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14 'tried and tested' luxury hotels in Vietnam that cater for vegan guests

14 ‘tried and tested’ luxury hotels in Vietnam that cater for vegan guests

Luxury vegan travel is getting easier. Hotels and resorts now understand that a plant based and vegan diet is not only a healthy option, but has multiple benefits for the environment. In South East Asia, one of the destinations that is fast becoming a favourite for vegan travel lovers is Vietnam, where the number of […]

5 incredible ways to experience S.E. Asia's most iconic sites

5 incredible ways to experience S.E. Asia’s most iconic sites

Remarkably, Southeast Asia has 37 incredible UNESCO heritage sites. These sites are ‘must see’ for good reason but the downside is that many other tourists will be there at the same time. The magic of Angkor can be lost if you’re swamped by bus loads of tourists each trying to snap that iconic shot, before […]

Top 5 destination hotels within 5 hours of Hong Kong

Top 5 destination hotels within 5 hours of Hong Kong

Whether you live in Hong Kong or in Europe/USA, Hong Kong is a well-known and frequently-vistied business and leisure travel hub. Locals enjoy its proximity to exotic locations while the city acts as a stopover for travellers from around the world, typically on their way to Thailand (Chiang Mai/Chiang Rai, Phuket, Koh Samui) or Indonesia […]

Photograph of the week: Halong Bay, Vietnam

Photograph of the week: Halong Bay, Vietnam

The World Heritage Halong Bay features thousands of limestone karsts and isles in various shapes and sizes. Halong translates as ‘descending dragon’ and legend tells that this mystical seascape was created when a great dragon charged towards the coast, its flailing tail gouging out valleys and crevasses. As the creature plunged into the sea, the […]

Six Senses Con Dao, Con Dao, Vietnam

Top 6 beach resorts in Southeast Asia

The idyllic beaches of Southeast Asia have drawn many a holidaymaker over to the Southeast Asian shores, seeking solitude, sun, sea and sand. Despite the millions that flock to these beaches, globalisation and ease of travelling has ruined much of these stretches of sand as hordes of tourists – both international and local – take […]

Top 5 characterful hotels in Asia

Top 5 characterful hotels in Asia

I am not a big fan of generic luxury hotels. I rarely travel for the sake of a hotel but some are an exception. If a property genuinely speaks to the region, says something about where it is and is an interactive place to be then I’ll travel to experience it. In short: it’s when […]

Top 3 must-visit Vietnam luxury resorts and hotels

Top 3 must-visit Vietnam luxury resorts and hotels

Vietnam, long popular with backpackers, now offers luxury experiences for the discerning traveler as well. Pair this with beautiful scenery and fantastic French-inflected Vietnamese cuisine and it’s well worth wrapping up an adventurous Asia trip with a stay at one or all three of these Vietnamese luxury resorts and hotels. 1. Amanoi Amanoi is situated […]

Top 5 places to learn about war history in Indochina

Top 5 places to learn about war history in Indochina

Known to the Vietnamese as the American War, to Americans as the Vietnam War, and to scholars as the Second Indochina War – the American-Vietnamese conflict that took place between 1955 until 1975 brought Vietnam to the forefront of the world’s attention. What most people don’t realise is that the conflict had an equally devastating […]

5 of the best destinations for vegan luxury in Asia

5 of the best destinations for vegan luxury in Asia

Asia is hands down our favourite place for luxury travel and we can’t get enough of the different cultures, the natural beauty, the history and the food (the vegan food that is). Contrary to popular belief, our vegan lifestyle isn’t restrictive and so we’ve made it our mission to find the very best in vegan […]

Top 4 foodie destinations for the luxury traveller

Top 4 foodie destinations for the luxury traveller

For the luxury traveller, VIP travel is about luxury and comfort but its also about quality. The quality of the experience, the quality of the products and for some in particular, the quality of the food and drink which can be enjoyed and savoured during the holiday. As well as being food enthusiasts ourselves (read […]

3 luxury highlights of central Vietnam

3 luxury highlights of central Vietnam

Hanoi and Ho Chi Min City are the obvious portals for a visit to Vietnam. However, thanks to the international airport in Da Nang, discerning visitors are able to explore the central areas with ease – and in style too. Down-town Da Nang A visit to the city is not essential unless you want to […]

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5 lesser known SE Asia alternatives to Halong Bay

With towering limestone karsts rising from the sea, Halong Bay is undoubtedly one of the most visually striking destinations in Vietnam, if not the whole of Southeast Asia. However, with this reputation comes an influx of visitors looking to take in the incredible scenery. But, there are a number of alternative destinations in Southeast Asia […]

Top 5 luxury cruises in Indochina

Top 5 luxury cruises in Indochina

Most people, when travelling, want to step away from the beaten path – to combine world-class highlights with forays into the untouched and unknown regions of the world. Unfortunately, venturing away from the well-trodden tourist hotspots usually means compromising on creature comforts: trading off on quality accommodation and services to enjoy the best, most unspoilt […]

3 luxury hotel brands which offer their guests vegan amenities

3 luxury hotel brands which offer their guests vegan amenities

You arrive in style, transported by the hotel’s limousine service; your check-in is smooth, housekeeping have already selected your choice of non-feather pillows and the chef has been in touch to tell you that a vegan menu has been prepared for you, there’s even vegan champagne being served in the executive lounge. So far, so […]

The 5 best beaches in Vietnam

The 5 best beaches in Vietnam

With its long, thin shape stretching approximately 1,000 miles from north to south, Vietnam has a heck of a lot of coastline to offer. It also has all the natural beauty, fascinating culture, and fabulous weather of neighbouring Thailand – but without the hordes of drunken foreigners that so often go with it. As ever, […]

5 lesser-known places to visit in Vietnam

5 lesser-known places to visit in Vietnam

Everybody has heard of Hanoi and Saigon, and the names Halong Bay, Mekong Delta and Hoi An may ring a few bells too. But beyond Vietnam’s most famous spots there are a huge variety of fantastic and far less visited destinations that showcase the country’s incredible diversity of landscapes, from tropical islands to vast cave […]

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