Asia

Destinations

Luang Prabang, Laos. Image: iStock/davidionut

Seven alternative destinations to explore in Southeast Asia

There’s no denying the draw of Southeast Asia’s most popular destinations. After all, everyone knows Bangkok for shopping, Bali for beaches, and Bagan for temple-hopping. But for some of us, taking […]

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Hotels

Image courtesy of Arctic Fox Igloos

The most unique and unusual hotels around the world

If you’ve always dreamed of falling asleep in an Arctic glass igloo, reliving your childhood in a tropical treehouse or cosying up in a room hewn entirely out of ice, […]

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Destinations

Istanbul at sunset. Photo: iStock/ xavierarnau

12 must-visit cities in the Middle East

An enchanting cultural crossroads between East and West, the Middle East offers a layered mix of modern metropolises, complex ancient gems and archaeological sites, and some of the world’s most […]

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Culture, Destinations

Aerial view of Tea fields in China

11 amazing things to do in Sri Lanka

Located just off the southern coast of India, the teardrop-shaped island of Sri Lanka is festooned with diversity. This balmy paradise boasts myriad charms, encompassing everything from ancient UNESCO World Heritage […]

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Destinations

Madeira, Portugal. Image: iStock/aqualuso

Eight epic destinations for last-minute winter sun

Open fires, hot chocolate and snowy walks paint a pretty picture, but let’s face it: sometimes, a sun-soaked change of scene is the only pick-me-up we really need during the cold […]

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Destinations, Hotels

Bisate Lodge, Wilderness Safari, Rwanda

12 hot hotel openings for 2018

This year, a new crop of ahead-of-the-curve hotels are pushing boundaries and setting new standards in experiential travel. From a game-changing wildlife sanctuary perched above a Cambodian river valley to […]

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Culture, Destinations

Shinjuku in Tokyo, Japan. Image: iStock/Mustang_79

Eight unique ways to celebrate Christmas around the world

When a traditionally white Christmas with all the usual trimmings won’t quite cut it (or, should we say, carve it), remember that a world of refreshing customs and celebrations beg to […]

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Hotels

Image: Vivanta by Taj - Coral Reef, Maldives

Hotel review: Vivanta by Taj – Coral Reef, Maldives

“You just missed the octopus”, we’re told as we’re helped off the speedboat and plucked away from a team of six or seven immaculately uniformed Taj staff there to welcome us. […]

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Destinations

Squaw Valley, California, USA. Image: iStock

Nine unexpected ski destinations around the world

From Morocco’s scorching landscape to a Spanish resort near the coast, your staple summer hotspots sometimes make quite the unique, unexpected and underrated winter destination. Whether it’s thrilling runs or family-friendly […]

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Destinations

Ko Tao. Image: iStock

Six of the best beaches in Thailand

From the surreal shores of Ko Samui to a paradisal island turned film set in the Phi Phi archipelago, dazzling emerald waters and sun-warmed sands aren’t hard to find across Thailand – […]

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