My Review of ANA Airlines

Flying High Class: My Experience with ANA 19 APRIL, 2017 ANA Asia Sponsored I’ve had mixed experiences with the different airlines that I have used on my travels. It seems to be about 50/50: 50% of the time I am happy with the outcome, and the other percent I am as frustrated, annoyed, and confused […]

Visiting Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai, Thailand might be my favorite place on earth. It’s an elephant sanctuary, and anyone who knows me, knows that elephants are my favorite animal, and that only intensified living in Thailand for 11 years. The sanctuary exists because elephants are still mistreated in Thailand, forced to perform in shows […]

Samsara Phuket – Paradise in Phuket

After exploring the Gulf, I headed west to Thailand’s Andaman coast. Here in Phuket, on Nakalay headland, I spent a few amazing days at Samsara Phuket. If the name rings a bell it’s because these eight luxurious villas have hosted a slew of celebrities including popstar Rihanna, a woman of impeccable taste who opted for […]

Lanna – Poolside Perfection in Samui

After some luxury relaxation in my Bay Residence villa on Koh Phangan, plus some spills and thrills thanks to The Challenge and Slip N Fly Party, I was on the move again. On a hazy morning, I took a ferry back across the water, bound for Phangnan’s island neighbour, Koh Samui. Here my destination was […]

Island luxury living part one: Bay Residence

After some time spent in Thailand’s crazy capital for TBEX Asia 2015, I was ready for some island time, and while Bangkok has my heart, I boarded my early flight to Koh Samui, looking forward to spending the next week in the islands. When I say early, I mean early; I watched the sun rise […]

#WhyILoveBangkok

Having lived in the cosmopolitan capital of Bangkok for almost a decade, I have come to love the city and all that it has to offer. There is something undoubtedly compelling about this Asian metropolis, also known as the ‘Big Mango’ and ‘City of Angels’, that draws me back every time I leave. Perhaps it’s […]

10 things you may (or may not) know about Thailand

Having called Thailand my home since 1999, I have compiled a short list of 10 facts about The Kingdom, I hope you find it useful: 1. The sale of alcohol is heavily regulated in Thailand. You can only buy between 11:00-14:00 and 17:00-midnight. This law has been around for a long time, but as with […]

Similan Islands: A Hidden Treasure in Thailand

I escaped to the Similan Islands for a few days last year and I’m still feeling totally awestruck by the experience. The national park, and UNESCO World Heritage Site, in southern Thailand is truly one of the last real gems of the Andaman Sea. While islands like Phuket and Ko Phi Phi are being developed […]

Thailand On My Mind

It’s been a fantastic first few weeks in Lisbon, Portugal. I’m looking forward to telling you more very soon about all my new and exciting adventures here. But there is just one problem with having called so many different places “home” in my life (and any of the travel addicts reading this will also attest): […]

Sri Lanka, the next big luxury travel destination?

Sri Lanka is on the brink of becoming South Asia’s “it” destination for the upscale traveler. Abercrombie and Kent, the world’s leading luxury travel company, are now operating tours out of Colombo, and a host of influential hotel groups are getting ready to make their mark: Hyatt later this year and Shangri-La by 2017. Lucky […]