Growing up I was fortunate enough to have a holiday with my family every Summer and this sparked a passion for travel that would continue long after. My first job here in Dubai was as a trend analyst and design manager for a luxury home retailer and this came with opportunities for further travel to design fairs such as Maison & Objet in Paris, Salone de Mobile in Milan, Las Vegas Market, the High Point Market in North Carolina, IMM Cologne, CIFF in China and the International design fair in Hong Kong to name a few.

This fuelled my passion for travel and living in Dubai means that I have more options for staycations and easier access to places that I might not have ventured to from the UK because of the travel distance. In the last few years I have been lucky enough to visit Qatar, Sri Lanka, Jordan, Thailand, Maldives, Singapore and taken month long road trips across Italy, America and most recently Australia. I still have a long list of places that I would like to visit and it keeps getting longer… best get planning that next trip!

On these pages I will share my travel diaries along with my hotel reviews and being a bit of a foodie; the best places to eat. (Seriously I drove a 30 minutes detour to sample what was claimed as the best steak pie in Australia…..and I wasn’t disappointed!)