Category: Asia

3 new Tibetan experiences come to the Himalayas

3 new Tibetan experiences come to the Himalayas

Award-winning destination spa, Ananda in the Himalayas, has added three new Tibetan experiences to its extensive spa menu. According to ancient Tibetan texts, the human body is based on five cosmic elements: earth, water, fire, air and space. These elements need to be in harmony for good health to flourish. After significant research in the […]

New hotel opens in Bali

New hotel opens in Bali

Archipelago International‘s newest up market hotel brand, Alana, launches this month with the opening of its flagship property in Bali. The Alana Vasanti – Seminyak sits in the heart of Petitenget in South Bali in the direct vicinity of Bali’s most popular restaurants and club locale whilst enjoying a serene setting enclosed by emerald green […]

11 new additions to Small Luxury Hotels of the World

11 new additions to Small Luxury Hotels of the World

From chic city hotels to secluded wilderness lodges, Small Luxury Hotels of the World™ (SLH) has an unrivalled portfolio of some of the world’s finest independent hotels. An expert team from the luxury hotel brand has been searching the world over and seeking out the best-kept secrets in luxury accommodation, and so far this year […]

24 hours in Bangkok

24 hours in Bangkok

Bangkok, the capital city of Thailand offers a myriad of experiences and activities. Explore the vibrant streets of Bangkok with its colorful displays of trinkets and streetfood amidst towering malls and accommodation. Try one of the many spa treatments and massage therapies that this country is famous for or indulge in some of the best […]

Million dollar views: 6 of the world's best city hotel views

Million dollar views: 6 of the world’s best city hotel views

There are many reasons to pay “over the top” for a hotel. Some pay for the service, some for the brand name associated with it, some for the dining options at hand, while others to be a part of history in iconic hotels. But there are a select few who are willing to shell out […]

3 must-see events in Macau this Spring

3 must-see events in Macau this Spring

With almost 30 million visitors a year and a unique Portuguese-Chinese heritage, Macau has put itself firmly on the map as one of the most exciting destinations in the Far East. This year will be no exception with a series of significant anniversaries and events shining the spotlight on this Special Administrative Region of China […]

Baros Maldives goes gourmet

Baros Maldives goes gourmet

Baros Maldives, the award winning, private boutique luxury resort in the Indian Ocean, has introduced a new gourmet menu in its all-day dining lagoon-view a la carte restaurant, Lime. This has been created by the recently appointed Executive Chef, Gabriël le Roux, and includes tropical versions of traditional favourites. The Lime Restaurant, open to all […]

The world's best islands

The world’s best islands

Remember National Geographic’s top 10 islands to visit last October? It caused quite a stir as there were some that made the list that you perhaps wouldn’t expect. Now Tripadvisor has produced a similar top 10 islands list, and interestingly not a single island makes both lists! I’m not sure what this tells us – […]

Cruising the Yangtze River in luxury

Cruising the Yangtze River in luxury

Yangtze River cruise company, President Cruises, is launching two new luxury ships next month. The President VII and President VIII will be the newest 5-star ships to cruise China’s Three Gorges between Yichang and Chongqing. While the route and shore excursions will be similar to other cruise lines, the ships will be a notch above […]

Shiok in Sinagpore

Shiok in Sinagpore

The following video, put together by Your Singapore (Singapore Tourism) runs through a series of fun travel activities that you can enjoy on a visit to Singapore. “Shiok” – pronounced “shee-oke” – is a Singaporean expression denoting extreme pleasure or the highest quality. Experiences included in the video show everything from skydiving in iFly Singapore‘s […]

5 of the best luxury trips for young couples and groups

5 of the best luxury trips for young couples and groups

Although there are an abundance of luxury resorts for both couples and groups around the world, it can sometimes be difficult to find locations which will also offer culture, and plenty of activities.  Below are the top five trips for young couples and groups looking for something out of the ordinary, but in luxurious surroundings. […]

The top 5 places to visit when on a vacation to China

The top 5 places to visit when on a vacation to China

China happens to be a very popular destination for travel nowadays, which is why so many travel agencies are now promoting vacations to China like never before. It really isn’t any wonder why so many people from the West are now interested to find out what the Orient has to offer in every aspect of […]

The top 5 luxury experiences in Rajasthan, India

The top 5 luxury experiences in Rajasthan, India

Rajasthan is known as the Land of Kings, sprinkled with intricate palaces, ancient forts and a vibrant culture. From the golden sand dunes of the Thar Desert, to the royal Bengal tigers of Ranthambhore, Rajasthan is as vibrant and varied as its heritage and culture. During the era of Maharajas and Maharanis, Rajasthan was never able […]

Japan's cherry blossoms captured on Google Street View

Japan’s cherry blossoms captured on Google Street View

Japan’s Springtime cherry blossom season, or Sakura as it is known, is world famous.  And it’s just become even more famous thanks to Google Street View. In Japan, the cherry blossom has arrived early this year, but Google were still quick off the mark and have covered 50 of these iconic cherry blossom landscapes,  including the […]

Photograph of the week: Dinner by Design on Mai Khao Beach, Phuket

Photograph of the week: Dinner by Design on Mai Khao Beach, Phuket

This image was taken on a photo shoot for the Anantara Vacation Club in Phuket Mai Khao, without knowing that they had set up their “Dining by Design” for a couple staying at the resort. Having missed the second sunset as it was raining, the photographer was eager to get on the beach for a […]

Interview with Ana Silva O'Reilly of mrsoaroundtheworld.com

Interview with Ana Silva O’Reilly of mrsoaroundtheworld.com

With a degree in Business Studies and a Henley Business School MBA, Ana Silva O’Reilly developed her career in strategic marketing management as Marketing Director for Portugal, Spain and Turkey with global commercial real estate consultant Cushman & Wakefield. She is also a New York University alumni (NYU), having graduated from its Social Media Strategy […]