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Accidental Epicurean is Named in Top 25 Culinary Travel Blog Award by Flipkey

Accidental Epicurean is Named in Top 25 Culinary Travel Blog Award by Flipkey

Accidental Epicurean was named by Flipkey, a vacation rental site from Trip Advisor, on a list of top-25 Culinary Travel Blogs to Watch in 2014. We find ourselves in good company on the list with lots of fantastic blogs from the very focused blog about a guide to food...
Accidental Epicurean named in Viator's Top 25 Travel Blogs for 2014

Accidental Epicurean named in Viator’s Top 25 Travel Blogs for 2014

It is always wonderful to be recognized. After all, this is a hobby for me. It’s out of the pure love I have for travel, new experiences and my passion for food. I truly believe any culture – it’s history, tradition and future – can be understood through...
Luxury Hotels in Asia are Tops on the Conde Nast Traveler's Best 100 Hotel & Resorts in the World

Luxury Hotels in Asia are Tops on the Conde Nast Traveler’s Best 100 Hotel & Resorts in the World

Every year Conde Nast Traveler publishes a list of the 100 best hotel and resorts in the world. This year there are 15 of the 100 from Asia, and 1 in the top 10 here in Shanghai. I have had the good fortune to be able to stay...
What It's Really Like to Open a Hotel on a Tropical Island? - the New Dusit Maldives

What It’s Really Like to Open a Hotel on a Tropical Island? – the New Dusit Maldives

I am always interested in the way things work – from ordinary kitchen appliances to operations more complex. I find all the moving parts that come together and make something truly amazing. And when I think about varying levels of complexity , one of the more complex operations...
Learn from the Chef - Bastian Mantey, Executive Chef of Alila Villas Hadahaa

Learn from the Chef – Bastian Mantey, Executive Chef of Alila Villas Hadahaa

It’s easy to envy Chef Bastian Mantey. He gets to live, play, and practice his passion in one of the most beautiful parts of the world – as head chef at the Alila Villas Hadahaa, Maldives. How many people get to work in a on a luxurious tropical...
Paradise in the Maldives, Alila Villas Hadahaa

Paradise in the Maldives, Alila Villas Hadahaa

I have spent a lot of my life and a great many holidays at the beach. In the US I travelled to Hawaii, North Carolina, Florida, Martha’s Vineyard and California to see the most beautiful beaches in America. I have been to the white washed beaches of the...
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