Asia

Maldives Image: LUX* South Ari Atoll

The Maldives is reopening: what to know and where to go

The Maldives is reopening to international tourists on 15 July. Here’s everything you need to know plus a round-up of our favourite accommodation options.

The Opium Spa, The Siam Hotel, luxury spas in Bangkok

Tried & Tested: Is this the best spa in Bangkok?

This spa, and hotel, consistently rate as being among the best in Bangkok, and you won’t find any argument from this writer.

Vietnam coronavirus success

How Vietnam became the COVID-19 success story no one expected

The developing nation in Southeast Asia has a shared border with China and yet, it has not reported a single coronavirus death.

Japan might pay for part of your holiday

Japan is the latest country offering to fund part of your holiday

Keep Japan on your radar because the Japanese government is considering a new scheme to boost tourism that involves covering part of your travel expenses.

Visiting Aomori in Winter

Explore the path less travelled during winter in Japan

As we focus on planning holidays for the future, here is where you should consider travelling in Japan during the winter months of December to February.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics

New dates for Tokyo 2020 Olympics have been announced

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, The International Olympic Committee had no choice but to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Olympics for the first time in history.

coronavirus environmental effects: Venice canals

The positive effects human isolation is having on the environment

While humanity has been put under strain as the coronavirus crisis escalates, the environment has seen temporary relief as a positive side effect.

Coronavirus: here’s what has been happening around the world

Since the first outbreak in late December, the coronavirus has escalated into a global pandemic. Here’s some of the latest updates you should know.

Day trip to Enoshima, Japan

Why a day trip to Enoshima should be on your Tokyo itinerary

The small island off the Shōnan coast of Kanagawa Prefecture, lies just one hour south of Tokyo and provides the perfect escape from bustling city life.

Visiting Aomori in Summer, Japan

Aomori: the apple of Japan’s north

Northern Japan’s spring and summer season sees the Aomori region burst into full bloom and become the perfect place to see the cherry blossoms.

Stamba Hotel, Georgia

Tried & Tested: Stamba Hotel, Georgia

A former Soviet-era printing house bow exudes industrial chic while tapping into Tbilisi’s contemporary hipster zeitgeist.

Natural selection: Tottori

Natural selection: the wonders of Tottori

Located on Japan’s west coast, Tottori isn’t exactly highly populated, but what it lacks in people it makes up for with a rich range of natural bounties.