Category: Asia

6 famous historical sites to visit in Thailand

6 famous historical sites to visit in Thailand

Thailand’s rich history dates back to thousands of years. The impressive landmarks we see today are remnants of the ancient temples and Buddhist architecture built by several emperors that ruled the country at the time. Thailand is a great place to visit especially if you’re a history enthusiast as you’ll get to see breathtakingly beautiful […]

5 nights of luxury in the Maldives, with two nights in Dubai 'thrown in'!

5 nights of luxury in the Maldives, with two nights in Dubai ‘thrown in’!

Regular readers may recall that when we went to the Maldives a couple of years ago, we stayed a few nights in Dubai on the way there. It’s a great way to break up the journey from the UK, allowing you to adjust your body clock more gradually and take in some of the ‘City […]

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The best restaurants in Vietnam for the luxury traveller

Vietnamese cuisine is distinct, mouth-watering and bursting with flavour. A divine concoction of sweet, salty, sour and hot flavours, not overly spicy, with rice, noodles, fresh vegetables and herbs all playing a big role; there’s no wonder that over the years it has become more and more popular around the world. With a staggering 500 […]

5 of the finest luxury hotels and resorts in Vietnam

5 of the finest luxury hotels and resorts in Vietnam

Vietnam is an exciting and vibrant Southeast Asian country where you can spend your time exploring dynamic and bustling cities, embracing the culture and natural beauty or checking in to a luxury spa resort to relax and rejuventate. However you decide to spend your vacation there are some exceptional hotels and resorts to choose from; […]

Relax at one of Thailand's best wellness spas

Relax at one of Thailand’s best wellness spas

Thailand may be known for its full-moon parties and as a common destination for student gap year travels, but head away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist areas and you’ll find the real country – a beautifully tranquil land with some of the best landscapes you’ll ever see. Whether you decide to sail […]

6 luxurious trains that'll spoil you

6 luxurious trains that’ll spoil you

Trains are one of the oldest means of long-distance travel. They do a good job of providing an uncluttered, simple and straightforward travel experience where the problems are few and the advantages many. However, for those of us who’d like a touch of sophistication added to this seemingly simple mode of transport, what are the […]

5 ways to eat like a local in Hanoi

5 ways to eat like a local in Hanoi

Want to eat like a local in Hanoi? As a city, Hanoi is changing rapidly from the old to the new, and its rapid transformation is reflected clearly in the food scene: while fancy restaurants continue to pop up everywhere, the old street food culture still continues to flourish. The markets of Hanoi’s old quarter, […]

5 of the best vegan restaurants in Japan

5 of the best vegan restaurants in Japan

Traveling as a vegetarian is challenging, having to explain chicken isn’t a vegetarian diet (looking at you, Europe). Traveling as a vegan is even harder. Especially to Japan that places non-vegetarian produce at the center of its gastronomy. You can taste a refined fusion of different Umami in Japanese food culture, accentuated by meat and […]

Top 7 Winter sun destinations for 2018

Top 7 Winter sun destinations for 2018

Swap the cold, wintry nights for sun-kissed coves and a spot of sightseeing in the sunshine with these seven Winter sun destinations. Explore the underwater worlds below in the Maldives, capture breathtaking viewpoints in Southeast Asia and discover a rich cultural heritage in Malta. The Maldives Picture a coastal paradise of turquoise water and deserted […]

Where did Lady Gaga go in India?

Where did Lady Gaga go in India?

Almost as soon as she had landed in India’s capital, Lady Gaga made for Dilli Haat. When Hillary Clinton visited Delhi, she too visited this open-air market. For Dilli Haat is India’s showroom, a magnet for artists and traders from as far north as Himalaya to the far south of Goa: India united. It is a intensely […]

Private massage at luxury spa in Bali

A comprehensive guide to luxury spas and wellness centres in Bali

Spa options in Bali are seemingly infinite – you will find various spas and wellness centres all over the island offering various luxurious spa treatments to choose from. From flower petal baths to manis, pedis, oiled up acupressure and traditional Balinese treatments, the options are so many you could easily create a full itinerary around […]

Top 5 yacht charter honeymoon destinations

Top 5 yacht charter honeymoon destinations

For those looking for an unrivaled honeymoon experience, a yacht charter offers it all. With a dedicated Captain, crew and chef, all of your requirements will be catered for down to the most intricate of details and you can enjoy cruising in some of the world’s most stunning locations. Whether you are looking to dine […]

7 of India's most romantic spots

7 of India’s most romantic spots

India may perhaps seem a place to be tackled, rather than somewhere to relax or romance, but we have had some of our most memorable moments with loved ones on the subcontinent. There is a wealth of places to escape to, whether for a honeymoon, anniversary or birthday celebration. What could be more passion-kindling than […]

5 reasons why you should take your teenager on a dive vacation

5 reasons why you should take your teenager on a dive vacation

It doesn’t take long before your little bundle of joy grows into a lanky and impressionable teenager who may think that their parents are from Mars and probably a bit outdated as far as technology goes. These young men and women are subject to societal and peer pressure and are trying to find their way […]

5 outstanding Six Senses resorts in southeast Asia

5 outstanding Six Senses resorts in southeast Asia

With a mission to “create exceptional guest experiences in stunning settings “Six Senses have long been associated with offering exemplary service in extraordinary locations; the Six Senses style of luxury travel is delivered in a manner that truly compliments the natural beauty of the surroundings by ensuring that the impact on the environment is minimal. […]

Video of the week: A spirited journey to Kyoto’s most isolated restaurant

Video of the week: A spirited journey to Kyoto’s most isolated restaurant

Fuyoh Kobayashi is a master calligrapher and owner of the famed Shoraian restaurant in Japan. Located in Arashiyama, Kyoto, Shoraian is perched on the edge of a mountain overlooking the Oi River and can only be reached by foot. To call Shoraian simply a restaurant sells it short. Visitors come as much for the celebrated […]