Maya Beach Hotel and Scuba Diving in Placencia, Belize

Over Easter weekend this year I ventured down to Placencia, Belize to squeeze in some Scuba Diving. Belize is a small Central American country known for its jungles, Mayan ruins and most famously its marine life. Belize is at the core of the world’s second largest barrier reef, and largest one in the Western hemisphere….

Review: restaurant Le Louis XV – Alain Ducasse, Monte Carlo

In my previous post I wrote about my short but sweet time in Monaco and how one of the highlights was my meal at Le Louis XV – Alain Ducasse. The meal was truly exceptional and quite memorable, certainly top 5 dining experiences and most definitely worth the journey to Monaco. Le Louis XV is…

24 Hours in Monte Carlo, Monaco

In early April I ventured to the small and beautiful but mighty and certainly wealthy city-State on the French Riviera: Monaco. The setting of two 007 James Bond films, the most famous Formula 1 Race, and home to the Monaco Royal Family, perhaps most famously associated with American Actress Grace Kelly who married into the…

Review: KLM World Business Class part II, ICN-AMS Boeing 787-9

Part II of my KLM business class multi city journey and continuation from my prior post on my flight from LHRAMSTPE. As I briefly mentioned in my Part I of this KLM journey, all flights met expectations and were very solid. However, the ICNAMS flight was the highlight in terms of service and KLM Crew….

Half-Day in Ghent, Belgium and 1898 The Post Hotel

As part of my three-day weekend over Martin Luther King day, I ventured to Beligum. I spent the first half in the Northwest city of Bruges. I then spent the next half in Ghent, which is right in between Bruges and Brussels. One of the only things I knew about Ghent before coming is that…

Dinner at Gaggan, Bangkok: Pushing the Boundaries of Stereotypes

My 2019 culinary adventures started off with quite a bang (literally so many dishes exploded with flavors and textures at this restaurant) at Bangkok’s Gaggan, 2018 World’s #5 and Asia’s #1 restaurant. Headed by Indian Chef Gaggan Anand, Gaggan has shown the world that Indian food is complex, historic and can be refined and is…

Review: Thai Airways 747 Royal First Class SYD-BKK-HND

I kicked off my 2019 air travel experience with Thai Airways in Royal First Class aboard their 747s from Sydney to Bangkok to Tokyo Haneda. This allowed me to experience both types of 747 first class products that Thai Airways has on offer. One is the newer “suite” style first class with only 9 seats…

Review: Six Senses Duxton, Singapore

I just returned from another whirlwind around the world journey through Asia. This time the trip included stops in cities I had not been back to in years including Tokyo and Singapore. For my one-night stop in Singapore, I chose to stay the the brand new Six Senses Duxton. Located on Duxton Road occupying a…

24 Hours in St. Lucia: Boucon by Hotel Chocolate Review

On the last weekend of September I flew down to the West Indies island nation of St. Lucia in the Caribbean. I have always wanted to visit this island with the picturesque Piton mountains and the world famous Jade Mountain Resort, the internet famous resort where each open-air room has an infinity pool overlooking the…