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Niseko is widely popular because of its natural beauty and vast mountains that get covered with meters of powdery snow during winter. Visitors from around the globe travel to this winter wonderland – particularly from November to March – to experience some of the best ski pistes in the world. On top of its fantastic ski and snow activities, warm food is also the best way to relish the winter holiday in Niseko. Whether you’re looking to fuel up for your next ski session or cap off an adventure-filled day, there’s nothing better than a filling meal to get you going. You’ll never run out of delectable meals to try in Niseko. Every restaurant in Niseko, from local izakayas to Michelin-star establishments, takes advantage of the abundance of fresh ingredients and local produce from the Hokkaido region, ensuring each dish’s excellent quality and flavor. If you’re planning to visit this …

With over 600 kilometers of snow-capped slopes and a spectacular sweeping view of the Alps, Courchevel is considered as one of the best ski resorts in France during the winter holidays. Courchevel is part of the Three Valleys ski area, one of the world’s largest linked ski areas, with a total of 180 lifts. Its modern lift system and wide range of pistes make it a ski destination that will suit vacationers of all skiing levels. Known for having a variety of groomed piste trails suitable for different levels, we put together this guide so anyone can explore the best ski runs in Courchevel. Depending on their abilities, visitors can enjoy everything from vast open snowfields to steep runs with giant moguls.   Beginner-Friendly Green runs are most suitable for skiers with little to no experience. The slopes are wide and open, allowing learners to navigate the space easily. Getting …

Art and decor play an essential role in a villa’s overall sensory experience. It sets the tone and enhances the mood that is subsequently conveyed to its guests. The effective use of these elements carries the design language and motif of a property, complementing and highlighting its architecture. When purposeful pieces of art and decor are introduced into a villa, it melds with the architecture and helps the home establish its own unique character and identity. In Villa Purissara in Kamala, Phuket, there is a Zen-like calm and grandeur that flows all throughout the property. This serenity is owed much to the immediate splendor of its natural backdrop, but also to its aesthetics – making the vacation home a fitting inclusion as one of the best luxury private villas in Phuket. The villa is adorned with multiple art pieces spread across its grounds and interiors. These ornaments, tapestries, and sculptures are deeply rooted in ancient …

The terms “bleisure travel” or “bizcations” have long existed ever since the idea of traveling for both work and leisure has been accepted as a privilege – an employment perk. Meanwhile, the advent of telecommunications, and later on the Internet, has brought the rise of remote work – further blurring the boundaries between work and leisure. Nowadays, you won’t have to look hard to find productive remote workers and digital nomads in places like a busy co-working space in Bali or in the comforts of a private villa in Phuket. In today’s pandemic era, lockdowns and restrictions have forced companies and swathes of workers to shift to working remotely. More and more of these workers have come to embrace work-from-home arrangements and more flexible work environments. For some, this means not only working from virtually anywhere but also being able to take their jobs on the road with them while …

A lone, flickering flame radiates its light in a dimly lit room. Soon after, a chime of gongs and metallophones fade in adding to the atmosphere of the theater. Gently, shadow figures of various sizes and shapes emerge from behind the silkscreen, dancing to the beat of the light and the enchanting melodies played by the orchestra. Soon enough, a booming voice appears, signaling the start of the show. This is Wayang Kulit; a traditional form of shadow puppet play that mainly originated in the cultures of Java and Bali, Indonesia. For centuries, this traditional Javanese art form has fascinated the imaginations of many. It not only served as mere entertainment but as a tool in reflecting the spirit, culture, and even the current state of affairs within a community.   An ancient story-telling tradition of gods and men Wayang originates from the word “ma Hyang” or journey towards the …