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Sweet, sour, salty, and undoubtedly spicy. The spice in Thai food is one of four magical elements that combine to create a cuisine that is beloved around the world. To understand Thailand’s love of spicy food is to appreciate some of the best dishes in the world and tantalize your taste buds with zinging, tangy, hot flavors. The great news is that not only do these hot classics taste delicious but they are feel-good foods that inspire wellness benefits too. Of course, if your delicate constitution cannot handle spicy, fear not, there are plenty of Thai foods you can enjoy without having to cool down with iced water. Classic Thai Flavors The spicy flavors within Thai recipes are integral to creating perfectly balanced dishes. Whilst many restaurants cool-down the heat for tourists, the true way to appreciate Thai food is to let the heat work its magic. Many Thais judge …

If you’re over 60 and have a zest for life and luxury travel experiences, guess what, you’re not alone. Many countries have rapidly aging populations, while older people are getting noticeably younger with each generation. Today’s over 60s were part of the trend-setting ‘swinging 60s’ when Elvis rocked the airwaves; the first generation to truly redefine each age group. Rather than sit back in sedate retirement you are part of a growing group of travelers who have the time, funds, and energy to enjoy a sweet vacation lifestyle. Today, the over-60s are tanning themselves in Thailand, blissing-out in Bali, and having the time of their lives skiing down the slopes of Niseko, luxury-style of course! 60 Is The New 40 Compared to generations ago, 60 is the new 40 and 70 is the new 50, and so on. Feeling young for your age gives you the freedom to travel where …

Feeling exhausted, overwhelmed, and in need of a vacation to relax, reenergize, and rebalance? If so, you’re not alone. Time away from your everyday life can be just the tonic you need. Enjoying some quality time-out can benefit your mind, giving you a refreshed outlook on life, lessening the risk of heart disease and leading to other health benefits, as well as giving you an emotional lift too. However, some getaways can add to your stress levels, unless you choose a stay that is conducive to well-being; with a private villa retreat in a beautiful destination such as Phuket, Koh Samui or Bali the perfect place for a wellness break, with the right approach. Go on a digital detox Let’s face it, being connected 24-7 can start to take its toll, whether it’s fielding constant work messages or even the pressure to perform on social media. Plan your villa break …

little temple after rain on Beratan lake in Bali

Crisp, wintery days and softly falling snow may sound magical, however, in reality, in many countries the winter weather at the end of the year and first couple of months of the next is anything but magical; with cold, damp, blustery days that make you feel tired, miserable, and in need of some Vitamin D-inducing sunshine. While summer holidays in Bali are always fantastic, there is something wonderfully enticing about getting away from the cold toward more tropical climes. If you’re wrapped up in sweaters, fighting off yet another sniffly cold, and missing the sight of the sun then could it be time to pack up your sunscreen and head to Bali for some luxurious comfort? Of course, what’s not to love about Bali? But just in case you need some motivation, here are five reasons to escape to Bali this Winter: Rain Won’t Stop You From Enjoying Your Wellness …

Any successful travel, tourism, and hospitality business knows that the power of marketing is key and in 2018, the digital dream weavers boosting business are online influencers; social media personalities with a loyal and engaged following. Connecting with an online influencer can capture the attention of your target market so that they want what you have to offer; targeted, relevant engagement through a form of peer-to-peer marketing that comes from a trusted source. If you think about it, designers and jewelers do not request, and in some cases pay, Hollywood stars to wear their brands on the red carpet for no reason. They do it because A-listers can add traction to their promotional campaigns; creating a specific branding image and sending out a strong marketing message. The good news within the travel, tourism, and hospitality business in particular, is that expensive, high-profile influencers are not only not necessary but can …