Full Moon Adventures Around the Globe

The following properties celebrate the lunar cycle with unique Full Moon adventures. From moonlit dinners in Thailand, moon bathing in Turks and Caicos or moon light swimming in Dubai, the celestial glowing orb is a wonder to behold in any destination. Paresa Resort- Phuket, Thailand A hideaway-style luxury pool villa and suite resort perched on the cliffs of Kamala, amongst a lush … [Read more...]

DUBAI: A Great Cure for the Winter Blues

Elizabeth Kesses Delport (aka "Britchick Paris") takes wandermelon on holiday as she escapes the big European freeze and heads to the hot spots of the Middle East. I was born and raised in Athens and suffer from serious Seasonal Adjusted Disorder now I live in northern Europe. I miss the sun big time. I often dream about being on boats or desert islands. I even wear suntan cream in winter … [Read more...]

Banyan Tree Al Wadi Opens in the United Arab Emirates

Set amidst the tranquil desert sandscape of Wadi Khadeja, the exclusive new resort of Banyan Tree Al Wadi is an oasis of elegance and luxury only 45-minutes away from Dubai International Airport and twelve miles from the vibrant city centre of Ras Al Khaimah, meaning “Top of the Tent.” Nestled at the foot of the majestic Al Hajjar Mountains and bordering the Sultanate of Oman, Banyan Tree Al Wadi … [Read more...]

Burj Dubai, World’s Tallest Building, Debuts With New Name

It was only afternoon in Dubai, but it was already getting difficult to hail a taxi and the traffic was at a standstill. When I finally reached Downtown Burj to witness the inauguration of the Burj Dubai, the tallest tower in the world, there were thousands of people eagerly waiting for the 8pm celebration to commence. The excitement was mounting as everyone looked up at the mammoth megalith … [Read more...]

Eco Chic Round-Up: From Dubai to Kerala

From the deserts of Dubai to the beaches of Kerala, a new wave of luxurious, eco-friendly retreats is demonstrating one can go green without sacrificing comfort and style. The latest in the trend to be environmentally conscious, these sustainable havens now play host to globe-trotting celebrities and VIP's (Leonardo is even opening one in Belize). Proving you can have your Frette sheets and … [Read more...]