All Posts By Catriona Rowntree

Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa, Riviera Maya, Mexico

by Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Peru-born Christine is Concierge at the Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa, Riviera Maya, Mexico, set among verdant jungle on one of the coastline’s best, white, sandy beaches. Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa is one of Mexico’s most loved beach retreats. Guests can start the day with yoga and end with a session in a traditional Temazcal ...

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Juggling, dreaming & looking for potential

by Thursday, January 11, 2018

How are you? How are you settling in to the New Year? If it makes you feel any better, I’m all over the shop...Juggling children on school holidays. Trying to keep the birds away from my apricot tree. (But just look at that basket - I won!) Feeling guilty about not working enough (then feeling guilty about working in ...

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Palais Hansen Kempinski, Vienna, Austria

by Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Daniel Wukovits is the Head Concierge at the Palais Hansen Kempinski, in Vienna, Austria. The Palais is located in the very elegant first district of Vienna on Ringstrasse Boulevard, and is surrounded by embassies, consulates, law firms, investment and banking firms as well as architect and designer showrooms. The building itself is in the beautiful Renaissance Revival-style that ...

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Memphis, Tennessee, USA

by Monday, January 8, 2018

"We're going to Graceland, Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee..." Did we give you an earworm? Well, sorry, not sorry about that! Let's begin our story... Australian expat Matt Harrington, his wife Cherie and their two children moved to Chiswick, London (on the Thames River), three years ago, via a three-month trip around the USA, including six-weeks in an 'RV' (recreational vehicle) in north-western ...

Don’t you just love blind faith?

by Thursday, January 4, 2018

Don't you just love blind faith? Whether you're a travel reporter or a Fresh Farmer, just add a bit of gusto and blind faith will propel us through 2018! I’ve no idea what’s around the next corner this year. (Lots of cruising for my new book, I hope!) So, whatever my next ‘journey to come’, I can’t wait to share it with you. Of course, ...