Lantern Festival Taiwan 4

Lantern Festival Taiwan: Light Up the Sky

Centuries of culture, winding coastal roads, sweeping forests and world-class cocktails – these are just a handful of reasons to visit the elegant and sometimes childish grace of Taiwan. There is something about the ‘other China’ that makes you want to crack a smile, to run barefoot in the grass…


Travel in Asia What to do

Traveling Asia: What to Do

What to when traveling Asia is a huge question, as so many fascinating and intriguing locations await the intrepid traveler. Traveling Asia in luxury is a true delight, for the temples, floating markets and sumptuous shopping malls of Bangkok to the exquisite prosperity and flourishing nightlife of…


Mongolia Travel 4

Mongolia Travel: Find your Spirit Guide

On our Mongolia travel through the vastness of the isolated plains hiding the hidden bones of dinosaurs we get prepared to be amazed. The scorched faced young children riding wild horses bareback, the mountains silhouetted against a gleaming sky, the Ger huts with their single wisp of smoke rising…


Things to do in Langkawi: Top Five

Langkawi, or Langkawi Jewel of Kedah as it is officially known, was my first taste of the exotic East and luxury travel. It is an archipelago in the Andaman Sea off the coast of mainland Malaysia. It consists of approximately 104 islands. However, only two of these islands are inhabited: Pulau Tuba…


Ananda SPA India

Ananda SPA, India: Bliss in the Himalayas - Pt 1

An uneventful flight, on a glorious June morning, took us to the cutesy Jolly Grant Airport, the nearest one to the destination spa we were headed to. Greeted by a chauffeur clad in pristine white with a vibrant red turban, we boarded the car which was to take us to our destination. After a good 40…


Private Island Retreat: Pangkor Laut

Imagine the warm breeze rushing through your hair and the waves lapping either side of you as you arrive via speedboat at your private island retreat. This heaven-like vision becomes a reality when you stay at the Pangkor Laut Resort - one of the leading hotels of the world. Located in the Strait…


Ski Resorts Japan Top 3

Ski Resorts Japan: Top 3 Luxury Spots

For those living just west of the International Date Line, you already know. Japan is one of the hottest ski destinations around. Though its mountains may not receive as much widespread acclaim as their European and American counterparts, that in many ways works to their advantage. This island…


Taiwan's Nature East Coast

Taiwan's Nature: The Untouched East Coast

There is no denying that when travelers head to Taiwan for long weekend getaways, they are easily seduced by the bright lights and vibrant atmosphere that the capital city of Taipei has to offer. With its modern skyscrapers, leading hotels of the world, palatial malls, cultural night markets and…


Top 3 Luxury Hotels in Tokyo

Luxury Hotels In Tokyo: 3 Great Options

When I touched down at Narita International Airport, I was anxious to experience some of the best Luxury Hotels in Tokyo. I was pretty much the first one to reach the baggage carousel. Hours spent on the plane psyching myself out for my adventure travel had me watching too many bad movies and…


Holy Mount Kailash in Tibet

Climb the Holy Mount Kailash in Tibet

Stepping into Tibet is never short of a purely humbling experience, bright prayer flags are strung up in every village, the locals beam from beneath their layers of clothes and strange looking yaks wander through remote plains flanked by snowcapped mountains. Tibet is raw, pure and far from the…


Japanese Tea Ceremony in Kyoto

Take Part in a Japanese Tea Ceremony in Kyoto

Shanghai may have the lights and Tokyo may have the fast growing fever but you will be hard pressed to find something as reserved and pretty as Kyoto. Under the sweet breath of the cherry blossom this well preserved city has thrived, you can still glimpse echoes of the traditional way of life with…


Explore tea trails Sri Lanka

Pick Tea in Sri Lanka

Waking early in the velvet depths of Sri Lanka’s countryside you will see the first drizzle of morning soak the tea plantations in a flush of fertile green. Somewhere in the distance a lake shimmers and collects sunlight and the warm air loses the cool of night and starts to grow balmy. Sri Lanka,…


Shikoku Island in Japan

Glimpse the 88 Temples on Shikoku Island in Japan

Far from the glitz and neon splashed glamor of Japan's bigger cities you can cross the waters and find the dreamy blossoming landscape of Shikoku Island. This is a place where fishermen cast their nets, where silence sparkles and where no less than 88 temples stand strewn along the pilgrims’……


Celebrate the Holi Festival in India

Throw Color at the Holi Festival in India

Burnt spices, blood red paprika, golden stained saffron and silks of silver and blue – as soon as you set foot in India you will be blown away by the orgasmic shades of sheer color. Those who touch down during the Holi festival are in for a truly vibrant and vivacious treat as they enter a world of…


Hanging Temple of Tigers Nest in Bhutan

Trek to the Hanging Temple of Tiger’s Nest in Bhutan

The kingdom in the clouds is one of the most spectacular and humbling sights you could wish to see. For years the photographs have been unfolding in the pages of the National Geographic and gracing every travel blog, images of the golden topped Buddhist monastery clinging precariously to the cliff…


Taipei Tourism Top 10 Attractions

Taipei Tourism: The City’s Top 10 Attractions

1. Taipei 101 Towering 101 floors above ground and standing at 509 meters from top to toe, Taipei 101 was the tallest building in the world for 6 years before it was surpassed by Dubai’s Burj Khalifa in 2010. Built to withstand the country’s constant onslaught of typhoons and earthquakes, Taipei…


Top 7 Global Food Markets

Gourmet vacations are a rapidly growing travel and leisure trend and it’s not just top restaurants that holidaymakers are seeking out – food markets are increasingly popular places to go as foodies seek to satisfy their taste buds as well as their desire for travel. Here we look at 7 of the world’s…


La Vita è Bella in Delhi with Artusi Ristorante

Nestled between the fertile mountains and the deep shimmering blue sea it’s no wonder the earthly beauty of  Emilia Romagna boasts one of the world’s best open air pantries. The colorful hinterlands, the cool spring waters and the soft sea breeze roll in to the charming towns where you can find a…


Papua New Guinea Adventure Travel

Papua New Guinea - Off the Track Adventure Travel

Still considered a rare spot on this earth untouched by outside forces, Papua New Guinea is the last off the beaten track destination. There is something wild, untamed and shrouded in voodoo magic about the shores of Papua New Guinea, where the painted faces of the Kunga Warriors leer through the…


Phuket - Top 5 Things To Do

Phuket is a well-known travel destination for all kinds of holidays, from those excited by adventure travel to those used to indulging in luxury escapes. This piece of Thailand truly has something to offer everyone. After a busy time in the bustling city of Bangkok, I found my days in Phuket to be…