luxury villas

Luxury Villas – Tips to Make the Most of your Holiday

When I think about going on holidays with friends some of my best memories happens to involve luxury villas and sharing it with them. Don’t get me wrong I’m rather partial to a luxury hotel or three, but if there’s a few of you travelling together not only can it make more financial sense toRead More

Arriving at the Shangri-La Singapore always feels special, image courtesy Shangri-La hotels

Staying in the Shangri-La Hotel Singapore’s new Tower Wing

When you’re an Australian heading off on a long haul trip you can go one of two ways. There’s the ‘let’s knock this over in one 24 hour or more marathon’ approach, which has been my usual style over the years, and the ‘let’s break these crazy flights up with a short stopover’ concept whichRead More

Butterfly Garden, Changi Airport

Changi Airport Singapore: Ten Top Things to Do

Of all of the “I love Changi airport” stories I’ve heard in the past week my favourite comes from my friend Gary. Despite the fact that he lives in Singapore, he confessed “I love Changi so much I checked into the Crowne Plaza when I landed once because I didn’t want to leave the airport.”Read More

Coffee culture in Vietnam, image courtesy Hoi An Now

Bean Me Up: Discovering Coffee Culture in Vietnam

… This is a guest post by Mike Zacks from Hoi An Now … With all the motorbike and bicycle tours available in Vietnam, you’ll want to find some way to relax afterwards. This is where coffee comes into play – something that the Vietnamese are rightly famous for. “That was the best coffee we’veRead More

Road leading to one of Phu Quoc’s beaches. image courtesy Motormanner

An Epic Vietnamese Motorcycle Road Trip

… This is a guest post by Laura Knight of Motormanner … Vietnam is a mix of old and new (as is much of Southeast Asia these days). You can travel to almost any part of the country, even random, ramshackle garages that sell petrol out of water bottles, and find perfect, high speed Wi-Fi.Read More

Sunset over the pool at Centara Ceysands Resort, Bentota, Sri Lanka

A Sri Lanka Stay at Centara Ceysands Resort and Spa

As I step out of the airport and into Sri Lankan air for the first time I have one of those moments. One where I realize I’ve never smelt the air in this part of the world before and that I am breathing in a new country. The air is warm and thick, and consideringRead More

When skiing the right travel insurance is a must

Off Piste Travel Insurance Tips for the Japan Ski Season

As someone who would never whip out her passport without knowing her travel insurance is all in order I am aghast when someone tells me they are travelling without it. To me it’s not just about what would happen if my valuables were stolen or about replacing lost luggage, although it sure would be handyRead More

Lobby Centara Watergate Pavillion Bangkok

Shopping Bangkok’s Pratunam and Sleeping in Centara Watergate Pavillion

When the woman in the first clothing stall seemed overly excited about me trying on a shirt I didn’t get it. “You can try!” she kept telling me with a big smile, and I smiled right back, telling her I was just looking for now but thank you, all the while thinking “well, of courseRead More

Changi Village Hotel Pool

The Best Hotels Close to Changi Airport, Singapore

I’d just had the most incredible plane experience of my life and was getting ready to head to the gate for the second leg of heaven in Singapore Airlines Suites when it happened. Our flight was delayed. Until the morning. It was now around 1am and I couldn’t believe I was facing a night inRead More

Burmese cat in Burmese cat village, Inle Lake, Myanmar

Visiting the Burmese Cat Village at Inle Lake, Myanmar

Sometimes you assume something about the place you’re going to which turns out not to be true. Travelling to Myanmar for the first time I thought that I would see lots of Burmese cats sunning themselves on windowsills or watching the world go by from their various clever cat vantage points. After all, this isRead More