the top of Mount Imbiah, is stunning and gives you a completely different view of Singapore. Upon arrival, I was fitted into a harness with wire carabiners. The instructors explain everything you need to know and share the safety instructions before each obstacle course.
During my recent visit to Stockholm, I opted to stay at the design hotel Nordic Light. Located in the heart av Vasaplan, and only a short stroll from the Stockholm Central Station, the hotel provides an excellent starting point to explore all of what the Swedish capital has to offer. My time in Stockholm was quite limited, and I was only going to stay for a couple of days, so the convenience of staying in the central parts of the city turned out to be the right choice.
A simple, quick, and healthy recipe for making a fresh Green Apple Smoothie with lots of healthy fats, nutrients, and fibers.
I recently had the opportunity to experience Los Angeles and all of its top sights on a whirlwind trip. In this blog post, I will share my experiences and a 3-day sample itinerary for your inspiration.
As an avid traveller, I live to explore. I breathe travel. I am passionately curious and love to journey to faraway paradises, embark on enriching experiences, and to lead an adventurous life. Whenever I find myself in a new destination, I strive to explore as much as I can. Long gone are the days when I stayed snoozing on a sun lounger. Now, travel is all about discovery. With a busy everyday life, I try to fit as much as possible into my itinerary so to make the most of my trip. I have found that driving is a practical way to explore, as it allows me to set my own pace. One of the greatest luxuries of travel is freedom. Freedom to being able to explore on my own terms, not being bound by local transport or organised tours. Freedom to go wherever I want, whenever I want, and the freedom to skip a fixed itinerary.