THE MAGICAL MADRID ISSUE

The Madrid of my youth had always been through the lens of prolific Spanish movie director, Pedro Almodóvar. I first awed at the ocean of bu...

MARRIOTT: CLEAN SLEEPING

You've heard of clean-eating, but how about clean-sleeping? To be honest, I need a bit of both at this moment in time as we hurtle towards d...
Belmond Andean Explorer

BELMOND: ANDEAN EXPLORER

Last week, the inaugural journey of Belmond's Andean Explorer, South America's first luxury sleeper train took flight (for want of a better ...

DESIGNER SWEDEN

The Swedish design phenomenon is well known throughout the globe. The craze took the world by storm back in the 1950s, but has since develop...
Globcoin

GLOBCOIN: TRAVEL SAVVY

When I ask OutThere travellers what some of their biggest challenges are when they travel, 'currency exchange' comes up a lot. Constantly fl...
Mermaid Fitness Hotel del Coronado California

HOTEL DEL CORONADO: MERMAN FITNESS

San Diego's Hotel del Coronado is a retro enthusiasts dream-come-true. Not only is it the setting of one of my all time favourite classics, ...
Manila Intramuros

WALK THIS WAY
MANILA, THE PHILIPPINES

I grew up with Imelda Marcos. Well, not literally – but in my young, gay, Asian eyes she was legendary. It wasn’t until I was older that I u...
Philip Cornwel Smith

PHILIP CORNWEL-SMITH
BANGKOK

If you want to reinvent yourself, come to Thailand. For 500 years, my adopted home has been a makeover reality show for adventurers, dealers...
Ulusaba South Africa Virgin Limited Edition

VIRGIN LIMITED EDITION: EARTH HOUR

Last week, the world 'celebrated' Earth Hour, the global event (or self-billed 'movement') that has for the last 10 years achieved massive e...
Sri Lanka

FINDING NIRVANA
SRI LANKA

The sun beams through the grey clouds onto the platform at Badulla station, high in the hills of Sri Lanka’s tea region. Rain is coming, pro...

JAKE MACAPAGAL
MANILA

Like a fine wine, Romano “Jake” Macapagal has reached his prime with maturity. He was recently nominated for a BAFTA (British Academy of Fil...

BJ PASCUAL
MANILA

At just 27, Filipino photographer BJ Pascual is already one of Manila’s biggest names. He’s the city’s go-to celebrity fashion photographer ...
Design Hotels Book

DESIGN HOTELS: THE BOOK

As much as we love travel, we also love great design. Design Hotels, the collection of luxury, design-led properties publishes a stunning di...
Walled Off Hotel

BANKSY: THE WALLED OFF HOTEL

The art of travel just got street. Despite his elusiveness, Banksy has never been one to shy away from causing a stir. In a bold new statem...

THE NEW GUESTS
PENANG, MALAYSIA

All the best stories involve intrigue – and my own certainly does – worthy of the Chinese TV period dramas that my grandmother is glued to. ...
H10 villa de la reina

H10 VILLA DE LA REINA MADRID

As its name suggests, this property is fit for a queen. Set in a restored 20th century architectural gem, we couldn’t ask for a better locat...

NOBU HOTELS: LONDON CALLING

Starting today, the long awaited Nobu Shoreditch in London will take bookings, with its opening date allegedly set for June 2017. The Nobu b...
Shop Hop BA

SECRET SHOPPER
BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA

Shopping in Buenos Aires has always come high on my to-do list. That probably goes for every worldly, stylish traveller, I’m sure. From its ...
Ozen Maldives Water Suite

OZEN BY ATMOSPHERE: WATER SUITE

I'm always keeping an eye out for the most luxurious of resort experiences, and this week, something caught my eye that I just had to share....
Meadow Lane Estate

onefinestay: Collections

The Hamptons have long been the escape of New York's rich and famous, but with that very reputation it has been on lock-down for visitors ke...

GRAPE DAY OUT
HUA HIN, THAILAND

I’m one of the most open-minded people I know – yet I find the concept of wine production in Thailand somewhat strange. Everything points at...
Love and Paint Mondrian London

LOVE AND PAINT: MONDRIAN LONDON

Love is in the air – or in this case in our hair – at the Mondrian London. A surprise awaited us in our sumptuous suite at this luxury prope...
Anantara King's Cup Elephant Polo

ANANTARA KING’S CUP

You may have heard of the super-exclusive Queen’s Cup polo tournament, but the Anantara King’s Cup is an entirely different polo event where...
Shangri-la London

FOXY ROMEO

During our recent stay at the towering Shangri-la at the Shard in London, we found a cute little plush-toy fox in our room. The story goe...

PACK YOUR TRUNKS

This swimwear shoot was photographed at the exquisite Marmara Park Avenue. Photography by ANGUS MALCOLM Styling by UWERN JONG Image...

PHILIP SCHAETZ
HONG KONG

With 17 years of global hospitality experience under his belt, Philip is a leader in the field, currently heading up sales for Marco Polo Ho...
Knickerbocker NYC

KNICKERBOCKER, NYC, USA

At the turn of the 20th century, this Beaux Arts building was home to New York City’s swankiest hotel – allegedly the birthplace of the now ...
Ralf Obergfell - Urak Lawoi

Beating of the wave
Ralf Obergfell

I was out in the Andaman Sea, in the waters just close to the Malaysian maritime border, when the Tsunami struck. I was visiting Koh Lipe as...

SOE KWAH THU
YANGON

Yangon resident and Belmond’s Tour Manager is a walking encyclopedia of Myanmar. www.belmond.com EAT Port Autonomy Restaurant Gay che...