Category: Asia

Top beach alternatives in Laos

Top beach alternatives in Laos

Laos is home to some of the most beautiful scenery in Southeast Asia, a seductively laid-back atmosphere and incredibly friendly people. It is also landlocked and, for many beach bunnies, this is a deal-breaker when choosing a holiday destination. But it would be a mistake to disregard Laos on this basis. There are huge number […]

The most exciting city in the world?

The most exciting city in the world?

In partnership with the Platinum Card® from American Express® Inspirational, intriguing cities are dotted all over the world offering visitors enriching experiences, brushing with fascinating eras of history, embracing different cultures and enjoying delicious culinary creations. I have been lucky enough to visit some of the world’s most iconic cities, as well as some lesser […]

10 picturesque places in Persia for practicing photography

10 picturesque places in Persia for practicing photography

Sanctions are slowly being lifted from Iran, and since 2015, it’s become easier to travel through this warm and welcoming land, its rich history and culture ripe for the picking. Autumn and Spring are the best times to go, as temperatures are mild and comfortable. In my two week visit I witnessed so much beauty, […]

Top 5 things to do in Luang Prabang, Laos

Top 5 things to do in Luang Prabang, Laos

In between Vietnam and Thailand, Laos is lesser-known and lesser-discovered, but no less interesting than its pair of famous neighbours. As a long thin country that also touches China to the north and Cambodia to the south, the landscape varies wildly; from thickly-forested areas to more tropical surrounds with plunging waterfalls and thousands of islands. […]

Villa Samudra view of beach

12 incredible beachfront villas in Bali

Everyone’s talking about Bali right now and no wonder – it was voted TripAdvisor’s number 1 destination for 2017 and, for sure, the never-ending coastline of sandy beaches is one of the reasons why. We’ve already explained why renting a villa in Bali is the most popular type of accommodation so now we’re going to […]

7 natural wonders you must see in Vietnam

7 natural wonders you must see in Vietnam

Southeast Asia has an incredible variety of destinations for nature tours, and Vietnam has received increasing amounts of recognition for its dreamlike landscape. This country has natural wonders that sneak up to you. Round a corner, and there it is — a gushing waterfall or a terraced rice field that you never expected. The following […]

5 luxury tourism operators in Siem Reap that love the environment

5 luxury tourism operators in Siem Reap that love the environment

We are all facing a huge problem worldwide and that is the amount of single use plastic that we continue to produce, consume and dispose of; without substantial change in our habits we will continue to poison the planet, destroy the oceans and damage our general health and well being. One of the highest number […]

Top 5 sustainable hotels around the world

Top 5 sustainable hotels around the world

Travel sees a plethora of trends which come and go, but one that’s firmly here to stay is sustainable tourism. More than ever before, travellers are seeking hotels that are fully conscious of their impact on their surroundings. From guest experiences that protect local wildlife and celebrate indigenous culture, to ‘green’ operations or fostering ties […]

24 hours in Kandy, Sri Lanka

24 hours in Kandy, Sri Lanka

Kandy is the hill country capital and gateway to the tea region of Sri Lanka. This former Kingdom is a colourful, bustling city of markets, temples, spice gardens, a picturesque lake and surrounded by scenic natural beauty – offering a range of cultural and dynamic experiences for all types of travellers. Located in the centre […]

Ladakh

5 of the world’s most outrageously underrated destinations

September is upon us, and 2017 has seemingly whizzed by in a flash… But looking back at our travels of this year, we’ve managed to fit it all in; from Nepal to the Cotswolds, Thailand to Bhutan and India to Indonesia, we’ve travelled throughout Asia and the British Isles in search of the finest experiences […]

Sumba Island

The 5 best destinations in Asia for a Summer holiday

The British summer time is often the best time of year to travel, particularly for those who are travelling with the family. But it is worth bearing in mind that there are only a handful of destinations in Asia that have good weather in August and September. Temperatures can soar to unbearable heights and the […]

Ananta Legian Hotel

Accommodation choices for your Bali holiday

A common question we’re frequently asked from travellers that are visiting Bali for the first time is whether to stay in a hotel or book a private villa. So if you’re in the midst of planning a holiday to Bali, it’s worth considering your options first before booking your accommodation. Here’s our quick rundown on […]

Villa 1880 Batu Belig

6 unique holiday villas in Bali that offer something extra special

Bali is home to an abundance of holiday accommodation in all shapes and sizes, with everything from budget hotels to 5 star hotels and resorts. The often popular accommodation choice, however, is to rent a luxury villa in an area best suited to your type of trip – and there’s plenty of villas in Bali, […]

5 great reasons to visit Siem Reap, Cambodia

5 great reasons to visit Siem Reap, Cambodia

As the gateway to the spectacular Angkor Wat, Siem Reap is Cambodia’s most popular tourist destination – but this bustling resort town has so much more to offer than just this ancient palace. With a thriving culinary scene that includes both traditional Khmer food and modern, stylish restaurants, luxurious hotels and buzzing nightlife, you can […]

Khiva - view of Ichan Kala

7 great reasons to travel to Uzbekistan

Why would anyone want to visit a landlocked country in the middle of the Central Asian desert? Uzbekistan answers this question many times over; against a backdrop of piercing blue skies its stunning architecture will amaze, fabulous shopping and cultural opportunities will excite and your hosts will be some of the most welcoming people you […]

5 of the quirkiest hotels in the world

5 of the quirkiest hotels in the world

These properties will make you rethink how you view hotels. They are cool, they are quirky, that have broken the mould. Stay at one of these amazing places and you’ll have dinner party conversation sorted for years to come… Benesse House, Naoshima, Japan Restaurants with rooms are de rigueur these days. For something a bit […]

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