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Belmond Orcaella

Belmond announces expert-led cruises in Myanmar

Luxury journeys provider, Belmond, has announced a series of expert-led journeys on the rivers of Myanmar, with special guest speakers, throughout the remainder of 2016. Guests will be treated to a complete immersion – from Burmese …

double six hotel, bali

Double Six Luxury Hotel Seminyak delivers cool lux…

Standing in the palatial opulence of the Double Six Luxury Hotel Seminyak lobby, I’m struck by the way Balinese design firm H2C has played with the concepts of ground …

East Hotel, Canberra

Canberra’s artfully cool and comfortable East Hote…

My kids are scooping out a couple of strawberry and cream lollies from a jar in the foyer of Canberra’s East Hotel. Breakfast had consisted of a hearty Asian-style plate of …

Hotel Jen Tanglin, Singapore

A Jentle touchdown in Singapore - Hotel Jen Tangli…

With a new generation of mobile, technologically savvy corporate travellers crisscrossing the globe, hoteliers are being forced to play catch-up. Slow internet speeds coupled with connection charges just won’t cut it anymore. Furthermore, young …

Rwandan fashion, Rwanda

Exploring Rwanda’s creative reboot

It’s dark within the covered Kimironko Market despite the warm, sunny day in Rwanda. Seamstresses using pedal-operated sewing machines sit lining the outer perimeter of the …

View of Kigali, Rwanda

Rwanda’s ideas generation drive nation’s rebirth

It’s hot and humid at the covered fabric market in Kigali’s commercial quarter. Women push past people and piles of waxed fabric, called kitenge, folded neatly and stacked …

Canadian hot springs, Whistler, Canada

Canada's hot springs - a spa town existence

As winter begins to wind up it’s time to think about jumping into one of Canada’s hot springs, perhaps armed with a beer, or possibly a flute of champagne. There’s nothing quite like a bubbly hot sitz after a day’s skiing to caress chafe …

Diefenbunker Tunnel Canada

Canada’s doomsday bunker – Armageddon there now!

Canada’s Diefenbunker museum gives visitors a taste of the country’s Cold war past. Photo: By SamuelDuval (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 Imagine if you could tour an …

Northern Lights, Yukon, Canada

Northern Lights in the lap of luxury

Jonathan Porter One of the best things about the northern hemisphere this time of year is the aurora borealis. The Southern Lights are no less spectacular, but require weeks …

Chef Tom Aikens, London

Simple delights at Tom’s Kitchen in Chelsea

“If I had millions, I’d move around the corner, just so I could be a regular here,” my dining companion declares over supper at Tom’s Kitchen. We’re at the Chelsea outpost. It’s the first of five relaxed farmhouse kitchen-meets-urban style …

Masters Superfish, Southwark, London

London’s chippie masters

A casual ‘Chippie,’ traditional ‘British Fare,’ a ‘National Institution,’ a taste of ‘Heaven on a plate’…Whatever the cliché, Masters Super Fish in southeast London does Fish …

Calcot Manor, England

Calcot Manor’s sweet rural delights

There is a tradition in Britain, particularly for Londoners, of regular retreats to the countryside, or simply, ‘the country.’ These days, the actual location matters far less …

Maramara Park Avenue, New York

Serene New York havens stir memories of a gilded a…

Amy Hughes Just off Fifth Avenue at the corner of 32nd Street, sits a newcomer to Manhattan’s posse of luxury hotels. Smooth white stone, and light wood paneling create a serene atmosphere in the lobby of the Marmara Park Avenue. In this city of …

Luxury private jets

Down-to-Earth cost of flying by private jet

A private jet hire company has dropped everything to answer the burning question: how much does it really cost to fly by private jet and say goodbye to the horrors of regular …