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Marissa Carruthers

Marissa Carruthers is a freelance journalist specializing in the things she loves most: travel, culture, lifestyle and the environment. Since relocating to Cambodia in 2012, the native Brit has been immersing herself in the region’s delights, writing about her discoveries along the way – a journey that is far from over. In addition to T+L Southeast Asia, she regularly contributes to the South China Morning Post, BBC Travel, DestinAsian, Mongabay and covers Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam for TTG Asia. When she is able to escape Phnom Penh’s concrete jungle, where she’s based, you’ll find her lazing on the shores of an idyllic tropical island or somewhere surrounded by nature.

Cotu Mountain People

Culture

Meet the Cotu Mountain People, Still Hunter-Gathering in Central Vietnam

A new community-based tourism initiative with a delicious feast worth the journey alone.

Finnair Business Class

Tips & News

We Want to Fly From Asia to Finland Just to Lounge in These Business Class Seats

Finnair is seriously blowing our minds with their new AirLounge pods, now on flights from Bangkok, Phuket and Singapore to Helsinki.

Farm to Fork Resort: Melia Chiang Mai

Food & Drink

Why Farm-to-Fork Is Our New Favorite Resort Restaurant Concept

Are you looking for a resort whose eco-cred encompasses all you eat?

VistaJet Bombardier Global over the Island

Culture

These Private-Jet Tours Mark Mid-Autumn Festival in Sky-High Luxury

VistaJet has a series of uber-luxe adventures, including one tiger year trip, that we are totally mooning over.

Inspiration

Asia’s Best Awards 2022: Cambodia’s Top Hotels, Restaurants, Bars and More

From Angkor to Phnom Penh to the southern islands, your votes have been counted!

Zipline Dining, flying sauces

Food & Drink

This Maldives Resort Wants You to Zipline to Breakfast and Dinner

We preview this culinary high, and round up other resorts in the region where you can fly on site.

Bottleggers, a sustainable bars asia

Food & Drink

How Some of the Best Bars in Asia Are Saving the Planet One Drink at a Time

Once you read about the simple genius of ecoSPIRITS, you’ll demand your favorite bartender green up your next drink.

50 best bars 2021

Food & Drink

These Are the 50 Best Bars in the World in 2021

Can you guess which country has the most bars on the 50 Best list in 2021? Hint: Cocktail culture is roaring back in this Asian capital.

petcations

Hotels & Resorts

The Ultimate Guide to Petcations in Asia-Pacific

This is our ulti-mutt guide to petcations in Asia Pacific, the cute kitty corners at Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok just one pawsome example.

Private Jet Petcations

Inspiration

This Private-Jet Company Is Taking Petcations to New Heights

Michelin meals and spa services for dogs, cats and rabbits at 40,000 feet. VistaJet goes all out with private-jet petcations.

Hotels & Resorts

What Is Regenerative Travel and How Do You Do It?

These are some of the best luxe experiences that help us give back to the places we visit.

Angkor Ancient City

Culture

6 Incredible Ancient Cambodian Temples to Rival Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat is an architectural world wonder. But here’s why you should channel your inner Indiana Jones and visit these equally amazing secret temples next time you’re in Cambodia.

The Gibbon Experience

Inspiration

5 of Our Favorite Green Travel Experiences in Asia to Celebrate Earth Day

From flying through treetops to indigenous immersions, these are some of Southeast Asia’s shining stars that put sustainability at their heart. In honor of Earth Day, plan your next trip to make a difference.

Culture

5 Phenomenal Animal Encounters to Commemorate World Wildlife Day

Cambodia is home to a unique wealth of wildlife. Here’s how you can help some of the country’s cuddly – and not so cuddly – creatures in need.

Hotels & Resorts

This is the hottest new hotel in Cambodia

Once-sleepy Kampot now has its first luxury resort.