Category: Asia

Interview with Nick Van Gruisen, Managing Director of The Ultimate Travel Company

Interview with Nick Van Gruisen, Managing Director of The Ultimate Travel Company

Nick Van Gruisen’s travel career started as a professional guide running camps and leading safaris in Botswana and South Africa. He then joined Lindblad Safaris, pioneers at the time of private plane safaris through Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia. In the 1980s he set up the UK office of the Tiger Mountain Group on the main […]

10 of the absolutely dreamiest beach resorts in the world

10 of the absolutely dreamiest beach resorts in the world

Oh, relaxing on exotic beaches, taking in the sun and surf, with sand between your toes and a drink in hand. All the better, of course, when put together with an incredibly luxurious beach resort, complete with world-class accommodations and  service. We scoured the globe for some of the dreamiest destinations, so before you plan […]

The top 5 places to go in December

The top 5 places to go in December

From hot chocolate in festive-fuelled New York to sipping sundowners on a beach in tropical Thailand – there’s something to suit every type of traveller who wants to get away in December. With Christmas fast approaching, there are plenty of beautiful locations around the world that make for wonderful December breaks. Whether you want to […]

6 of the best places to see natural wonders

6 of the best places to see natural wonders

Feel inspired by nature and the sheer magnificence of the amazing planet we live on.  From bleeding icebergs and flaming fire pits to bubbling sulphur springs and surreal landscapes, each of these natural wonders is guaranteed to take you breath away.  Here are our top 6 countries to see nature at its very best… Turkey […]

Photograph of the week: Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Photograph of the week: Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands Hotel & Casino is the world’s most famous hotel. It is part of a huge complex that not only includes the luxurious 5-star hotel but also a casino, elegant shopping malls and the iconic Art Science Museum featuring temporary exhibitions. The hotel is connected to the walk around the bay via […]

10 of the most luxurious spas on the planet

10 of the most luxurious spas on the planet

In an effort to tempt even the world’s most discerning customers, spas these days are introducing cutting-edge technologies, and treatments with influences from far-flung corners of the globe. Gone are the days where just a hot oil massage will do; now we’re expecting unique touches that make a visit to the spa that little bit […]

The top 10 spa hotels in the world

The top 10 spa hotels in the world

A stay at a spa hotel can bring a transformation. Everyday stress melts away in the lap of impeccable luxury and service. Add in the excitement of an interesting destination and the combination becomes too hard to resist. Here’s a look at 10 of the world’s top spa hotels that considers exotic location as well. […]

3 luxury Myanmar vacations up for grabs

3 luxury Myanmar vacations up for grabs

Three luxury trips to Myanmar are being given away with a prize draw launched this week by a group of Asia’s leading travel providers. The prizes include free nights in some of the country’s finest luxury hotels plus flights with Bangkok Airways, and are being given away to celebrate the launch of MyanmarBurma.com, a new […]

Luxury shopping pursuits in Koh Samui

Luxury shopping pursuits in Koh Samui

Visiting the luxurious isle of Koh Samui will be an experience you’ll want to pack with things you’ve never done before. However, no luxury holiday is complete without a touch of shopping. The shops in Koh Samui are unique and have a distinctly island feel but here we’re looking at three fantastic shopping districts that […]

Top 5 things to do in Borneo

Top 5 things to do in Borneo

According to ancient manuscripts, the western coastal cities of Borneo had become trading ports by the first millennium. From gold, tortoise shells, rhinoceros horn and edible bird’s nest were some of the valuable items found in Borneo. Home to one of the oldest rainforest in the world and about 15,000 species of flowering plants, including […]

Photograph of the week: Vietnamese wine cave

Photograph of the week: Vietnamese wine cave

The cave is an authentic hillside rock cavern at Six Senses Ninh Van Bay; a unique setting for a very intimate dinner, as the ambient lighting and the cosy atmosphere set the tone for any special occasion. Dishes served include Oriental style tuna carpaccio with local mango and lime granite and Harvey Valley lamb fillet, […]

5 of the most luxurious boutique hotels in Southeast Asia

5 of the most luxurious boutique hotels in Southeast Asia

Travelling to Southeast Asia offers the perfect opportunity to sample some of the best boutique hotels on offer in the region, with everything from spa retreats, luxury beach resorts and eco-friendly private havens offering the perfect escape from the busy streets, hectic traffic and chaotic cities. These resorts, built with relaxation, luxury and pure, unadulterated […]

Interview with Bennett Stevens, Director of Luminous Journeys

Interview with Bennett Stevens, Director of Luminous Journeys

Born and raised in California where his family ran a charter yacht business for more than 20 years, Bennett Stevens was stricken with an incurable case of wanderlust in 1996 and took to the road. He “serpentined” his way around the world and wound up in southeast Asia where he managed to survive as a […]

The top 10 places to visit in 2014

The top 10 places to visit in 2014

Lonely Planet’s “travel experts” have come up with three lists for where to visit in 2014.  The top 10 cities to visit in 2014, the top 10 countries to visit in 2014 and the top 10 regions to visit in 2014. I do feel it lacks credibility when one of the “countries” they list is […]

The 3 most romantic hotels in Bali

The 3 most romantic hotels in Bali

Bali is a magical island in Asia. It has the most beautiful people, amazing food, stunning views and luxury hotels – everything one might need for an amazing beachside holiday. First thing to think about is where in Bali you’d like to stay. The most popular area is Seminyak, a very busy central area with a […]

10 more of the weirdest things eaten by travel bloggers

10 more of the weirdest things eaten by travel bloggers

Our 10 of the weirdest things eaten by travel bloggers blog post from a few months ago proved to be quite a hit, so we here we are back with more weird and wonderful offerings. So, if you think your taste buds might be tempted by a spot of barbecued donkey or perhaps a scorpion […]

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