Visiting Thimphu, Bhutan

After a night of fitful sleep at Bangkok Airport and on a plane to Paro, we had finally arrived in beautiful Bhutan.  We stepped off the plane and soaked up the beauty of the Himalayas from our spot on the tarmac. Collecting us from Paro Airport was our wonderful guide, Tharchu Drukpa and his driver who would both accompany us on our six-day adventure.

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Flying To Bhutan

Flying to Bhutan is no easy feat.  The country has two airlines, the national carrier Royal Bhutan Airlines, aka Druk Air and Bhutan Airlines, the latter being a relatively new privately operated carrier.  If you are considering a trip to Bhutan, you must factor in the cost of this extra airfare, unless you are lucky enough to be flying in direct from Bangkok, Singapore, Kathmandu or a few places in India (check out the Druk Air schedule here). 

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Planning A Trip To Bhutan

Bhutan has long been on my travel bucket list.  Nestled in the foothills of the Himalays, this magical kingdom still remains a mystery to many travellers.  I was first tempted by Bhutan when a friend regaled me of her journey with Druk Air (the Bhutanese national airline) and how it has one of the most dangerous airports in the world to land in.  

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Family Friendly Luxury In Fiji At The Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort

3 years ago I wrote about an article about romantic and family friendly luxury hotels. In it, I included the magical sounding Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort in Fiji.  Why so romantic? Aside from the fact that it’s in the South Pacific, every child gets their own nanny/buddy.  Yes you read that right, each child gets their own nanny!

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Top 10 Packing Tips

I’m currently in the process of packing for a week’s trip to Bhutan.  This is a slight deviation from my normal holiday packing routine of sandals, suncream, book, repeat. I actually had to google the weather to see what extremities I may need to prepare for and frantically hunt down last-minute hiking gear. In fact I’d much rather be writing this blog post talking about packing for my trip than actually packing.  

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