From lush green paddy fields to coastal limestone mountains, delicious smelling street stalls to colonial influenced architecture, Vietnam offers travellers a distinctly different experience.
Looptail is really important because I want people to understand our story; where we come from. Our company comes from pure intention. Pure intention has a positive impact in the world using tourism as a vehicle. And I want people to know that.
As hotels around the globe vie amongst themselves to provide guests with the latest in luxury travel, all too often opulence comes at the expense of their environmental and social responsibilities. However, Peruvian boutique hotel chain Inkaterra turns that idea on its head.
With many new buildings, especially those a community hold dear, there is always a settling period before people grow fond of them. I didn’t need that.
Tucked away in the heart of Hong Kong’s New Territories, on the northern slopes of Tai Mo Shan mountain, is a little known visitor attraction where native biodiversity, nature conservation and education are watchwords.
Grianán of Aileach (Fortress of the Sun) is a wonderful sixth century stone fort, which sits atop a 244 metre high hill in Burt, Co. Donegal. As an angst-ridden teenager it was my own fortress of solace. Revisiting the site this year left me with new feelings.
The 64-acre nature reserve was established by the Shangri-La Rasia Ria Resort and the Sabah Wildlife Department in 1996. Adjoining the hotel grounds is a protected ecological space dedicated to supporting the endangered wildlife of Borneo.
I can’t say I’m a massive trekking in the dark person. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good trek, but usually I like to see where I’m going. Obviously, not everyone is of the same opinion as a handful of die-hard trekkers set off, gingerly feeling their way down the path. I quietly raise an eyebrow, watch, and wait.
An eco resort, abundant wildlife and sealife, and a community keen to conserve their habitat make West Bali National Park a great green getaway.
I’m always urging people to discover what’s going on in their own back yard, so I thought it was about time to practice what I preach and investigated my adopted hometown of Melbourne by kayak.