Catherine Heald

Leopards and Luxury at Suján Jawai

In the Indian state of Rajasthan, there is a luxury camp where exclusive guests can experience the wonder of northeast India's wildlife in comfort and peace....

Kurashiki: The Bruges of Japan

I am always looking for interesting new places in Japan - off the beaten track with relatively few tourists but lots of culture and plenty to do. The town of Kurashiki in Okayama Prefecture totally fit the bill....

Upper House: Hong Kong’s Uppermost Hotel

In general if I have a choice, I prefer ultra-luxe boutique hotels, which tend to have more personalized service than huge hotels - and in Hong Kong, that means Upper House...

Phuket Luxury Resorts: Our Super Six

In this blog post, we’ve stood Phuket’s top six luxury hotels up against one another, and compared them, so that you can discover which hotel best suits your personal needs....

How to Choose the Right Luxury Bali Hotel

Bali has over 3,000 hotels scattered all over the compact but diverse island of over 6 million people. There are many different regions of Bali, and figuring out which areas and hotels to choose is confusing at best. Here's our guide....

Trekking in the Everest Region in Nepal

It's obvious why Nepal is known as the roof of the world - it boasts 8 of the world's 10 highest mountains, including of course the daddy of them all, Mount Everest. ...

My Private Penguin Experience in the Desert in Dubai

I have recently petted the bellies of adult Bengal Tigers in Chiang Mai, bathed baby elephants in Chiang Rai and played with baby pandas in Chengdu. These were all incredible experiences, but I think my recent private penguin afternoon was the most incredible......

Catherine Heald

Catherine Heald is the Co-Founder and CEO of Remote Lands, an ultra-luxe private tour operator based in New York and Bangkok. Catherine's love affair with Asia took off when she jetted to Hong Kong in 1987 and ended up staying for 7 years. She has been traveling to the continent ever since.