Belmond

Where to stay in Mallorca

Where to Stay in Mallorca: 5 enchanting places

By Janice and George

From castles to trendy boutique hotels to charming fincas (farm estates), there are plenty of great places to stay in Mallorca. These five are among the best hotels on the Spanish island.

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Best luxury hotels in Bali

Beach lover? Romantic? 14 Best luxury hotels in Bali for you

By Janice and George

Is a beach a must? Do you want “affordable luxury” or a splurge? We review 14 of the best luxury hotels in Bali to suit your travel style.

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myanmar river cruise

Loving the land of temples on an exotic Myanmar river cruise

By Janice and George

From a cheroot-making shop to gilded stupas, this Ayeyarwady River cruise on the deluxe “Belmond Orcaella” immerses you in exotic Myanmar. Ox-cart rides (bouncy!) are a bonus.

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travel philanthropy - Micato Safaris

Travel Philanthropy: How luxury hotels and tour operators give back

By Janice and George

Alila Villas Uluwatu does it. So do Belmond, andBeyond and Soneva. A growing number of luxury hotels/tour operators are involved in travel philanthropy.

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Shwesandaw Pagoda

Myanmar’s Shwesandaw Pagoda is bigger than the Shwedagon!

By Janice and George

The glittering gold Shwesandaw Pagoda in Pyay, Myanmar, is even bigger than Yangon’s famous Shwedagon Pagoda. It’s less touristy too.

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Irrawaddy River Cruise - Orcaella

A River Runs Through It: Slowing down on an Irrawaddy River cruise

By Janice and George

The slow meandering Irrawaddy is Myanmar’s lifeblood. On our Irrawaddy River cruise on the “Belmond Orcaella,” we welcome the unhurried pace.

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Belmond Casa Sierra de Nevada

Colonial living at Belmond Casa de Sierra Nevada

By Janice and George

Don’t look for a cookie-cutter hotel at Casa de Sierra Nevada. Rooms and suites are in colonial mansions sprinkled in the heart of San Miguel de Allende.

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ways hotels annoy guests

5 ways hotels annoy guests

By Janice and George

They charge for bottled water, WiFi and pool umbrellas? Shame. Yet, these are just some of the ways hotels annoy guests. Find out which hotels are guilty.

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