Check-In: The Boot Hotel, Nelson, New Zealand

The Boot Bed N’ Breakfast in New Zealand is most unusual. It looks like something that has dropped out of children’s fairytale. It is the brainchild of Steve Richards, who designed the two-story motel in the shape of a giant Disney-like boot. Outside is a grove of hazelnut trees nestling the inn. Inside there is an open fire for a romantic evening with wine. When you wake from your whimsical night, breakfast will be waiting at your door. Make all the footwear jokes you might, this hotel uses free-range eggs and offers fresh fruit from its orchard in your meal.

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Dubai: Furniture from ByKal

When it comes to shopping in Dubai, one can expect a haven of everything mainstream and franchised. However, signature creations from regional talent is still a rarity. ByKal’s furniture couture boasts an air of garden-fresh designs. The ubiquity of these pieces comes from obtaining aged-quality antiques and completely revamping them to suit progressive 15-minutes-ahead clientele. These masterpieces can be great fittings to modern-decor rooms or stand-alone installations. ByKal’s gallery is definitely a must-visit for all art enthusiasts looking to dig deeper into Dubai’s glistening surface. Click to visit the official website.

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Hotel: The Quay, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

We were greeted with the best hospitality at Phnom Penh airport, which was rather empty. As we passed by the dilapidated buildings and the general ramshackle I though that, surely, the hotel would not be one of the best boutique hotels I have stayed at. I was wrong. This hotel, which is stuck in a central nook of the bustling capital of  Phnom Penh is truly a gem on its own and worth the trip. It stares directly at where the Tonlé Sap and Mekong rivers fork, overlooking the wide bank. The service is extraordinary and everything is close by, so much so that we never even had to take a tuk-tuk to get anywhere.

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Air Arabia introduces hourly bus service from Sharjah to Dubai

One of the most affordable airlines in the region has managed to connect one more dot in its map. As you might now, the low-cost carrier operates out of Sharjah, which is not a long drive away from Dubai. But, just to soothe your worries this hourly service has been launched in order for people to avoid waiting for taxis and/or get a better deal for their Dubai-bound trips. Click here for more information.

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Hotel: Jade Mountain, St. Lucia

Jade Mountain is a mesmerizing placid destination filled with realms of relief. From spa treatments ahoy to entralling scenery. It also boasts some of the best infinity pools you’ll ever see. Rising majestically above the 600 acre beach front resort of Anse Chastanet, Jade Mountain is a cornucopia of organic architecture celebrating St Lucia’s stunning scenic beauty. It’s a must-visit for everyone looking to relax and unwind.

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Check-In: The One Hotel Angkor, Cambodia

One of the things so special about One Hotel is its one-of-a-kind concept. It is a hotel with one room. One room, only. It’s a well-equipped room in the heart of Siem Reap with a rooftop deck to rival all the bigger hotels. One-on-one service with smiles ahoy and a great insight into the world with Cambodian hospitality. Everything is close to it and its atmosphere is magnificent. The experience of this hotel is truly, as it’s called, one. Click here to visit the official website.

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