How to Run a Sustainable Hotel in the Himalayas and How Not to Waste a Good Crisis | Marcus Cotton

How do you ensure the environmental, social, and economic sustainability of an ecolodge nestled high up in the Himalayas? What are the challenges involved in running an eco-friendly lodge and how to resolve them using locally viable solutions?  Marcus Cotton, co-owner of the Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge in this interview illustrates what it takes to […]

Nyepi: Bali’s New Year’s Day of Complete Silence

Nyepi: Bali’s New Year’s Day of Complete Silence

This year, the Balinese celebration of Nyepi (Day of Silence) commemorating Isakawarsa (Saka new year) fell on Wednesday, March 25th. The main purpose of Nyepi Day is to pray for the purification of humanity, earth, and the universe, something very much needed during this time. Leading up towards Nyepi Day important ceremonies are held in […]

Travelife Gold certification – Koh Jum Beach Villas

The Travelife Sustainability System was founded in 2007. It is an organization, owned by ABTA (association of British Travel Agents), that works with Travel Agents, Tour Operators and Hotels to set benchmarks and best practices to achieve Travel Industry recognized certification of a business’s social, economic and environmental impacts. The Travelife Standard contains a range […]


Sunset anywhere is a magical time of day. I am sure everyone enjoys watching a sunset while on vacation. It is always a romantic, inspiring, perfect time for a cocktail and extremely Instagramable moment. Start planning your next journey and indulge yourself with a beautiful sunset at one of our secret destinations below. Set on […]