All posts by Lara Dunston


How to Get to Siem Reap, Gateway to Angkor Wat

How to Get to Siem Reap, Gateway to Angkor Wat

One of the questions we most get asked by readers is how to get to Siem Reap, Cambodia, the gateway to Angkor Wat and departure point for excursions into nearby Angkor Archaeological Park. Here’s what you need to do. Every day we get contacted by people planning...
Why You Need Travel Insurance – Top Advice from World Nomads

Why You Need Travel Insurance – Top Advice from World Nomads

Bewilderingly, many travellers don’t buy travel insurance before they go away. To mark the launch of our partnership with World Nomads, we asked General Manager Chris Noble why travellers should take out travel insurance and we got a whole lot of other invaluable advice too. Travel insurance...
Insightful Vietnam Travel Tips from a Saigon Insider

Insightful Vietnam Travel Tips from a Saigon Insider

If you’re planning a trip to Vietnam, you can consult guidebooks, travel blogs or TripAdvisor. But unless the advice is from a local expert it’s probably not going to be very helpful – unlike this new book of insightful Vietnam travel tips by Saigon insiders. I first...
Discover Cambodian Cuisine, Asia’s Most Misunderstood Cuisine

Discover Cambodian Cuisine, Asia’s Most Misunderstood Cuisine

Don’t miss out on the chance to join us this May in Siem Reap on a delicious journey to discover Cambodian cuisine, Asia’s most misunderstood and under-appreciated cuisine. We still have some places left for food-lovers eager to explore the food of Cambodia with us. While some...
Cambodia Culinary Travel Writing and Photography Retreat Dates

Cambodia Culinary Travel Writing and Photography Retreat Dates

We’re excited to finally announce dates and prices for our 10-day Cambodia Culinary Travel Writing and Photography Retreat – in May and October 2016. We’re offering two experiences this year, and retreats instead of tours. Following on from our well-received culinary travel writing and photography tour in May...
The Stories You Read On Grantourismo in 2015

The Stories You Read On Grantourismo in 2015

It’s been our best year yet on Grantourismo with more and more readers visiting every day. As it’s our birthday month – Grantourismo has turned six! – we thought we’d celebrate a fantastic year for the site and reflect upon the stories you read on Grantourismo in 2015. Ironically,...
A Year in Review: Our 2015 Highlights

A Year in Review: Our 2015 Highlights

What an exhausting year it’s been! I’m somewhat relieved it’s over. It was twelve months of travel highs and personal lows. But let’s focus on the 2015 highlights. Wow. Professionally, 2015 was generally a fantastic and fruitful year for this writer-photographer couple, despite some personal challenges...
The Best Cooking Classes in the World

The Best Cooking Classes in the World

Learning to cook a dish from one of Asia’s best restaurants, mastering the art of making macarons in Paris, and cooking with a Countess in Venice are just a few of our picks of the best cooking classes in the world. We think we’re in...
Footpath Feasting: a Chiang Mai Food Tour

Footpath Feasting: a Chiang Mai Food Tour

Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand has long been one of our favourite food destinations with fantastic eating on the streets, in the markets and in the restaurants. Now a Chiang Mai food tour offers the possibility of even better eating and an insight into local...