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What you need to know for your dream trip to the Maldives

The Maldives has been a dream vacation (mainly for my daughter) since we first started travelling when the kids were little. Not sure how or where this dream came alive; however, we had attempted to travel there many years ago when we lived in Hong Kong. You could say this is our third attempt, with …

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Sugarhall has reopened its doors and here is why you need to try it.

If you have not been in Singapore for very long, you may not have heard of Sugarhall as it sadly closed its doors four years ago; however, to our great delight, it has reopened its doors to Singapore once again; here is why you need to try it.  Sugarhall: Jigger and Pony group’s beloved bar is what I …

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It is International Womens Day #BreakTheBias

While  International Women’s Day is celebrated worldwide, it is time to reflect on this year’s theme, #BreakTheBias. Being part of the move means thinking about the following –  Imagine a gender-equal world. A world is free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. A world that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated. …

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Stress-free Tips For Planning Your Next Trip (Without Pulling Out Your Hair)

Travel is a treat, a privilege, and a luxury! Yet it can also be hugely stressful, even in the initial stages of planning a trip. It is stressful because there is so much to think about, prepare and organise that things can quickly become overwhelming, draining all the joy out of the person’s experience doing the planning. The good …

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10 Tips to help your Teenage Child adjust in a Foreign Country

If you are supposed to move across the border or move abroad for your work or career, your minor children will naturally go with you. Life as an expat can be pretty interesting, but your teenage child might beg to differ. Adolescence is a difficult phase of life, and major developments like leaving your current …

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Two Week Southern Italy Road Trip Itinerary

Most people who travel to Italy and want to explore the country by car opt for Northern Italy, which has so many fantastic tourist spots to cover, like Verona, Trento and Lake Como (just to name a few). However, if you are anything like me and enjoy exploring hidden gems, then maybe a Southern Italy road trip is the perfect way to …

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