Top Tips

  • The Best Wellness Holidays of 2018

    Okay, we are now two weeks into this lovely new year of 2018, and I would love to know just how many people have managed to successfully keep all those resolutions that were so earnestly made (whilst probably pie-eyed) in the festive season. Because let’s be honest in the coldest, darkest, dreariest month of the […] Read more…

  • 6 Facts You Didn’t Know About Vietnam

    The longer you stay in Vietnam, the more there is to be understood. Because although you may become familiar with its stacked rice paddies, delicious foods and its lantern-lit cities, there’s a lot you may not know about the nuances of the people who inhabit this magical country. Here are six facts about Vietnamese culture…as […] Read more…

Travel Guides

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    Climbing Mount Kinabalu

    Nearly twenty years ago, I read an account of climbing Borneo’s Mount Kinabalu and although I can’t recall where I read it, I do know that it fueled a burning desire to follow in the author’s footsteps. I’ve never been entirely sure why as I didn’t exactly enjoy hiking at that point in my life. […] Read more…

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    A guide to Pai, Thailand

    Thailand’s mystical North has always been a magnet for tourists: the landscape is lush and green, one can wander through jungles and cross hills, meet rural villagers and encounter elephants. It is often said that the authentic Thailand can be found far north of Bangkok. Visitors rarely travel anywhere further than Chiang Mai and Chiang […] Read more…

Reviews

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    Villa Samadhi – Kuala Lumpur’s Best Boutique Hotel

    Kuala Lumpur is one of my favorite cities in Asia but unlike Bangkok, it’s a bit lacking in the world of fabulous boutique hotels. After staying in huge high rises and backpacker-filled guesthouses, I’d begun to despair of finding a single one worth recommending. So on a recent trip through KL, I reached out to […] Read more…

  • What’s the best hotel on Gaya Island?

    For many visitors to Borneo, a few nights on Gaya Island is the ideal end to the trip. A short boat ride from Kota Kinabalu, the island is covered in rainforest and surrounded by coral reefs and clear water. Walking trails, beaches, snorkeling, and some of the best resorts in Borneo: it’s a lovely place to […] Read more…