Uwern Jong

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...
Visit Finland urges you to Rent a Finn to #KeepYourMindTravelling

Rent: a Finn

The #Experientialist has been having fun with Visit Finland's new social media initiative, "Rent a Finn" that offers a somewhat voyeuristic glimpse in on the n...
West Hollywood Los Angeles photography by Martin Perry

Go: West Hollywood

"For a Los Angeles experience that transcends the glamour of Beverly Hills, make a beeline for West Hollywood, a honeypot for the countless celebrities who...
The Arts Club, London launches innovative podcast series

Listen: perspectives

Yes, everyone has got a podcast these days ... but the #Experientialist is particularly hooked on The Art's Club, London's new podcast series, featuring an ecl...
ITC Travel Group's Ultimate Guide to Holidays from Home is true to their name – the Inspiring Travel Company

Holiday from home: a guide

The #Experientialist has found himself down the rabbit hole of travel inspiration over the last few weeks, and happened upon ITC Travel Group's 'ultimate guide...
The reprise, Hotel Gran Tremezzo, Lake Como, Italy

Celebrate: Grand Hotel Tremezzo

The #Experientialist' was rather excited to hear that one of his favourite Italian luxury properties, the Grand Hotel Tremezzo is set to reopen on the 26th Jun...
Seaside Finolhu launches romantic beach bubble package

Dream: bubbles on the beach

So we're going to have to admit that this Maldivian property caught the attention of the #Experientialist with their "Bubble-Butler" (we're so easily pleased)....
Chef Kwong Wai Keong of the Langham Hong Kong T'ang Court shares his secret dumpling recipe

Drool: dumpling master

The #Experientialist's longing for some authentic Hong Kong dim sum was answered today by the folk at The Langham, Hong Kong. In an 'unprecedented' (yes, we us...
Virgin Limited Edition showcases live game drives from Ulusaba and Mahali Mzuru on their Instagram account @virginlimitededition

Live: game drives

So listen, the #Experientialist understands that a 'virtual safari' will never replace the real thing ... but the clever-clogs at Virgin Limited Edition, who o...
The #Experientialist LIVE webinar series by OutThere - Experientialist

The #Experientialist LIVE

Join us for OutThere's #Experientialist webinar series, where we present thought-leadership from some of the top names in luxury travel. The sessions are compl...
The Strand Cruise, Mandalay to Bagan, Myanmar

The Strand Cruise
Mandalay, Myanmar

A journey along the Ayeyarwady River from Mandalay to Bagan in Myanmar would be an absolute voyage of discovery and special by anyone’s standards. But on t...
Oriental Residence, Bangkok, Thailand

Oriental Residence
Bangkok, Thailand

Hotels in Bangkok have long traded on their ‘Orientalness’. After all, it was here in the Thai capital that the legendary Oriental Hotel made its way into ...
The Ritz-Carlton, Budapest, Hungary

The Ritz-Carlton
Pest, Budapest, Hungary

We always feel like we’re coming home when we check into a Ritz-Carlton and this one – right in the heart of the city’s central commercial district – was n...
Hotel Clark, Buda, Budapest, Hungary

Hotel Clark
Buda, Budapest, Hungary

Stylish and adults only, this property has upped the city’s chic hospitality game. It is nestled at one end of the iconic chain bridge, giving easy access to t...
Hilton Budapest, Buda, Budapest, Hungary

Hilton Budapest
Buda, Budapest, Hungary

Up in the hills, on a quiet street in the Castle District, this is the closest property to Fisherman’s Bastion. It’s right next door, in fact. It offers modern...
Baltazár, Buda, Budapest, Hungary

Baltazár
Buda, Budapest, Hungary

This cosy, family-owned boutique design hotel is located in the heart of Buda’s historic Castle District and has a strong lean to gastronomy. We’ve had the opp...
Hong Kong luxury properties band together under the Heritage Tourism Brands Group to launch campaign to showcase the city

Touch of love: Hong Kong

The beautiful and resilient harbour city of Hong Kong has long been a storied, international melting pot of cultures and influences, so it's no wonder that des...
Thespie launches new theatre discovery platform

Watch: Thespie

The #Experientialist is a firm believer in the mantra "the show must go on". We can only imagine that many of you OutThere travellers are missing your live the...
Frida Kahlo Museum – Casa Azul – Mexico City

Meet: the ghost of Frida Kahlo

Alright, perhaps the #Experientialist may have taken some creative license with this headline. But don't worry, we haven't appointed a Mexican shamen to bring ...
Kifs of all ages will enjoy the Six Senses Laamu Maldive Junior Marine Biology Programme

Learn: marine biology 101

The marine biologists at the Six Senses Laamu in the Maldives have the #Experientialist hooked on their own take on distance-learning. Although it is intended ...
OutThere magazine celebrates 10 glorious years of publishing

Happy 10th birthday to us

Ten years ago today, May 4th, we launched OutThere to the world. We had no idea back then just how big an adventure we were embarking on. We just had a dream t...
Something for the weekend cocktail book from OutThere

Something for the weekend

"No amount of physical contact could match the healing powers of a well made cocktail." – David Sedaris, writer and humourist" ...
Skin and haircare brand Heinrich Barth launches Mykonos range to #KeepYourMindTravelling to the beautiful greek island

The scent of: Superparadise

If like the #Experientialist you're missing your fix of Mykonos this year, then here's something to get you in the mood. As they say, scents can bring back a t...
Oregon painted hills - inducing moments of zen courtesy of Travel Oregon

Zen: Oregon

Well, it has been one of those weeks for the #Experientialist, but he's found just the tonic over in west coast USA once more, this time in Oregon. As the stat...
Unlearn: The Year the Earth Stood Still by Bruce Poon Tip of G Adventures

Read: Unlearn

The #Experientialist has been very much engaged in thought-leadership over the past few weeks and it has been very interesting to hear the opinions and theorie...
Artur Paulins for NIZUC

Work out: NIZUC’s two Arturs

No, there's no confusion, you didn't hear Arthur and Martha. At the Mexican luxury resort NIZUC (read our review of the resort here), they're all about Artur a...
Fairline Yachts launches virtual marina

Covet: Fairline marina

If like the #Experientialist you're the sort of traveller that likes to hang out in ritzy marinas across the world, day-dreamingly picking out which yacht to o...
The award-winning wildlife photographer Andrew Scriven has teamed up with SWAROVSKI OPTIK to provide his top wildlife spotting tips.

See: the unseen

As we slowly move back to spend time in the great outdoors, the #Experientialist catches up with the world-leading manufacturer of long-rage optics, SWAROVSKI ...
Mount Shuksan in Washington State plays set to Captain Fantastic the movie

Watch: Washington on screen

The #Experientialist noted earlier this year in our luxury travel trends report that Washington State (not to be confused with Washington D.C.) had OutThere tr...
Out Adventures founder, Robert Sharp

Q&A: Robert Sharp, Out Adventures

Robert Sharp is founder of Out Adventures, one of the world's most highly regarded LGBT+ travel brands. The #Experientialist catches up with Robert to talk abo...
Chamara Vithanage captures Galle in a pandemic world alongside narration by Galle Fort Walks

Watch: Galle in a pandemic world

The #Experientialist travelled to gorgeous Galle at the end of last year, for OutThere's Seductive Sri Lanka issue and met with Shanjei Malraj Peruma...
Ultra bespoke travel company Brown + Hudson launches the Ideas Incubator

Browse: the ideas incubator

They say great minds think alike. So when the #Experientialist was told of ultra-bespoke travel company Brown + Hudson's Ideas Incubator, he just had to spread...
Los Angeles tourism has launched a programme to help travellers at home enjoy their stunning magic hour

Watch: L.A.’s magic hour

Sunset in California (but especially in Los Angeles) has been known to stop the #Experientialist in his tracks. It's no wonder it features in so many L.A. stor...
Cape Town tourism launches Worth Waiting For campaign

Love: Cape Town

The #Experientialist today embarks on a virtual journey to Cape Town, a city with infinite potential to inspire and enlighten visitors with its one-o...
NYC Artist and Director Rob Roth presents Night Paving: : The Aural History of Jackie 60 & Mother - a journey through queer time in NYC

Listen: Aural journey through NYC

NYC artist and OutThere contributor Rob Roth's sound-work – "Night Paving: The Aural History of Jackie 60 & Mother" was first showcased as a site specific ...
Snorkel just offshore at NIZUC to discover an underwater sculpture park

Take the plunge: NIZUC + MUSA

This spellbinding sub-aqua sculpture park is submerged just metres below the surface of the coast of Cancun's most luxurious and escapist resort, Nizuc somethi...
Rosewood Hotel Group launches feelgood programme to raise money and help frontline and essential workers in their destinations

Feel good: Rosewood Raise

Fundraising USD$2 million in just two weeks? Now that's astounding. But the #Experientialist isn't surprised with the news from Rosewood, who has launched 'Ros...
Experiential travel company 62Nord teaches us all about the Nordic way of life

Be inspired: 62ºNORD

The Experientialist was thrilled to learn all about Knut Flakk, is the founder of experiential travel company –  62ºNORD, experts at person...
Experience the SHA wellness method from home via YouTube

Watch: the SHA method

SHA Wellness Clinic, the global pioneer of integrated and medical wellness merges contemporary medical techniques with ancient philosophies, making it a world-...
Uwern Jong

Uwern Jong

Experientialist in Chief / Founder

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