Scandinavians First to Head Off the Beaten Track

The Swedes discovered Greater Khanom about 10 years ago, and the Finns and Danes followed five years later. The Norwegians, meanwhile, headed to Bali.

How to Keep Fit: In Room Fitness in Bangkok

If you are like me, you are often disappointed by the fitness centres you find at hotels when you are on the road. Even some of the fitness centres at five star hotels can prove seriously lacking. No expense is spared when it comes to the spa, the the F&B outlets, or the lobby. Even …

Viewing Cherry Blossoms in Japan

The blossoming of sakura, or cherry trees, starts as early as January in sub-tropical Okinawa, reaching Kyoto and Tokyo in late March or early April, and continuing northward toward Hokkaido – the northernmost of Japan's four major islands – as late as May. Just as weather varies from year to year, the blooming of cherry …

Luxurious New Resort Opens in Phuket

A luxurious new retreat has opened along Phuket's tony Millionaires Mile. The Andara Resort & Villas Phuket, owned by Hong Kong-based restaurateur Allan Zeman, is nestled amid the hills overlooking Kamala Beach on the island's Western shore. It affords stunning views of the Andaman Sea. There are 37 residential suites and 26 pool villas. Measuring …

Detox & Rejuvenation: Days Six and Seven

I woke up even earlier than usual this morning. The Love Kitchen hadn't opened yet so I decided to go for a walk before breakfast. I thought I would head to the beach to watch the sun rise, but I wasn't sure how to get there. I wandered down the road past lovely resorts – …

Detox & Rejuvenation: Days Four and Five

I fell into a comfortable routine. I would awake early, stroll over the the Love Cafe, and partake of a healthful breakfast. Because I overextended myself during a hot yoga session on my third day, I had to give up yoga, but I continued with my daily laps for the rest of my stay. Following …