The American tipping culture is beyond a joke!

The USA tipping culture is becoming beyond a joke and the Americans are causing the problem!! Let me start with the definition of gratuity. The definition of gratuity is a sum of money given to someone who provides a good service or a favour as a way to show graciousness or thankfulness.  I have just returned from a three-week…

Ethiad Airways: Not great at all especially the food.

Ethiad Airways was a big disappointment for me. I was looking forward to flying Etihad after seeing the reviews and viewing the TV advert with Nicole Kidman, but it sure did not live up to my expectations. Especially with regards to food and service at the airport and onboard the flight. I flew business class…

St. Anton: Great skiing and Apres Ski. Worth a visit for Sure.

I have just come back from a week of skiing in St. Anton and I must say that I loved it. Sankt Anton got its name in the 1930’s when a lot of Austrian ski instructors immigrated to America to try and popularize the sport and they sure did. Many Americans still visit St Anton…

Zermatt -A magical city with great skiing and amazing backdrops..

Zermatt is one of the most famous and exclusive ski resorts of the world – for a good reason. The Matterhorn is the world’s most photographed mountain. As you will probably already know, the Matterhorn is also the logo for Paramount films. The town is quaint and magical with 5 star hotels and an array of good…

Langkawi and the St Regis hotel

Langkawi Maylasia and the St Regis hotel. I was staying at the St Regis Langkawi and had organised a luxury car for my airport pick up. On arrival at the airport after collecting my baggage, I saw the St Regis representative, he welcomed us then started to escort us and the luggage to our car….

Las Vegas: Sin city for sure, but also fabulous architecture.

 It was  my first time to Las Vegas and after going I will probably not return.  I stayed at the “Trump Towers” as I did not want to stay at a hotel that was connected to a casino. I wanted to escape the gambling and club scene at the end of each evening and return to some form…

The St Regis Nusa Dua is Fabulous as is Bali.

It is a 16 hour flight from the UK to Bali. Emirates now flies to Denpasar, so it could be a good idea to break up the journey and fly there via Dubai to reduce the jet lag. When describing Bali all I can say is “wow” what a beautiful place especially for it’s natural beauty…