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Our Home Away from Home in Khon Kaen in Thailand’s Isaan

Our Home Away from Home in Khon Kaen in Thailand’s Isaan

Set among luxuriant gardens on a sprawling property in Khon Kaen, in Thailand’s northeastern Isaan region, Lom Laeng Villa, a modern interpretation of a traditional Isaan house, was our ‘home away from home’ at boutique hotel Supanniga, a Secret Retreats member. We only stayed a night...
A Cultural Visit to Msorongo Village, Kenya

A Cultural Visit to Msorongo Village, Kenya

“This is the graveyard of a young woman, eight months pregnant, who was killed by an elephant,” 55-year old Jane Mwamburi of Msorongo Village, Kenya, tells us through our guide and interpreter, Oliver. There are actually two graveyards, because the Taita people do not believe...
Down at Diani Beach

Down at Diani Beach

When it comes to wonderful beaches around the world, Diani Beach doesn’t immediately spring to mind, yet we quickly discovered that the place is popular with travellers looking to top or tail their safari trip with some sun, sea and sand. Being Australian, I’m pretty...
Our Home Away from Home in Camps Bay, Cape Town

Our Home Away from Home in Camps Bay, Cape Town

A warm, welcoming and well-appointed family home at Camps Bay is our ‘home away from home’ in Cape Town, South Africa. A five-minute stroll from the white-sand beach, with a swimming pool in the sunny garden, a piano in the living room, and stunning views...
The Pantry at Rusty Irons – a Museum to Local Produce

The Pantry at Rusty Irons – a Museum to Local Produce

Some holiday rental owners leave guests little more than teabags and milk, but when we checked into Rusty Irons’ impressive home in Austin, Texas we opened the fridge to find an array of goodies to get us started and a pantry that is a museum to local...