The Fullerton Bay Hotel, Singapore

We are in Singapore again, for the second time in as many months, but this time for a work conference rather than purely YOLO Travel pleasure.  And when needing to stay near the conference centres of the Marina Bay district, there are a multitude of lovely business class hotels from which to choose.  But when looking for an oasis of serenity in this lively city, none come close to matching the divine Fullerton Bay Hotel.

Guaranteed Wildlife in Sepilok, Borneo, Malaysia

We are bound for the jungles of Borneo, keen to see orangutans and other wildlife in the rich rainforests of the Kinabatangan River and the Danum Valley.  But en route, we are sojourning in Sepilok, to visit its well-regarded sanctuaries and reserves. 

Here’s what you need to know for planning your visit to Sepilok…

Ulu Temburong National Park, Brunei

Anything more than a fleeting transit in Brunei is likely to include a visit to Ulu Temburong National Park, a pristine virgin rainforest. As one of the main tourist activities in this small nation, it is a source of pride for the local people, and a visit to Ulu Temburong is as much about the journey as it is the destination. Here’s how to plan and what to expect.

Visiting Brunei - Should you Go and What to Do

It is very likely that the small nation of Brunei has never found itself high on your travel to-do list. Or if it has, it is equally likely that recent news regarding changes to the legal system convinced you to go elsewhere. But we are very pleased to report that, as is almost always the case, if you look past the media headlines and open your mind and heart to something different, you will discover a warm and friendly country that offers so much more than you might have expected.

Singapore's Hippest Hotel - The Warehouse Hotel (& Po Restaurant)

“Achingly hip” – it is the only way to describe the lobby of The Warehouse Hotel.  We arrive at dusk, and the low lighting suffuses the gorgeous bar with warmth, while the dangling edison globes reveal an eclectically decorated loft.  A cathedral ceiling arches overhead, and exposed brickwork and metalwork give an industrial-chic vibe.  There is fashionable low slung furniture, filled with fashionable people, and cocktail glasses clink and sparkle in the subdued glow. Welcome to The Warehouse Hotel…

Decadent Dining at Capella Lodge, Lord Howe Island

Capella Lodge is Lord Howe Island’s most glamorous accommodation, and its restaurant is a celebration of local produce and Pacific-inspired cuisine. Adding to that is its sublime location, with spectacular views of the island’s lagoon and iconic twin peaks, and the best spot on the island for a sunset cocktail…

How to Enjoy Australia's Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island is a tiny island in the Pacific Ocean, 700km off the coast of New South Wales.  But this World Heritage listed speck in the ocean certainly punches above its weight when it comes to stunning natural beauty and a wealth of accompanying activities.  Here’s how to make the most of your visit to this pristine island paradise…

Capella Lodge, Lord Howe Island - More Baillie Lodges Luxury

In a concerted effort to see more of our amazing homeland, we are visiting some of its most impressive islands.  After the stunning beauty of Southern Ocean Lodge on Kangaroo Island last year, we were super keen to experience another Luxury Lodge of Australia – so this time it is the iconic Capella Lodge on World Heritage listed Lord Howe Island…

The Havannah, Efate, Vanuatu

The Havannah is Vanuatu’s most stylish adults-only resort, nestled on the waters of Havannah Harbour on Efate’s western coast. Here, watch the sun set over the islands of Lelepa and Moso, with cocktail in hand at their barefoot bar.

Rockwater Resort, Tanna, Vanuatu

Vanuatu’s newest resort, Rockwater Resort, has taken the standard of accommodation on the island of Tanna to a whole new level. Charming, eclectic and exceptionally comfortable, it is the lodging of first choice when visiting Tanna and of course Mount Yasur Volcano.

Mt Yasur Volcano, Vanuatu - How to Get There

Mount Yasur Volcano is a wonder of nature - an opportunity to get up close and personal with a very active volcano. It is a thrilling experience - visceral and surreal. But despite its accessibility, it is not yet well visited, with only a small number of tourists venturing here each year. Read this article to find out how to be among the few to have experienced this amazing spectacle… 

Why Visit Vanuatu's Mt Yasur Volcano

Mount Yasur Volcano, on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu, is one of the world’s most accessible active volcanos.  It is an amazing natural phenomenon, awe-inspiring in its power and proclivity, and yet somehow (fortuitously) it has not yet become the tourist mecca that it deserves to be.  In our journey to Vanuatu, visiting Mount Yasur Volcano proved to be the highlight of our trip…