Top 10 Things to do in New York at Night

It’s the city that never sleeps, so get ready to adjust your body clock to nocturnal mode. A night out in New York can be one filled with high culture, low-brow humour, 5-star dining or Happy Hour cocktails. From Broadway to the Bronx, these top 10 ideas for a night out in New York will surely keep those night owls aflutter.

1. See the skyline sparkle from the river

When darkness sweeps across the city, New York turns on the charm in a big way. The glittering Manhattan skyline is eye-candy at its best, and one of the most captivating ways to take it all in is from the vantage...

Top 10 Iconic New York Attractions

There are a few things that give the capital of the Empire State its iconic status: a skyline heaving with skyscrapers, Lady Liberty lighting the way and a huge block of greenery making up the heart Manhattan. If it’s your first time taking a bite of the Big Apple, these top 10 New York City attractions should be top priority on your NYC itinerary.

1. Empire State Building

Looming large as the world’s tallest building for some 40 years, the...

Top 10 Places to Eat in New York

The Capital of the World, to borrow from former mayor Rudy Giuliani, is also the champion of all things flavourful. If you’re the epicurious sort, New York has all the fixin’s for tasty travel, from hot-dog carts to haute dining. Try these top 10 must-eats in the city’s districts for a nom nom New York experience.

1. Pizza in Brooklyn

Pizza and Brooklyn – you can’t have one without the other. Well, you could, but it wouldn’t be as pleasant on the palate. Coal-fired, thin-based pies with traditional toppings and generous webs of mozzarella are commonplace in Brooklyn, but some...

Top 10 Traditional Thai Food Dishes

When it comes to tasty cuisines, few countries do it better than Thailand and its spicy, aromatic flavours. Phuket is no exception, and this sun-kissed tropical paradise combines its multicultural past with a range of unique local produce to create one of Thailand’s most delectable cuisines.

1. Tom Yum Goong

Arguably Thailand’s best known dish, Tom Yum Goong is an aromatic delight courtesy of the countless fragrant herbs and spices lurking enticingly within. With lemongrass, lime leaves, shallots and local favourite galangal packing a spicy punch for a base, it’s the ‘goong...

Top 10 Phuket Beaches for Snorkelling

What better way is there to explore Phuket’s colourful aquatic scenery than to slip on a pair of flippers and don some snorkel gear? Snorkelling is one of the most popular things to do in Phuket, with the island’s superb beaches and clear tropical waters sheltering an abundance of marine life.

1. Ao Sane Beach

Located on Phuket’s southern tip, secluded Ao Sane Beach can seem a world away from the crowded stretch of coastline further north. It is, however, a superb place for snorkelling, with parrot and clown fish meandering by in the deep waters off the rocky coastline. A...

Top 10 Ways To Unwind In Phuket

Phuket’s popular party beaches can lend the island an air of persistently frenetic activity. Step off the beaten tourist trail, however, and you’ll soon discover there are plenty of ways to unwind in Phuket.

1. Wat Srisoonthorn

There are more than 40 Buddhist temples scattered over the island, meaning the opportunity to reflect is never far away. Wat Srisoonthorn is one of the more hidden temples, despite the giant Buddha reclining peacefully out the front. The manicured gardens and well-maintained buildings give this temple a genteel air, however it’s the oft-forgotten...

Top 10 Phuket Beaches

Phuket boasts some of the best beaches in the world, so it’s little wonder thousands of visitors flock to this island paradise to enjoy some sand, sun and surf. Grab a towel and pick out your deckchair, because Phuket’s stunning beaches will not disappoint.

1. Patong Beach

A colossus among Phuket beaches, there’s not much that hasn’t already been written about Patong Beach. Either one of the world’s best beaches or a garish tourist trap, depending on your point of view, Patong is undoubtedly a party beach. It is nevertheless a great place to enjoy a dip and remains packed...

Top 10 Bali Shopping Spots

Travel to Bali with an empty suitcase and you risk returning with enough souvenirs to fill an empty house. Bali is an ideal place to do a spot of shopping, with outlets ranging from high-end shopping centres to tarpaulin-covered traditional shopping markets.

1. Kuta Art Market

One of Kuta’s most popular attractions is the beachside bazaar that is the Kuta Art Market. Officially a compound of six smaller shop houses and a longer building filled with market stalls selling bric-a-brac of all descriptions, the Kuta Art Market is a great place to pick up small souvenirs or...

Top 10 Spas in Bali

When it comes to spa treatments, there is perhaps no better place to pamper tired muscles than Bali. Home of the traditional Balinese massage, the spa industry has come a long way from the simple beachside treatments offered to the island’s first wave of tourists in the 1950s.

1. Jiwa Spa – Conrad Bali

When it comes to relaxing in elegant luxury, the beachfront Conrad Bali resort boasts a combination of indoor and outdoor spaces – including water gardens and two pool pavilions – aimed at soothing and rejuvenating tired souls. Regularly voted one of Bali’s best spas, this...

Top 10 Beach Bars in Bali

Bali’s balmy tropical beaches and spectacular sunsets make it the perfect place to sip on a cocktail or two as the sun goes down. Boasting some of the world’s best beachside bars, it’s little wonder Bali attracts plenty of revellers eager to let their hair down.

1. Rock Bar

Part of the AYANA Resort and Spa, the stunning Rock Bar teeters over a rocky cliff face which tumbles dramatically towards the Indian Ocean underneath. Reached via an inclinator traversing down the rocky cliff face, this splendidly-appointed beachside bar boasts some of the best views in Bali. It’s also an...

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