Author: Myla Laurel


Things To See And Do In Italy

  A roadtrip is one of my favourite things to do when traveling. It gives you plenty of opportunities to snap pictures or to stop over whenever you feel like having a good look at some stunning views; It’s like having your own time to do your own thing. For this post I’m going to share to you how we hit the road to discover Italy outside of Rome on our recent trip. Villa Gregoriana in Tivoli   It was spitting with rain when we headed on an early morning trip to Tivoli. It took an hour to reach the town located in central Italy, about 30 kilometres north-east of Rome. We arrived to discover a lovely, quaint little town. After a brief wander around the town-centre, we ended up exploring a place called Villa Gregoriana. We were delighted to discover this massive park with pathways leading to eerie caves, and eventually a great waterfall. Villa Gregoriana is world famous for its epic waterfall created by the river Aniene. It is perfect for people who …

Jannah Resort & Villas Ras Al Khaimah

As you know Ricky and I enjoy exploring different emirates in the UAE and recently, we’ve been lucky to be invited to experience a “weekenders paradise” for the soft opening of the new Jannah Hotel located in Mina Al Arab. Known for it’s noble Bedouin hospitality, Jannah hotels opened their third chain in Ras Al Khaimah.   Despite the crazy weather, we arrive safely at the hotel and what a relief it was to see the smiling faces of the hotel staff known as Karims. We were escorted to a luxurious one bedroom suite with a breath-taking sea view. I love its contemporary Mediterranean-inspired theme, especially the marble tables. The kitchen and living room are massive but my favourite thing of all is their signature spa bed. It’s the comfiest bed I’ve tried! Perfect for a bed weather.   We had the opportunity to peek around the huge villas. They have a total of 22 villas with 3 bedrooms. One with a private swimming pool. It made me want to move to Ras Al Khaimah. …


Where to go for a staycation in Ras Al Khaimah

Set amongst the stunning desert surrounding of Ras Al Khaimah, you will find nestled in the scenic coast, the beautiful Cove Rotana. This was to be our first staycation in a long time and a much deserved one and gosh it was all worth it. When the family decided for an out of the town getaway, the Cove was the first on the list! In all our time in the UAE we have always been impressed with our staycations with Rotana. Their staff are always welcoming.  Their locations always perfect whether you are looking for a stunning coastal resort (Fujairah Rotana) or a central location (Park Rotana Abu Dhabi)  So our expectations are high for this place. Upon arrival we were greeted by the lovely Miss Rowena. We were fortunate to be upgraded from an apartment to a villa suite! After checking in we were driven by a golf buggy for this remarkable resort which is almost like a living breathing coastal town. How lovely isn’t it?    via GIPHY   Our villa Our villa was located with stunning beach views it even had its …

Things I miss about Scotland

Have you been somewhere so beautiful that it left you with magical memories? I had! Two years ago, for the first time I’ve visited Scotland and it was the most wonderful experience that the photos I’ve taken doesn’t do justice. I was scrolling old files and found some old pictures that gave me the feels. So here are some of my favourite memories in the bonnie place called Scotland.   “We take photos as a return ticket to a moment otherwise gone.”           Now did I give you the travel bug?           


Al Fresco Brunch at Cafe Belge | Ritz Carlton DIFC

Now that the weather is finally starting to get cooler – people in Dubai are starting to come out of their bedrooms and enjoy the great outdoors – so it was perfect timing last Friday when we were invited to an Al Fresco brunch experience at Cafe Belge in DIFC. It was my second visit and as a big fan of Belgian food and beer (thanks to Belgian Beer Café in Festival City!) we knew we couldn’t miss the opportunity.   As soon as we entered we were greeted by some very friendly and very pretty staff with big smiles on their faces, including a saxophone player and an ever-present DJ who played some excellent European music to set the authentic vibe perfectly.   The restaurant/bar has a relaxing atmosphere and a warm ambience which changes in a beautiful way as the sun sets – classy yet casual. We were seated next to two lovely ladies, LuAnne of Weesha’s World and Ekta of Dollz In Dubai who provided us with delightful company throughout the afternoon.   …