Category: Asia

Yangshuo sunrise

Spectacular luxury hotel to open in restored sugar mill in Guilin, China

The boutique hotel group who won the travel industry’s equivalent of the Oscars in May 2017 will open a spectacular luxury hotel in a restored sugar mill. Alila Hotels and Resorts will debut the Alila Yangshuo in Guilin, China in July 2017. The former working sugar mill is set against a backdrop of stunning landscapes, […]

5 of the most scenic ziplines around the world

5 of the most scenic ziplines around the world

Zip lining is a thrilling experience, offering spectacular views of unique destinations. When deciding where to take your next super speed experience, consider a location with an unusually fantastic view through unexpected terrain. Vast gorges, mountain tops and turquoise water add a secondary depth to an already exhilarating adventure. Dragon’s Breath in Labadee, Haiti Only […]

5 great reasons to visit Phuket, Thailand

5 great reasons to visit Phuket, Thailand

As the biggest travel destination in Thailand, Phuket encapsulates both the good and bad sides of Thai tourism. While overcrowded beaches and rowdy bars are part and parcel of resort towns like Patong, scratch beneath the surface and you’ll discover a whole other, unspoiled side to this island. From trying traditional Thai experiences, visiting secret […]

Mount Everest Base Camp to get a luxury hotel, helipad, restaurants and a museum

Mount Everest Base Camp to get a luxury hotel, helipad, restaurants and a museum

Conquering Mount Everest is at the top of most adventurers’ wish-list. But now even the less adventurous are flying into the base camp on day trips and even enjoying champagne breakfasts there. Although there are actually two base camps at Everest, it has traditionally been the one situated in the south, on the Nepalese side, […]

10 of the loveliest experiences to have in Nepal

10 of the loveliest experiences to have in Nepal

Nepal is best known for trekking and a lot of hard physical work! However there also many non-physically exhausting wonderful experiences that Nepal has to offer. Here are my top ten: 1. Dinner at Krishna Dwarikas Kathmandu Dwarika’s Krishna is most likely the best restaurant in Kathmandu and possibly in Nepal. It is the place […]

5 amazing islands to visit when island hopping in the Andaman archipelago

5 amazing islands to visit when island hopping in the Andaman archipelago

There are over 500 islands in the Andaman and Nicobar archipelago in India. So remote are the islands that only 38 are permanently inhabited. While those that are inhabited do see a huge influx of tourists lusting for the white beaches and emerald green waters, you can still find many niches where you can almost […]

9 of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world

9 of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world

There are hundreds of thousands of different waterfalls across the world in many different countries, both in prominent locations, and secret hideaways. All of the waterfalls I am going to describe are spectacular, exhilarating, beautiful, and often a popular tourist attraction in that area. Some waterfalls are better known than others, but whether it’s a […]

24 hours in Kyoto

24 hours in Kyoto

If Tokyo is Japan’s business center, Kyoto is Japan’s cultural center, and a must for any first time visitor to Japan. It was Japan’s ancient capital for over 1000 years, until 1869, and its 2000 temples and shrines attract Japanese pilgrims as well as international visitors. While 4 days or more are ideal for a […]

Kemiri, Uma Ubud

The best restaurants to try in Bali

Despite Bali being a relatively small island, it offers an abundance of fine dining restaurants. From haute cuisine to BBQ style food, all tastes are satisfied. Below is a list of restaurants we love, and we hope that you enjoy them too. Of course, if there is anywhere which we have not mentioned and you […]

5 top tips for picking the perfect Maldives resort

5 top tips for picking the perfect Maldives resort

The Maldives is one of the hottest destinations around, with a stream of top-end hotels entering the market and reimagining luxury resort design. Here you will find an ultra-luxe resort to suit even the most discerning traveller. Whether you are searching for a secluded castaway-style bungalow immersed in nature or a futuristic glass-walled villa with […]

The world's best jungle resorts

The world’s best jungle resorts

Jungles and rainforests provide some of the most awe-inspiring scenery and best wildlife experiences on the planet.  And forget sticky, mosquito-ridden lodgings – these days there’s no need to forgo a few luxuries during your travels.  We’ve pulled together a list of our favourite jungle retreats, all of which offer uncompromising eco adventure alongside innovative […]

5 Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts that cater for vegan guests

5 Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts that cater for vegan guests

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts are regarded as one of the leading luxury hotel groups in the Asia Pacific region. Offering multiple properties throughout this region alongside locations in North America, Europe and the Middle East they have nearly 50 years experience in delivering the finest of accommodation and impeccable hospitality to their discerning guests. We […]

Oak Alley Plantation

Lights, camera, action: 7 ways to go behind the scenes

Visual effects in film may have advanced dramatically, but most directors still choose to shoot in real locations, taking advantage of some of the world’s most dramatic landscapes or filming in period settings that add authenticity to a scene. There’s something quite special about seeing these pseudo-fantasy locations in real life, adding an extra dimension […]

5 of the best art and architecture stops in Bangkok, Thailand

5 of the best art and architecture stops in Bangkok, Thailand

In recent years, an influx of partygoers and pleasure-seekers to Bangkok has wrongly resulted in the Thai capital being characterised as the ‘Sin City of Asia’; however, beyond Bangkok’s hedonistic nightlife scene is a rich cultural heritage which paves the city streets and sculpts its landscape. Much of the art and architecture of Bangkok is […]

6 of the most romantic resorts in Thailand

6 of the most romantic resorts in Thailand

Thailand, also known as the land of smiles, where miles upon miles of white soft sand is framed by warm turquoise seas and lush rainforest or mountains. Where temples and culture abound and the people are amongst the friendliest and most hospitable on the planet. What is not to like. Here are my picks for […]

The best 5 beaches in Cambodia

The best 5 beaches in Cambodia

Cambodia has some of the most incredible temples and fascinating history in the whole world. You can happily spend days marvelling at jungle-clad temple Ta-Prohm, or the intricate pink bas-reliefs of Banteay Srei. But if you’d like to swap shrines for the seaside, just for a little bit, Cambodia is also home to a collection […]