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Building on the solar technology developed for Silent-Yachts catamarans, Silent Resorts is launching its first yacht-and-villa retreat in the Caribbean. 

Gems Mining Pool Villas is a brand new landmark resort for Pattaya. Beautifully laid out with tree-lined paths and five-star facilities.

 Now he’s in Mexico we thought we’d catch up with him…..Ed

Many of us will remember the wonderfully zany and irrepressible Bethany Pedersen from her time here in Pattaya.

Just after handing out roses on Valentine’s Day to the staff of Nin Barber in Soi Buakow for a Youtube video, I boarded the plane bound for Malaysia.

Summertime is here and with temperatures scheduled to reach the mid 40s, it would make sense to head North in search of cooler places.

The new strain of coronavirus, tentatively-known as the 2019-nCoV, is spreading at an alarming rate.


Research by ABTA has found that 31 per cent of Brits are still confused about how Brexit will affect their holidays. 

With Valentine’s Day falling on a Friday this year, replace the standard chocolates or long-stem roses


Wondering what to do for a loved one this Valentine’s day? giving them a spa package from the Royal Cliff Grand Hotel and spa?

From 7.30pm until 10.30 pm enjoy Free Flow Cocktails for just 5.99 baht.

Thailand’s “coconut island” has come a long way since it’s hippy hey-day in the 1970s. 

Having spent some time up in the North of Thailand near the provinces of Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai, it has to be said, there are many undiscovered gems.

The long-awaited MRT Blue Line extension from Hua Lamphong to Bang Khae is now open to the public.

Cool rooftop pool area with lovely breeze & ambient tunes keep everything well chilled.



Well if like me it’s been a few years since you last went to NongNooch Gardens, I urge you to revisit it.

Between Storm Surges & Coral Bleaching

Ochre cliffs, epic myths and catching crabs — Noosa’s rainbow road to the far north is full of story.

Everybody loves the Trader!

How to escape all the other tropical holiday escapists? 

The Mekong River isn’t so much crazy as alive with curiosities and contradictions. 

For decades, folks in both Pattaya and Hua Hin have looked across the Gulf of Thailand and wished they could leap to the other side. 

The daisy-chain islands of the Maldives are famous for romantic resorts. But after you’ve done the eat-drink-get frisky thing, what else is there to do? Try these.

Tourism plays an important role in the Asia Pacific region. For many countries it is the leading revenue generator.

Ho Phakeo temple, a guide told me this had been home to Bangkok’s famed Emerald Buddha until a Siamese army carried it off in 1779. 

If you are looking for accommodation in Bangkok and fancy something a little different why not select a Boutique Hotel? 

“Venice of the East”, “the Big Mango” and so on. Over the years Bangkok has been lumbered with several farang-concocted sub-titles.

The Hana Highway, Hawaii’s most beautiful drive, is making a fool of me. This tenacious, twisting road clings to the northeast coast of the island of Maui…..

An archipelago of cathedrals and beauty queens, spas, bars and whale sharks. Toss in fiestas, coups and volcanos, and the Philippines can seem like a brew of magical realism. 

With flights to Istanbul costing from as little as 18,000 Baht and the visa waiver for Thai citizens, Istanbul has become a very accessible holiday destination for Expats and Thais alike.

Whilst most visitors come to the Land of Smiles to lay on pristine white beaches and enjoy the incredible food and culture, there are others who visit Thailand for a completely different reason.

With a choice of 13,466 islands, where does a visitor begin in Indonesia?

Voluntourism … low-impact travel … carbon offsets …. As travel becomes ever more complicated, how can we trip the planet fantastic — or at least Thailand — without trashing it further?

With flights to Istanbul costing from as little as 18,000 Baht and the visa waiver for Thai citizens, Istanbul has become a very accessible holiday destination for Expats and Thais alike.

You can stay on it, play and pray on it, eat and sleep beside it — but best not swim in Bangkok’s Chao Phraya.

Koh for it among these Thai islands that haven’t been hammered by “discovery”.

How — where! — to escape sodden Songkran, Pattaya’s annual festival of road carnage, ceaseless drenchings and blow-in bogans? 

Another idea for escaping the Songkran madness is to join an organised trip for either one day or a few to get you out of Pattaya.