Alila Ubud: secluded luxury retreat in Bali

If you read our Eat Pray Love Travel Guide to Bali and want more recommendations of boutique hotels and retreats on the island (other than the alluring Bambu Indah which we loved), check out the Alila Ubud, perched on a hillside in the village of Payangan overlooking the Ayung River, only 5 kilometres from the […]

Eat Pray Love Bali travel guide

Inspired by the movie and the book “Eat Pray Love”┬áto go to Bali? Here’s my Bali travel guide with special focus on the village of Ubud, where Elizabeth Gilbert, author of “Eat Pray Love” stayed while she was in Bali. Ubud is a village that lies an hour by car from the beaches of Seminyak […]

Guide to the best hidden boutique hotels around the world

Here’s a list of some of my favorite hidden boutique hotels. They’re not all in remote locations. Some are in cities such as Amsterdam, but the hotels are distinctive and quirky, definitely not boring and standard. Hill Lodge: tropical hideaway in Chiang Mai, Thailand If your idea of a holiday in Thailand does not include […]

Bambu Indah: atmospheric eco-luxe retreat in Bali

If you going to Bali, make sure you stay at Bambu Indah, a set of luxury villas just outside the village of Ubud. We stayed at Bambu Indah for more than a week and it has to be one of the most unforgettable places I’ve ever been. Bambu Indah (which means beautiful bamboo in Balinese) […]