Joseph Ellis

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Sponsored Post: Chef to Chef TV Series by InterContinental Hotels and Resorts

by Joseph Ellis February 18, 2015

Sponsored videos As you all know, Rosemarie and I are foodies. And if you follow us on Instagram, you will know that, that is indeed a fact! With the launch of Chef to Chef TV Series by InterContinental Hotels and Resorts, our urge for an international food adventure has become stronger. Chef to Chef features acclaimed chef and host Sharone […]

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The Ruins of Wat Phra Si Sanphet in Photos

by Joseph Ellis January 12, 2015

Three magnificent bell shaped stupas in white and grey stood firm under the blistering heat of the unforgiving Ayutthya weather. We walked around them, up their steep stairs and through their narrow passageways. They have stood the test of time even after it was destroyed and looted by Burmese conquerors in 1767. Wat Phra Si Sanphet now in ruins, was […]

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Stuff I Want – Our New Online Shop

by Joseph Ellis November 18, 2014

Travel and Beyond is excited to announce its first online shop called Stuff I Want. The dream behind this venture is to bring joy to any soul seeking to paint the canvas of their life with a dash of colour and style. And most of you who have known us through our musings on this blog would discover that the […]

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Floriade 2014 – A Plethora of Vivid Colours

by Joseph Ellis September 25, 2014

The sun was shining brightly, the cool wind brushed our shoulders, the scent of jonquils and hyacinths filled the air, and the beautiful sight of tulips make spring the most beautiful season in Canberra. We were at the Floriade 2014, an annual celebration of spring showcasing one million flowers in bloom throughout Canberra’s Commonwealth Park! These photos will give you a […]

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The Haven: Pay-Per-Use Lounge at Changi Airport, Singapore

by Joseph Ellis September 15, 2014

  Imagine arriving at an airport where you need to wait for your next flight beyond the transit zone. Perhaps you need to wait eight hours or more and paying for regular hotels may not be an option, when all you need is a place to unwind for a few hours. You may also need to grab a bite, send […]

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The Versatile Blogger Award

by Joseph Ellis August 9, 2014

This year has been a great year for our blog. We won several awards and even recently got nominated in the Top 10 Singapore Blog Awards 2014. But the Versatile Blogger Award is where you are nominated by your peers – and that’s something very special. Thank you Travel Notes & Beyond for selecting us! It is truly an honour […]

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Big Hotel Singapore – Modern, Chic and Centrally Located

by Joseph Ellis August 3, 2014

Representing Travel and Beyond, Todd Beltz writes about his experience staying at Big Hotel, Singapore. Anytime someone thinks or mentions the word “big” the first thoughts that come to mind is well, something that is big in size. My first stay in the year old property, BIG Hotel, may not exactly be big in size, but it sure is big […]

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Experiencing Business Class on Jetstar

by Joseph Ellis July 11, 2014

It’s been a couple of hours into the flight and it’s been great so far inside Jetstar’s Business Class. The hostesses were polite and generous. The menu was gratifying and my co-passenger was a delightful elderly lady from Melbourne whose company was proving to be highly engaging. And so under the sunny skies of wintery Melbourne, the flight readied to […]

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Adventure Travel in Boracay – Philippines

by Joseph Ellis June 10, 2014

And the adventure with SilkAir and Tourism Philippines continues… Rise and shine, it’s a good day to be alive. I woke up early to catch the sun rise, but realised I was on the wrong side of the island. Oh well, nothing like a hearty breakfast to get on with the day. I walked up to Star Lounge and found […]

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The Passport Protector Unveils Its Product With Crowdfunding Campaign

by Joseph Ellis June 4, 2014

World traveler has a trip ruined by worn passport, creates a solution Last summer Patrick Dichter had a 2 week trip to Europe ruined when his passport was denied for ‘wear and tear.’ As he was boarding the plane to Rome, an airline employee stopped him claiming the company could face a fine if immigration didn’t approve of his passport. […]

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