Category: Asia

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 […]

Top 3 luxury glamping experiences in Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve

Top 3 luxury glamping experiences in Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve

Glamorous camping – aka “glamping” – in Rajasthan offers a truly luxurious experience. A far cry from “roughing it” in a flimsy tent in Cornwall, these glamorous camps are unashamedly opulent and a fantastic alternative to the region’s palace resorts. Those seeking nature and wildlife on their India expedition will find Ranthambhore to be the […]

4 unmissable island experiences

4 unmissable island experiences

I’m often asked which are my favourite island destinations. Between ourselves, it’s one of those questions I dread, as it is almost impossible to choose! I like so many destinations for so many different reasons. When really pushed though, I suppose there are one or two places that really stand out from the crowd, either […]

Recipe of the week: Grilled tiger prawns with passion fruit sake sauce served with Thai herb rice

Recipe of the week: Grilled tiger prawns with passion fruit sake sauce served with Thai herb rice

The succulent and unique flavour of the Tiger Prawns combined with sweet shallots and sour passion fruit make this dish a sensation for all the senses; the perfect combination of sweet and sour. The dish takes about 20 minutes to create and is a great dish all year round. If you love being creative with […]

Top 10 private island holidays for private jet travellers

Top 10 private island holidays for private jet travellers

Whilst the super wealthy have always dabbled in private island ownership, most travellers are more than happy to simply spend their holidays visiting and enjoying a luxurious private paradise. Indeed, the trend of visiting remote, secluded locations is on the rise as decades of tourism take their toll on the more popular tourist spots and […]

Photograph of the week: Yangshuo sunset

Photograph of the week: Yangshuo sunset

This mesmerising picture was taken in a remote corner of China, a half hour drive from the mountainous town of Yangshuo in Guangxi, a place that is truly far away from the beaten-track. The locals of Yangshuo are welcoming and infectiously cheerful, which is perhaps no surprise given the incredible scenery they wake up, work […]

The ultimate island guide

The ultimate island guide

Think island-living and do you imagine being shipwrecked on a deserted island, Robinson Crusoe style, but perhaps a little less rustic and a little more luxurious living? This can either be your idea of complete paradise or confined torture. But lucky for some there can be more to island living than lying on a perfect […]

5 great places to stay, close to UNESCO World Heritage sites

5 great places to stay, close to UNESCO World Heritage sites

Stay at some of the finest hotels in the world and visit captivating places, recognised by the World Heritage Organization for their natural or cultural importance. Explore the wilderness, uncover historic ruins and discover glorious buildings with captivating architecture – all sources of life and inspiration and all irreplaceable. Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort, Saint […]

4 new walking tours in Macau

4 new walking tours in Macau

The Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) has unveiled four new fascinating walking tours designed to take visitors off the beaten tourist trail and help them discover lesser known communities, savour local cuisines and discover the city’s culture like never before. Available for free download from the website or from tourist information centres, the four walking […]

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