• 14

    Feb

    Bhutan Insight; Meeting Bhutan’s people and place

    As part of my runner-up prize for Country Holiday Travel’s inaugural Journey Weaver 2016 competition, I went on an all sponsored trip to the Kingdom of Bhutan during the month of December 2016. I joined in the competition to learn more about the exciting tourism industry and participated first hand in creating and selling a themed itinerary, ending my Journey Weaver experience with a trip to Bhutan was the cherry on top of the cake.
  • 02

    Nov

    African Safari- 10 Photo Tips

    The number five trip of a lifetime, according to Virtuoso’s 2016 Travel Dreams survey: Photographing the big five on an African safari. Be it a herd of elephants at a watering hole or a leap of leopards sprinting across the plain, witnessing these creatures up close is an incredible experience – we don’t blame you for wanting to return home from safari with a few frameworthy photographs.
  • 16

    Sep

    Northern Vietnam Charms – Mai Châu

    Vietnam is famed for its diverse local cuisine and its gorgeous scenery, among many other things. In May 2016, even US President Barack Obama made a trip to a local bun cha (grilled meat) restaurant in Hanoi to sample one of Vietnam’s delicious local cuisine.
  • 29

    Jul

    96 Hours of Pure Paradise

    Newly minted as the World’s Number 1 hotel by Travel & Leisure magazine, set on the remote island of Sumba, Indonesia, Nihiwatu is an isolated paradise filled with wild adventure and experiences which promises to take you “on the edge of wildness”.
  • 22

    Jun

    How To Dress For The Nordic Winter

    You are going on a trip to the Nordic countries. You have the itinerary all planned out, the transportation and accommodation covered. The last question which is all essential and cannot be neglected is “how do I dress for the Nordic winter?” 
  • 19

    May

    Six Things You Must Do In Sri Lanka

    The best names in uber-luxe hospitality are racing to open in the country as it opens up after a 27-year civil war. But a luxurious stay amidst lush greenery while being spoiled with delectable cuisine and white glove service is not all a holiday in Sri Lanka offers.
  • 03

    May

    To-do List in Siena

    The salmon-coloured city of Siena figures largely on most tourists’ to-go lists while in Tuscany. The history-laden centre of Siena city can be easily covered on foot within 40 mins from one end to the other.
  • 10

    Dec

    5 Places to Visit Sooner Rather Than Later

    For better or worse, change is a constant. When we travel we not only visit a place on the map, we visit it at a particular time, and the experience will be different each time. For many places the difference will be subtle - it would be hard to separate “Florence 2005” from “Florence 2015” - but for other places it may be huge.
  • 26

    Nov

    Eat Your Way from North to South Vietnam

    Even in the ubiquitous Phở which can be found from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh, there are subtle differences in presentation and tastes in different regions. The easiest way to appreciate the nuances of Vietnamese cooking is to eat your way through the country.
  • 12

    Nov

    Petite Provence

    Go to the heart of Provence for the fine wines, fresh produce and historical highlights that define the southeast of France. The name Provence conjures diverse imageries of lavender fields, wheat-coloured hilltop villages of the Luberon Valley, the historical towns of Avignon and L’isle-sur-de-la-Sorgue; the tranquil Aix-en-Provence landscapes depicted in Cezanne’s paintings and the endless stretches of marshy beaches in wild Carmargue.
  • 12

    Nov

    Top Things to do in New Zealand- Must-dos and Where to do them

    Let’s just get this clear right away - jumping off a bridge with rubber bands tied to your ankles is not a must-do in New Zealand.  I’ve never understood, but have always been impressed, by how AJ Hackett’s marketing machine managed to put bungy jumping on so many lists.  
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As part of my runner-up prize for Country Holiday Travel’s inaugural Journey Weaver 2016 competition, I went on an all sponsored trip to the Kingdom of Bhutan during the month of December 2016. I joined in the competition to learn more about the exciting tourism industry and participated first hand in creating and selling a themed itinerary, ending my Journey Weaver experience with a trip to Bhutan was the cherry on top of the cake.

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The number five trip of a lifetime, according to Virtuoso’s 2016 Travel Dreams survey: Photographing the big five on an African safari. Be it a herd of elephants at a watering hole or a leap of leopards sprinting across the plain, witnessing these creatures up close is an incredible experience – we don’t blame you for wanting to return home from safari with a few frameworthy photographs.

Read More

Vietnam is famed for its diverse local cuisine and its gorgeous scenery, among many other things. In May 2016, even US President Barack Obama made a trip to a local bun cha (grilled meat) restaurant in Hanoi to sample one of Vietnam’s delicious local cuisine.

Read More

Newly minted as the World’s Number 1 hotel by Travel & Leisure magazine, set on the remote island of Sumba, Indonesia, Nihiwatu is an isolated paradise filled with wild adventure and experiences which promises to take you “on the edge of wildness”.

Read More

You are going on a trip to the Nordic countries. You have the itinerary all planned out, the transportation and accommodation covered. The last question which is all essential and cannot be neglected is “how do I dress for the Nordic winter?” 

Read More

The best names in uber-luxe hospitality are racing to open in the country as it opens up after a 27-year civil war. But a luxurious stay amidst lush greenery while being spoiled with delectable cuisine and white glove service is not all a holiday in Sri Lanka offers.

Read More

The salmon-coloured city of Siena figures largely on most tourists’ to-go lists while in Tuscany. The history-laden centre of Siena city can be easily covered on foot within 40 mins from one end to the other.

Read More

For better or worse, change is a constant. When we travel we not only visit a place on the map, we visit it at a particular time, and the experience will be different each time. For many places the difference will be subtle - it would be hard to separate “Florence 2005” from “Florence 2015” - but for other places it may be huge.

Read More

Even in the ubiquitous Phở which can be found from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh, there are subtle differences in presentation and tastes in different regions. The easiest way to appreciate the nuances of Vietnamese cooking is to eat your way through the country.

Read More

Go to the heart of Provence for the fine wines, fresh produce and historical highlights that define the southeast of France.

The name Provence conjures diverse imageries of lavender fields, wheat-coloured hilltop villages of the Luberon Valley, the historical towns of Avignon and L’isle-sur-de-la-Sorgue; the tranquil Aix-en-Provence landscapes depicted in Cezanne’s paintings and the endless stretches of marshy beaches in wild Carmargue.

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