Carrie Ashton


By Carrie
On: 28th November, 2017

The Surin: A trendy Thai hideaway

  • West Coast Thai Beaches
  • Thailand

Built within lush tropical rainforest and set right on the soft sands of Pansea Beach, The Surin is easily one of the most idyllic beach hotels in Thailand, in our humble opinion of course. I visited on my most recent trip to Thailand, so here's a rundown of The Surin's sweet spots…

a local woman in Bali farming rice

By Carrie
On: 13th November, 2017

Bali: For Everyone

  • Indonesia
  • Bali

For some, mention the words 'Indonesia' or 'Bali' and images of barely clad Australians sprawling over Kuta beach, surfing by day and partying by night pop to mind. This may be the truth of some few areas yes, but there is so much more to Indonesia; an archipelago made up of over 17,000 islands...

Sashimi in Japan

By Carrie
On: 9th June, 2016

Food Heaven in Japan

  • Japan

Think Japan, think geisha, shrines, samurai, karaoke, manga, bullet trains, neon lights, tea, sake, sushi, sashimi, tempura, tepanyaki, yakatori, miso, ramen, soba, udon... Foreign food is a huge part of why we travel, especially in Asia; to experience the authentic local specialities,…

A colourfully decorated elephant, Rajasthan

By Carrie
On: 15th October, 2015

Rambling around Rajasthan

  • India
  • Rajasthan & Agra

India: A cacophony of moments all played in fast forward, with overlaying sounds; loud and jarring. Yes, the beauty lies in the impossible grandeur and elegance of the palaces and forts, but turn to the million rooftops they overlook, with a story beneath each one; each detail that gives…

Temple in Bagan

By Carrie
On: 19th August, 2015

The Road, River and Runway to Mandalay

  • Myanmar (Burma)

They say we're often so focused on the destination that we forget about the all-important journey. And let's face it, when you're travelling to Asia in particular, not only is it a long old haul to get there, but the modes of transport when you're there are generally more interesting than…