Located in the southern province of Thailand, Phuket is home to many of the world’s finest beaches and is beaming with culture. It is a gateway to the nearby tropical islands including the famous Phi Phi islands and is a must-visit destination in Southern Thailand.
From Phuket, you can easily hop over to the idyllic islands of Koh Phi Phi. The six islands are approximately 46km from Phuket and Krabi and offer the perfect island retreat to relax and unwind.
Dubai is the most populous and well known city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Located in the heart of the desert, Dubai is unique with its skyline of architectural marvels and some of the most unique and modern attractions in the Middle East and around the world.
From Dubai you can take a day excursion to Abu Dhabi, the capital and second most populous city of the UAE. On the city tour you will get the chance to visit a selection of popular attractions including the Heritage Village, the Handicrafts Centre, Ferrari World, Emirates Palace, and the stunning Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.
Although both Dubai and Abu Dhabi are known as luxurious destinations, they can also be visited on a budget too. Hotels are not as expensive as you might think and because they are newly built, even cheaper hotels can feel quite luxurious.
There are many affordable places to grab a bite to eat outside of the main areas so make sure you shop around and do your research before heading out there. You could even ask the team at your hotel for recommendations. If you are heading to the more local areas, be sure to dress and behave accordingly to respect the local people and their culture.
Vietnam is a land of natural beauty that is increasing in popularity among tourists for its intriguing culture and stunning scenery. Ha Long Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and popular travel destination in Quang Ninh Province, which is easily reachable from the capital of Hanoi.
Bali is Indonesia’s most popular island known for its pristine beaches, rice paddies, waterfalls, and forested volcanoes. It provides a haven to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life where you can sit back and relax with relaxing incense, Balinese music and nothing but good vibes.
The Gili Islands are a trio of idyllic islands located off the Northwestern shore of Lombok. Gili Trawangan is the largest of the three islands and is popular among groups, followed by Gili Air, then Gili Meno, which are both popular for couples and travellers seeking a quiet retreat.
Tokyo has been the capital of Japan since 1869 and is now the worlds most populous metropolis. There is so much to see and do in this vibrant city such as visiting the famous Shibuya Crossing, exploring Sēnso-Ji, the oldest buddhist temple in Tokyo, and admiring the view of the stunning skyline from the observation deck at Tokyo Skytree.
To show you the beauty of the French Alps and Chamonix town we have put together ten of our favourite photos from our trip here at the beginning of the New Year. If you are inspired to visit after viewing our images, read more about our trip from Geneva to the French Alps here.
The French Alps is truly breathtaking. We will take you on a backwards journey from the top of the mountains down to the bottom and into the quaint town of Chamonix in just ten stunning photos.
First, the view from the top. Even if you aren’t going to take part in any snow sports, it is definitely worth a trip up the ski lift to enjoy this incredible view and watch as the skiers and snowboarders breeze on by.
Meanwhile, you can grab yourself a warming hot chocolate from this cafe featuring outdoor seating while you admire the view…
Best spot for an authentic bite to eat? Perhaps.
Back on the ground the views are unbelievable, and how cool is this pizza van!?
In Chamonix town centre you will find an abundance of quaint shops and cafes such as this.
Chamonix town centre is set in the heart of the vast mountains, it is hard not to be in awe of natures beauty here.
The French Alps and Chamonix have so much to offer and not just for the adrenaline junkies and their snow sports. Check out some of the other activities you can take part in here.