Category: Asia

5 luxury vegan experiences in Siem Reap

5 luxury vegan experiences in Siem Reap

Siem Reap in Cambodia is home to the ruins of the ancient Khmer city of Angkor which include famous sights such as Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom and Ta Prohm (the magical ruins overgrown by giant trees where Tomb Raider was filmed). It’s hot, dusty and busy; yet it’s an amazing travel destination that will leave […]

Photograph of the week: The foothills of India's Himalayas

Photograph of the week: The foothills of India’s Himalayas

The stunning scenery at the foothills of India’s Himalayas is a photographer’s dream, though the journey to get there, only possible by road, is long and gruelling. This shot looking over the apple orchards at Seetalvan, Himachal Pradesh, takes full advantage of the magnificent light and somehow made it all worth it. Thank you to […]

Secret escapes - 3 epic powder resorts in Japan not to be missed

Secret escapes – 3 epic powder resorts in Japan not to be missed

A cucumber is almost all water. Take away the pesky four percent or so of its, er, cucumber-ness and you could brush your teeth with the liquid remains (if that’s your sort of thing). In essence, the world is surprisingly water-logged, and where you least expect it. So it used to baffle me, early in […]

Introducing Indonesia's new 5-star beach club and villa resort

Introducing Indonesia’s new 5-star beach club and villa resort

With the introduction of BASK Resort, a new luxe beach club and villa resort development debuting in early 2016, the unspoiled island of Gili Meno is soon to become the go-to destination to visit in Indonesia for in-the-know jetsetters. A welcome alternative to the now overdeveloped island of neighbouring Bali, Gili Meno’s natural beauty is […]

3 dream destinations for a luxury surf break in Asia

3 dream destinations for a luxury surf break in Asia

Imagine soft sand pressing under your feet, a sea that’s impossibly blue, and all the opulence you can dream of; imagine that with open waves crashing beneath your surfboard. Great surf and prolific luxury can co-exist. In fact, it does exist and here are 3 dream surfing destinations in Asia to prove it. Kuda Huraa, […]

Recipe of the week: Shan khao-swe (Shan noodles soup with chicken)

Recipe of the week: Shan khao-swe (Shan noodles soup with chicken)

Shan noodles are one of the famous foods in Burma. They are derived from Shan State which is in the eastern part of the country, and they can be eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner, or as a snack between meals. Here is a recipe for Shan khao-swe which is a very popular dish, with […]

6 secrets of the Maldives

6 secrets of the Maldives

The Maldives is one of the world’s most romantic destinations, but you’d be forgiven for not knowing it can also be a place, where even the most avid adventurer would be at home. The Maldives is renowned for its luxurious resorts that offer intimate settings, but it’s also home to breath-taking dive sights, deserted islands, […]

Photograph of the week: Hot air ballooning over Bagan

Photograph of the week: Hot air ballooning over Bagan

Bagan is one of the top 4 destinations of Myanmar which is an ancient city with over 10,000 Buddhist temples. During the 9th to 13th centuries, it was the capital of Pagan kingdom. Bagan is most beautiful to watch during the sunset and sunrise. The hot air balloons of Bagan provide the birds eye view […]

5 of the most female-friendly luxury travel destinations

5 of the most female-friendly luxury travel destinations

As a man who has travelled the world, I can only base my opinions of luxury destinations on my observations – which admittedly, is much different that a woman’s point of view. So I asked some well-travelled female friends: “What are some of the most female-friendly luxury destinations?” Great shopping and availability and variety of […]

9 amazing sights to see on a luxury tour of Indonesia

9 amazing sights to see on a luxury tour of Indonesia

It may be a backpacker’s paradise with its thousands and thousands of islands and laidback lifestyle, but if you’re in search of luxury in Indonesia, you needn’t look far. This sovereign state and archipelago is filled with amazing sights that will blow you away; volcanic backdrops and dramatic temple ruins, paradise beaches and world class […]

10 Javanese experiences not to be missed

10 Javanese experiences not to be missed

Quite simply, Java is the heart of Indonesia; go here to soak up the culture and the natural beauty; mingle with the locals, absorb sights, smells and sounds you’ve never experienced and you’ll begin to understand a little bit about this amazing island. Java is a luxury destination with heart, soul, culture and beauty at […]

Top 10 places in the world for whale watching

Top 10 places in the world for whale watching

The mysterious behaviours and complex curiosity of whales have intrigued humans for centuries, with their lamenting song coupled with an elegant dance. The migration pattern of whales brings seasonal opportunities across the world to spot whales dancing in their natural habitat - the long journey taken by the Pacific Gray whale from Siberia and Alaska down to […]

Interview with George Gorrow, Creative Director of BASK Gili Meno

Interview with George Gorrow, Creative Director of BASK Gili Meno

George Gorrow was born in Australia and raised on the Northern Beaches. He’s one of four brothers and a loving creative and entrepreneur. He was heavily into the surf and skate scene from a young age, so followed that path for a while. His best friend was the number one surfer in the world at […]

4 of the best luxury resorts for families in the Maldives

4 of the best luxury resorts for families in the Maldives

The Maldives is known as a world class destination for honeymooners and scuba divers, but what about families? Fortunately, just because you’re traveling with kids doesn’t mean you’re excluded from the very best luxury resorts in the Maldives. In fact, the savvier properties have recognized that many of their especially well-heeled guests if anything splurge […]

Vietnam undercover

Vietnam undercover

One of the hottest holiday destinations to hit travel wish lists in recent years is Vietnam, where natural beauty, a turbulent history and mouth-watering cuisine conspire to create an experience to suit 21st century travellers in search of holidays that go beyond the bucket and spade variety. It is forty years since the fall of […]

4 amazing traditional Balinese-style luxury resorts in Bali

4 amazing traditional Balinese-style luxury resorts in Bali

Beautiful Bali is deservedly famous for luxurious tropical vacations. The naturally stunning island features gorgeous beaches, steeply terraced rice fields, several volcanic peaks complete with crater lakes, and incredibly lush vegetation. Added to that is Bali’s unique, all-encompassing religious life, culture and arts that include superb temples, intricately-carved stone and wood statues, world-renowned paintings, exquisite […]

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