How to travel from Puerto Princesa to El Nido

Tropical luxury holiday resort in El Nido. Infinity pool with Islands in the background on a sunny day.

All the eager divers and snorkeling enthusiasts who come to Palawan for the coral reefs and lagoons of El Nido are likely to pass through the island’s capital at Puerto Princesa first. This is the home of the big Puerto Princesa International Airport and the Port of Puerto Princesa, which both see daily arrivals from … Read more

How to travel from Cebu to Siquijor

Water slide on Salagdoon Beach, Siquijor Island, Philippines

Book yourself a well-earned R&R session on the island of Siquijor, a place that’s fast becoming the hammock and cocktail haven of the Central Visayas. From the aquamarine waters of Tubod Beach to the softly sloping sands of Paliton Beach, this is a world of perfect shores with bath-warm seas. Then you delve into the … Read more

How to travel from Bohol to Siquijor?

City of Siquijor Welcome Sign, behind which is the Spanish colonial era church Saint Francis de Assisi, Siquijor

Bohol has long drawn the spotlight with its amazing Chocolate Hills, cascading Cambuyo Rice Terraces, wild riverways, and tarsier conservation forests. But there’s also plenty to be said for Siquijor. It remains a more off-the-beaten-track Philippine island, set just 22 miles to the southwest of Bohol’s capital in Tagbilaran City. Come here to wander the … Read more

How to travel from Manila to Boracay

Tropical beach with tourists and clear blue sea, drone shot. Boracay

A four-mile wisp of sugar-soft sands and idyllic beaches on the side of the Sulu Sea, Boracay is still firmly up there with the major R&R draws of the Philippines. People flock from far and wide to laze on the coves, snorkel in the turquoise bays, and crank up their chill factor in the lux … Read more

How to travel from Bali to Gili Islands

At sunset, an aerial view of the Gili Islands off the coast of Lombok, Indonesia.

The Gili Islands are a trio of tropical gems that speckle the seas just off Lombok, the large island that’s right next door to Bali. They each have a different character. There’s Gili Air, for the yogis and the meditation buffs. There’s Gili Meno, primed for honeymooners. There’s Gili Trawangan, for the partiers and hedonists … Read more

How to travel from Athens to Santorini

Fira town on Santorini island, Greece. Incredibly romantic sunrise on Santorini. Oia village in the morning light. Amazing sunset view with white houses.

There are few islands in the world as dramatic as Santorini. It’s actually an ancient volcano that rises in a symphony of 300-meter cliffs from the midst of a cobalt Aegean Sea. White-painted Cycladic villages are dotting its summits and uber-romantic honeymoon hotels hidden in the caves with sunset views you’ll never forget. There’s no … Read more

How to travel from Phuket to Koh Samui

View of Chaweng beach, Koh Samui (Samui Island), Thailand

Going 140 miles from Phuket to Koh Samui is about going from the largest island in Thailand and the gateway to the Andaman region across to the hub of the Thai Gulf in the east. The two destinations reign among the most coveted places in the whole of the Land of Smiles, touting more gorgeous … Read more

How to travel from Ao Nang to Phi Phi

How to travel from Krabi to Phi Phi

The trip from Ao Nang to Koh Phi Phi beckons when it’s time to leave behind the Thai mainland for the rugged karst cliffs and gleaming beaches of the amazing Andaman Islands. It’s all about trading a resort to the west of Krabi for a whole archipelago of jungle-tufted rocks out at sea. The two … Read more

How to go from Ankara to Cappadocia

Sunset over Goreme Town, Cappadocia

The capital of Turkey, and the country’s second largest city, Ankara is situated right in the heart of Turkey. Proclaimed the capital of the country by Atatürk in 1923, Ankara is actually an ancient city that’s a great destination for history buffs who are happy to look beyond the modern façade. From here, a trip … Read more

How to go from Koh Samui to Koh Tao

How to go from Koh Samui to Koh Tao

Turtle island, named after the sea turtles that swim through the crystal-clear Thai Gulf all around it, Koh Tao is a laid-back alternative to chic Samui and hedonistic Phangan. It’s sat some 41 miles to the north of its Chumphon Archipelago compadres, mimicking a desert island with its coconut-strewn beachfronts and hidden coves, not to … Read more

How to go from Chumphon to Koh Tao

How to travel from Chumphon to Koh Tao

The hop from the Thai mainland at Chumphon to the sparkling beaches and azure seas of Koh Tao island is under 80 kilometres. That makes it one of the shortest ferry crossings for travelers keen to get to the famous diving mecca in the midst of the gulf. In addition, it’s a particularly convenient choice … Read more

How to go from Paris to Milan

How to go from Paris to Milan

Paris and Milan have a lot in common. They are both fashion hubs, with a reputation for haute couture and beautiful people. They both sport grand architecture and buildings, whether that means the Gothic spires of Notre-Dame or the handsome turrets of the magnificent Milano Duomo. Each has its own unique cuisine, including saffron-scented risottos … Read more

How to go from Moscow to St. Petersburg

How to go from Moscow to St. Petersburg

If you simply can’t decide between the glorious exhibition rooms of The Hermitage and the twisted onion domes of Saint Basil’s Cathedral, the totemic sights of Red Square and the elegant Winter Palace of the onetime tsars, you could just do the whole lot. You’ll need to plan a Russian holiday that takes in both … Read more

How to go from Milan to Florence

How to go from Milan to Florence

Milan to Florence – it’s a trip that’s sure to whet the wanderlust. First, you’ll hop churches that have paintings by Leonardo da Vinci and devour saffron risottos in vintage Italiano cafes. Then, you’ll head south to the fabled capital of Tuscany. There, masterworks of Renaissance architecture meet priceless relics in the Uffizi Gallery, while … Read more