Archive of ‘Destinations’ category

Closing Boracay and Maya Bay is a Good Thing

Boracay and Maya Bay are closing. And we think that’s great news. If you aren’t familiar with these two islands and their closure, here’s the lowdown. Warning: this isn’t our usual light-hearted, inspirational piece but we think it’s important to recognize that tourism can cause harm and to acknowledge efforts to improve and preserve areas […] Read more…

Climbing Mount Kinabalu

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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…

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…

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…

Ethically sound wildlife encounters in Asia

Are you also one of these people for whom a holiday is not complete without a native wildlife encounter? We are too! Are you also worried that you might step into a tourist trap and pay money for an experience where animals are being exploited and taken out of their natural habitat only to please […] Read more…

Luxury in Borneo: Hibiscus Villa

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This is a post by Marbree, a member of the Luxury Travel in Asia team. Despite being pictured here in Namibia, she spends most of her time in Asia. Marbree just finished a research trip in Borneo looking for all the best places to stay and things to do. Expect more from her in the months […] Read more…

The Place to be on Koh Tao

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It’s Eva again, Fleewinter‘s Thailand Specialist. I have recently been on another trip around Thailand (it really is a destination that never gets boring), and my husband and I did a bit of island hopping in the Gulf of Thailand. We firstly went to Koh Samui (in case you have missed my review of the […] Read more…

A long weekend in Hua Hin, Thailand

Hi, it’s Eva again, Fleewinter’s Thailand Travel Specialist. Whenever I see a long weekend coming up, I am trying to go somewhere new in Thailand so I can combine work with pleasure, relax at the beach and at the same time check out new hotels and experiences for my lovely clients. Last weekend I have […] Read more…

The Eastern & Oriental Express from Singapore to Bangkok

This is a guest post by the lovely Eva (pictures here on board of the Eastern & Oriental Express) who works with me at Fleewinter (a boutique London tour operator that offers Asia holidays). She has written this fabulous review about her train ride from Singapore to Bangkok on the luxurious Eastern & Oriental Express… enjoy! […] Read more…

The best boutique hotels in Bangkok

This is a guest post by the lovely Eva (feeling very Chinese while staying at Shanghai Mansion – see below) who works with me at Fleewinter (a boutique London tour operator that offers Asia holidays). She has written this excellent guide about the best boutique hotels in Bangkok… well worth a read!   As almost all travelers […] Read more…

11 Best Honeymoon Packages in Asia

Can we let you in on a secret? The honeymoon is the best part of wedding planning. Dreaming of idling away the days with your beloved in a beautiful place; creating a Pinterest board full of beaches, luxurious bungalows, and one-of-a-kind experiences; knowing that this is the time to splurge on the best holiday imaginable. Looking […] Read more…

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