My Travel Genie

Year: 2019

Are airport lounges worth it?

When I started my travels, airport lounges were for business and first class passengers. Nowadays, anyone can access an airport lounge but are they worth the extra money? What do you want from it? Having stepped foot into my first lounge almost 6 years ago, I would say yes, almost every time. I would always […]

24 Hours in Amsterdam

You don’t need months, weeks or even days to explore a city. Sometimes you can get what you need from just 24 little hours! The Journey We escaped from work early to get to the airport to start our adventure. Our flight arrived mid evening into Amsterdam. After what seemed like a marathon distance walk […]

A brief guide to St Lucia

Stepping off the plane and hitting that comforting warm wall of heat and seeing tropical plants bursting from the hills, you know the week ahead in the Caribbean sunshine is going to be just what you need.  Whether that’s an adventure soaring through the treetops, beach time, partying at the jump up or tasting endless […]

Myth busting: why you should consider using a travel agent

There are lots of challenges I face as a travel agent working in a small village and without a shop window! I hear lots of ‘myths’ from potential customers who are concerned about booking a holiday with a travel agent. I hope this article quashes just a few. “A package holiday isn’t for us” “We […]

The Ritz-Carlton Abama

The Moorish red palace-like Ritz-Carlton Abama stands tall on the hills outside Costa Adeje.  Flanked by a pristine golf course and banana plants it takes its dominant stance and exudes luxury.  A powerful statement hotel where everything you experience delivers on that promise and where every need is tended to. Upon arrival you will be […]

Why book with me?

Service, service and service! Booking travel purely on a point of cost is fine until something goes wrong and then good service is king. If you’ve paid rock bottom for your trip, often there is little left in the budget for that expected service. Not only can I offer you a competitive price but why […]

The Beauty of Bequia

There are specks of paradise in this world which become havens of tranquility, where our souls can truly rest and escape reality. There are places where we feel part of the family from the moment we step foot inside and where even our tears want to leave us and linger when we must leave. A […]

Quick Guide to Borneo (the resort of Rasa Ria)

How to get there You can fly in from Kuala Lumpur or Penang with Air Asia or transfer in from Brunei as other travellers we met had done.  We transferred from Penang airport and it cost just under £50 pp. Where to stay The Shangri La Rasa Ria has an on site nature reserve and […]

Quick Guide to Penang

How to get there You can fly from KL to Penang and we can recommend the award winning budget airline, Air Asia, to get you there.  If you are heading to Penang from Ipoh or the Cameron Highlands, you can get a coach for about £8 for 2 people with Sri Maju (the bus station […]

Quick Guide to Cameron Highlands

How to get there We took a day trip from Ipoh and hired a taxi for the day which picked us up at 9am, drove us around the Highlands and dropped us back to our hotel for about 6pm. This should cost about £65-70.00.  We organised this with our hotel in Ipoh (M Boutique). You can […]

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