#OnTheRadar: 3 Superyachts For Superb Expedition

When it comes to sea transport, superyachts mark the top list of the rising sea vessels that have been gaining huge traction thanks to its gigantic size, luxuriously intricate designs and the larger-than-life sense it carries – hence, the name.  But apart from its size, what makes superyachts “super” also has a lot to do […]

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#OnTheRadar: Give Your Workation A Deluxe Upgrade In The Maldives

Apart from biscuits & gravy and PB & J, another combo we love and refuse to live without, especially in a pandemic-ruled world, is a workcation, a pleasant cross between vacation and work.  As this new trend of travel gained more popularity, hotels across the world are offering workcation packages, with sweet deals for those […]

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#OnTheRadar: Here’s A Sneak Peek Inside PS, LAX’s VIP Terminal

For the regular first-class passengers of Los Angeles International Airport, it’s time to take your airport experience up a notch and enjoy VIP indulgence at PS, LAX’s exclusive terminal that welcomes bon vivants to rest in luxury before and after the flight. For those looking for ways to get away from the big crowds and […]

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#OnTheRadar: These Are The World’s 50 Best Bars 2021

Calling all drink devotees, here’s another news to cap off 2021 on the right note.  The full list of winners of The World’s 50 Best Bars 2021, sponsored by Perrier was announced last night (Tuesday, 7 December 2021) from the live awards ceremony in London.  Gracing the top two berths are Connaught Bar (#1, two […]

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#OnTheRadar: What To Expect From Winter Wonderland 2021

Apart from being one of London’s centre stages for rock concerts and music festivals for centuries, another thing Hyde Park is greatly known for, especially during the holiday season, is Winter Wonderland, a yearly Christmas festival since 2005. It features fun-filled activity stations, stalls, markets and wild rides like Ice Skating, Santa Land, Christmas Markets […]

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#PeopleOnRadar: Singapore City Guide By Rachel Carrasco

When describing Rachel Carrasco, the first term that comes to mind is “girl boss.” The founder of RACHE (luxury lifestyle branding expert) and co-founder of Baken (an all-bacon snack brand), Rachel is one of the most inspiring female entrepreneurs on our radar.  Rachel (who was born in the Philippines and now based in Singapore) has […]

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#RadarList: Charming Hotels In The Medieval Castle City Monemvasia, Greece

Nestled in the south-eastern part of The Peloponnese peninsula, Monemvasia, Greece is a charming little fortress town built during the medieval era on a little island that is only connected to the mainland via a thin causeway road.  Dubbed as The Rock, the sleepy, serene town sitting on the foot of the tall rocky mountain […]

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#RadarList: Plant-based Restaurants In Bali You Need To Try

With cities around the world dotted with great vegetarian and vegan restaurants (which bless the world with accessible plant-based food for all), it’s safe to say these establishments have proven there’s more to the plant-based cuisine than just pale, unappetizing tofu dishes and humdrum salads; the veggie-centred, meat-free fare really gets its comforting and umami-packed […]

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#RadarList: Private Dining Spots in Mykonos For When You Crave For Scrumptious Exclusivity

Exclusive anything has a special ring to those who hear it. But for foodies – like us – nothing screams exclusive in the best possible and most delicious way like private dining.  A zone free of buzzkill crowds, of loud children and of neglected service problems often found in a crowded restaurant, private dining is […]

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#RadarReview: Chakrabongse Villas, Gem Address Along Chao Phraya River

We’re a month away from finally closing 2020, and the most wonderful time of the year is just around the corner. Spending the upcoming holiday season might be a little different this time, but if there’s one way to fast forward the stress of 2020, that is to unwind with a much-deserved Christmas #staycation. While […]

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#RadarReview: Courtyard by Marriott Phuket Town Is A Food Haven Within A Food Haven

Rainy mid-November came like a party crasher and as we were looking for a city escape away from the wet and windy shores of Phuket, there was a launch of Courtyard by Marriott Phuket Town, the perfect fly-and-flop destination nestled in the heart of Phuket Town, just right next to Surin Circle Clock Tower. With […]

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#RadarReview: House Of Rituals Amsterdam – A Place That Takes Care Of Your Body, Fashion And Mindfulness Needs

House of Rituals, the flagship store of the Dutch brand, Rituals, is a nice surprise you come across when walking into Voetboogstraat in Spui.  Opened in 2020 on the brand’s 20th anniversary, House of Rituals is nestled in downtown Amsterdam. You may mistake it for a high tea restaurant when you first reach the building […]

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#RadarReview: Ritz -Carlton Koh Samui, A Soulful Retreat

Nestled in a private bay, surrounded by inspiring blue ocean, swaying coconut trees and stunning limestone cliffs, The Ritz-Carlton, Koh Samui delivers more than just a pretty picture, their legendary hospitality truly captures the heart. This is where you can experience exceptionality and get your unexpressed wishes answered.  Just 20-minute away from Koh Samui airport, […]

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#StyleRadar: THE SLATE X FRED, The Hottest Collab To Have On Your Radar

There’s no denying; the uniquely-designed, tin mining-inspired hotel in Phuket, The Slate, deserves a golden spot in your must-visit luxury design hotel collection in Thailand, having been designed by the famed American architect slash interior designer, Bill Bensley whose work is behind renowned properties like Capella Ubud, Rosewood Luang Prabang, Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden […]

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#UnderTheRadar: Boracay Hangout Spots with Snap-worthy Menu and Views to Visit on Your Next Trip

MANILA, Philippines – While the current state of the world is as chaotic as it is stress-inducing, something to look forward to are vacation trips to the beach when this is all over.  And when it comes to beaches, it is nearly impossible not to mention Boracay in the Philippines. A perennial favorite among travelers, […]

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24 Hours In Bruges, Belgium

Anyone from Bruges or who has been there for a lengthier duration will argue one day wouldn’t be enough, to take the dreamlike city in, see and experience every corner and appreciate its kind citizens. However, I will try to squeeze some of my favorite sights in this article. I visited Bruges in October 2021 […]

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72 Hours in Visby

There is something about the light in this magical place, not too warm, not too bright, romantic in a sense, just right to fall in love at first sight. Visby in Gotland has been on our radar for the past three years even before got here. Every local we meet would recommend us to experience […]

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Best Moments From Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2021

Apart from juicy roast turkey and Black Friday, another thing that remains constant for Thanksgiving every year is the great Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade which has been an annual event since 1924.  Held by Macy’s, the American department store chain, the three-hour parade featuring gigantic balloons and star-studded performers takes place every year on a […]

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Christmas Getaway In Africa: 3 Countries To Go Now For The Holiday Season

Tis the season to be jolly and although there’s no place as cozy and as warm like home during this time, a little getaway from your home country is a great idea to end 2021 on a great note. And for those who already have enough of the snow-covered destination, how about sun-drenched destinations rich […]

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Christmas Getaway In Asia: 3 Sun-Drenched Destinations To Be For The Holiday Season

For those who despise the cold but live in snow-covered winter lands, consider doing yourself a little favour and escape the wintertide to sun-drenched countries during the holiday season. After two winters into the pandemic, some countries in Asia are starting to open up for tourists, easing their Covid-19 restrictions in hopes to pick up growth […]

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From Bleisure To Workation And Philantourism – Here Are 10 Travel Terms/Trends You Should Know

Like fashion, travel trends change constantly and frequently. Especially during the pandemic era, the travel industry has had to roll with the punches in order to get through these tough times. In the meantime, travellers are also adapting to keep their travel-hungry souls satisfied. The result is a boom in domestic travel and the rise […]

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How Hotels Across Asia Bid Farewell To 2021 This Year

Nothing says great New Year Eve/New Year like an extravagant firework display and a fine feast shared with your loved ones.  Here’s an event created for the 5 Fs: fun, family, friends, fare and fireworks. Every year, these stellar hotels in Asia wrap up the year with their annual NYE events, featuring luxurious dinners and […]

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New Hotels In Ibiza To Have On Your Radar

The statement “Life is better on the island” is proven to be true to those who have already traversed over the glory of Ibiza. Before the Spanish island was known as one of the world’s best nightlife destinations, Ibiza (aka White Island or Isla Blanca) was known first for its picturesque beaches with glistening white […]

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Quarantine Craving Fix: CREATIVE MEAL KITS FROM YOUR FAVORITE MANILA RESTAURANTS

With more people stuck at home due to the Covid-19 pandemic, food takeout and delivery services have become so common. While the current outbreak might have been the toughest challenge the food industry have ever had to face, it does illustrate the amazing resilience and out of bounds creativity of the restaurants.  To meet the […]

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Raffles Opens In Udaipur, India

Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, the expansive property is reminiscent of a magnificent country estate, with beautifully manicured, ornamental gardens and panoramic views of the surrounding hills, tranquil lake and a 400-year-old temple. Arrival is via a scenic 20-minute drive from the airport, followed by a calming boat ride tailed by […]

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The #FoodieBFFs Guide: 5 Gourmet Destinations In The Black Forest For Those Planning A Trip To Germany

Last November, the luxury branding expert Rachel Carrasco and oenophile Nicola Lee took advantage of the Singapore-Germany Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) for a five-day quarantine-free trip to the Black Forest region. As the home to Michelin-starred restaurants and stellar wineries, it’s no wonder our #FoodieBFFs chose the destination for their first holiday.  To explore the […]

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The Hari Hong Kong: A Home for the Aesthetes

The latest addition to Hong Kong’s beautiful line-up of heritage hotel brands, The Hari has been on our radar for quite a while now. Named after the late Hari Harilela,  father of Dr. Aron Harilela, the CEO and Chairman of the Harilela Group, the hotel comes strongly anchored family values but with a smell of […]

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Three under-the-radar Hideaways in Europe

Like many of you, we are feeling the itch to travel again, luckily most of Europe the lockdowns have been lifted and people have been traveling within the region. We’d like to share three under-the-radar summer destinations we frequent where social distancing won’t be a problem. Pack your weekend bags, get your cameras ready, and […]

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Trip Stacking: Fall’s Hottest Travel Trend Caused By The Pandemic And Here’s Why You Should Also Do It Too

Uncertainty is the new certainty in Covid-19 era. There’s no doubt that the pandemic has slowed down every aspect of life and all types of decision making – especially trip planning.  With the ever-changing travel rules, restrictions and requirements that vary in every country around the world, planning an international vacay away from your home […]

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Unseen Croatia –These Pictures Will Make You Wish You Were There Right Now

With hundreds of stupefying islands where crystal-blue sea kisses sheer white sands, it is beyond a shadow of doubt that this European country would be one of the top ideal destinations for a sun-drenched, island-hopping vacation. With the country reopening for tourists, there’s also no surprise to see that the country grew in notoriety even […]

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VIDEO: Stockholm #Fakuras Favorites That Should Be on Your #Radar

Featured: First Two Episodes: Some time ago, I was lucky to be featured as a Global Filipino entrepreneur abroad by Lifestyle Network TV 24x 24, a part of the TFC channel. There are 8 episodes that aired weekly that have some of the noteworthy Fakuras favorites that should be on your Radar when visiting Stockholm. […]

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What’s on the Radar, Bangkok?

Four Highly Anticipated Hotel Openings in Bangkok City Thailand, the country that is currently revered for handling the situation with the COVID-19 pandemic well, #staycation and #eatcation has been trending for the locals and foreign travelers stuck in town. Hotels that are leading the pace are the ones who are quick to adapt by offering […]

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When in Paris: These Cafés Should Be On Your Radar

In the past few years, the coffee excitement has come from cities such as Melbourne, Copenhagen, Seattle or Taipei. These cities renowned for their top-notch brews and innovative coffee-centric concepts could easily make the so Parisian “café crème” – an espresso served with a dash of cream or milk – look very old-school. But that […]

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Winter Illuminations To Visit In Japan

Nothing says Christmas like Christmas trees, golden-brown roast turkey and cities blanketed in lights and Christmassy decorations.  Now Japan takes the latter to new heights with their annual Winter Illuminations, enchanting lighting events that roll out in big cities throughout Japan in November and December, with some even stretching to January and February – because […]

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