Category: Asia

5 of the most transformative travel experiences

5 of the most transformative travel experiences

Travel is more than just checking off a bucket list or standing in front of famous sites. It’s about interacting with other cultures, learning about diverse ways of life and beliefs, and having opportunities you can’t get many other places. If not for those things, why would you ever leave your house? But there are […]

14 of the best cities to visit in April

14 of the best cities to visit in April

April can be a fantastic time of year to get away and enjoy a city break. For many of our readers, it’s a time when temperatures are just starting to pick up a little, when destinations are beginning to open their doors more to tourists, and yet it isn’t a peak time to travel… meaning […]

Top hotels in the world’s most underrated cities

Top hotels in the world’s most underrated cities

They don’t get the high level of attention as much as their neighbouring capitals, but these lesser-known cities are starting to come out from their rival’s shadows and emerge as some of our favourite destinations. We’ve hand-picked a few of the most exclusive hotels which not only elude notes of luxury and elegance, but are […]

Top 5 family trips and holidays

Top 5 family trips and holidays

Getting away with the kids is never a chore when you have the whole world as your playground. Choose from one of our top five family escapes and jet off for an adventure of a lifetime. Make some noise in Thailand The sizzle of stir-fries, the lap of turquoise waves, the chirruping of the jungle, […]

Some hidden gem tourist attractions of Thailand

Some hidden gem tourist attractions of Thailand

Known as the Jewel of Southeast Asia, Thailand is a tropical island ripe for a once in a lifetime travel experience. Whether you’re looking for an off-the-beaten path adventure or a comfortable getaway from the daily grind, Thailand has got the best to offer. From serene beaches and islands to mountain villages located in the […]

Top 5 unforgettable experiences in Cambodia

Top 5 unforgettable experiences in Cambodia

A captivating blend of lost cities, stunning coastal towns and dark recent history, a trip to Cambodia enables you to broaden your horizons as well as indulge in some rest and relaxation. Beyond the temples, it can be difficult to choose the best experiences to enrich your visit. Here are our top 5 unforgettable experiences […]

Guide to seeing the cherry blossom in Japan

Guide to seeing the cherry blossom in Japan

Up there with geisha, samurai and Tokyo’s towering skyscrapers, sakura (cherry blossom) is one of the most recognisable and much-loved symbols of Japan, inspiring poetry, painting and many a picnic. Whether framing Mount Fuji’s snow-capped summit, forming a sea of pink around a samurai-era castle or trailing around the gardens of Kyoto’s many temples, those […]

Two tower temple mountain

A guide to Candidasa, Bali

For many tourists the south of Bali is the main draw with the resort towns of Kuta and Seminyak welcoming the lively crowd whilst the more laid-back travellers visit Jimbaran Bay and Nusa Dua. However, the quaint village of Candidasa is sometimes overlooked. This pretty coastal village is the ideal escape from the crowds and […]

Geoffrey Bawa's Sri Lanka: an architectural tour

Geoffrey Bawa’s Sri Lanka: an architectural tour

Sri Lanka’s most famous architect, the late, great and talented Geoffrey Bawa (1919-2003), was at the heart of Sri Lanka’s often overlooked modern design and architectural history. He helped give Sri Lanka the individual and sophisticated sense of style that it exudes today, and created sustainable architecture long before it became a fashionable trend. Since […]

5 InterContinental hotels and resorts for vegan luxury travel in Hong Kong and Vietnam

5 InterContinental hotels and resorts for vegan luxury travel in Hong Kong and Vietnam

Having tried and tested these five InterContinental hotels and resorts for vegan luxury travel in Hong Kong and Vietnam, we are pleased to say that they all catered excellently for us as vegan guests. During our visits we enjoyed extensive vegan breakfasts, vegan canapes in Club InterContinental and vegan fine dining experiences in their signature […]

Get your sparkle back in Varkala

Get your sparkle back in Varkala

India is renowned for its crammed, crazy cities, bursting with colour and culture, and for years I avoided going in case it might all be too much for me! That was until I discovered Varkala, a breath of fresh coastal air, in the Southern spice province of Kerala. Instead of taking the motorway from Trivandrum […]

5 luxurious reasons why you should visit Koh Samui

5 luxurious reasons why you should visit Koh Samui

If you are thinking of heading to Koh Samui, then you have made an excellent choice of Thai destination.  This lesser known island offers a fantastic experience to all who stay there.  Here are five reasons why you should definitely visit this magical place. Miles of stunning sands  Chaweng Beach is a picture postcard beach.  […]

The world’s best retreats to help beat anxiety and depression

The world’s best retreats to help beat anxiety and depression

It can be hard to clear your head at home, even when you take time out from work. Sometimes you need to get away from reality for a few days to completely escape your worries, and embarking on a luxurious retreat is a great way to alleviate stress. Here you can discover our pick of […]

Takayama Festival

7 celebrations around the world

It seems like every day, somewhere in the world, a celebration of some form is underway. Many of these festivals are known around the globe and form the crux of a trip to that destination. Others are more low-key, local affairs that you may just stumble upon while out and about. Here are seven celebrations […]

Untold stories from Asia: have you heard of a Toddy Tapper?

Untold stories from Asia: have you heard of a Toddy Tapper?

Like most of us, Sri Lankans love a tipple. Two of their distinctive national drinks, Toddy and Arrack, are born of the same flower and are immensely popular throughout the country. Problem is, this delicious nectar can only be found high in the palm trees – which can range from 60-100m high. Enter Indika. Indika […]

7 luxury escapes that you can enjoy by private jet

7 luxury escapes that you can enjoy by private jet

Private jet travel has seen steady growth in recent years. The appeal of shorter wait times, and faster and more direct travel, combined with various failings of commercial airlines, have all added to its appeal. With this in mind, we spoke to our friends at GOGO Jets to identify some of the most favoured luxury […]