3 Long Haul Vacations Worth Taking in 2016

A lot of people are put off the idea of long haul vacations because of the duration of the travel. However, if you know that there is a treasure waiting to be discovered after a long journey, would you still not be interested? Below are three of the best long haul destinations that you should visit this year.Sri Lanka If an exotic destination is what you are looking for, Sri Lanka should be on the top of your list. Whether you like pristine beaches or lush greeneries, this country has lots …

Can’t Miss Singapore Activities for Everyone

Whether you are town for business and looking for a little something to add to your trip or having a holiday with your family, there are plenty of great Singapore activities that can make your time there more fun. While it is true that Singapore is a big city with a lot of expensive hotels and restaurants, there are also plenty of little communities to explore that can give you a completely different view of this jewel of Asia. From trips to the zoo to romantic beach getaways, the island of Singapore has …

The Chef’s 8: Franz J. Estermann, Vana Belle

In A Room of One’s Own, Virginia Woolf wrote “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” In that spirit, we’re picking the brains of those who make the latter happen: chefs. Next in our series is Franz J. Estermann of Vana Belle, A Luxury Collection Resort in Thailand. […]

13 Amazing Things to Do in India

As crazy as it sounds, I’ve never been to India. I know, right? It’s high up on my list of places to visit but, with so much to see, I’m just saving it for a time when I can have a long visit. But, until that time, my friend Wandering Earl is picking …

5 Things You Have to See in Israel

Israel is home to some of the most famous historic sites in the world. In fact, it is an equally sacred destination for Christians, Muslims and Jews. The country boasts wonderful synagogues, churches and mosques and on your visit to Israel, you can expect to learn about many unique aspects of culture of this great country. But the must-see attractions in Israel are not limited to the sacred places only. If you are planning to have a holiday in Israel, you have …

5 places not to be missed in India

India, the seventh largest country in the world, has no shortage of quality attractions to provide you some of the most memorable experiences of your life. This vast country in Asia boasts of an endless range of cultures, historically important archeological sites, exotic cities, delectable cuisines, and diverse landscapes. If you are planning to visit India, you can’t afford to miss the following 5 places.AgraIf you want to visit a single place in India, it should be Agra. Hardly anyone misses out beholding the famous Taj Mahal on a…

Asia’s Best Backpacker Breaks.

Asia is one of the most eclectic, diverse and fascinating regions on the planet, and has drawn backpackers and travellers on their gap years for decades. Here are some of the best backpacker hubs and stopovers that every backpacker should include on their itinerary. With it’s unique combination of landscapes, cultures, pulse pounding night life and spiritual retreats, Asia has something for everyone. It invites backpackers to wander endlessly and explore its wonders with minimal preparation or planning, and it is easy to get overwhelmed with the sheer amount of choice you have in front of you when…

Top tips for an Amazing Holiday in India

India is one of those incredible destinations that has the ability to draw all of your senses in, and make you fall in love with it from the get go. After all, it boasts beautiful summers, the locals are extremely friendly, it’s exceptionally cheap and the food is great. However, it’s fair to say it’s a country unlike any other on the globe. Chances are, the culture and local customs will be completely different to what you’re used to. But have no fear; here are our top tips for an amazing holiday in India. Don’t aim to…

Top 7 Travel Experiences in Bali You Don’t Want to Miss

Bali, Indonesia: another paradise in Asia! There are so many places to visit here that you can’t probably see them all in a single trip. Therefore, in order to optimize your experience in this island of wonders, first limit your choices to the best – and there are many bests here! Don’t worry about the finances, just use a Kohl’s coupon from Discountrue.com and you should be able to get properly equipped for the trip of your life. After all, the yardstick of a successful holiday extravaganza is fun and memorable experiences accumulated, and you’re guaranteed …

Top 5 reasons why Ho Chi Minh City should top your bucket list

There is something very important that I must tell you before we go any further. In order to survive in Ho Chi Minh, you need to know how to cross the road. But hang on a minute, you might think, I’ve been crossing roads since I could walk. I can cross a road, thanks very much. Well, that’s a sweet thought to carry with you – but I promise you, nothing can prepare the uninitiated for crossing a road in the bustling, frantic city of Ho Chi Minh. In order to prepare for the road crossing, a …

Top Tips for your First Trip to China

China truly is an incredible country with an interesting history, a fascinating culture and amazing things to see and do. It’s no surprise that tourists head to China in their hundreds of thousands each year. If you’re going to be one of them soon, you’ve no doubt started to plan your …

How to Spend 4 Days in Bangkok

When people tell me they hate Bangkok, I understand. When I first went to Bangkok in 2006, I despised the city and couldn’t wait to get out. It’s not the best tourist city in the world. Outside of shopping and a few temples, there’s not much to do. Plus, it’s dirty and it smells. It wasn’t until I lived in the city that I really fell in…

Making the Most of Your Adventure Holiday in India

The vast country of India is a stunning land of incredible contrasts, making it the perfect place for the curious traveller to explore. Travelling across India reveals a country that mixes modern living and traditional culture, vibrancy and spiritualty in equal measure, and plenty of opportunity for adventure and discovery.Whether you take in the awe-inspiring natural landscapes or decide to explore the cities and landmarks, a trip to India promises a…

Thinking about a trip to Japan? Some tips to prepare

Take a gift If you’re going to visit a host family or a Japanese friend, take a gift from home. It doesn’t need to be extravagant, just perhaps stationery or a candle. Food with English writing such as a tin of biscuits or chocolates is often appreciated. It’s also worth putting something small into your luggage just in case you do get invited for a meal. Bear in mind…