Category: Asia

What is ema datse? A guide to Bhutanese food

What is ema datse? A guide to Bhutanese food

Bhutan’s culinary tradition is heavily influenced by Tibet, and with a diverse climate, the country is suitable for growing all sorts of crops. While the 5-star hotels (Taj, Le Meridien, Amankora, Uma) offer gourmet experiences, once outside of their restaurants, when eating more authentic, everyday dishes, you’ll find much less of a variety. Bhutan’s traditional […]

6 idyllic honeymoon destinations you never thought of

6 idyllic honeymoon destinations you never thought of

If you have finally decided to take the step with your loved one, you have a lot of work ahead of you.  I know the organization of a honeymoon is long and stressful; that’s why I want to help you choose the idyllic destinations for your once in a lifetime journey. Here is an article […]

Luxury travel news this week

Luxury travel news this week

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 […]

7 luxury rainforest retreats

7 luxury rainforest retreats

Everybody knows the rainforests and jungles are disappearing fast. And while we need to protect the ones that are still left, it is also possible to enhance and experience them while still retaining high levels of luxury. I named a few below as I do believe they are setting the example of how we can […]

Top 5 luxury holidays for a celebration

Top 5 luxury holidays for a celebration

From big birthdays to wedding anniversaries and honeymoons, there’s no better way to celebrate a milestone than with an extra-special getaway. Here, we’ve put together our ultimate list of luxury holidays to help you celebrate that special occasion in style, from unforgettable wildlife experiences to truly iconic train journeys. Journey on the Eastern & Oriental […]

Hiking the Nakasendo Trail and staying at a Japanese ryokan

Hiking the Nakasendo Trail and staying at a Japanese ryokan

We had been planning our once-in-a-lifetime adventure for nearly a year; 10 months travel around the world visiting 15 countries to explore the history, landscape, wildlife, people and food of each destination across South America, Australasia, the Polynesian Triangle, Southeast Asia, China and Japan. Our adventure included some of the must-see attractions of global travel; […]

10 of the world’s best luxury hotels

10 of the world’s best luxury hotels

From luxury lodges in the middle of the Serengeti to private-pool beachfront villas, the world is jam-packed full of truly remarkable hotels. And, whether you’re after an exotic Asian getaway or adventurous Latin America retreat, here we’ve rounded up some of the world’s best luxury hotels for truly once-in-a-lifetime experiences, matched only by their just-as […]

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5 hidden treasure boutique hotels of India

Go beyond the puppet shows and thali feasts of India’s tourist palaces seeking out another gentler and creative India with some of our favourite family-owned boutique properties below. From one of the grandest cities in India, now a faded beauty and nearly unknown, to a celebrity favourite deep in the depths of Rajasthan, India is […]

Luxury hotels and vegan food in Singapore

Luxury hotels and vegan food in Singapore

Singapore is a destination with an impeccable list of the finest hotels, and a myriad of dining options that truly offer something for everyone. It is a melting pot of styles, culture and cuisine making it one of our favourite locations in Southeast Asia. In recent years a growing number of hotels and restaurants have […]

Skiing in Japan: the ultimate guide to Hakuba's top 7 ski resorts

Skiing in Japan: the ultimate guide to Hakuba’s top 7 ski resorts

In a rapidly evolving Japanese ski town with 10 resorts to choose from it can be hard to know where to start when it comes to selecting the right mountain for you. While there is information readily available it can be time consuming trying to get an unbiased idea of Hakuba’s mountains and what type […]

I want to... discover my perfect holiday destination

I want to… discover my perfect holiday destination

Seeking travel inspiration can often be daunting and is dependent upon countless factors. Focusing on the absolute basics of what you really do want to do can lead to discovery of the best opportunities. Here we explore some key destinations that, quite simply, hit the spot. Escape The spot: Southeast Asia To truly get lost, […]

Photograph of the week: Shanghai, taken from the top of one of the world's tallest buildings

Photograph of the week: Shanghai, taken from the top of one of the world’s tallest buildings

At last count, 24.1 million people called Shanghai, China, home. This makes it the most populous city in the world. This photo, taken from Jin Mao Tower, gives just a hint of what living in Shanghai might be like. Crowded, to be sure. But also breathtaking in its expanse, both outwards and upwards. There is […]

8 of the best destinations for October and November

8 of the best destinations for October and November

We know from experience that travelers often begin planning their trip 4-6 months in advance, which means that at this point in the year, people are thinking about their fall adventures. October and November are really great months to travel. Families with school-age kids are home, and there aren’t any college students on spring break. […]

Luxury travel news this week

Luxury travel news this week

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 […]

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5 adventurous family friendly destinations in Asia

Seeking out a long-haul destination in Asia when travelling with children or families can be a daunting experience. Moving away from the well-trodden routes of Thailand villas and India’s Golden Triangle opens up a wealth of opportunities for bucket-list holidays that will be never be forgotten. We have spent many years travelling across the vast […]

Why you should visit Phnom Penh prison and killing fields

Why you should visit Phnom Penh prison and killing fields

We travelled the world visiting 15 countries in 10 months but nothing could have prepared us for the horror we found during our visits to the security prison and the killings fields, that day in Phnom Penh. Pol Pot established Kampuchea, the Khmer Rouge controlled state, and took over the Tuol Svay Prey High School […]