Charlie Loughlin

San Diego 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 travelled 6 continents exploring the diverse sights, sounds and tastes that are on offer. The continents that have held my interest is Asia & Australasia, with their diverse landscapes, delicacies and people, there is always something new to discover.

In total, I have spent 2 years travelling Asia & Australasia my time included backpacking in Indochina, self-driving in Australia and train hopping in India. It is hard to pick a favourite destination, 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 unique wildlife, remote beaches, thrilling history or fascinating cultures - all of it can be found throughout Asia & Australasia.

My blogs

Chance Encounters in Gal Oya National Park

Indonesia: More than just Bali

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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 travelled. 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 holiday, 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.

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

My hot picks

Amanjiwo, Borobodur, Java, Indonesia

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

Amanwana, Moyo, Indonesia

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

Kauri Cliffs, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands, New Zealand

The stunning property is a destination in itself, set on a cliff to take in the stunning views of the coast.

Komodo Resort, Labuan Bajo and Komodo National Park, Komodo and Flores, Indonesia

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.

Kumu Beach, Balapitiya, South Coast, Sri Lanka

A great stay to relax after a busy Sri Lanka itinerary.

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.

Park Hyatt Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

With expansive views of the Opera house this will be anyone’s top choice in Sydney.

Southern Ocean Lodge, Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia

Kangaroo Island is a must do for a true Australian experience in luxury.

Tiger Blue, Labuan Bajo and Komodo National Park, Komodo and Flores, Indonesia

A cruise onboard is the best way to explore the remote corners of Indonesia.

Ulagalla, Ancient Cities, Sri Lanka

Relax in your private villa and enjoy watching the wildlife come alive around the resort.

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