The Middle House is an urban sanctuary in bustling Shanghai. Opened in 2018, The Middle House is the latest addition to Swire Hotels’ renowned The House Collective, a group of acclaimed and distinctive individual hotels. The Middle House is located in the heart of Shanghai’s commercial district, a stone’s throw away from the historic neighbourhood of Dazhongli. The building, tall and modern, is tucked away behind a wall covered in lush bamboo, creating a barrier between the bustle of Nanjing Road. The locations provides total escapism, all the while coffee shops, upscale restaurants, and lively shops are only minutes away. This is an incredibly central and convenient area to stay – in fact, the hotel has one of the best-rated locations in Shanghai.
Pimann Buri Pool Villas is nestled in lush coconut groves in the picturesque Ao Nang, Krabi, surrounded by limestone karst cliffs, mangrove forests and idyllic offshore islands. The first thing that struck me about this property is how wonderfully secluded it is. Pimann Buri is tucked away in the midst of a tropical jungle atmosphere, only 10 minutes by car from Ao Nang town and Ao Nang Beach – away from the busy streets that are clogged up with hawkers. The air quality here is exceptionally cleaner than it is in the tourist streaks, and the neighborhood felt safe for strolling around. There is 24-hour security and all the 8 private villas are enclosed to offer privacy. It is really true that luxury places a premium on privacy and seclusion.
Tucked away in a serene and secluded setting lies the Surin Phuket, an upscale beachfront 5-star resort. Listed as one of the finest luxury hotels in Phuket, the residence comprises of 103 cottages and suites that blend perfectly into their natural surroundings. Enclaved within a coconut grove at Pansea Bay, the location of The Surin offers a peaceful hideaway from the hustle and bustle of Phuket, far away from the noise and haze that I otherwise found troublesome.
The cottages perched on a green hillside offer the most privacy, whilst the beach cottages boast uninterrupted sea views. Whichever you choose, all the units are separate and provide a tranquil sanctuary amidst heavenly scenery.
During my recent visit to Stockholm, I opted to stay at the design hotel Nordic Light. Located in the heart av Vasaplan, and only a short stroll from the Stockholm Central Station, the hotel provides an excellent starting point to explore all of what the Swedish capital has to offer. My time in Stockholm was quite limited, and I was only going to stay for a couple of days, so the convenience of staying in the central parts of the city turned out to be the right choice.
A simple, quick, and healthy recipe for making a fresh Green Apple Smoothie with lots of healthy fats, nutrients, and fibers.
I recently had the opportunity to experience Los Angeles and all of its top sights on a whirlwind trip. In this blog post, I will share my experiences and a 3-day sample itinerary for your inspiration.
As an avid traveller, I live to explore. I breathe travel. I am passionately curious and love to journey to faraway paradises, embark on enriching experiences, and to lead an adventurous life. Whenever I find myself in a new destination, I strive to explore as much as I can. Long gone are the days when I stayed snoozing on a sun lounger. Now, travel is all about discovery. With a busy everyday life, I try to fit as much as possible into my itinerary so to make the most of my trip. I have found that driving is a practical way to explore, as it allows me to set my own pace. One of the greatest luxuries of travel is freedom. Freedom to being able to explore on my own terms, not being bound by local transport or organised tours. Freedom to go wherever I want, whenever I want, and the freedom to skip a fixed itinerary.
Waterfalls – one of the most dazzling natural wonders, steals the hearts of travellers and the minds of photographers. Whether it is the Angel Falls, which cascades a thousand metres down the Auyantepui mountain, or the Niagara Falls, foaming furiously between the border of Canada and the US, these falling streams never cease to mesmerize us.
Their hypnotic beauty make them excellent subject matter in images, but nonetheless, the constant motion of the water makes them technically difficult to photograph. This article will guide you through the best tips and techniques to capture truly compelling photographs of waterfalls, creeks and streams.
The 21st century has seen an astonishing rise of camera drones. From pocket-size selfie-drones that automatically follow their photographer, to VR drones that transmit their images to VR glasses – the popularity of drones continues down a route of exponential growth. These minuscule and unmanned aerial vehicles are changing the view of our world – as it allows us to see wild, untamed landscapes, seductive lush hills, and our world’s geographical features as we’ve never seen them before. Are you looking to get in on the drone photography game, or are you already an avid drone-fan looking to improve your drone photography? This article will guide you through the fundamentals of composing a drone image.
This is Part 2 of our Astrophotography – How To Shoot The Night Sky series. This part will delve deep into what gear and equipment to use and what settings to shoot with.
I’ve been a photography buff for well over fifteen years, an an amateur astronomer since I was 6. Nevertheless, astrophotography – the photography of the night sky, always appeared to be an intimidating task. The sole idea of capturing the moon, planets, constellations, and even a galaxy, just seemed preposterous. I wrongly presumed that astrophotography required fancy equipment, expensive gear, and a bucket-load of skills. This fallacy once was what stood between what I dreamt of creating, and what I was creating. A barrier that could be broken down only by taking a chance and step into the unknown.
Influenced by ancient events like fairs, pleasure gardens and carnivals, attraction parks date back to the mid-1800s. Whenever I visit a new country, I always make sure to include at least one visit to an amusement park on my holiday itinerary. Whether it be an aqua park at a a five-star hotel built on a man-made island or a 3,000-square-foot house of horrors, you are never too old for a spellbinding journey and rollicking adventures. There is no age limit as to when you can go and enjoy a good theme park.
Iceland is a small Nordic country in the North Atlantic Ocean. However small Iceland may be, it is still the home of an endless endless amount of wondrous waterfalls. The north Atlantic climate produces frequent rain, whilst the Arctic location contributes to Iceland’s many glaciers. This in turn feeds feeds the rivers and produces dramatic waterfalls. Wherever you go, waterfalls will be in abundance, but they all are unique in their own way. We’ve compiled a list of our favourites below …