Category: Asia

New to the south-west coast of Bali - Le Méridien Bali Jimbaran

New to the south-west coast of Bali – Le Méridien Bali Jimbaran

Located on the secluded, tranquil Jimbaran Bay on the south-west coastline of Bali, Le Méridien Bali Jimbaran features majestic views of the Indian Ocean and Jimbaran Bay. The resort has 75 guestrooms, 35 suites, 4 penthouses and 4 villas equipped with a lagoon sundeck, and opens on 31st January 2013. It also features a signature 1,300 square-metre […]

Interview with Dave Thompson, Founder of Dave's Travel Corner

Interview with Dave Thompson, Founder of Dave’s Travel Corner

Dave is a travel writer who founded Dave’s Travel Corner, an international travel community, in 1996. California born and raised, he co-founded a collegiate solar racing team which designed and built a solar car from scratch. He runs a website promoting currently undefeated WBA World Super Middleweight boxing champion, Andre Ward, is a member of the Traveler’s Century Club and is a partner […]

Could our passport photos one day be in 3D?

Could our passport photos one day be in 3D?

Remember those days when you used to have to go and find a photo booth to get your passport photo done?  I suspect that most people probably do them on their home PC nowadays, but those photo booths still exist.   But in Japan they’re busy taking them to the next level. Technology is moving […]

Photograph of the week: Rice farmers at work

Photograph of the week: Rice farmers at work

During September of 2011 Jon Raho took a trip to Lombok, Indonesia after hearing all the great talks about it being a must-see destination, and in fact was stunned by its beauty upon arrival. His itinerary was long and filled with great stops and trips including a walk through the rice fields, as well as […]

5 of the world's craziest road junctions

5 of the world’s craziest road junctions

Are you one of these people who gets a little nervous at the prospect of driving a car when you travel overseas?  If so, then look away now. We’ve scoured YouTube to bring you footage from some of the worst junctions around the world. If you know of any that are worse, then please let […]

Luxury hotels at the cutting edge of technology

Luxury hotels at the cutting edge of technology

Luxury hotels have had a history of being innovative when it comes to technology, and that tradition continues to this day. In Thailand the Aloft Bangkok – Sukhumvit 11 is using touchscreen technology from Fingi that is loaded on to Samsung Galaxy smartphones so that guests can control everything from in-room mood lighting to setting up their […]

The world's most dangerous bridge?

The world’s most dangerous bridge?

Take a look at this! This amazing suspension bridge in Northern Pakistan, close to the border with China, is over 200 metres long and links the villages of Zarabad and Hussain. It is close to Passu which lies on the Karakoram Highway, between the black Batura and white Passu glaciers.

A stunning new look for the iconic lobby and lounge at the InterContinental Hong Kong

A stunning new look for the iconic lobby and lounge at the InterContinental Hong Kong

InterContinental Hong Kong has unveiled a stylish new look for its iconic Lobby and Lobby Lounge. Created by architecture firm Woods Bagot Hong Kong studio, the stunning design enhances the mesmerising appeal of this venue from morning until late at night. Renowned for its unmatched views of Victoria Harbour and the city’s renowned skyline, this celebrated […]

The top 3 luxury resorts in the Maldives

The top 3 luxury resorts in the Maldives

For unparalleled beach holiday luxury there is little that can match the secluded resorts available in the Maldives. Below we give you 3 of our top picks for those looking to unwind on some of the most stunning islands in the world. 1. Constance Halaveli Resort, North Ari Atoll Sparkling with a thoroughly-deserved 6* reputation, […]

The ultimate use for those old phone boxes?

The ultimate use for those old phone boxes?

With more and more people owning mobiles over the last two decades, telephone boxes have become pretty much obsolete. Here in the UK they’ve been used for mini-libraries and even for plant exchanges. But in Japan it seems they’ve come up with something even more original – a giant goldfish aquarium. The idea comes from […]

The top 10 things to do on a luxury trip to Indonesia

The top 10 things to do on a luxury trip to Indonesia

Indonesia, an archipelago comprised of more than seventeen thousand islands, is known for its richness in culture, exotic cuisine, and an extensive variety of ethnicities and cultures. Described by Lonely Planet as ‘the last greatest adventure on Earth’, Indonesia is a country that will appeal to any traveler. Whether you want to discover the ‘Ring […]

Book your own private island in the Maldives

Book your own private island in the Maldives

The islands of the Maldives are without doubt some of the most beautiful on the planet. There’s nothing quite like the vibrant blue of the Indian Ocean, the majestic white sand beaches and the array of snorkelling sites teeming with coral and diverse marine life. It’s up there on many people’s travel wish list. Boasting some […]

Top 10 places you won't find on Google Maps

Top 10 places you won’t find on Google Maps

I stumbled upon this video recently, and thought it was rather interesting, so am sharing it here even though there’s no obvious luxury angle. Since even Nevada’s much-talked about Area 51 can be found on Google Maps (though admittedly, much of the operations there probably take place underground), it’s interesting to see what places are hidden. […]

5 top luxury holiday destinations to spend Winter

5 top luxury holiday destinations to spend Winter

Summer is almost over and winter upon us in the northern hemisphere. It is that time when you start to plan how to spend the months ahead. Should you go for the sunny beaches of the Caribbean, or the skiing paradises of France? There are a lot of options to choose from and each is […]

10 of the most exclusive luxury hotel services

10 of the most exclusive luxury hotel services

If you believe that a luxurious hotel is just a place to stay for a night, you are wrong. Luxurious hotels offer much more than fashionable interior and unusual exterior to attract visitors. A wish to amaze guests has no limits. Nowadays hotels offer exclusive services for the most sophisticated visitors: from unique spa-procedures to […]

Interview with Richard Szkiler, Founder and Videographer of The View South

Interview with Richard Szkiler, Founder and Videographer of The View South

Richard Szkiler is the Founder of The View South which produces, stocks and distributes videos specifically for the travel and leisure industry. Prior to establishing the business in Buenos Aires, Richard filmed and directed for various charities, companies and philanthropic organisations in Sierra Leone and the United Kingdom. Following this, Richard traveled to Argentina where he […]

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