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Top 10 places in SE Asia to take your loved one this Valentine's

Top 10 places in SE Asia to take your loved one this Valentine’s

If you’re looking for somewhere different this Valentine’s Day, then how about a getaway in SE Asia.  This incredible and fascinating part of the world rarely disappoints, and here we’ve unearthed 10 gems that we think you’ll love and, more importantly, that your Valentine will love too… The Peninsula Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China Long […]

Top 10 places in Africa to take your loved one this Valentine's

Top 10 places in Africa to take your loved one this Valentine’s

There are few places more romantic than Africa… why not forget Paris and escape to somewhere a little more exciting this Valentine’s Day. Here we present to you 10 wonderful – yet exceptionally varied – ideas that will give you a Valentine’s break you’re sure to remember for years to come… Djibouti Palace Kempinski, Djibouti […]

Top 10 last minute luxury travel gifts for Valentine’s

Top 10 last minute luxury travel gifts for Valentine’s

Following the phenomenal popularity of our recent ‘top 10 luxury travel gifts for Valentine’s‘ round-up that we posted just a couple of weeks ago, we realised that there was a significant demand for this, and so have decided to come up with more ideas for you in this last minute round-up. With just days to […]

Photograph of the week: Aerial view of Bora Bora

Photograph of the week: Aerial view of Bora Bora

This aerial shot is a view of Bora Bora in French Polynesia. It was shot from a helicopter with the door taken off during an assignment there for National Geographic Traveler. The reef and the small islands, called motu that surround Bora Bora make for spectacular patterns in the water. James Michener called Bora Bora […]

Top 10 places in Europe to take your loved one this Valentine's

Top 10 places in Europe to take your loved one this Valentine’s

With Valentine’s Day not far away now, how do you plan to celebrate? Whether you’re looking for a romantic retreat among the snowy mountains that surround St. Moritz or a stay in a prime location on St. Mark’s Square in Venice, we think you’ll find something here to whet your appetite… Kempinski Hotel Adriatic, Istria, […]

Top 10 unusual things to do in New York City

Top 10 unusual things to do in New York City

For many, New York is a ‘must’. Its legendary skyscrapers, cuisine and entertainment rival that of any other place in the world. No matter what time of year you visit, be it in the hot summer or enchanting winter, you are promised an unforgettable holiday. But besides the obvious, what is there to do in […]

7 ways not to irritate your fellow passengers when flying

7 ways not to irritate your fellow passengers when flying

We spoke to the people at Fly.co.uk about what really irritates passengers when they travel by air. A little thought for your fellow travellers can go a long way so here are 7 top tips on how not to irritate them when flying. Of course, there are lots more – feel free to post a […]

Top 10 luxury travel gifts for Valentine's

Top 10 luxury travel gifts for Valentine’s

Our top 10 Christmas round-up of gift ideas proved to be such a huge success that we thought we’d run with something similar for Valentine’s Day. Whether you are buying for him or for her, we hope you’ll find something here to give you inspiration. And so, without further ado, here are 10 luxurious ideas […]

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 […]

Extravagance in the Alps: 4 of Europe's most luxurious ski lodges

Extravagance in the Alps: 4 of Europe’s most luxurious ski lodges

Skiing can be a pretty glamorous experience from the outset (if you ignore the pulled muscles and slushy boots of course), but if you’re heading out to the slopes this season and want to go the extra mile when it comes to accommodation, then you may be in need of some inspiration. Whether you’re looking […]

The most romantic restaurants in the world

The most romantic restaurants in the world

If the cliché dinner by candlelight is not enough for what you have in mind, then you might want to check out some of the most romantic restaurants in the world. For the guys, whether you are planning on the big proposal or you would like to give your woman a special date for her birthday, these are […]

4 special ideas for a luxury Valentine’s Day in Paris

4 special ideas for a luxury Valentine’s Day in Paris

Trust me, a romantic getaway in Paris for Valentine’s Day is far from being just another cheesy cliché… The City of Love has way more to offer than the obvious, traditional things, like romantic strolls at sundown along the banks of the Seine, or candlelit dinners by the Eiffel Tower (although these are certainly boxes […]

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 […]

7 top tips to running a successful travel blog

7 top tips to running a successful travel blog

I’m often being emailed for tips by people starting out with a travel blog, but replying to those emails can be a little time-consuming. For this reason, I’ve decided to jot down my thoughts in a blog post – this way I can simply refer any future similar enquiries here, and hopefully some aspects of […]

10 restaurants worth travelling for

10 restaurants worth travelling for

For many people, food is one of the defining features of a holiday. It can make or break a vacation, depending on what experience you have. But with only a limited amount of time to choose, it can often be a daunting task trying to decide where to eat. We’ve compiled a list of the best restaurants worth […]

To infinity & beyond - Asia's top 5 infinity pools

To infinity & beyond – Asia’s top 5 infinity pools

There was once a time when infinity pools were a novelty. In recent years, they have become the standard, and any new hotel worth its salt will have one. But despite the abundance of infinity pools in hotels nowadays, let’s face it – some do it better than others. If you’re touring Asia and an […]