Destination guides

Chiang Rai Thailand

Chiang Rai is one of those places we might never have seen except that we had a spare weekend in Chiang Mai and not much planned. So we hired a car and drove the three hours north to Chiang Rai. We didn't come back for a week! And even then it was hard to leave.
Beach hut Koh Chiang Thailand

Koh Chang island, near Pattaya, is a secluded, almost secret beach location that's a magnet to lovers of nature, wildlife, and peace. With such a big tourist industry, it's a refreshing change to find an island not far from Bangkok that still has deserted sandy beaches, crystal-clear water and winding quiet village roads.
Destination guide to Xi'An, China

The world-famous Terracotta Warriors are the main "bucket list" attraction of Xi'An, but this ancient city in central-west China is full of surprises ... from a huge and intact city wall to a vibrant Muslim quarter and some of the most amazing street food in China.
Lijiang old town

Lijiang Old Town in Yunnan province, China, is a fantastic example of how the new China is embracing the old China in the pursuit of tourism. Lijiang ranks as one of the top "must visit" cities in China for anyone interested in Chinese history and culture or for you nature and adventure junkies, this is THE travel spot you must add to your China itinerary.

China is now the hottest tourist destination in the world with a booming domestic tourism industry and the fastest growing inbound tourist economy anywhere in the world. Although I have lived in China and explored many of its most popular travel destinations, there is something about China that keeps pulling me back.
Hua Hin Thailand beach from lookout

Hua Hin Thailand is the beach resort of choice for metropolitan Thais and expats living in Bangkok. A little over two hours by road from Bangkok, it's an easy day trip for any traveller who doesn't have Thailand's beaches and islands on their itinerary.
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Top attractions in Asia

Chiang Rai Thailand

Chiang Rai is one of those places we might never have seen except that we had a spare weekend in Chiang Mai and not much planned. So we hired a car and drove the three hours north to Chiang Rai. We didn't come back for a week! And even then it was hard to leave.
Bridge over the River Kwai at Kanchanaburi

The River Kwai at Kanchanaburi is one of those iconic "must visit" places in Thailand. It was here that literally thousands of Allied prisoners of war lost their lives in the 1940s at the hands of the Japanese Imperial Army while building and maintaining the rail line from Thailand to Burma
Tiger temple Kanchanaburi

The Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi gets some bad press, but my family all loved it. Where else do you get the chance to be up close and personal with huge tigers? It's a once in a lifetime adventure experience for the whole family.