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 Bali to Nusa Lembongan

Little Nusa Lembongan lies just under 10 miles off the southeast coast of Bali. For years it’s been something of a chilled baby bro to the Isle of the Gods, offering snorkeling in colorful reefs, boat trips to frothing surf breaks, and rustic bamboo cabanas by the shore. Things are changing, though. There’s now a … 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 Siem Reap to Phnom Penh

Traffic rushes around the Independence monument, with its Khmer architecture style, in Phnom Penh. Blurred motion with long exposure.

Siem Reap to Phnom Penh is a journey that a lot of travelers look to make in Cambodia. It links up two of the country’s must-see draws. You’ll start with a romp around the UNESCO-tagged Buddhist and Hindu temple complexes of Angkor Wat, one of the wonders of the ancient world. From there, you’ll cross … Read more

How to travel from Sihanoukville to Koh Rong

Cambodia aerial view of Sok San Beach on Koh Rong island. With a ferry pier.

Koh Rong is an island of many faces. It flaunts sugar-white beaches and turquoise seas. Koh Rong also has rambunctious party strips and hedonistic party hostels. It’s got laid-back yoga retreats on its less-trodden west coast, along with sprawling honeymoon hotels on its hidden northern shores. Thousands flock to Koh Rong to get their hit … Read more

How to travel from Chiang Mai to Pai

Aerial view of Pai rice terraces, river and mountain in Mae Hong Son, Chiang Mai

Once you’ve finished haggling your way through the Chiang Mai Night Bazaar and wondering at the spinning prayer wheels of Doi Suthep Temple why not slow the pace of your travels a little by heading up to Pai? This is Thailand’s laid-back mountain town, where bamboo shacks line the Pai River, chilled reggae bars pop … Read more

How to travel from Pattaya to Koh Chang

Romantic sunset on the shore of Koh Chang. Restaurant on the beach with sunset background.

Koh Chang is the perfect antidote to the heady parties of Pattaya town. A remote island in the Thai Gulf, it’s closer to the Cambodian border than to Bangkok, comes strung with pebble-dotted, coconut-strewn sands down its western shoreline, and backed by a massif of jungle-covered peaks. Chilling is the number one thing to do, … Read more

How to travel from Split to Dubrovnik

Young woman enjoying the view of the Dubrovnik Old Town, sitting on the mountain above the city

The trip from Split to Dubrovnik takes you through some of the most gorgeous countrysides in the Adriatic region. It’s a route that covers more than 103 miles of southern Croatia, linking up a history-brimming port town that has ancient Roman ruins with the iconic walled city of the south, a place now primarily known … 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 Naples to Sorrento

Aerial view of cliff coastline in Sorrento and Gulf of Naples ocean.

Get La Dolce Vita a-rolling with a pitstop in Sorrento, one of the most glorious resort towns of southern Italy. Poets and artists have long waxed lyrical about how gorgeous this salt-washed cluster of pastel-painted mansions and crooked piazzas is on the impossibly wonderful Bay of Naples. Sorrento is not only a looker. It’s also … Read more

How to travel from Rome to Naples

The beautiful coastline of Naples

There are just 115 miles between Rome and Naples, meaning a trip that includes both these bucket-list metropolises should be easy to plan. More than that, it should be packed with enjoyment. Starting with visions of the UNESCO-tagged Colosseum and the priceless artworks of the Vatican Galleries, ending with mozzarella-topped pizza pies and walkthroughs of … 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