Category: Asia

Luxury in the land of Maharajas: India's top palace hotels

Luxury in the land of Maharajas: India’s top palace hotels

In amongst India’s 1.2 billion population, this extraordinary country enthralls its visitors with ancient inhabited cities, astonishing colourful festivities and beautiful landscapes; it’s a real overload of the senses. To add to the many incredible experiences India has to offer, the country is home to a number of undeniably luxurious palace hotels, all of which […]

6 luxury (vegan) hotels in Singapore (and Johor Bahru)

6 luxury (vegan) hotels in Singapore (and Johor Bahru)

With the rapidly increasing number of people choosing a vegan lifestyle, luxury hotels and resorts are beginning to adapt their services to ensure guests looking for plant based luxury feel just as at home as their non-vegan counterparts. There are already some vegan hotspots in the world (including Berlin and Los Angeles) that are well known for […]

Top 5 bars in the Maldives

Top 5 bars in the Maldives

The Maldives is a destination famous for its endless beaches and blue skies, which some might class as the perfect landscape in which to enjoy a refreshing drink. Picture reclining in your seat, favourite cocktail in hand, as the sun sets over the Indian Ocean – what could be more idyllic? We’ve compiled a list […]

9 far-flung destinations for under £500 return

9 far-flung destinations for under £500 return

I know many of you reading like to save on your flights and splurge once you get to your destination. If you’re thinking of heading somewhere exotic this year, but would like to make the most of a great deal on flights, then take a look at KLM Royal Dutch Airline’s Pack & Go super […]

2 luxury resorts in the Maldives that have perfected vegan luxury

2 luxury resorts in the Maldives that have perfected vegan luxury

The Maldives is well known as a top luxury destination, famous for diving, blissful tropical islands, romantic honeymoons and picture postcard beaches where the clear turquoise waters lap gently against the white sand. It has all the makings of paradise, unless you’re a vegan or vegetarian, as the thought of travelling to a remote island […]

14 of my favourite photos from my travels in 2014

14 of my favourite photos from my travels in 2014

2014 was another year filled with interesting opportunities and visits to far-flung places around the world, including trips to China and South Africa, as well as many much closer to home, including a luxury cycling trip in the Scottish Isles in the Summer. Although I still need to hone my photography skills, it’s a hobby […]

5 original destinations for 2015

5 original destinations for 2015

It’s the time of year when we in the travel industry stare deep into our crystal balls, peer at the tea leaves and read the runes (and do a bit of considered research, naturally) to predict the delectable destinations that we think will hit the heights in 2015. These can be completely new places around […]

2 luxury resorts in Southern Thailand where life is good (even for vegans)

2 luxury resorts in Southern Thailand where life is good (even for vegans)

Southern Thailand has long been a premier destination for luxury travellers with beaches, diving, tropical landscapes and sunny weather drawing people from far and wide to check into one of the many luxury resorts on offer in the area. The people are friendly, the cuisine is legendary (who doesn’t rave about a spicy fresh Thai curry?) […]

The best new luxury hotel openings of 2014

The best new luxury hotel openings of 2014

The best new luxury hotel openings of 2014 include beautiful new properties in Beijing, Kyoto, Moscow, NYC, Orlando and Vienna. Some of these hotels are entering extremely crowded markets, while others are in the enviable position of having only a few luxury competitors, making them the go-to property for most luxury travelers to that destination. […]

Vietnam – a journey by book

Vietnam – a journey by book

Vietnam is at a truly fascinating stage of development, with one foot steeped in ancient traditions and the other vigorously embracing 21st century modernity. Diverse influences have shaped its character, manifested in the Confucian temples and French colonial architecture. The war of the late 20th century is also still in evidence in the cities and countryside.  […]

Top 6 places for a digital detox

Top 6 places for a digital detox

When was the last time you felt truly free from the constant buzz of an email, text or call? Prepare to log off and indulge back in a time when conversation and old-fashioned fun remained uninterrupted by the goings-on of others. We’ve put together some of our favourite remote boltholes for a sense of total […]

3 places for a foodie's dream trip to India

3 places for a foodie’s dream trip to India

For those longing for exotic and tasty dishes, India offers a wide range of culinary experiences to thrill even the most discerning foodie palate. A huge and diverse country, the cuisine differs depending on the local culture, seasonal availability of the fresh produce used, geographical location and the economics of the particular area. To get the […]

The 10 best places in the world to run a marathon

The 10 best places in the world to run a marathon

If you have a love of both running and travel, then our guide to 10 of the best marathons in the world will hopefully inspire you to your next marathon challenge. Like travel, marathon running has seen considerable growth in the last decade or two. We’ve included a real mix in compiling this list, from […]

Where to watch in 2015

Where to watch in 2015

As the end of the year approaches, travel plans for 2015 are afoot. But with so many countries to choose from, where should you pick? Looking at the major events, trends and political changes around the world, our top five predictions for 2015 are Sri Lanka, Romania, Vietnam, Colombia and Oman. Here’s why you should […]

5 of the most fascinating historical sites in southeast Asia

5 of the most fascinating historical sites in southeast Asia

South East Asia is an incredible region to visit at any time of year, and is known mainly for its stunning beaches, delicious cuisines and friendly local culture, but Asia also is a paradise for ancients temples and religious monuments with Buddhist, Hindu and even Christian temples still in active use to this day. A […]

10 of the best discounted getaways from Small Luxury Hotels of the World

10 of the best discounted getaways from Small Luxury Hotels of the World

With the holidays upon us once more, it’s never been a better time to book with Small Luxury Hotels of the World. That’s because right now, SLH are offering discounts of up to 40% on certain hotels when you book and pay at the same time. What’s more, they’re also offering a special Club Member […]

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