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Selene Nelson

Freelance writer travelling the world

Four Unique Reasons To Visit Dublin

It may be a small, but there's a reason why Dublin has such a big reputation. From cobbled streets to traditional pubs and more literary greats than you can shake a stick at, history and culture simply pervade this city.
02/11/2017 13:37 GMT

The Essential Luxury Guide To Dublin

While it may not be considered a go-to luxury destination like Monaco or the Maldives, over the past decade Dublin has been steadily carving out a reputation for quality restaurants, boutique hotels and sleek bars. It's not hard to see why: with its world-class pubs and theatres and elegant Georgian architecture, Dublin will please even the most discerning traveller.
20/10/2017 12:00 BST

Ways To Stay Well This Winter

As winter draws closer and the nights start getting longer, it's hard to avoid feelings of gloom at saying goodbye to the sunshine. That the sun can lift our mood is common knowledge, but with yet another washout summer behind us, it seems that most Brits are experiencing a severe lack of vitamin D.
18/10/2017 13:41 BST

The Luxury Guide To Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi's popularity as a tourist destination has rocketed recently, and it's not hard to see why. With its brilliant blue sky, Emirati culture, five-star hotels and exciting theme parks, this is a city that will please even the most discerning traveller. From exotic safaris to spellbinding mosques, here's your luxury guide to Abu Dhabi.
13/09/2017 16:55 BST

The Vegan Guide To Staying Healthy On The Road

For backpackers, tourists, or anyone who travels for work, trying exotic new cuisines is one of the best things about travelling. Who wouldn't be excited to try authentic empanadas in Mexico, steaming-hot street food in Vietnam, or a plate of fresh gnocchi in Italy?
07/09/2017 12:07 BST

From Shinta Mani To The Steakhouse: Your Guide To Siem Reap, Cambodia

For visitors to Cambodia's capital Phnom Penh, visiting the Killing Fields and learning about the country's heart-wrenching experiences during the Khmer Rouge regime is essential, but Siem Reap also gives visitors a unique insight into Cambodia's past. The Landmine Museum is a sobering but fascinating glimpse into the Khmer Rouge regime, and the War Museum also is worth a visit.
22/08/2017 14:08 BST

Four Reasons You Need To Visit Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam

Visiting one of the many factories on the island is far more interesting than it sounds, and it's great to see how such an essential part of Vietnamese cooking is made. You'll never look at fish sauce in the same way again!
03/08/2017 13:03 BST

Temples, Elephants And The Dhara Dhevi Kingdom: Your Guide To Chiang Mai

There are several excellent Lanna museums in Chiang Mai, but the Dhara Dhevi transports you to a bygone era better than any of them. Walking past grand palaces and ornate statues, and strolling through lush paddy fields and tropical gardens, allows you to imagine what the living, working Lanna Kingdom was like.
25/07/2017 13:35 BST

The Whistle Stop Food Guide To Bangkok

Bangkok is paradise for a food lover. You can't cross a street without the aroma of frying garlic and chillies drawing you in, or smoke pouring from a street grill hitting your nose. Everywhere you go there's a new temptation, whether it's spicy papaya salad, fragrant coconut milk curry or traditional <em>roti</em> pancakes sizzling away.
18/07/2017 13:58 BST

We Need To Talk About Johnny Depp

We didn't want to talk about how a beloved public figure might be capable of abuse. But this is a conversation we need to have. Because while public opinion of this case might change, the memory of the mistrust, of the victim blaming, and the vilification of Amber Heard will remain.
05/07/2017 17:00 BST

Four Reasons You Need To Visit Phuket, Thailand

As the biggest travel destination in Thailand, Phuket encapsulates both the good and bad sides of Thai tourism. I recently spent a month here, and while overcrowded beaches and rowdy bars are part and parcel of resort towns like Patong, scratch beneath the surface and you'll discover a whole other side to this island. From trying traditional Thai experiences, visiting secret beaches and kicking back at the very best hotels, here are my top four reasons to visit Phuket...
05/07/2017 12:54 BST

Inside The Siam, Bangkok's Most Beautiful Hotel

Writers are often prone to hyperbole, but it's no exaggeration to say that The Siam is Bangkok's best hotel. Rated number one on TripAdvisor, The Siam sits in prime position along the Chao Praya River and provides the perfect blend of antique allure and contemporary comfort.
19/06/2017 12:05 BST

The Best Vegetarian Restaurants In East Coast Australia

Australia is such a vast country that writing an article about the best veggie hotspots would only offer the thinnest insight into the food scene here. Most visitors tend to stick to the ever-popular East Coast, which stretches from Cairns down to Melbourne.
16/05/2017 10:49 BST

The Three Most Unique Luxury Hotels In East Coast Australia

Whether you're looking for a glamorous beach retreat, a cosmopolitan city adventure or an idyllically peaceful hideaway, you'll find it all down under. From north to south, here are three of the most unique luxury hotels on Australia's East Coast.
02/05/2017 11:08 BST

48 Hours In Noosa, Australia: Your Luxury Guide

Outside of Australia the name Noosa Heads might not ring a bell, but its reputation stretches far Down Under. Billed as the Australian Hamptons, this sunny Queensland beach town is every bit as glamorous as its counterpart, and just as beautiful.
21/04/2017 16:55 BST

Inside China Poblano: Mexican Food Meets Chinese In Las Vegas

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas has no less than 17 restaurants -- a number that doesn't seem so high once you consider its 2,995 rooms. Deciding where to eat can be a test for any visitor, but as a serious aficionado of Mexican food, I had my heart set on guacamole and tacos. The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas had bigger ideas. What's the only thing better than Mexican food? Mexican <em>and </em>Chinese food.
10/04/2017 11:41 BST