Category: Asia

5 unexpected wine destinations

5 unexpected wine destinations

While Spain, Italy, and France typically enjoy the limelight when it comes to well-known wine regions—think Rioja, Tuscany, and Bordeaux—travelers have long known that what we drink at home is often dictated by what gets exported and imported. Demand for bottle diversity has expanded what we can find on the shelves (thankfully), so it’s easy […]

The greatest show on Earth

The greatest show on Earth

The Coral Triangle is home to the richest coral reefs on the planet. The region stretches from Malaysia in the west, to the Solomon Islands in the east, and reaches as far north as the Philippines. At its heart, are the bio-diverse tropical waters of Indonesia and a habitat for marine life like nowhere else […]

Cruise the Magnificent Mekong with new ship Viking Saigon℠

Cruise the Magnificent Mekong with new ship Viking Saigon℠

Viking is launching a new ship next Summer for its popular Magnificent Mekong cruise tour. Currently under construction, the 80-guest Viking Saigon℠ is scheduled to debut for the 30 August 2021 cruisetour departure; the river cruise portion of the itinerary sails between Kampong Cham, Cambodia and Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam. “For many of […]

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21 things to do in Indonesia

Indonesia is one of Asia’s most sought after destinations. And rightly so – with over 17,500 islands which stretch across 5,000 km (that’s from Malaysia to the tip of northern Australia), the world’s largest archipelago offers a greater variety of sights, sounds, cultures and customs than anywhere else on the planet. From volcanic backdrops and […]

#TravelLocal - The importance of Asia’s domestic tourism during the pandemic

#TravelLocal – The importance of Asia’s domestic tourism during the pandemic

Along with other business sectors that have been forced into indefinite stagnation, the fate of Asia’s travel and tourism industry lies in the balance between the need to contain the virus and the need to restart the economy. And it is this particular dilemma that has the entire world under complete tension. All the while, […]

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27 things to do in Japan

Japan is one of the world’s most unique countries; a vibrant blend of futuristic technology and modern attractions with fascinating ancient history and architecture. It is this wealth of contrasts which makes ‘The Land of the Rising Sun’ such a captivating travel destination, with enough to entertain and amaze any visitor seeking to explore its […]

Future travel inspiration: The most impressive oceanfront clifftop villas in Bali

Future travel inspiration: The most impressive oceanfront clifftop villas in Bali

At the very southern tip of Bali, along the fringes of the Bukit Peninsula, is a landscape whose marvels obscure the boundaries between reality and cathartic dreams. Uluwatu, as the place is called, literally translates “land’s end rock”. This area is a vast stretch of coastal limestone cliffs, rising up to 230 feet above the […]

Dreaming of vegan fine dining in Bangkok

Dreaming of vegan fine dining in Bangkok

Life has changed. Currently surrounded by uncertainty and anxiety, many of us are struggling to come to terms with this unprecedented pandemic. The health issues, economic impact, social distancing, lock downs and global travel restrictions have all become part of life as we know it. We can only hope that in the not too distant […]

Your travel memories are hiding in your house - go find them

Your travel memories are hiding in your house – go find them

Vivian Green wrote; “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass…It’s about learning to dance in the rain.” It seems like the world is waiting for the storm to pass. As every news channel, inspirational Instagram post, and YouTube video, is collectively pointing out, I can look at this as a chance to restart, […]

Pedestrians, Osaka, Honshu, Japan

Photograph of the week: Pedestrians, Osaka, Honshu, Japan

Could this one day be a scene that will once again be familiar to us all? The current state of emergency in many parts of Japan, including Osaka, is due to remain in place until the end of this month, but is also due to be reviewed tomorrow. Osaka is a bit like Betty to […]

Social distancing yacht charters in 2020

Social distancing yacht charters in 2020

Leave the city far behind this Summer and reconnect with loved ones and nature in wild, wondrous destinations only accessible on a luxury yacht charter. With social distancing travel, you will be able to go on a vacation of a lifetime and still visit amazing places. There is a wide selection of vessels available to […]

'Hotels Joining Hands' during COVID-19

‘Hotels Joining Hands’ during COVID-19

The travel industry has been devastated by COVID-19 with both international and local travel having come to a standstill in many places around the world as people deal with the direct and indirect problems caused by this pandemic. Most people have now accepted that the path to recovery will be long and testing and the […]

Luxury travel news this week: Coronavirus update

Luxury travel news this week: Coronavirus update

Here’s a round-up of luxury travel stories that have caught the eye this week. To make sure you receive these new weekly alerts in your web browser, please click on the red bell icon in the bottom right hand corner of the page and click ‘subscribe’ (works on desktop only – for other ways to […]

10 of the best virtual tours so you can still explore the world

10 of the best virtual tours so you can still explore the world

Recently, I sat and thought about some of the reasons why I travel (and these days I have more time to sit, and think, than to travel). I realized a few interesting things. Why do I travel? Well, clearly to escape and explore. But, also to embrace and understand other cultures, to free my mind, […]

Earth's top 5 eco-luxury places to stay

Earth’s top 5 eco-luxury places to stay

Further to my last post about travelling sustainably when we can travel again, this post highlights my Top 5 favourite accommodation providers that take sustainability seriously, both in their design and construction, and their daily practices. Kasiiya Tented Camp, Costa Rica The latest eco-luxe camp in the Americas, the forest and wildlife have top priority […]

5 things to eat in Vietnam (and one you might not want to)

5 things to eat in Vietnam (and one you might not want to)

Part of being an adventurous traveler is getting out of your comfort zone, trying new things, and embracing the fact that you may not find the foods or creature comforts that you are used to. It’s hard to be completely immersed in a new culture without sampling the cuisine, and in Vietnam, you’ll want to […]