Charlie Loughlin

London Office

Since doing a community project in Ecuador at the age of 17, I have been fascinated by the different cultures in our world. Since then I have traveled 6 continents exploring the diverse sights, sounds and tastes that are on offer. The continent that has held my interest is Asia, with its diverse lanscapes, delicacies and people, there is always something new to discover.

In total, I have spent nearly a year traveling Asia, from backpacking in Indochina to train hopping in India. It is hard to pick a favorite destination in Asia, as it holds so many highlights for me, from sunrise at Angkor Wat to sunset cocktail hour at the iconic Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. I do know that whatever it is that your looking for, whether it be wildlife, beach, history or culture- all of it can be found in Asia.

My blogs

Indonesia: More than just Bali

Travel nuggets

  • Getting up early is the perfect way to beat the crowds and catch a beautiful sunrise- not to be missed at Angkor Wat and Borobudur.

  • I would always advise getting on that extra flight or boat to explore the corners that are less traveled. Komodo National Park in Indonesia may be a bit harder to get to but it's worth the effort.

  • Remember to pencil in some down time, we all want to see and do everything but it is a vacation, so make sure you find some time to relax and enjoy.

  • When in Australia- rent a car! Sure, it's quicker to fly but you'll miss the wonders of the outback including endless landscapes and the clearest night skies.

  • Remeber to check out what's going on locally, from festivals to comedy events, I experienced Sydney Opera House whilst watching my favorite comedian!

My hot picks

Amanjiwo, Java, Indonesia

This hotel will not disappoint with awe inspiring views of Borobudur from beginning to end.

Amanwana, Moyo Island, Indonesia

If a secluded paradise is what you are looking for, this is the resort for you.

Komodo Resort, Sebayur Island, Komodo

Just on the National Park's doorstep, this resort is perfect for divers and snorkellers wanting to experience Komodo's waters before the crowds arrive.

Mandapa A Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

This stunning resort is perfect for families, offering plenty of activites including white water rafting that finishes on the doorstep of the resort.

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