ABOUT ME

Welcome to Once in a Lifetime Journey, a luxury and out of the ordinary travel blog focused on the most exclusive hotels and resorts, the unforgettable experiences, the best destinations and the least visited countries in the world.
 
In the last 13 years, I have been fortunate enough to visit over 100 countries and spend around half of the year traveling thanks to an international job as a strategy consultant and at Google.
 
In 2018 I left my 15-year corporate career to do what I am most passionate about: traveling, growing this and my other blog, Singapore n Beyond, and developing my Digital and Influencer Marketing consultancy where I help brands work with influencers like me.

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BEST LUXURY HOTELS & PREMIUM AIRLINE TRAVEL REVIEWS

Review of Belmond Villa Sant’Andrea Sicily

In this review of Belmond Villa Sant’Andrea, you can take a look inside the most exclusive beach resort in Sicily. Find out more about this historical location here.

Review of Singapore Airlines Boeing 787-10 Business Class

I have flown Singapore Airlines more times than I can remember, except the new Boeing 787-10. Until today that is. I am very excited to be sharing this review of Singapore Airlines 787-10 Business Class.

Review of Ethiopian Airlines Business Class 787 Dreamliner

I traveled on the older and newer Ethiopian Dreamliner on a connecting flight from Singapore to Buenos Aires. See how they differ in this Review of Ethiopian Airlines Business Class 787 Dreamliner

Aman Sveti Stefan – Montenegro’s most luxurious hotel

Google Montenegro and I guarantee that the first image that will come up will be that of the famous and fabulously beautiful Aman Sveti Stefan, Montenegro’s most luxurious resort. I…

Review of Joali Maldives, the country’s ultra luxury resort

Joali Maldives is the first resort of a new brand of hotels promising ultra-luxury experiences. They stand apart in their use of immersive art in gorgeous settings. Click to read my review of Joali Maldives.

Review of Soneva Fushi, the Maldives luxury jungle chic resort

Soneva Fushi is a resort in the Maldives that truly embodies the Robinson Crusoe castaway feeling. Explore it barefoot in this review of Soneva Fushi.

A stay at the best resort in the Maldives – Review of Gili Lankanfushi

Join me as I explore TripAdvisor’s top rated luxury hotel in the Maldives. Here is my full review of Gili Lankanfushi that includes everything you need to know.

Review of Milaidhoo – Everything you need to know

Milaidhoo is a luxury boutique resort in the Maldives that delivers a different kind of experience. Find out why they stand apart from other resorts in the Maldives with this review of Milaidhoo.

Everything you need to know about LUX Maldives South Ari Atoll

LUX* Maldives includes two properties in the Maldives, this article talks about the property in South Ari Atoll. See my detailed review of LUX Maldives South Ari Atoll here with insights and considerations when booking your stay.

Review of Lufthansa A380 Business Class Barcelona-Frankfurt-Singapore

My full and unbiased review of Lufthansa A380 Business Class from Barcelona to Singapore via Frankfurt. See how it compares to the smaller A350.

SWISS Business Class B777 review

Was Swiss International Airlines and the experience as premium as expected? Read to see my Swiss Business Class B777 review for the long haul from Singapore to Zurich and back.

Guide to the best luxury hotels in Singapore for every taste

Guide listing the best luxury resorts and hotels in Singapore. Find a luxe hotel or resort that suites your specific tastes and needs.

BRANDS WE HAVE WORKED WITH

TOP ARTICLES FOR FREQUENT TRAVELERS

TRAVEL RESOURCES

This is my extensive list of travel resources if you are wanting to plan and book like a pro. Everything from booking to admin and logistics.

TIPS FOR AIRBNB HOSTS

Learnings and tips for Airbnb hosts when starting out. How to screen guests, what to give and not give, how to read reviews and how to handle cancellations.

WORLD’S LEAST VISITED COUNTRIES

Find out where you can go to avoid touristy destinations and run of the mill holidays. Here are the world’s 20 least visited countries.

HOW TRAVEL BLOGGERS MAKE MONEY

Find out how I and other travel bloggers make money travel blogging, without what is usually termed as a “regular job”.

TRAVEL GUIDES

Guide to Taormina: Best things to do, places to eat and hotels

Taormina is certainly the most beautiful place in Sicily. This Guide to Taormina will show you where to visit (with day trips), eat and stay.

Things to do in Sitges, where to eat and best beaches

I have written the ultimate guide to Sitges, the coastal town in Spain’s Catalonia region. This guide will give you a local’s inside perspective on Sitges.

Sicily travel: Complete list of things to do in Sicily and places to visit

Sicily Travel: Over 2 weeks of activities and things to do in Sicily. Build your own itinerary with this extensive list of places to visit.

100+ things to do in Singapore – Best attractions and coolest places

I have lived in the city for almost 9 years and, every week, I uncover new things to do in Singapore, places to see and interesting tourist attractions. This is…

REVIEWS

NEW BOOK ON AMAZON: 30 PROVEN WAYS TO MAKE MONEY ONLINE WITH OR WITHOUT A BLOG

The internet is an incredible tool for information and communication. Over the past couple of decades, many enterprising souls have also discovered the Internet’s money-making potential–and that potential is growing exponentially.
Written by ex-Googler, blogger and successful online entrepreneur Mar Pages, 30 Proven Ways to Make Money Online with or without a Blog is a comprehensive look at how anyone can make money from the internet. The possibilities presented in this book aren’t merely theoretical.