Category Archives: Asia

Bai Tu Long Bay Cruise: Visit Halong’s Stunning Neighbouring Bay

Halong Bay: “It is the wonder that one cannot impart to others” – Ho Chi Minh Before planning our trip to Vietnam, I must admit, we knew very little about the country’s key tourism destinations. The one place we did know about though, Halong Bay, was an absolute must-see from our perspective. Perhaps surprisingly, In […]

Vietnam Itinerary – Two Weeks, Tried, Tested & Approved

Vietnam is an intriguing country with a unique (and at times, painful) past.  It is also a country of scenic diversity, incredible food and warm souls. It’s a magical place and one that we unreservedly recommend paying a visit to! In this post, we’ve bundled up our two week itinerary through Vietnam and all of […]

The Phong Nha Caves: Finding Strength in the Vietnamese Jungle

Having recently returned from a three-day/two-night jungle caving adventure through Central Vietnam (in Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park), Nathan and I reflected on what was one of our greatest physical and mental challenges to date.  Find out why we recommend taking things up a notch on your next holiday – because anyone can lay on […]

Lune Production: Hoi An’s Must-See Cultural Cirque Stage Show!

Hoi An is now home to Lune Production, an incredible group of artists combining the best of modern dance, circus arts and traditional Vietnamese story telling.  Is it one of the top tourist activities in Central Vietnam though?  We certainly think so! Set inside a custom-built dome tent, encased in modern geometric bamboo designs, the Lune […]

The XO Foodie Tour: Why a Saigon Food Tour by Motorbike is a HCMC Must-Do!

Ho Chi Minh City is awash with energy; its motorbikes and foodie culture playing a significant role in the buzz that guests experience when visiting Vietnam’s most populous city.   It almost goes without saying then that one of the best ways to really experience Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) as a traveller is to jump […]

Is Bhutan Worth Visiting? 10 Reasons Why You Need to Book a Bhutan Tour Right Away!

Bhutan is a unique travel destination that is yet to find its way into mainstream travel for many.  If you’re not already familiar with this incredible country, his guide will help convince you of why a Bhutan tour should be the next thing put on your credit card! Tucked away in the high Himalayas, nestled […]

Vietnam Itinerary Ideas: Old-School Photos to Inspire New Adventures

Recently pulling her old-school camera out of storage, Morgan challenged herself to capture the true essence of Vietnam.  There’s something so genuine and authentic about only having the one change to capture a memory, don’t you agree? Check out these fabulous Vietnam itinerary ideas and stay tuned for further posts about Morgan’s incredible visit to […]

Top Balinese Adventures for Want-To-Be Adventure Travellers

Bali is a beautiful island in the province of Indonesia. Known for its white sand beaches, bright green paddy fields and vast temples and underwater life, it ticks so many boxes for travellers. The mere mention of Bali evokes thoughts of a paradise. It’s more than a place; it’s a mood, an aspiration, a tropical state […]

Hiking World’s End: Sri Lanka’s Overlooked Scenic Gem

World's End Sri Lanka hike

Though World’s End at Horton Plains, Sri Lanka is not as well known as the towering Adam’s Peak, it is frequently ranked as the top hike in the country.   We took to the trail ourselves to find out more about this somewhat-hidden highlight. Located within one of Sri Lanka’s many national Parks, Horton Plains […]

The Royal Muang Samui Villas – Your Slice of Thai Paradise

If you’re looking for paradise, look no further – we’ve found it at Choengmon Beach on Koh Samui, Thailand! The Royal Muang Samui Villas have many fabulous room options. They range in price (to suit most budgets) and offer absolutr luxury to those seeking it.  Regardless of your choice, all  79 rooms are tastefully decorated […]

Taking to the Skies over Bentota – Paramotoring and Heli Flights in Sri Lanka

Whether you’re an absolute adrenaline-junkie or a little more on the cautious side, Bentota in Sri Lanka has you covered.  Paramotoring and helicopters will help you take to the skies – without breaking the bank but with all of the fun! Though we’d unequivocally recommend giving both a shot, we’ll explain the differences between the two […]

9 Reasons to Make Sri Lanka Your Next Holiday Destination!

Sigiriya Sri Lanka - 9 Reasons to Visit

Sri Lanka is gorgeous. Wild, a little chaotic but undoubtedly stunning. Find out why we would recommend a visit to this striking island nation for practically everyone…   1. Diverse Scenery From white sand beaches to mountain tops, dense jungle to open safari plains, there isn’t much Sri Lanka doesn’t offer in terms of scenic […]

Sri Lanka’s Turtle Hatcheries: Why we arrived excited and left early & disappointed

Both Nathan and I are suckers for sea creatures.  From getting excited about spotting the tiniest little nudibranch whilst out on a dive to watching gigantic blue whales breach the surface of the ocean – we love it all. It makes sense then that when we decided to come to Sri Lanka, a visit to a […]

Adventure & Glamping in Sri Lanka – Not Your Average All-Inclusive!

Borderlands - Adventure glamping in Sri Lanka

An easy drive from Colombo you’ll find Borderlands, an all-inclusive Sri Lankan adventure camp in Kitulgala, the adrenalin-sports capital of the country.  We normally recoil at the word ‘all-inclusive’ when it comes to our travels but not this time!   Read on to find out why Borderlands should be a must-see on your visit to […]

Staying on a Working Sri Lankan Plantation – Horathapola Estate

Horathapola Estate Sri Lanka review Red Dot Tours

How many hotels do you know that would check you in at 5.30am, graciously welcoming you with a fresh coconut and showing you to your room (when you don’t officially check in until later that afternoon)? Prior to our visit to Sri Lanka, I would have said not one hotel would generally provide that level […]

Plan Your Visit to Sri Lanka! Our Two Week Itinerary

Is there any better feeling than that experienced the day or two before you head off on holiday? That feeling of excitement as you head off into the unknown, ready to soak up new sights, experiences and cultures. Sri Lanka’s not a place I ever thought I’d get to but later today we’ll be jetting […]