This quirky designer hostel adds new meaning to "booking" a room.
Louise Southerden is a freelance travel writer from Sydney, now based in northern NSW, who never dreamed of travelling the world and writing about it. A three-month trip across Africa in the back of an overland truck 25 years ago changed that and she has since won several awards, including the Australian Society of Travel Writers' Travel Writer of the Year award - four times. Louise specialises in nature-based experiences and is passionate about simple, sustainable travel.
With unrest well behind it, Sri Lanka's capital is refurbishing magnificent colonial buildings, erecting hotels with ocean views and adding to its already lively cafe and dining scene.
From outdoor art galleries to surf breaks, forests to ramen and a plethora of onsen.
An innovative oasis of Japanese calm and the perfect counterpoint to the hustle of Colombo.
There's a lot to love about sailing in Sri Lanka: barefoot days and balmy nights, and the chance to experience this incredible country in a new way.
Sri Lanka's first purpose-built luxury wellness resort is a secluded sanctuary.
Nepal's capital is home to more World Heritage-listed sites than any other city on Earth.
Of the world's top 100 airlines, SriLankan came 95th - but that doesn't show in the passenger experience.
So named because local builders kept saying "One day this farm will be famous" and the name stuck.
The Kathmandu Guest House has been a home away for more than its share of celebrities.
From skyscrapers to mountain tops to window seats, there is something intrinsically alluring about high places.
If it's been a while since you stayed at a "youth hostel" you're in for a few surprises.
A young Melbourne woman's passion to help women in Nepal is blossoming.
The earthquake killed thousands, devastated communities and damaged ancient monuments. Trekking to Nepal now is stepping into a tale of loss and renewed hope as old as humankind.
China's largest airline (by fleet size, route network and passenger numbers) offers a more-than-comfortable economy experience.