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…

Malaysian Airlines- Dry lounge, dry flights, yet high prices.

Malaysian Airlines- what a nightmare I flew Malaysian Airways from Kuala Lumpa to Langkawi and from Kuala Lumpa to Singapore. It was my first time flying Malaysian Airlines and was put of in the past due to the incident when a Plane went missing the other year. It was a nightmare for me to be…

Top tips for travelling with Kids in 2018.

My tips for Surviving Travelling with young Kids in 2018. It is one of the hardest things travelling with young children babies and toddlers especially when flying. You will probably be aware that – as you enter the plane – no one wants to sit near you. Other passengers see the child and when your…

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…

How would I describe Dubai? “Simply Addictive”.

How would I describe Dubai: one word comes to mind “Simply addictive”. I have been going to Dubai now for over ten years and I still love it now as much I did when I first visited. Why? Because you know what to expect and it feels like home away from home.  It is a…

American Airlines- First Class, Average at best !!!

I think the recent Emirates Airline TV advert with Jennifer Aniston starring in the main role just about sums up the drawbacks of American Airlines. Lol. I fly American Airlines First Class very often for US domestic flights only. After seeing how bad the customer service is on board American Airline flights I now understand…

W Maldives – The most memorable experience of my life.

I have travelled most of the world and have always been put off going to the Maldives as I could not justify the extortionate prices to stay there. I always thought why would it be that great, what am I paying for, why is it so expensive, will the service even be good? So this…