Archive : India

Tatler

And the grandparents came too
August 2016
For a proper take-to-the-high-seas-me-hearties adventure, opt for Tiger Blue, a traditional jaw-dropper of an Indonesian phones that sleeps 10. Inside, it’s all cool Balinese style (including child-friendly cabins), while outside are sprawling decks, billowing sails and outdoor beds for those who wish to sleep beneath the stars. [...]

The Daily Telegraph

The Himalayas: Trip of a Lifetime
May 26, 2013
Home to the highest peaks on the planet, the Himalayas begin in Pakistan stretching across India, Bhutan and Nepal until reaching China in the east. This is a majestic landscape of mountains, deep valleys and glaciers, dominated by Mount Everest (otherwise known as Sagarmatha in Nepali) at 8,848m above sea level. [...]

Climbing in Ladakh
August 17, 2012
Michelle Jana Chan joined a group of trekkers on a climb with one of the area's first female guides.

Tatler

Ladakh is back
July 2012
Mouldy mattresses, bad plumbing and a musty whiff in the air? Sounds like a homestay -- except when it comes to beloved Shakti Himalaya, queen of fine feasts, flushing loos and the best beds around. [...]

Condé Nast Traveler

Hot List Spas 2012
May 2012
What: A cozy antidote to the Trois Vallées’ snowy climes. The 10,000-square-foot spa has saunas, hammams, an ice igloo, and a pool that extends into the snow. Treatments incorporate edelweiss, birch, and other mountain plants. [...]

Condé Nast Traveler

Hot List Hotels 2012
May 2012
...there might be a bedside copy of Nietzsche’s Thus Spake Zarathustra for long, dark, thoughtful nights. [...]

Tracking India's tigers
March 25, 2011
Michelle Jana Chan switches from a four-wheel-
drive to the back of an elephant in an effort to track tigers in Madhya Pradesh, central India.

Condé Nast Traveler

Hot List Spas 2010
May 2010
Spa at the Scarlet, Cornwall, England -- What: An Ayurvedic spa haven central to the ethos of The Scarlet, a new Cornish eco-hotel. Standard treatments last four hours and start with a lifestyle consultation followed by a scrub or bath... [...]

The Daily Telegraph

Pick the world's new wonders
June 16, 2007
An ancient list is being updated, through a modern worldwide poll. Michelle Jana Chan looks at the 21 contenders. On July 7, there will be a new version of the Seven Wonders of the World, a list that has always captured the imagination of travellers. [...]

Newsweek

Capturing The Niche
May 14, 2007
Travelers are seeking focused, meaningful trips—and tour operators are happy to comply. Claire Hurren is not interested in spending her vacation lying on a beach, shopping or museum hopping. She doesn't even want to go on safari. [...]