Tim was born in Singapore and moved to London to study, before joining the luxury hotel industry. This experience gave him the opportunity to live in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong and the USA, although he returned to London in 2006. For the past 10 years, he has visited almost 80 countries, and Antarctica. He is passionate about luxury cruising, having spent over 450 nights on board cruise ships, and has a love for luxury rail journeys. Tim has enjoyed riding the Maharajas’ Express, South Africa’s Rovos Rail, Belmond’s luxury trains and the Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express. Whether you’re interested in Machu Picchu or a safari in Botswana, there are few experiences Tim won’t be able to share his first-hand knowledge about.

Standout experience

Visiting the Great Wall of China

Top recommendation

Exploring Myanmar’s Mergui archipelago

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  • The best luxury rail journeys
  • Snorkelling in the Galápagos
  • Shopping trips while on holiday
  • Fine wines from across the world
  • How to choose a suitable cruise line for you

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Cherry blossom season and Koriyama Castle in Nara, Japan

Sublime Sakura: Japan's Cherry Blossom

Japan’s seasons are as colourful and dazzling as Tokyo’s neon lights. Autumn is blazing red hues, summer is lush shades of green, winter is a blanket of white and spring is soft shades of pink bursting from the country’s famous cherry blossom trees, also known as sakura.

Monks running in happiness outside a temple in Myanmar (Burma)

Myanmar Destination Guide

Having only just opened its doors to tourism, Myanmar can feel totally untouched. Read our destination guide to get a feel for this enigmatic country as you go off the barely-beaten track.

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