The magic of taking a REAL mystery tour…

Published in The Mail on Sunday on 18th June 2017

Also published on MailOnline

As the list of possible destinations flashed up on my phone screen, I longed for the agony to stop. I just wanted to know where I was headed.

I was already en route to Gatwick but still had no idea where I was flying to. What a way to start a family holiday.

But it wasn’t disorganisation on my part. Rather, it’s the result of booking a mystery break with a new website called Surprise Trips.

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The new hotel in Miami’s financial district that’s perfect for work – but even better for play (thanks to a 20,000-sq-ft pool area and the hippest roof-top bar in town)

Published on MailOnline on 16th May 2017:

My last visit to Miami was 11 years ago.

I stayed in a completely forgettable but budget-friendly hotel, which was just about affordable enough for a student, in the beautifully tacky South Beach. It was a fun trip – but that had more to do with the vibe of the city than the comfort of my room.

Fast forward a decade or so and I’m back in the city with a few more pounds (in more ways than one) to check into the stunning East Miami, the hip new hotel that’s anchoring Swire Group’s $1billion development in Downtown Miami.

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