Month: July 2014

A wonderful Travelife Magazine team dinner at the Marriott, along with a pizza making and ice cream sundae making contest

In Manila today, living a Travelife, the Travelife Magazine team headed out of work earlier than usual to have dinner at the Marriott Hotel. We were all really supposed to have a team dinner tonight and we took a vote among everyone as to where to go.  THE WINNER OF THE POPULARITY CONTEST     …

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My lucky week, a nice present, a deliciously long lunch at LiLi and a most enjoyable dinner hosted by an ambassador

Someone sent over this lovely gift this morning Today was another wonderful day in my never-endingly eventful Travelife. I was at the office very early as there was lots of work to do. But first thing in the morning, someone I’d recently traveled with sent over a very nice gift as a thank you for …

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A lovely afternoon tea party at Morrells Boutique Hotel in Johannesburg last May

It was an early winter day in May and I was in Johannesburg, living a Travelife. I couldn’t believe my luck, regarding the weather, as well as just how nicely everything worked out for my stay in Johannesburg. Scroll down to read more… WHAT WONDERFUL WEATHER FOR WINTER IN JOHANNESBURG It was supposed to be …

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A visit to a mens' cooking club and great tapas bars with the help of a Tours by Locals guide in San Sebastian

One of the best things we did in San Sebastian, Spain, several weeks ago, living a Travelife, was to hire a private guide to take us around the city on a walking tour. Iker, a local foodie who I hired via an innovative company called Tours By Locals.com, appeared at our hotel, the lovely Maria …

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Shopping with duty-free vouchers at Doha's new airport. And about the wonders of Balqees Sidr Honey

At Doha airport last weekend, on my way home to Asia from Paris, living a Travelife, I had about 90 minutes to kill before boarding my flight. I also had a bunch of duty free vouchers I was so psyched to spend, having ever so diligently collected these vouchers on two roundtrip flights with Qatar …

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A visit to New Zealand, including seeing the Hobbiton movie set and a cruise through Milford Sound

Travelife GM Angelica Bayona in New Zealand TRAVELIFE Magazine General Manager Angelica Bayona, who has been with Travelife since Day One and who has flown all over the world for our magazine and television show, recently flew to New Zealand to see the wonders of this remote but beautiful country.  Scroll down to read more… …

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Coincidence and a Tokyo billionaire at Paris' Charles de Gaulle Airportlast weekend. And a villa in St. Jean Cap Ferrat

So there I was last Sunday, at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris, living a Travelife and killing some time before my Qatar Airways flight to Doha. I’d just had two wonderful weeks of a summer in Spain and France, filled with great restaurants, so many memorable moments, and some of the most beautiful hotels …

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The 50th farewell party for an ambassador, and a last goodbye at the Peninsula Manila

I “Tonight is the 50th farewell dinner,” we all joked. I was a guest at a very nice dinner at the Peninsula Manila tonight, in Manila living a Travelife.  Many of us had gathered together once more to say farewell to Israel Ambassador Menashe Bar-on and his wife Eti. Scroll down to read more… AN ENDLESS …

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Resorts World Manila Masters on the Asian Tour is offering a US$1 million prize this November 2014, with 918.com as a new sponsor

Yesterday, I went for lunch with the senior executives of Resorts World Manila at their Genting Club to discuss the upcoming Resorts World Manila Masters on the Asian Tour. The second edition of the Resorts World Manila Masters on the Asian Tour will offer a record prize fund of US$1 million in November. The highly …

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Part 2 of an eight-course molecular gastronomy dinner in Ayala Alabang and about the delicious food on Qatar Airways from Paris to Doha

“This meal is amazing,” someone was saying, as I sat down to dinner the other night, in Manila, living a Travelife. It was a fancy and formal eight-course dinner featuring dishes based on the principles of molecular gastronomy, and our hostess had prepared everything for her 50 guests herself. Scroll down to read more… DRESSED …

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