Stories from trips to Phuket in Thailand are often littered with tales of late night antics in Patong. With its red light reputation, drinks with a punch and colourful local characters, it’s a destination many visit to indulge their excesses, not escape from them. But I discovered another side to the island and the Phuket experience through a three day detox.
As you travel around the world, it’s totally normal to encounter odd customs and traditions. But two recent trends in Asia are downright bizarre.
Bali has a reputation for being frantic and a bit of a party island but it doesn't have to be your experience. There are plenty of options to escape the hustle and bustle but still have the best relaxing holiday and the Holiday Inn Bali Benoa is one of them.
Space in the economy cabin is a common complaint and sometimes people dread the journey to their destination because of it and airlines are definitely aware of it.
With many places banning selfie sticks, it is getting harder to snap your perfect holiday pic on your own. One travel company is making the answer simple by sending photographers away with holidaymakers.
Back in 2000, I set out on my first post-college backpacking adventure, in Australia. By day, I sailed the Whitsunday Islands and snorkeled in the Great Barrier Reef. By night, I unfolded my own flat white sheet on an extra-long twin bed in a room with no bathroom and about 10 strangers, silently praying that none of them snored — or worse. This was hostel lodging.Fast forward more than a decade, and things have completely transformed in the budget accommodation department. Hostels all over the globe are adding design and comfort elements, making them more boutique hotel than college frat house. Cheap, it appears, can be chic. The only constant that remains is a strong sense of community, the unfortunate single supplement, and having to hand in your towel upon checkout. So don’t let the name mislead you. These 10 hostels, in cities big and small, both near and far, are too nice to ruin with any drunken debauchery. At least one can hope.
What is it about viral videos of Southwest Airlines flight attendants that makes us so happy? First, there was the rapping flight attendant David Holmes, who entertained passengers with his safety instructions. Then there was the comedienne Marty Cobb, whose safety routine were so funny she was featured on The Ellen DeDeneres Show.
Las Vegas isn't known for its sentiment, with hotels and casinos opening and closing in the blink of an eye but after 60 years, the iconic Riviera Hotel & Casino has closed its doors and there is the air of nostalgia.
Bali has long been a favourite for sun-loving Australian families. No matter what age your kids are, Bali has something that they will love – whether that’s their babysitter, the food or the surf. Here are seven reasons to take your kids there:
It looks like a mirage of a palace that has been abandoned in the middle of the waters of Man Sagar Lake in Jaipur but the incredible island palace, whose name translates as Water Palace, is very real though, and has an equally colourful and mysterious history.