Category: Asia

Top 8 hot springs in Japan

Top 8 hot springs in Japan

In Japan, hot-spring bathing isn’t just a favourite pastime – it’s a national obsession. Straddling two bucking tectonic plates on the Pacific’s infamous ‘Ring of Fire’, Japan is extremely volcanically active – and this proliferation of geological activity has one very fortunate side-effect: hot springs. There are thousands of hot springs (onsen) in Japan, and […]

The best resorts in the Maldives for diving and snorkelling

The best resorts in the Maldives for diving and snorkelling

If you ask anyone who’s planning a trip to The Maldives why they’ve chosen to visit that particular part of the world, one of the most common reasons is for the unbeatable snorkelling and diving experiences. The Maldives are renowned for excellent visibility, crystal-clear waters, and pleasant, warm temperatures – making underwater sightseeing top of […]

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When and where to see cherry blossom in Japan

There are some rightly renowned and beautiful cherry blossom spots in the world – Kew Gardens in London and the approach to the Jefferson Memorial in Washington D.C. spring to mind – but none are more well-known than the Japanese blooms which open in late March on southern Kyushu Island and can be seen as […]

6 villas in Sri Lanka that are ideal for multi-generational travel

6 villas in Sri Lanka that are ideal for multi-generational travel

One of the increasing trends we’ve noticed in recent years is in family travel – not just Mums and Dads travelling with their children – but multi-generational family holidays. Quite often we see grandparents with a passion for travel and an equal passion for their families – arranging wonderful travel experiences for their children and grandchildren – […]

How to ski around the world throughout the year

How to ski around the world throughout the year

The ski season is not limited to Europe, with a number of ski fields dotted all over the world to ensure skiing is possible around the year and around the globe. When the sun goes down on the season in the Swiss Alps, there’s no need to panic – it just means it’s rising on […]

Pierre, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Hong Kong

5 amazing luxury dining experiences

Some meals aren’t easily forgotten. They might raise the standards in terms of the food quality and inventiveness, the restaurant’s outstanding location or the high levels of service. These dining experiences make us feel that little bit more special, even if just for an evening. We’ve selected five stand-out dining experiences to enjoy on your […]

5 of the world's most unique, romantic luxury hotels

5 of the world’s most unique, romantic luxury hotels

Be the new romantic. No more do you need to check into a luxury hotel with a view of the Eiffel Tower or travel to Agra to prove your love, Venice and Hawaii are gorgeous, but there are destinations that are beyond. Romance like an A lister, leading tech influencer or… ex President and allow […]

Special feature: Aman-i-Khas, Ranthambore, Rajasthan, India

Special feature: Aman-i-Khas, Ranthambore, Rajasthan, India

Once we had cleared the sprawling madness of the city of Gurgaon, which took an hour and a half, the remainder of the six-hour drive from our hotel to southern Rajasthan was surprisingly pleasant, albeit long, crossing through open expanses of agriculture and the rolling hills of the Aravali Range, along with the occasional quaint […]

5 incredible ways to experience S.E. Asia's most iconic sites

5 incredible ways to experience S.E. Asia’s most iconic sites

Remarkably, Southeast Asia has 37 incredible UNESCO heritage sites. These sites are ‘must see’ for good reason but the downside is that many other tourists will be there at the same time. The magic of Angkor can be lost if you’re swamped by bus loads of tourists each trying to snap that iconic shot, before […]

Special feature: Amanbagh, Rajasthan, India

Special feature: Amanbagh, Rajasthan, India

Departing Aman-i-Khas in Ranthambore, we drove nearly four hours north to Aman‘s other Indian outpost, Amanbagh, set at the foothills of the Aravali Range, a lush, green landscape in otherwise arid Rajasthan. Recent improvements in Indian infrastructure have made this hotel slightly more accessible than before, now only a two-hour drive from the Rajasthani capital city of […]

Top 5 destination hotels within 5 hours of Hong Kong

Top 5 destination hotels within 5 hours of Hong Kong

Whether you live in Hong Kong or in Europe/USA, Hong Kong is a well-known and frequently-vistied business and leisure travel hub. Locals enjoy its proximity to exotic locations while the city acts as a stopover for travellers from around the world, typically on their way to Thailand (Chiang Mai/Chiang Rai, Phuket, Koh Samui) or Indonesia […]

Horse carriage at Taj Falaknuma Palace Hyderabad India

5 of most spectacular hotel arrivals in the world

Long gone are the days of arriving to a hotel to tediously queue at a lobby and await your turn so someone at the reception desk is free to attend to you. Luxury travelers demand more, much, much more. Many of the more boutique hotels and resorts have done away with reception desks, and even […]

3 new reasons why Siem Reap should be on your travel radar

3 new reasons why Siem Reap should be on your travel radar

For many years visitors have been heading to Siem Reap from every corner of the globe to explore the ancient jungle temples of Angkor Wat, and rightly so, as a UNESCO world heritage site they are truly remarkable; however, we are going to suggest 3 new reasons why Siem Reap should be on your travel radar […]

Photograph of the week: Halong Bay, Vietnam

Photograph of the week: Halong Bay, Vietnam

The World Heritage Halong Bay features thousands of limestone karsts and isles in various shapes and sizes. Halong translates as ‘descending dragon’ and legend tells that this mystical seascape was created when a great dragon charged towards the coast, its flailing tail gouging out valleys and crevasses. As the creature plunged into the sea, the […]

Sri Lanka's culinary delights

Sri Lanka’s culinary delights

Sri Lankan food is some of the freshest and tastiest cuisine I have ever come across. Often described as a mix between Thai and Indian, the cuisine is influenced by the island nation’s abundant fresh produce, exotic spices and rich cultural history of regal heritage, subsistence farmers, and colonisation. With diverse recipes from the North […]

5 of the most exciting places to run your first marathon in 2017

5 of the most exciting places to run your first marathon in 2017

A commitment to getting fit is one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions. It often comes along with setting ourselves a challenge, something to accomplish in the coming year that will give a real sense of achievement. Now what if you could combine fitness, a challenge and a travel adventure? Five exciting marathons, all […]

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