Stranded off the coast of East Java on an uncharted isle, I was completely lost, shipwrecked and alone. But I did what any swashbuckling - vagabonding - architect would do. I built. I took the remnants of my seafaring vessel and constructed a fantastical Far East abode. Elevated amongst centuries old banyans and swaying coconuts, I’d hoped this vantage would save me from my isolated plight!
The wanderlust was palpable, coursing through my veins like a suburban kid on Christmas Eve. I was in the midst of embarking on a new but familiar jaunt. 36 hours skyward, crossing frigid mountains, interminable oceans, and ever-changing continents, all to be reunited with 'The Last Paradise,' Bali.
We live in the era of digital consulting where social media and content creation is king; dreams of full-time travel can become your reality. Travel bloggers, vloggers, instagrammers are everywhere and thriving, they’ve skipped the traditional 9-5 and paved their own way with a laptop, wifi connection, and a goal to report to no corporate massa’.
To understand Paris, it can only be experienced first-hand. Choosing the right hospitality venue while visiting is so essential. I began my grand tour of the city with a fantastic two-night stay at the (Preferred Hotels & Resorts group) five-star awarded, L'Hotel du Collectionneur Arc de Triomphe. Located in the chic 8th Arrondissement (neighbourhood / borough) on 51-57 Rue de Courcelles; a historic neighbourhood, where art and architecture have always been closely linked.
Welcome to Gaudi's Barcelona! Architects, artists, engineers, travellers and vagabonds alike, make their way to the Catalonian capital in a sort of 'design pilgrimage', visiting the surreal moderisme (Spain's version of Art Nouveau) masterpieces of architect, Antoni Gaudi! I visited four of his most prominent works and was blown away by his incorporation of natural forms in his building's structure and aesthetics. I've listed below a little bit of these 'unearthly' buildings history, and why you must-see them when visiting!
Marrakech is a city unto itself, there's nothing quite like it. Time seems to linger here, yet...the pace of life is bloody fast! There's a beautiful madness to it all though. One minute you're overwhelmed by the curiosities of the bustling Jemaa el Fna square, from it snake charmers to its monkey-juggling theatrics
Well here's to trying NEW THINGS! I've created my travel videos over the years, but never dabbled into daily let alone weekly vlogging. Well that is all about to change! Check out the TRAVELLER'S BAZAAR VLOG #1! I'm juggling opening a specialty coffeehouse in the Bahamas, running a group travel company for creative entrepreneurs and growing Traveller's Bazaar to new heights!
I'm so excited to share a new segment I'm doing every Friday on Traveller's Bazaar. Welcome to#InstaFridayRecaps, I share the best travel photos of the week around a specific theme, this week I'm sharing the best of Venice. Next week I'll be sharing the BEST TRAVEL SELFIES taken around the globe - so get to hashtaging, use #BeBazaar and I'll share the best images and tag your account!!!
Ever since I can remember remembering, Madrid has always been high on my travel list. It took me 28 years to finally visit, but the wait was highly worth it. I spent four nights in the Spanish capital and it does not disappoint! The impeccable architecture, delicious cuisine and epicurean culture make it is a traveller's paradise.
My last post on Istanbul was quite somber, sadly this is the reality we live in. I realize we have to face the hardships of present, but I want to share the beauty behind all the current madness, step into the TOP SIX ATTRACTION IN: ISTANBUL.
Imagine a 'secret jungle' with inquisitive monkeys who rule over sacred temples and century old banyan trees. Sit quietly and hear the sounds of rushing ravines.....drift a little.....see and smell the vivid colour of flower offerings and sweet Balinese incense. This isn't Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's "The Lost World," it's the Ubud Sacred Monkey Forest, a must-see attraction for any visitor to Bali, 'Island of the Gods.'
Imagine waking up to clouds drifting past your villa . . . you're so close you can almost touch the sky. Now sit a while and have some mint tea; take in the panoramas of verdant jungles shrouded in mystique. This sensory wonderland, the Hanging Gardens Ubud Hotel, will remind you just how beautiful life truly is.
Pritzker prize winner Zaha Hadid, architect of the winning 2020 Japanese National Stadium proposal, and Miami's upcoming One Thousand Museum Tower, has recently completed the Jockey Club Innovation Tower (JCIT). The fluid structure is apart of Hong Kong's Polytechnic University campus. Zaha Hadid Architects have released images of JCIT, documented by renowned photographers Iwan Baan, studio Doublespace, Virgile Simon Bertrand, and videography by Dan Chung. Enjoy!
Surrounded by the crystal blue waters of the Indian Ocean, the One&Only Reethi Rah offers an unrivalled level of style, choice and personalised exploration. Sleek and spectacular, with unprecedented privacy, this superb all-villa resort inspires extraordinary journeys for the soul.
Suspended 40 meters above Fairhaven Beach, the Pole House is one of Australia's most iconic homes. Designed and built in the 1970s by Frank Dixon, the home needed upgrades and has now been recently renovated by F2 Architecture. The new finishings add a luxurious modern interior, creating a striking holiday experience like no other.