In-flight Food – Somebody Gets It Right!

It's been more than a quarter of century since I flew nonstop across the United States from Newark, New Jersey, to Oakland, California, my hometown. I've never forgotten that trip for two reasons. First, it was a newly launched (but short lived) route, the first time that my hometown's airport, OAK, had nonstop transcontinental service. …

Hua Hin – Summer Home of Thai Royalty

While foreign tourists flock to Chiang Mai, Phuket, and Koh Samui, Thais – especially well-heeled Thais – favour Hua Hin, which is 230 kilometres southwest of Bangkok. The oldest of Thailand's beach resorts, Hua Hin was discovered in the 1920s by King Rama VII, who thought it would make an ideal summer getaway from sultry …

Asia’s Best Destination Spa

Chiva-Som Hua Hin, Thailand, was named Best Destination Spa in Asia at the prestigious Crystal Awards, which were announced last month. Kamalaya Koh Samui, Thailand, and Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru, Maldives, also made it to the finals. Paul Linder, general manager of Chiva-Som, says that it was great honour for the resort …