It feels like you're aboard a mogul's private yacht as you cruise through Thailand and Malaysia, well away from noisy tourist hotspots.
If you're after one of the world's best bar scenes, slide into Singapore.
A shuttlecock, soccer ball or hacky sack can bring tourists and locals together in a fun and good-natured game of life.
Some resorts make it hard to even contemplate venturing out.
It's a pleasure to experience a low-key Asian island resort not in Bali or Thailand.
Being able to fly in the day makes this my favourite new way to return from Bali.
The mighty Mekong is one of the most bustling rivers in the world, offering ever-changing vistas from the comfort of a cruise deck.
Its five spires look white, but as you get closer you realise every surface is covered with shards of broken pottery.