Category: Away from the City

Dome roofs replicating the shape of the island

Paradise found in Anambas Archipelago

To escape, to truly get away, is an elusive pleasure. But that’s exactly what you’ll do at Bawah, a new resort in Indonesia’s Anambas archipelago, about 270 kilometres northeast of…

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Keemala is a five star eco friendly resort and spa nestled in the mountains behind Kamala beach

Quick and easy guide to Phuket, Asia’s paradise hotspot

Once a backpacker haven with dazzling beaches and cheap food, Phuket has been a fixture on Asia’s tourist trail for decades. Today, its many high-end villas and luxury hotels are…

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Avalon at dusk

Santa Catalina is a-waitin’

This rocky island off the coast of Los Angeles is not just a place where wildlife abounds and beaches seductively lure you into relaxation – the people of Santa Catalina…

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Fushifaru Pool Beach Villa

Turning up the volume on island paradise

The sound of palm trees dancing in the wind, the salty smell of the sea, and the calmness of waves lapping at the shore are only some elements of an…

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The Komodo Dragon in its natural habitat (by Sergey Uryadnikov)

Tickling the dragon’s tail

How audacious would it be to tell your friends you went on a vacation to chase dragons? Komodo Island, a protected island in eastern Indonesia, is the home of the…

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Con Dao Islands Sunrise

Vietnam’s hidden jewel

Off the southern coast of Vietnam is the Con Dao Islands, a clandestine paradise waiting to be discovered. The outlying archipelago is comprised of 16 islands, all of them largely…

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Walk Japan Tokaido Okazaki Castle

Through the heart of Japan

With Walk Japan’s two new walking tours this February, explore the rural Tohoku mountains in North East Japan with the Tohoku Hot Spring Snow Tour, a nine-day trip that will…

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Peacocks are regular visitors at Suryagarh

Royal trail in Rajasthan

India’s largest state, Rajasthan, wears its history with pride and vigour. From the glorious Amer Fort of Jaipur to the regal Lake Palace of Udaipur, all remnants of history and…

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The grand houses of Provence with lush gardens

Cruising down Rhône with Provence’s wine

Ever since the publication in 1989 of Peter Mayle’s runaway bestseller A Year in Provence, this southernmost region of France A week in Provence's vineyards, cruising along the river-ways in…

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Japanese bridge and willows which featured in many of Monet's paintings

Normandy – cradle of Impressionism

Follow the footsteps of Impressionism's great Masters I have often driven through Normandy and admired the landscape and rural architecture and promised myself I would explore the region in more…

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