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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 …

The most wonderful time of the year is here! Christmas is considered one of the most eagerly-awaited festivities across the world thanks to the infectious vibe characterized by catchy carols, lively holiday decorations, and endless merriment. While it is not considered a public holiday in Thailand, the locals and residents still embrace various Christmas traditions, particularly in some of the major cities like Bangkok, Phuket, and Chiang Mai where tourists and expats usually flock to during the holidays. Religious differences Christmas, being a Christian celebration, is not part of Thailand’s local practices because of its predominantly Buddhist population. Despite this, the holiday spirit is still alive among the Thai people who love to have fun and celebrate. Buddhism is a highly tolerant religion, allowing its believers to welcome practices and activities regardless of origin. Despite the cultural and religious differences, the Thais welcomed this special Christian holiday while still standing …

Phuket is truly a magical place that has bewitched people for years—and with good reason. Its arresting natural beauty, warm and easy smiles of its people, and mouthwatering cuisine are just some things you would easily remember as you recall a trip in this tropical paradise. That’s why it has been a dream destination for many couples and newly-weds as it provides an exciting respite away from the chaos of their day-to-day lives. Here is a list of 14 activities couples should consider as they plan their Phuket romantic getaway. 1. Witness the dazzling sunset at Promthep Cape There’s nothing more romantic than a picturesque sunset to cap off a day with your significant other, and Promthep Cape promises just that! This picture-perfect rendezvous point, one of Phuket’s most popular viewpoints, is known for its iconic tall sugar palm trees and also features The Lighthouse housing a mini-museum for you …

Megève has become a beloved skiing destination for jet setters and celebrities, spending their winter holidays in the French Alps. But did you know that this quaint mountainside commune offers a whole lot more? Come summertime, the frosty white village transforms into a palette of verdant hues with endless blue skies on the horizon and the majestic Mont Blanc in pure sight. So what can you honestly expect as you spend your summer break in this Alpine holiday getaway? Let’s find out more as we explore the allure of a typical Megèvan summer. Megève, a summer dream The charming resort town was once a humble farming village dating back to the 12th century. However, the Rothschild family saw its potential as a skiing destination in the early 1900s, elevating it to the luxury status that it now enjoys. With a cozy temperature of just around 14.2 °C during its hottest …

Asia’s abundance in natural beauty makes it a mecca of paradisal destinations and has people from around the world listing them on their bucket lists. Two of the world’s most gorgeous coastal getaways are found in Phuket and Bali, and it comes as no surprise. Their rich landscape, mouth-watering cuisine, and warm hospitality are enough reasons to lure travelers and leave them coming back for more. The goal of this guide is not to pick which is a better destination, but rather to highlight their similarities, differences and their strengths which will hopefully get you closer to your dream holiday destination. An overview of Phuket and Bali Phuket prides itself as a luxury destination, thanks to its top-notch destinations and excellent accommodation, entertainment and dining options. Its marinas make it a popular choice for yachting and boat tours that lets you explore Phuket’s seascape and surrounding islands. People visiting Phuket …

With its picturesque landscape of snow-capped mountains, tranquil lakes, lush forests, and quaint farming villages, it’s no wonder why the French Alps is considered one of the most beloved alpine destinations in the world and has become home to numerous iconic ski resorts. The region takes pride in the reputation it has steadily built through the years. It is the place where Olympic medals are won, Michelin stars are earned, and après-ski is an absolute must. Its charm comes from its breathtaking scenery paired with world-class luxury and hospitality that has left A-list jet-setters coming back for more. Dreaming of someday hitting the slopes of the French Alps? Here are five of France’s top ski resorts you should definitely consider on your next ski trip. 1. Courchevel Dubbed as the “St. Tropez of Winter Sports”, Courchevel features the world’s largest linked ski networks. It joins together seven ski resorts in …

With a lot of the world being told to stay at home right now, some have chosen to book into retreat stays so that they can be private and remote, protecting their families and themselves. Most cannot wait for some semblance of normality to return and to get out in the world and visit different destinations or simply go on an incredible vacation. After restrictions are lifted there’s going to be a big surge in bookings and it might be worthwhile making at least some type of reservation beforehand. Meanwhile, here are some stay home travel inspirations to brighten up your time and let your imagination take flight: Dream Often vacations are booked in haste and we don’t allow ourselves to really dream about an alternative style of holiday or to consider a different destination. What this lockdown is teaching everybody is that life’s too short not to follow your …

One standout feature of Gen Ys is how they’ve grown up being so connected in such a fast-paced world of digital change and lifestyle choices. The result is that they’re often confident about who they are and like to create their own vacations by making online bookings. They also have high expectations when it comes to hospitality. On top of this, going on holiday is more about experiential travel, and that all starts with the experience of an incredibly unique stay. With social circles still a focus, it’s little surprise that a private villa vacation escape with a group of friends promises to be not only lots of fun in the sun but the ultimate millennial retreat. Added to this is the fact that a substantial group within this generation are well into their 30s and have the disposable income to afford luxury stays too. The beautiful island of Bali, …

For some, travel is life-defining and can even be life-changing. Gone are the two weeks in a year of a package holiday along with the masses, today’s travelers have become more discerning. They want a getaway to deliver something more than a well-trodden tourist stay in a cookie-cutter place. Instead, many vacationers are on a quest to find hidden depths to destinations, explore their own potential, and go beyond traditional luxury to find real meaning as they connect with different cultures and places. The seven top luxury travel trends of 2020 are as inspirational and imaginative as they are aspirational. There is an overall desire to interact, integrate, and leave a positive impact. These trends have evolved as more people travel and want to experience where they go in a way that feels authentic and ethical.   Experiential Travel As reported in Travel Weekly Asia, millennials want to experience travel …

The festive season is nearly upon us and with it often comes with feeling under the weather in winter climates, an excess of eating and drinking, and the same-old-same-old gatherings year after year. It’s not surprising that more and more people are deciding to create a whole new festive experience. To look forward to 2020 with an entirely new perspective, and a feeling of joy, you may want to consider mixing it up with unforgettable festivities in the sun with a luxury villa vacation stay.  Here are 12 reasons to inspire your end-of-year villa-vacay with a festive island stay: 1. Escape the cold Basking in the sunshine and greeting the end of the year with a swim in the sea while it’s chilly in your home country is wonderfully uplifting and gloriously feel-good; creating a real sense of getting away from it all. The climate in Thailand and Indonesia at …