Dubai is literally one of the most instagrammable places I have visited so far. If you have an Instagram account then I am pretty sure you have come across some of the 'standard' Dubai shots by now. I'm convinced Dubai was built with Instagram in mind because I honestly find new things to take photos … Continue reading 9 of the Most Instagrammed Spots in Dubai and Where to Find Them!
Living in Dubai you get many visitors, largely because you are living in the half way point to the rest of the world! So as people you know are passing through they will often stop off to say 'Hi' and that's exactly what happened to me a few weekends ago! Having been in Dubai almost … Continue reading How to Make the Most of a Weekend Layover in Dubai!
A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to stay in the newly opened Ned hotel in London. Marked as ''London's hottest new hotel'' with live music each night and packed out bars and restaurants there is no denying that this is the place to be if you're in London right now. The Ned is … Continue reading The Ned | London
Have you ever stumbled upon a place and instantly wondered where it has been your whole life?! Well that's exactly what happened to me this weekend! Since moving to Dubai I have developed the need to go somewhere nice for breakfast every weekend! I never had this need in the UK but I guess this … Continue reading Walnut Grove | Dubai
It may sound a bit sinister but trust me, It's a place filled with good intentions... and good food! If like me, you love a good road trip and the guilty pleasures that come with it, then you're in luck! That ridiculously long journey through nothing but desert from Abu Dhabi to Dubai will no … Continue reading The Last Exit | Dubai
So this is the first post of the all new 'Luxury Hotels' section of Laura Lou Travels! I'm super excited to be starting this because as you know, I live in Dubai, a place of endless luxury, so it would be rude not to try out what's on offer... right?! Last weekend was a three … Continue reading Relaxing in the City | The Ritz-Carlton, Abu Dhabi
A couple of months ago I went back home to surprise my little sister. I always dread going home because I know eventually I have to leave all over again! As always, I found leaving far too difficult and it got me thinking, when does my new home start to feel like home? I remember … Continue reading Being An Expat | When Do You Start To Feel At Home?
Providing you haven’t been living under a rock this past year you will have seen what seems like endless news stories about death, terrorism and other horrible events across the world. I’m not going to sit here and lie to you and say it hasn’t crossed my mind about the world being unsafe, and when … Continue reading Is The World Really A Scary Place Or Are You Just Too Scared To Go See It?!
Coming from Yorkshire, I have to say I do love a good afternoon tea. Usually in a cute countryside setting with fancy mugs and plates and REAL Yorkshire Tea. That being said, I now live in Dubai, and this English tradition is quite hard to come by. So one weekend I was treated to ‘Sky … Continue reading Sky Tea at the Burj Al Arab | Dubai
Wow, Bangkok is hot and sticky, I honestly don’t think I was prepared for the humidity but after the initial shock we decided to crack on and deal with it! My hair was going to stick to my neck and my face was gradually going to slide off throughout the day … but that’s what … Continue reading Bangkok, Thailand | MBK Center & Asiatique