Amanda Dyer’s Guide To Tokyo – Part 1

Kon’nichiwa. For those of you who know me well, know that I have a deep love for (anything) Japan. Having spent many of my formative years there as a young model has solidified my passion for the language, food, culture, people and land. Many readers of this magazine have asked for my ‘take’ on Tokyo, so I’ll attempt to give you some insight, commentary and opinion on arguably my most favourite city on the planet – Tokyo. In no random order, I am going to spotlight some fun p

24 Hours In Johannesburg

What do you do when you are visiting one of the most interesting cities in the world, but you only have 24 hours to explore? You do your research and you make a plan. Here, we have taken on the hard work for you, and compiled our itinerary for 24 hours in Johannesburg. 07:00 Beat the stress of arriving at the airport with the VIP service. The VIP service at Johannesburg airport begins at the aerobridge. Your VIP meet and assist worker will escort you from the aerobridge/gate,

Chasing The Winter Sun: Where To Escape To When You Can’t Take The Cold

It’s that time of year again. The Christmas adverts are starting to play on television, the leaves are starting to fall from the trees, and while many people are looking forward to the cold weather and the excitement that Christmas brings, there are many of us that are dreading the winter months to come. Winter means cold. It means rainy days where you get soaked through from head to toe. It means harsh winds, icy roads, dark days and frozen fingers. Sure, winter can be a lot

Finolhu, Baa Atoll – Maldives: A Journey To The Most Beautiful Place On Earth

You can imagine the excitement when we received the invitation to attend the opening of Finolhu Baa Atoll in the stunning Maldives earlier this year.. The plan was simple, pack light, follow the dress-code instructions for the parties and get ready for arguably one of the best reviews I’ve been asked to do. I have tried to include as many photographs as possible in this review simply because, seeing is believing. So here goes.. Setting the scene: The Maldives is a tropical oa

24 Hours in Jerusalem

Jerusalem is a place of religious pilgrimage. People travel from all over the world to visit the holy sites that exist here, and so you should take some time to see as much as you can. In 24 hours you are not going to be able to fit everything in, however, if you are prepared you will certainly be able to see a lot of what Jerusalem has to offer. This is our guide to spending 24 hours in Jerusalem. 07:00 Start the day as you mean to go on- in style. At Tel Aviv Ben Gurion air

Top 5 Beaches of Dubai

Dubai is the home of sun, sea and sand. There are many beaches in Dubai, but many of them are owned by hotels or beach clubs who charge an entrance fee for their facilities. With so many beaches to choose from, how do you find the right one for you? Well, we have done the work for you. Here is our pick of the top 5 beaches in Dubai, and why they have made it on to the Living 360 list. The Beach for Families This beach is a great hit among families with young children. It has

Top 5 Beaches of Dubai

Dubai is the home of sun, sea and sand. There are many beaches in Dubai, but many of them are owned by hotels or beach clubs who charge an entrance fee for their facilities. With so many beaches to choose from, how do you find the right one for you? Well, we have done the work for you. Here is our pick of the top 5 beaches in Dubai, and why they have made it on to the Living 360 list. The Beach for Families This beach is a great hit among families with young children. It has

Taj Lake Palace: Get Swept Away To An Era Of Romance – Udaipur, India

We have all heard of the Taj Mahal, but what about the Taj Lake Palace? The Taj Lake Palace is reminiscent of the Taj Mahal, but you can stay here for the perfect magical getaway that only Incredible India promises. This resort was conceived in romance, and was built in 1746 by Maharaja Jagat Singh 11, 52nd successor to the royal dynasty of Mewar who are believed to be descendants of the Sun God. First Impressions Arriving by boat, it is hard to believe what you are seeing. T

Sri Lanka: Why She Is The Coolest Kid On The Block – Living 360

Savvy travelers and the purveyors of luxury have been talking a lot about Sri Lanka lately. This tiny island nation in the Indian Ocean has seen an increase of between 10 and 40 thousand more tourists this year each month compared to 2014. September 2014 is recorded to have had 104,535 tourists visiting Sri Lanka, whilst September 2015 saw a whopping 143,374 visitors. So why are so many people visiting Sri Lanka? What does this island have to offer? Read on to find out. Who S

Song Saa Private Island, Cambodia – Brings New Meaning To The Word “Escapism” &#82

Song Saa is a private island resort in Cambodia, in the Gulf of Thailand. The private island is 35 minutes by boat from the port of Shianoukville. It is a beautiful, untouched paradise, with most of the islands remaining undeveloped. Song Saa is placed in a private and intimate setting, where you can become one with the natural world. There is nothing around to distract you from your relaxation. Rooms The resort has twenty-seven intimate villas. Each villa is designed simply

Top 10 Most Hedonistic Holiday Destinations Selected By Living 360

The pursuit of pleasure is something that unites human beings as much as the pursuit of happiness and meaning. Finding pleasure drives human beings to try new things, get out of their comfort zone and travel to places they hope will support their passion and love for self-indulgence. Hedonistic travel continues to be a booming industry, with people travelling thousands of miles to get away from it all and have some fun. The world offers many places pleasure seekers can blow o

Designer Holidays: A Look Into How The Mega-Rich Are Curating Their Travel

The rich and famous have always had the benefit of having things exactly how they want them, whether it was clothes, homes or cars. Nowadays, the culture of made to measure for the wealthy has extended to holidays with more people cashing in on vacations and trips that are especially designed for their tastes, styles and pockets. The days of conventional travel are fast becoming a thing of the past for the privileged. Today, those who can are working with travel consultants t

[STAY] W Hotel Bangkok – A Hotel Who Can Be As Cheeky As You Are

by Amanda Dyer In a pulsating city like Bangkok, you are spoilt for choices when it comes to 5 Star accommodation. The city boasts some great hotels from the major chains but if you want something a little more curated to an edgier lifestyle – then the W Hotel Bangkok is where you need to be. Period. Our stay here was brief but spectacular nonetheless. It was almost like they knew exactly the type of experience we wanted and were there to deliver it. Upon check-in we were gre

Places To Visit Before You Die

For those of us who are world travellers and are looking for inspiration while planning the next adventure, this is especially dedicated to you. For those who simply need some eye candy so we can close our eyes and be transported to that special place, this dedication extends to you too. Sit back and enjoy the visual treat of places we all should try to visit before kicking the bucket! Whitehaven Beach, Queensland, Australia Tulip Fields, Amsterdam Tropea, Calabria, Southern