Koh Samui, Thailand: your island guide
Dreamy beaches, spiritual sanctuaries and traditional island life make Koh Samui an idyllic island getaway. Whether you’re looking for your own piece of zen, or want to throw yourself into the bustle and vibrant culture of the island’s traditional towns, check out the best things to do in Thailand’s gorgeous island escape.
Epic Places to Watch the Sky
With 2020 drifting into the distance behind us and another year ahead, we’re all in need of a deep breath of fresh air. Whether you’re hankering after a glimpse of the Northern Lights, dreaming of sunsets in a far-flung, palm-fringed paradise or spotting stars a little closer to home, watching the sky is an invaluable…
From Brazil to Bali: the world’s most inspiring destinations for sun, sea and sand in 2021
I’m sure many of you have been counting the days until you can travel again – and with hope on the horizon, those days are now numbered and the world will soon open up. Beat the January blues (and the lockdown blues, and any other blues) by giving yourself something to look forward to: a…
Six unexpected city breaks to take in 2021
As years go, it’s safe to say 2020 was more than a little unexpected. But with the world poised to open its doors once again, 2021 is the time to seize your suitcase and holiday like you’ve never holidayed before. To get you started, we’ve rounded up our pick of the seven most unexpected city…
Guide to Chiang Mai: temples, festivals & markets
Take it back to basics, before the skyscrapers of Bangkok and the oxygen tanks for deep sea-diving, and venture north to Thailand’s second city, Chiang Mai. Discover a land of temples, jungles, ruins and mountains, of festivals and celebrations – and, of course, markets. The former capital of the Lan Na kingdom, Chiang Mai has…
Ancient examples of wellness rituals
From millenary massages in Thailand to Japanese Zen meditation, through to bathing rituals in Turkey, here are just a few examples of how wellness has become a part of the fabric of a country’s identity.
Three of the finest spa destinations
There’s more to a spa break than simply finding the nearest posh hotel; in fact, around the world there exist spa traditions set to pamper you silly, in surroundings that will leave you breathless. Discover our top-tip wellbeing destinations for unforgettable escapism.
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 – and more often than not, they come served with a surprisingly fair dose of seclusion. We hand-pick six of the best in the…