Category: Asia

5 of the best places to see big cats

5 of the best places to see big cats

If you want to see big cats but aren’t sure where to go to get the best chance of seeing them, here is our pick of some of the best places to go for different cats. Look for lions in Botswana, try for leopards in Zambia, don’t miss cheetahs in the Masai Mara, head for […]

A Chinese Valentine’s – top 5 romantic hotel getaways in China

A Chinese Valentine’s – top 5 romantic hotel getaways in China

Valentine’s can be a difficult period. When romance blossoms, clichés bloom in equal measure – Paris, London, Rome and the like are all tried and tested destinations to spend a romantic trip, but ironically, tried and tested is not in the least bit romantic. With Valentine’s Day following immediately after Chinese New Year (11th-13th February), why […]

A luxury Thailand wedding

A luxury Thailand wedding

Whether it’s the glowing beauty of the bride, the grace of the first dance or the venue itself, aesthetics matter when it comes to your wedding day. This explains why foreign locations are becoming increasingly desirable by those approaching their big day. Thailand is currently a very popular location, offering landscapes of genuine beauty that […]

5 great cities, 5 incredible restaurants

5 great cities, 5 incredible restaurants

When you visit a city, where do you want to go – a good restaurant, or the best restaurant? The best of course, is going to be subject to opinion and taste, but often locals and travellers alike will reach consensus on a city’s best restaurant. I admit it’s risky, and maybe controversial, but I […]

5 of the strangest tourist attractions in the world

5 of the strangest tourist attractions in the world

If laying on a beach isn’t your thing and you’re not one for adrenaline-filled action but are looking for something a bit more unusual than the museums or standard tourist attractions, then this is for you. Hidden amongst some of the World’s most popular destinations are some of the strangest tourist attractions in the world. […]

5 luxury wellness holidays from around the world

5 luxury wellness holidays from around the world

Have you ever felt yourself feeling exhausted after returning from a vacation? It could be due to post-vacation blues and facing the daily grind or perhaps, that holiday was really just a benefit for the kids. Often times, jam-packed itineraries also leaves us feeling worn out and in need of yet another holiday. To ensure […]

What to do when visiting the ancient capital of Myanmar

What to do when visiting the ancient capital of Myanmar

Myanmar (or Burma) is still one of the few destinations in South East Asia that has remained largely unknown. It is only more recently that it has become one of the most sought after destinations for travelers. If you are thinking of visiting Myanmar and its charming former capital Yangon, here is how to experience […]

Karni Mata - the temple devoted to rats

Karni Mata – the temple devoted to rats

The marble floors are covered in a jungle of living fur. Little black shapes scuttle and scurry across the cool stone. Tens of thousands of rats are offered food and shelter, darting and scampering over the feet of people. The rats run freely and fearlessly, and one should be careful where they step! It might […]

Interview with Charles Skene, Owner of Skene House, Aberdeen

Interview with Charles Skene, Owner of Skene House, Aberdeen

Professor Charles Skene OBE has been owning and running various businesses for 50 years. His main business in Aberdeen is Skene House Hotel Suites and Conference Suites, which he started developing some 35 years ago to satisfy a need for incoming oil-related families working for North Sea oil & gas. Over the last 15 years […]

The world's longest high speed rail journey

The world’s longest high speed rail journey

The world’s longest high speed rail line is the Beijing-Guangzhou rail route which opened last month. Now you can experience the speed and luxury of a Chinese bullet train, at speeds of 300 kilometres per hour. This is the equivalent of 80 metres every second and had a reduced a journey that once took 22 […]

The 5 greatest natural wonders in Koh Samui, Thailand

The 5 greatest natural wonders in Koh Samui, Thailand

The beautiful island of Koh Samui has it all. With white sandy beaches, breathtaking sunsets, and clear oceans, it really is an idyllic island paradise. It is a lesser known holiday destination, but is one of Thailand’s secret havens: it was only discovered by tourists in the last 20 years and since then has grown […]

Photograph of the week: Embracing technology in Southeast Asia

Photograph of the week: Embracing technology in Southeast Asia

Travellers sometimes unnecessarily fret that visiting Southeast Asia will cut them off from all modern conveniences that their homes offer, but that is simply not the case. In fact, luxury hotels in Southeast Asia offer most of the same amenities that they do elsewhere like flat-screen televisions, satellite cable access, Wi-Fi, state-of-the-art exercise equipment, round-the-clock business […]

The top 3 festivals to experience in India's most colourful state

The top 3 festivals to experience in India’s most colourful state

Rajasthan is affectionately referred to as India’s ‘Colourful State’, and at no time are these colours more vivid and bright than during a festival. Majestic Rajasthan celebrates scores of festivals each year, yet there are three that stand out. From beautifully embellished saris during Diwali, to camel racing in Pushkar, Rajasthan is the ideal destination to […]

Life is about the journey...

Life is about the journey…

This video from Trans Maldivian Airways shows the true beauty of the Maldives. The company pioneered the use of aircraft to transport tourists to island based resorts. In doing so, it has made a significant contribution to the development of tourism to the Maldives, which in turn has resulted in major benefits to the national economy. Founded in […]

The best resort in the world

The best resort in the world

The Oberoi Udaivilas was ranked as ‘The Best Resort in the World’ by the Readers Service Award 2012. Last year alone, it was also recognized by Condè Nast readers as the ‘Top Hotel in India’, and the ‘Top Hotel in Asia’ by the readers of Travel and Leisure. The Oberoi Udavilas is nestled on the banks […]

The best 3 places to ski in Japan

The best 3 places to ski in Japan

Japan is becoming increasingly popular as on of the best winter destinations in the world. The mountains in the Central highlands and the Northern regions are blanketed with abundant snow making it an excellent spot for ski enthusiasts. With a picturesque landscape of extinct volcanoes and snow clapped mountains it affords a unique skiing experience […]

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