Seasonality in Southeast Asia

Spanning both the northern and southern hemispheres, the best time to travel to Southeast Asia can vary greatly, depending on where you are heading. Seasonality is essentially opposite between the mainland countries, also referred to as Indochina, and Indonesia. For example, while Indochina, which includes Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos and Myanmar, has the most hospitable Read more…

Wildlife Encounters in Southeast Asia

When travelers plan a trip to Southeast Asia, they initially embark excited for the cultural and culinary encounters that await. Steeped in ancient history, its temples, shrines and museums draw millions of visitors each year. As does its food, with world renowned dishes such as Pho and Pad Thai. It might be surprising to learn Read more…

World’s Best Bathtubs

So many of the destinations we explore are known for their landscapes and their wildlife. Visitors venture forth excited to find rhinoceros, to hike famous trails, or to leisurely cruise down rivers. The properties themselves are also quite a draw, affording guests incredible views, delicious food, and exceptional service. One aspect often overlooked? The bathtub! Read more…

A Cambodian Oasis

Song Saa Private Island is a heaven of sustainable luxury, nestled in the undiscovered beauty of Cambodia’s Koh Rong Archipelago. With unique cuisine, stunning sunset views of the Gulf of Thailand, and an array of spa and wellness treatments, Song Saa offers the ultimate indulgence for mind, body and soul. Best of all, their commitment Read more…

Cambodia Beyond Angkor: Wild Waterfalls & Rainforest Luxury Glamping

I have been very fortunate to have seen and experienced a variety of luxury hotels and lodges throughout Southeast Asia.  Every now and again, there comes a long a “game-changer;” a hotel, resort or lodge that exceeds all expectations and sets new levels for what a resort “experience” should be. Several months ago in Cambodia, Read more…

The Pulse of the Mekong River

From its spring-fed source in China’s Tibetan Plateau, the Mekong River flows through Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam before emptying into the South China Sea. While the upper half of the Mekong navigates rugged terrain, the river’s pace and landscapes in Cambodia and Vietnam lend well to travel and exploration by boat. Often called Read more…

Must-Visit Cambodia: Siem Reap and Phnom Penh

Siem Reap and Phnom Penh are two of the most visited destinations in Cambodia, offering travelers the perfect combination of activity and culture, history and cuisine. Some choose to dive deeply into the destinations with an extended stay, while others add a visit into a larger Southeast Asian itinerary. Either way, just as Katie Gomer Read more…