Category: Asia

Post-COVID adventures with Grasshopper in Southeast Asia

Post-COVID adventures with Grasshopper in Southeast Asia

As countries in Southeast Asia start to open their borders to vaccinated travellers, now is the time to plan that post COVID adventure. Enjoy everything that Southeast Asia has to offer without the crowds, a truly once in a lifetime opportunity to explore this enchanting and exciting region. With our passion for travel that ‘treads
5 intimate properties from the Cheval Blanc collection

5 intimate properties from the Cheval Blanc collection

Celebrating a delicate alchemy between tradition and innovation, local architecture and timeless elegance, the Cheval Blanc Maisons blend bold design and contemporary inspirations with local craftsmanship. Since the opening of its first Maison in 2006 to the most recent last September, Cheval Blanc has developed a collection of five unique properties with an unparalleled sense
6 things to look out for in Okinawa in 2022

6 things to look out for in Okinawa in 2022

Japan’s southernmost prefecture, Okinawa, comprises 160 subtropical islands boasting a year-round warm climate comparable to Hawaii, Miami and Cancun. Just 3 hours by air from Tokyo and blessed with incredible natural beauty, from lush forests to crystal blue waters with abundant coral and golden sands, Okinawa is perfect for beach lovers and sport enthusiasts alike
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5 reasons to visit Tohoku once Japan re-opens for tourism

Tohoku, the historically-isolated northern Japanese region, will be among the best places for international travelers to visit, especially for spiritual and natural adventures, once Japan reopens for tourism. Written about by legendary haiku poet Matsuo Basho in his masterpiece travelogue “Oku no Hosomichi” in 1702, Tohoku has been known in Japan since ancient times for
Luxury volunteer vacation Bali

Doing good in 2022

Happy New Year! If 2021 was the year when travel got back on its feet, here’s to 2022 being the year that travel runs again. My encouragement to you is to remember the ‘forgotten victims’ of COVID – those communities dependent on tourism who have lost their livelihoods and become unable to provide for their
Top 7 family resorts in the Maldives

Top 7 family resorts in the Maldives

As an archipelago in the Indian Ocean, Maldives is where the sunny side of life opens up for you through the white sand beaches, turquoise blue waters, exotic resorts, and adventurous activities. From snorkeling to scuba diving to shopping to fine dining, the island country is replete with all things good for solo and family
Escape the crowds on board Northern Sun in Thailand

Escape the crowds on board Northern Sun in Thailand

Welcoming visitors to explore some exceptional cruising grounds, Thailand opened once again for travel as of 1st November 2021. This year-round yachting haven delivers a wonderful climate and prolonged sunshine, perfect to experience an idyllic getaway on the water. A taste of the exotic awaits in Thailand where Phuket, dubbed the ‘pearl of Thailand’, is
The 5 best luxury hotels in Singapore

The 5 best luxury hotels in Singapore

It’s fascinating to see how a nation like Singapore came to be in the heart of Southeast Asia. Thanks to the goals and aspirations of its people. New experiences emerge daily, and foodies, explorers, and socializers all come together in this world of infinite possibilities. Last year, Singapore drew more than 17 million foreign visitors.
The safest places to visit in 2022

The safest places to visit in 2022

In conjunction with the upcoming 65th anniversary of its first publication in 1957, Frommer’s has revealed a special list of elite destinations: the Safest Places to Go in the coming year. Using what they claim is a host of internationally respected measures including the Global Peace Index by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP)
Jungle Bubble Lodge for families at Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort

Jungle Bubble Lodge for families at Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort

In 2019, Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort in Northern Thailand introduced a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for travellers to spend the night observing majestic elephants in their natural habitat while staying in unique transparent Jungle Bubbles. Now the luxury resort is giving families and small groups of friends the inimitable opportunity to revel in this
The 5 best family resorts in the Maldives

The 5 best family resorts in the Maldives

While most of us may think of the Maldives as an archipelago created by a higher force with the sole purpose to entertain newlyweds, HNWI’s and wealthy retired couples, it is actually one of the best family destinations out there. Great weather year-round, incredible marine life, a plethora of luxurious resorts making sure everyones wishes
Hyatt Place Kathmandu - Hyatt's second hotel in Nepal

Hyatt Place Kathmandu - Hyatt's second hotel in Nepal

Hyatt Place Kathmandu, the second Hyatt-branded hotel in Nepal, has opened, expanding the Hyatt Place brand’s footprint globally in markets that matter most to guests and World of Hyatt members. It is located in the lively city of Kathmandu, set in a valley surrounded by the beautifully scenic Himalayan mountains. Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal,
Top 5 street food delicacies you must try in India

Top 5 street food delicacies you must try in India

With the mouth-watering, delicious and endless varieties, one has to be amazed at the colourful Indian Street Food delicacies. The taste and variety of food in India varies from North to South and East to West. While street foods are appreciated for their unique flavours, they are also important in contributing to the nutritional status
Visit Cambodia now and see Angkor Wat like you've never seen it before

Visit Cambodia now and see Angkor Wat like you've never seen it before

Siem Reap, home to the remarkable Angkor Wat, is once again open to vaccinated international visitors, with no need to quarantine upon arrival. Since the Cambodian borders closed in March 2020 the ‘tourist tap’ has well and truly been turned off, but with impressive vaccination rates, overseas guests are now welcome back to the ‘Kingdom
7 beautiful ski chalets in Hakuba, Japan

7 beautiful ski chalets in Hakuba, Japan

“7”, but technically 9, Hakuba White Fox is one of the newer and larger property portfolios in the Hakuba Valley, exuding comfort, style an sophistication throughout their collection. Easily recognisable in their bold and unique architecture – contemporary meets cosy in these luxury Hakuba ski chalets. Aside from the design, the concierge team live full
Top 5 resorts that won't break the bank in the world's most amazing locations

Top 5 resorts that won't break the bank in the world's most amazing locations

Occasionally we all browse the internet to soak up some travel inspiration and dream about those amazing places which are still on our endless bucket list. Often these destinations are among the most sought after holiday spots in the world, resulting in increased prices and the need to book way ahead. And while most of