THE WALKING CRITIC

The Walking Critic ~ the travel and lifestyle blog of an award-winning writer and entrepreneur.

Former magazine editor and journalist based in Washington, DC and London. One of Australia’s top cruise and travel specialists.

Owner of the BlueSun Travel group of companies.

Hi, my name is Kevin ~ I am The Walking Critic, a name that was once bestowed upon me by a gaggle of fellow hacks, when I was a newspaper journalist and writer in the US of A. I will get into that story another time. I kind of liked that tag, so I kept it, as my nom de plume.

Clearly, I am not a model or YouTube blogger. And nor am I here to strut my stuff and flex my pecs. Far from it. I will leave that up to the surreal world of silicon parts and pouted lips.

My craft comes in the form of words. I feel they are slightly more appealing, than gluttonous meat squeezed into bathers and bikinis.

In 35 years, I have helped well over 500,000 travellers make a decision on where to holiday. I may be not ready for a statue yet, but I am an expert, grey hair and all.

“I love food, music, dogs, gardens, people and idiots.”

In my guise as The Walking Critic, I seek to entertain both you and myself. Hello.....I go to these places every day!

My mission is to share my passion for travel, through informative reviews and first-hand experiences. To take you on epic journeys from fantastic hotels and adventure cruises, to total nightmares. From sky scrapers to war bunkers.

If I make you smile, then I have achieved my goal. And we are all better for it.

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INTERCONTINENTAL BANGKOK HOTEL REVIEW
I had a sombre mood before I checked into my flight on route to the Intercontinental Bangkok. I had purposely planned my Bangkok trip to fall on the 30th day, after the much-loved King Bhumibol Adulyadej had died. I expected the city to be in mourning. I wanted to share my respects too. 30 days
INTERCONTINENTAL KUALA LUMPUR HOTEL REVIEW
When I arrived at the Intercontinental Kuala Lumpur, I felt a bit like Caesar returning to Rome after years of fighting Barbarians in the wilderness. By the time I had checked out a few days later, I felt as if I’d won an Oscar. And that was the point. This was not a coincidence. This
PAN PACIFIC SINGAPORE HOTEL REVIEW

Pan Pacific Hotel Review Singapore

I love that nervous feeling when you pull up to the front of a hotel like the Pan Pacific Hotel Singapore and you just know that you’ve arrived somewhere special before you even step out of the car. The Pan Pacific Singapore was no exception. From the very second my taxi door was eased open
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HOTEL INDIGO BALI REVIEW

Hotel Indigo Bali Review

I’m such a banana. I really am. Once again I’m guilty of judging a book by its cover. But what are we, as human beings, without our frailties and imperfections? The good news is that this story that has a happy ending. Mark my words, Hotel Indigo is up there with the best of the best! It is a click away from being on the dais sporting a gold medal. I just haven’t had time to experience the full property.
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GRAND HYATT BALI NUSA DUA HOTEL REVIEW
Nusa Dua is a far departure from the frenetic pulse-beating bass of Bali’s Legian and Kuta bars. It is a world unto itself, vast swathes of greenness and manicured grasses dotted with fallen white frangipani petals. It is serene. Home to holiday resorts that are more like neighbouring Hollywood estates than hotel complexes. They sidle up next to each other without the blight of glowing neon billboards. They just blend beautifully into the background without being obtrusive, no matter how grand they are.
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W Bangkok Hotel Review

Oh, my god, “Come to Papa!” Those were literally my first thoughts, as my taxi pulled up to the front of W Bangkok. I just knew I had arrived somewhere in the vicinity of heaven and all the angels were going to fawn over my bags and swallow me up into their air-conditioned abyss-of-a-lobby.

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