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A Family Man's Guide to Thailand A Family Man's Guide to Thailand Whoever thought taking kids into the rainforest was a bad idea? Ben Ross takes his family to southern Thailand for an up-close encounter with the elephants. Indian Surprise Indian Surprise ‘Look, down there… There’s a man asleep on a haystack!’ This was just one sight that came to be added to my list of ‘Indian... Meet our India Destination Experts: Part One Meet our India Destination Experts: Part One At Western & Oriental, our experienced team of Destination Experts know their regions inside out. So, to celebrate the launch of our new India brochure,...
Three ways to enjoy the water in the Bahamas! Three ways to enjoy the water in the Bahamas! What's the key to a perfect holiday in the Bahamas? Well, for us, it's the beautiful blue waters that lap the shores of this magnificent archipelago.... WHAT’S HOT THIS WINTER WHAT’S HOT THIS WINTER You want to escape the British weather or try something new this winter but don’t know which destinations have the best experiences and hottest weather... MAKE YOUR HOBBY A HOLIDAY SPORTS HOLIDAYS MAKE YOUR HOBBY A HOLIDAY SPORTS HOLIDAYS Although holidays are exciting, a break is nice and exotic sunshine is always appreciated, sometimes we still can’t help but miss our weekly gymnastics...
5 ROMANTIC HONEYMOON DESTINATIONS 5 ROMANTIC HONEYMOON DESTINATIONS Western Oriental understand that your honeymoon is the most romantic holiday of your life so we’ve put together a definitive guide to the 5 most romantic... TOP 5 PICKS OF USA CITY BREAKS TOP 5 PICKS OF USA CITY BREAKS For a collection of the most diverse and exciting cities in the world, you only have to look in the US of A. Whether you are an avid arts-lover, shopaholic,... Finding the perfect balance on your family holiday Finding the perfect balance on your family holiday There's a buzz in the W&O office about the launch of our brand new family travel brochures, Kids in the Med and Kids Beyond the Med. And it's got...
INDIA’S TIGER POPULATION INCREASES BY 20% INDIA’S TIGER POPULATION INCREASES BY 20% For the first time in over a decade, India has seen a significant rise in its Bengal tiger population, with greater growth projected over the next five years.... TOP 5 BARS IN ABU DHABI TOP 5 BARS IN ABU DHABI Unsurprisingly due the sheer scale and size of them, Abu Dhabi’s hotels have a monopoly over its night-life. Great if your hotel happens to house one of... BRUSHING UP ON BALI - OUR DESTINATION EXPERT JULIE VISITS THIS MAGICAL ISLAND BRUSHING UP ON BALI - OUR DESTINATION EXPERT JULIE VISITS THIS MAGICAL ISLAND Our Destination Expert, Julie Mathews, recently jetted off to Bali for a 7 night tour that saw her dine in a hotel restaurant of glass and wood designed by a...
TOP 5 COOL POOLS IN BALI TOP 5 COOL POOLS IN BALI When we dream of our impending holiday more often than not our minds wonder to stretching out by a beautiful pool, a drink in hand and a peaceful smile on our... 6 TIPS FOR BOOKING THE PERFECT HONEYMOON 6 TIPS FOR BOOKING THE PERFECT HONEYMOON You’ve been fantasising about it for months (if not years), you’re buzzing with different ideas and you can’t wait to get started – but... 30 THINGS TO DO IN DUBAI 30 THINGS TO DO IN DUBAI Dubai is the Disneyland of cities with a seemingly endless amount of things to do, we have managed to narrow it down (and we use the term loosely), so here are...
THE SOUTH AFRICAN BRAAI - A BBQ SOUTH AFRICAN STYLE! THE SOUTH AFRICAN BRAAI - A BBQ SOUTH AFRICAN STYLE! As a native living through the currently chilly British summer, I wanted to share some of my favourite South African summer meals. You will always be able to... BEACH GETAWAYS & SPA RETREATS IN VIBRANT VIETNAM BEACH GETAWAYS & SPA RETREATS IN VIBRANT VIETNAM While Vietnam may have arrived a tad bit late on the luxury tourism map when compared to its South East Asian counterparts, its remarkable natural getaways,... LORRAINE KELLY VISITS INDIA – READ OUR EXCLUSIVE Q&A ABOUT HER TRAVELS LORRAINE KELLY VISITS INDIA – READ OUR EXCLUSIVE Q&A ABOUT HER TRAVELS The wonderful Lorraine Kelly recently travelled with Western & Oriental to India, spotting tigers and visiting the unspoilt and majestic Western Ghats. We...
6 PHRASES TO REMEMBER FOR A DAY IN HAVANA 6 PHRASES TO REMEMBER FOR A DAY IN HAVANA Having been lucky enough to spend a few days in the fascinating Havana, here are the sentences I would recommend to any traveller. With them, you will be... RANCH ROMANCE HONEYMOON IN MONTANA RANCH ROMANCE HONEYMOON IN MONTANA White sandy beaches, serene sapphire waters and palm fringed shores are all well and good, but there are few that can beat the intoxicating combination of raw... RECIPES FROM AROUND THE WORLD TASTEBUD TRAVEL JUNE RECIPES FROM AROUND THE WORLD TASTEBUD TRAVEL JUNE We woould like to thank the Heritage Le Telfair in Mauritius for allowing us to share this delicious dish with you for our June instalment of Recipes From...
BBQ RECIPE FROM MAURITIUS SPICED LAMB CHOPS BBQ RECIPE FROM MAURITIUS SPICED LAMB CHOPS Mauritian cuisine is renowned for its delicate blends of crushed spices that make up many of the island’s mouth watering dishes. The multi-cultural... BBQ RECIPE FROM THE MALDIVES FIHUNU MAS BADHIGE BBQ RECIPE FROM THE MALDIVES FIHUNU MAS BADHIGE With BBQ season now well and truly under way, Western & Oriental Travel want to share some of our favourite BBQ recipes from around the world with you, so... A DAY IN THE LIFE AT COCO PALM DHUNI KOLHU A DAY IN THE LIFE AT COCO PALM DHUNI KOLHU Picture this, its 10am as you wake naturally from your slumber, it’s the first time in weeks that you haven’t woken to the monotonous beeping of...
A WORLD IN ITSELF 9 LUXURIOUS HOLIDAY DESTINATIONS IN INDIA A WORLD IN ITSELF 9 LUXURIOUS HOLIDAY DESTINATIONS IN INDIA India is a land epitomised by its diversity. Unblemished mountain getaways flank it in the north. Fairytale castles set in the middle of unending desert dunes... BBQ RECIPE FROM BARBADOS - BAJAN CHICKEN SKEWERS BBQ RECIPE FROM BARBADOS - BAJAN CHICKEN SKEWERS The BBQ season now well and truly under way, Western & Oriental Travel want to share some of our favourite BBQ recipes from around the world with you, so... 3 WAYS TO RELAX IN DOMINICA AND A RECIPE 3 WAYS TO RELAX IN DOMINICA AND A RECIPE Dominica sits mid way along the Eastern Caribbean archipelago, boasting unspoilt nature, tropical rainforests bursting with vibrant wildlife, and more national...
SIX OF THE MOST ROMANTIC HONEYMOON DESTINATIONS AND RESORTS IN IDYLLIC BALI SIX OF THE MOST ROMANTIC HONEYMOON DESTINATIONS AND RESORTS IN IDYLLIC BALI Bali is renowned across the globe as the last paradise for good reason. Images from this exotic land have filled people the world over with dreams of that... ABOUT US ABOUT US Western & Oriental offers luxury holidays for the discerning traveller to over 75 destinations around the world. We believe it’s the little things... COCO BODU HITHI A MALDIVIAN PARADISE COCO BODU HITHI A MALDIVIAN PARADISE A gentle breeze breaks the heat from the sun’s beams, and the sound of the waves dancing up onto the shore and breaking against the sands is coupled with...
10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW WHEN VISITING ITALY 10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW WHEN VISITING ITALY Italy is a country of great beauty, great culture and most importantly, great gelato! Seeing a place with fresh, naïve eyes is often a brilliant way to... BBQ RECIPE FROM ST LUCIA: CARIBBEAN CHICKEN BBQ RECIPE FROM ST LUCIA: CARIBBEAN CHICKEN This mouthwatering Caribbean chicken recipe is the perfect thing to feed hungry guests, based on traditional Caribbean cooking with a blend of spices and... LUXURY IN MALAYSIA: WHY YTL HOTELS? LUXURY IN MALAYSIA: WHY YTL HOTELS? Intead of boring you with a parchment scroll worth of reasons why we love YTL hotels luxury resorts in Malaysia and Bali (though, trust us, we could), we...
A DAY IN HOI AN A DAY IN HOI AN Our Destination Expert, Ben has just returned from a luxury trip to Vietnam. He was lucky enough to visit some fantastic destinations and hotels along the way....