Remote Lands

It’s not too late for a fantastic festive getaway

It’s not too late for a fantastic festive getaway

The Festive Season is only seven weeks away but there is still availability at some fabulous hotels and resorts from late December to early January. This is the perfect time to visit South East Asia and the South Coast of Sri Lanka, so we contacted our favourite hotels to see where there were still opportunities […]

Mysteries and Misunderstandings about Mergui

Mysteries and Misunderstandings about Mergui

In Myanmar’s remote south lies a group of around 800 tropical islands. Here, the warm ocean waters, which flow onwards to Thailand’s famous Andaman destinations – Similan, Phuket, Koh Phi Phi and so on – are home to white sandy beaches and colorful underwater marine life. The Mergui Archipelago is only sparsely populated, and mostly […]

Beyond Niseko: Japan’s Secret Ski Resorts

Beyond Niseko: Japan’s Secret Ski Resorts

Japan has been steadily gathering attention as a go-to ski destination for snow-lovers, and top on the list for most aficionados is Niseko. On Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido, this powder paradise is hugely popular among skiers and snowboarders of all abilities, thanks to its great range of runs for beginners and professionals, plus excellent […]

Why Bali Makes The Perfect Family Biking Destination

Why Bali Makes The Perfect Family Biking Destination

Beyond the beaches and swanky resorts, the Indonesian island of Bali is a haven of nature and culture, and offers plenty in the way of adventure and discovery. For the intrepid family looking for a vacation that will take them off the beaten track, the bike paths of Bali beckon. A cycling holiday has plenty […]

Mind, Body and Soul Meet in Thailand

Mind, Body and Soul Meet in Thailand

Thailand has long maintained a contradictory allure in the minds of different travelers. While it offers wild nights of hedonism, it is also imbued with a long history and ingrained culture of wellness and peace – home to myriad Buddhist temples and a world-famous tradition of massage. Perhaps it’s that very dualism that has informed […]

Five Unique Honeymoon Experiences In The Maldives

Five Unique Honeymoon Experiences In The Maldives

As the world opens up and newlyweds look for ever-more exciting or alternative honeymoons – experiences like volunteering, cruises and safaris – the Maldives still maintains its position as the planet’s number one destination for couples looking for uninterrupted natural beauty, romance and relaxation. Here we take a look at why and how the magic […]

“Tastes Like Home” – The Comfort Foods of Asia

“Tastes Like Home” – The Comfort Foods of Asia

It’s an individual choice – that dish you crave when you’ve been away from home for too long. Or the food you hanker after when you’ve had a long day, or when the weather turns colder. Comfort food, the cuisine nearest and dearest to our hearts, varies from nation to nation and even city to […]

A Luxurious Comeback for Sri Lanka

A Luxurious Comeback for Sri Lanka

The tiny island of Sri Lanka has endured a lot, both in the past and in recent memory. Torn apart by civil war and a devastating tsunami, this strong and determined little country has fought its way through the hard times and come out on the other side not only with its beauty and culture […]

Chinese Food: The Need-to-Knows

Chinese Food: The Need-to-Knows

So, you think you know Chinese food? The ubiquitous cuisine we in the west consider to be Chinese accounts for only a tiny percentage of the vast array of dishes represented by this huge country’s many regions. In truth, the tastes, flavors, textures and recipes vary as widely and broadly as the dialects, cultures and […]