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Old Town Jakarta

17 Aug A Week in Jakarta With Ascott Indonesia (VIDEO)

You may remember earlier in the year I shared a video tour of Somerset Hobart. The project was part of my goal to deliver more video content to Escape Button readers, not to mention utilise my husband's camera gear that I insist on lugging around the world! Well just a fortnight ago we were lucky enough to stay in another two Ascott Residences, this time in Jakarta. I had never been to Indonesia before so I was excited to experience the hustle and bustle I'd heard about. Yes, you read that right...an Aussie who's never been to Bali! What I discovered in Jakarta was that the hotels, in this case serviced apartments, take on a different role to traditional accommodation. Not simply places to rest wandering feet, these spaces are offices abroad and communities for likeminded professionals. Come and take a look at what we uncovered with our video tours...
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Waterfront Accommodation Hobart

02 Mar Visual Tour of Somerset on the Pier Hobart

Hobart is a location synonymous with the coastal lifestyle. Even if you've never visited you've most likely heard of Constitution Dock, the spot where Sydney to Hobart winners celebrate their race finish. It made sense then, for our first trip to Hobart, to seek out accommodation close to the waterfront. Somerset on the Pier goes one better by putting you right on the water. The set of serviced apartments occupies a 1930's building along Elizabeth Street Pier. It's proximity to the waterfront precincts and unique view of Sullivan's Cove stood out to me as a great spot to base our activities from. Location aside, there are other benefits to staying in a serviced apartment too, which I'll discuss below. Throw in some fresh seafood sold straight from the boat and you've got every ocean-lovers perfect location...
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Four Seasons Lisbon Review

27 Feb Video Tour of the Breathtaking Four Seasons in Lisbon

I've been really excited about sharing this post with you since our visit to Portugal last year. Aside from the usual thrill I get from capturing a new destination, our visit to Lisbon had the added excitement of a video project at Four Seasons Hotel Ritz. This is a hotel that epitomises luxury and for us videographers, offers up beautiful shots around every corner. Having explored the lower part of town in the days prior, a visit to Four Seasons allowed us to enjoy the spoils of 5-star accommodation in the cosmopolitan part of town. In fact, we barely left the hotel at all in our two nights there. Instead, choosing to take in the sunset from the rooftop running track (yes, you read that right) and living the fluffy robe life. That said, it's time to experience the most opulent hotel in Lisbon for yourself…
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01 May Top 10 Listings on Airbnb Santorini

Recently in my travel guide for Santorini I spoke about affordable accommodation options for the Greek Islands. Without a doubt the most value-for-money accommodation can be found in Airbnb rentals. If you are not familiar with how the service works I have previously outlined the benefits of renting with them and my own experience in two holiday rentals in Europe. In Santorini specifically, Airbnb properties allow you to have your own private space, great views and often a private pool, without paying the exorbitant prices of a luxury hotel. Because there are over 300 rentals on the island I thought I would sift through them all to find the best value properties, based on location and amenities...
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Mare Room San Giorgio

11 Mar VIDEO: Mare Room San Giorgio Mykonos

You may remember a little place called San Giorgio from my swimwear post in Mykonos. Well now that you've explored its private jetty and beautiful coastline I am excited to take you inside their bohemian-style accommodation. Sticking to my goal of bringing you more video content this year I have put together a few shots captured in our Mare room, number 77. The hand-picked decor in each room lends itself beautifully to a nomadic lifestyle, with natural textures right at home on the rugged peninsula. Come and see San Giorgio's take on luxury accommodation...
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