Category: Asia

Top 5 luxury resorts in Bali

Top 5 luxury resorts in Bali

Bali is located in the westernmost end of the Lesser Sunda Islands and a part of Indonesia. The country has a population of over 3.5 million people and is a hot tourist destination for travelers around the world. The weather in Bali makes the island a popular destination, particularly when it’s cool at home. The average temperature on […]

Breaking news: InterContinental Kabul under attack

Breaking news: InterContinental Kabul under attack

Tragic news is coming from one of Kabul’s most closely-guarded hotels.  Apparently the Intercontinental Kabul – a hotel popular with Westerners – has come under attack from gunmen and suicide bombers.  The Taliban have claimed responsibility and at least 10 people are reported dead. Although Kabul has been relatively stable for some time, violence and […]

Interview with Camilla Shaughnessy, Founder of EventfulStays.com

Interview with Camilla Shaughnessy, Founder of EventfulStays.com

Camilla Shaughnessy is the founder of EventfulStays.com, a UK accommodation website which specialises in mid- to high-end home stays available for short term lets searchable by event. Camilla enjoyed the echelons of senior positions in corporate life before establishing her own consultancy firm in 1994. She went on to launch Eventful Stays in December 2010, […]

Destinations that will fulfil your dreams

Destinations that will fulfil your dreams

Whether you dream of a romantic hideaway, an unforgettable ski experience, an African safari, an escape to your own tropical paradise or a scuba diving adventure, there are plenty of fantastic destinations that can make that dream a reality. Here are some of the best the world has to offer. Nestled in the coral-rich turquoise […]

The Deluxe Spa Suite at the Hotel de la Paix in Siem Reap

Special feature: Hôtel de la Paix, Siem Reap, Cambodia

The most popular tourist destination in Cambodia is the vast complex of temples at Angkor Wat. This is really a fascinating place to visit, but surprisingly it’s not on the usual lists of Wonders of the World. It should be! It is, however, a UNESCO World Heritage site. In my opinion the best way to […]

The world's best pools

The world’s best pools

In the highly competitive tourism industry, pools have become a focal point in most of the world’s finest resorts and hotels. They are not only a place to unwind, swim a few laps or work on your tan; many are architectural wonders. For the family oriented market, indoor and outdoor water parks are all the […]

The Empire Hotel & Country Club, Brunei: five star luxury and so much more

The Empire Hotel & Country Club, Brunei: five star luxury and so much more

Brunei may be a small country but it punches above its weight when it comes to offering visitors somewhere “different”, with pristine rainforests, adventure sports, culture and one of Asia’s top five star resorts, the Empire Hotel & Country Club. Although considered to be one of the richest countries in the world, it’s Brunei’s natural […]

Bangkok’s art scene

When people think of Bangkok, mostly they think about wats (temples), shopping, the bustling city and the night life including all the wonderful places to eat. What they may not realise is that the city also has a thriving arts scene. Would you like to learn to draw and paint? Attic Studios on Sukhumvit Soi […]

Discover a real life Gold Award-winning garden

Discover a real life Gold Award-winning garden

This week London has been abuzz as green fingered enthusiasts and professional landscapers from all over the globe descend upon the capital to take part, celebrate and commemorate one of the world’s most famous horticultural events which for almost one hundred years has called on the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea its home. Over […]

Could the Maldives be your personal paradise?

Could the Maldives be your personal paradise?

It doesn’t take much research to get an overwhelmingly positive sense of the Maldives. In fact, typical reviews from holiday-goers are so loaded with superlatives, you can be left wondering if every word written on the internet was commissioned by the state tourism department. But they weren’t – it’s just that most people who visit […]

Interview with Kerstin Brand, Director at Dar Fakir

Interview with Kerstin Brand, Director at Dar Fakir

Kerstin Brand is the Director at Dar Fakir since its re-opening in 2011 after an undergoing extensive refurbishment in 2010. Dar Fakir belongs to a chain of successful enterprises in Marrakech such as the infamous Nikki Beach, Le Tanjia restaurant and L’Avenue, all owned by Nordine Fakir. If someone knows how to create a “In” place […]

The 10 most romantic restaurants in the world

The 10 most romantic restaurants in the world

Looking for somewhere really special to take your partner out for dinner? Tripadvisor have announced their 10 most romantic restaurants and for once there’s a good geographic spread with not one country represented more than once. Here’s the list they came up with, but please tell us your favourites that didn’t make the list but […]

Interview with Philip Hamilton-Grierson, Marketing Director at Cox & Kings

Interview with Philip Hamilton-Grierson, Marketing Director at Cox & Kings

Philip has worked at Cox & Kings since 1993. Having travelled extensively in South America, Africa and Europe, both before and after University (Edinburgh), he had caught a severe case of the travel bug and he joined the company as a Latin America tour consultant. He was only supposed to be there as a two-week […]

Two of the most amazing hotel swimming pools in the world

Here we’ve selected two of the most amazing hotel swimming pools in the world. Watch the videos to see what makes them different. And if you know of any other amazing hotel swimming pools, please let us know in the comments! Marina Bay Sands, Singapore Golden Nugget Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

5 strangest foods (for a Westerner) in China

5 strangest foods (for a Westerner) in China

Have you ever wondered what the equivalents of some of our stranger delicacies like toad in the hole and jellied eels are across the world? What better place to start exploring slightly strange and confusing foods than China – here are just a few examples of baffling food dishes you may come across: Chicken feet […]

Top 10 cosy beachside hotels

Looking for something cosy and with a beach on your doorstep? Then you’re in luck as Tripadvisor have just shared their top 10 cosy beachside hotels. Making the list are hotels from all over the world so, without further ado, here you go: 1. Breakfast on the Beach Lodge, Waiheke Island, New Zealand 2. Utopia […]

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