Archive of ‘Destinations’ category

The Best Hotels in Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)

Home to the iconic U-Bein Bridge, incredible temples, and the gateway to the north-eastern Shan state, there are plenty of reasons to visit Mandalay. And as Myanmar has opened up to tourism in recent years, there are now plenty of options to choose from when it comes to picking the perfect hotel. During my time […] Read more…

I’m off to Myanmar!

So firstly, I would like to apologise for the radio silence. The summer has been a busy, hectic, running-around kind of summer that left me little time for ramblings on all that is luxurious and splendid in Asia. But now I am back. And what’s more – I’m back with a vengeance! For tucked away […] Read more…

The Best Bits of Bali

My lovely colleague Barbara has just returned from a trip to Bali, where she spent the best part of a month researching the hotels, activities and hidden gems of this beautiful country so she can help others plan their holidays. Tough job, huh? Anyway, today I have asked her a few questions about Bali and I […] Read more…

A Luxury Mekong Cruise: The Mekong Aqua

Has anybody else been watching Sue Perkins’ jaunt up the Mekong River on the BBC? It is making me incredibly nostalgic – I was only there last year but already I am talking about it like it was something I did when I had knobbly knees and milk teeth. Actually I do still have knobbly knees, […] Read more…

How to Pick the Best Halong Bay Cruise

With huge towering islets piercing through disarmingly tranquil waters, most people agree that Halong Bay is a highlight of any trip to Vietnam. But with hundreds of boats jostling for your dollars and promising you a trip of a lifetime it is becoming harder and harder to pick the right boat and know where to start. Many of the top-end […] Read more…

Top 10 Pictures of Cambodia

For months I have been trying to get the Cambodia side of my travel agency website perfect… there’s so much that goes on behind the scenes. Finding pictures, re-sizing pictures, writing, deleting, writing, deleting. The list goes on. But one of the hardest challenges is finding the right pictures to use. While I have a […] Read more…

The Perfect Cambodia Luxury Holiday Itinerary

If you are in search of some inspiration for the perfect Cambodia luxury holiday itinerary then look no further… because I have tried, tested and got the t-shirt champagne in my face. That’s a long story actually, and maybe best saved for another day. Anyway, for me to travel in luxury also means to travel slowly. […] Read more…

The Best Honeymoon Dinner Spot… Ever

Just imagine the situation. You’ve said the vows, you’ve got the big, white dress to prove it (hopefully without a red wine stain) and you’re finally on the honeymoon. Everything’s going well – great in fact (you’re in Vietnam – so not much to complain about there), when suddenly Mr New-Husband leads you to not […] Read more…

The 5 Best Rooftop Bars in Saigon

There’s nothing quite like watching the world go by… with a birds-eye view and a stiff gin and tonic in hand. Especially when you are in a city like Saigon where the streets are motorbike clogged and just crossing the road can lead to increased blood pressure. Once, I attempted to walk down Bu Vien (the […] Read more…

Private Island Getaway: Song Saa, Cambodia

Who doesn’t love the idea of a private island? It is always seems to be at the top of the list when one is rhetorically asked, ‘What would you do if you won the lottery’ – answers vary from visiting a private island to buying an island of your own – or even snogging Ryan […] Read more…

Flights from Cabodia to Phu Quoc to be launched

Really, I should have called this blog “Flights to Paradise from Cambodia to be launched”, or perhaps “Great beach destination for Cambodian holidays”… but even that doesn’t convey the excitement of the latest news released by Vietnam Airlines. Or perhaps I need to get out more. Since launching Cambodian holidays for my travel company Fleewinter, I […] Read more…

5 Best Boutique Hotels in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Earlier this year I was cycling down a dusty side-street in Siem Reap, trying desperately to find a boutique hotel, which was tucked a little further out of town. I has already been caught in a small downpour once; my legs were speckled with dust and dirt, my hair was stuck to my face and children […] Read more…

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