Uwern Jong

Shangri-La London Suite

Shangri-La London:
Blue sky thinking

They usually call this time of year the lazy, hazy days of summer – but not for London's hotels, as many of them are set to reopen in the coming weeks after th...
Israel Government Tourist Office and OutThere webinar: Beyond Pride

IGTO + OutThere: Beyond Pride

We discuss Israel as an LGBT+ destination of choice, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic; and how travel providers, media and other stakeholders can work toge...
Ahoy Club travel guides help travellers navigate yacht charters in the Italian Riviera and beyond

Sail: the Italian Riviera

"Do you believe in life after love?" Like the comeback queen herself, Italy is rebounding around as a destination, vying to get our attentions after its few m...
Shakti 360 Leti Himalayas

Head for the hills: 360° Leti

The #Experientialist notes that fresh mountain air would be just the tonic after the trials and tribulations of the last few months. But why head to the Alps, ...
Oetker Collection Hotel Du Cap Eden Roc

Fly away: with Oetker

The #Experientialist notes that when there's a will, there's always a way – especially for devotees of the Oetker Collection who may be having withdrawl sympto...
Trancoso by Martin Perry

Hideaway: Trancoso

"The charms of Trancoso, Brazil aren’t lost on its locals, ask any of them where the best place in the world to live is and the answer will consistently be...
Blue Apple Beach Club, Cartagena, Colombia is available for the ultimate buyout

Host: a Blue Apple beach party

Today, the #Experientialist's mind wanders over to Cartagena, Colombia to the beautiful island of Tierra Bomba, a little piece of the Caribbean that's part of ...
Deplar Farm Iceland with Eleven Experience

Escape to: Deplar Farm

Iceland is on everyone's hotlist at the moment, with its borders open and wide open landscapes and spaces taunting those in search of an escape to visit. The #...
Soneva Fushi Maldives launches buyout package

Get castaway at: Soneva Fushi

The #Experientialist understands that perhaps a desert-island getaway is not the social life you may want after all this physical distancing, but listen to wha...
Thorpe Manor by Luxury Cotwolds Rentals

Bathe: in Britain

The #Experientialist is embarrassed to admit that the first thing that caught his eye about this property was a Swedish hot-tub! Because Thorpe Manor is quite ...
Khayelitsha Cape Town South Africa photography by Martin Perry

Focus on: Khayelitsha

"Most visitors to Cape Town see nothing but the trappings of prosperity, and of course, natural beauty. However, just a few kilometers away from the city c...
Amsterdam, where you can now have socially distanced dining on a boat, if you stay at the Sofitel Legend The Grand

Time for: floating tea

In an effort to innovate and get creative when it comes to socially-distanced F&B, the Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam are offering guests the opportuni...

First trip out: Cookson’s Iceland

Are you still talking green shoots? Well, at Cookson Adventures, they're staring at the post-COVID tree! The #Experientialist has learnt that after months of b...
Illustrations for 14 poems by CP Cavafy by David Hockney showing at the Zebra One Gallery London

Celebrate: David Hockney

This time next week it'll be David Hockney's 83rd birthday, so how better to celebrate it than checking out a London-based exhibition, featuring some of his wo...
Juniper Trust Nepal Adventure Aid

Volunteer: The Juniper Trust

The #Experientialist is excited to learn about a volun-tourism initiative for The Juniper Trust, a charity that directly helps many of the poorest countries in...
Vilnius installs beach into city square

Let’s go: to the beach in Vilnius

This is certainly one way to #KeepYourMindTravelling. Vilnius' mayor, Remigijus Šimašius recently declared, "If the people of Vilnius cannot go to the sea, the...
Rome photography by Martin Perry

At home: in Rome

"It's no surprise that Fellini chose Rome to film La Dolce Vita in. Every corner of the 'Eternal City' is a movie set, so it's no wonder filmmakers have us...
Artur Paulins

Breathe: with Artur Paulins

The #Experientialist catches up with Artur Paulins, an international breathwork and mindfulness coach who is in high demand. Breathwork and mindfulness play a ...
Five Star Greece presents lessons in rebetiko Greek music

Listen: Greek tunes

The #Experientialist continues his total immersion in Greek culture, with more Five Star Greece masterclasses. This week, he joins Pavlos and Co, close friends...
Four Seasons App is the future of luxury travel

Chat: with Four Seasons

The #Experientialist has noted that the past few months has gone some way to innovate the way the luxury hospitality industry works. While hoteliers and travel...
Aman begins phased reopening of hotels worldwide

Rejoice: Aman reawakens

The #Experientialist is thrilled to report that Aman, the collection of sophisticated, sublime and intimate retreats has begun a phased and optimistic reopenin...
Vintage Projector by Noom Peerapong / Unsplash

Watch: Shortfest Palm Springs

Short-film fans, the #Experientialist has some news. Because you will have missed this summer's fix of the Palm Spring's International Short Film Festival, a.k...
Waldorf Astoria, Bangkok, Thailand

Waldorf Astoria
Bangkok, Thailand

Walking up the marble double staircase from the hotel’s 56th floor in our hunt for the Champagne Bar, we were faced with a huge mural and not much else. But, k...
The Peninsula Beverley Hills teaches us to make high tea from home

Pour over: Afternoon tea in Beverly Hills

"But... but... but," we hear you cry. Surely afternoon tea is an English thing? Well perhaps, but the #Experientialist has supped and dined out on some stunnin...
Mason Pattaya, Pattaya, Thailand

Mason
Pattaya, Thailand

Few are the places we vow never to return to – Pattaya, turned tawdry, was one of them. But when an invitation to a brand-new design hotel there came our w...
Sri Lanka reopens to tourists from 01 August 2020 post COVID

Opening soon: Sri Lanka

The #Experientialist is thrilled to report the news he received today that Sri Lanka will welcome tourist back to the 'Teardrop Isle' from the 1st August 2020....
Actor Rami Malik is a fan of Mandarin Oriental

Peek: Fans from home

Ever wondered what notable cultural movers and shakers in our world are doing at home during this time? Well the #Experientialist offers a peek into the lives ...
Malta is the world's second best dive site

Celebrate: World Oceans Day

Today is the 28th anniversary of World Oceans Day, the collaborative conservation project with a network of leaders in 140 countries worldwide. It provides the...
OutThere urges travellers to #KeepYourMindTravelling at this challenging time

#KeepYourMindTravelling

At OutThere we have always believed in boundless travel and the power of positivity, inspiration and dreams. So at this time more than ever, it is important to...
Five Star Greece offers up some mouthwatering virtual cooking classes to Keep Your Mind Travelling

Cook: with Angelina

Want to master some Greek soul food? You should be slouvaki! Well, in fact you are – thanks to our friends at Five Star Greece the upscale villa company (who t...
Tahiti a paradise island that welcomes LGBT OutThere travellers

Speak: Tahitan

La Orana! Manuia! The #Experientialist has been brushing up on his "Reo Tahiti", the language spoken on the French Polynesian Island, as he was slated to visit...
The Capitol Tokyu concierge Etsuke Higashide gives OutThere her inside tips on luxury Tokyo

Inside track: Akasaka, Tokyo

The #Experientialist adores Tokyo, but acknowledges that it isn't an easy city to navigate sometimes. First, there's language challenges, albeit that's changin...
Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain by Martin Perry

Get snap happy: Mallorca

"There's something about the light on the Balearic island of Mallorca, that has attracted artists and photographers here to capture its beauty for centurie...
Okinawa, Japan is a place where residents live to a ripe old age. The #Experientialist uncovers its secrets

Tips: from a centurian

We're not talking about Roman soldiers here, although the capital of Italy is imploring OutThere travellers to return to the ancient city ... but the #Experien...
Swedish Midsommar in Varmland features an innovative dining experience called Table for One by Bordforen

Table for one: Värmland

With "Midsommar" (ignore the movie, it's a million times less scary than that) on the horizon, the #Experientialist heads to Värmland (yes, how apt) for a glim...
Architect Bill Bensley's exclusive interview for OutThere at Baan Botanica

At home with: Bill Bensley

In an exclusive video interview, the #Experientialist has a nose around superstar architect's Bill Bensley's Bangkok home and studio, Baan Botanica, that he sh...
Global hotel brand ACCOR reignites the love for travel in new campaign

Reignite: the love for travel

The #Experientialist couldn't say it better himself – but his love for travel never faded. In any case, ACCOR has started to reopen some of its hotels around t...
In the mood for love by Wong Kar Wai, part of which was shot in Bangkok, Thailand's Chinatown

On film: Bangkok

Many of you will know that Bangkok is one of the #Experientialist's top favourite cities in the world. In fact, we love all of Thailand and miss it dearly. To ...
The San Diego Ballet is offering online classes to #KeepYourMindTravelling

On pointe: San Diego

As the adage goes, everything is beautiful at the ballet. And that's possibly even more true if you were to catch the art while visiting the cosmopolitan and s...
Luna Drive In Cinema plays Warwick Castle and many other stately sites across the UK

Drive in: Luna Cinema

The #Experientialist is buckling up to check out some of the UK's most stately sites from a different angle as the country's leading open-air cinema launches a...
Uwern Jong

Uwern Jong

Experientialist in Chief / Founder

From: London, UK | From, from: Malaysia | Traveller type: Sophisticate