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Louise Brooks

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From a young age I have seized every opportunity to travel the world, from building a school in Kenya as a school project to visiting family in Australia. My gap year was my first real taste of Asia, as expected a few months traveling in India was a real eye opener and I couldn’t wait to go back. I had officially caught 'the travel bug'.

Since my back-packing days I have returned to Asia time and time again, exploring far flung places such as the tribal island of Sumba in Indonesia, vast expanses of desert in Oman and remote temples in Cambodia.

In such an amazing part of the world I have been lucky enough to do some rather special things, such as climbing Bali's highest volcano, Mount Agung for sunrise, spotting 7 leopards in Yala National Park in Sri Lanka, staying in a traditional Japanese ryokan, sampling delicious street food in Vietnam, learning to dive in the turquoise waters of the Gili Islands and enjoying a mojito in the world's highest bar in Hong Kong.

My list of places I wish to go next is endless, but Patagonia is high on the list.

My blogs

Top 10 Experiences in Laos

Your Guide to Ryokans in Japan

What my guests have said

"Louise thank you so much for coming up with the perfect itinerary. I am delighted with the end result. You were great to work with and I felt we were on the same wavelength. It was so helpful to be able to talk to you from time to time so that we could solve any questions - this lead to a perfect result. I'm really happy with the itinerary now."

"Louise planned the most perfect honeymoon - it ticked every box."

"Louise was so knowledgeable about all of the places we visited and gave us such good advice before (and whilst!) we traveled including where to visit, hotels to use, tours to go on, where to eat, etc. - nothing was missed and her input was invaluable, it made our vacation! Despite our constant questioning before and during the trip, nothing was ever too much."

Travel nuggets

  • If traveling to Kathmandu, make sure you head to Krishnarpan at Dwarikas for the ultimate Nepali dining experience.

  • For the best views of Bagan, enjoy an early morning hot air balloon ride, which is simply magical.

  • Whilst in Oman, ensure you visit Nizwa on a Friday for the local cattle market. This is a must for anyone who wants to immerse themselves into Bedouin culture.

  • Street food in Asia is part of the culture, so when in Hanoi or Bangkok I would highly reccomend a street food tour to ensure you sample the very best delicacies each city has to offer.

My hot picks

Mandarin Oriental Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand

This hotel oozes luxury and is a firm favorite. Splash out and stay in one of the Author's Suites.

Nihi Sumba Island, Sumba, Indonesia

The incredible remote setting on the tribal island of Sumba really gives this hotel the wow factor! Book in a surf lesson and the Spa Safari is a must.

Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge, Pokhara, Nepal

A charming hilltop lodge, with the most fabulous views of the snow capped Annapurnas. A great option for those who want to witness the Himalaya views without trekking.

Villa Inle Resort & Spa, Inle Lake, Burma

A small and utterly charming resort on the edge Lake Inle. The villas are the most stylish on the lake and it is the perfect spot to watch sunset.

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