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…

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….

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…

St Regis Bal Harbour: Love hate Relationship

I have to say at the beginning of this blog that I am not a big fan of Miami. Even though the weather is fabulous, it is really a little bit run-down for a US state. The airport is probably one of the worst in the world for international flights. My anecdotal evidence is that…