Author: Catharine Nicol

The editor of "AsiaSpa" magazine for four years, and a travel and spa writer for more than a decade, Catharine Nicol has been based in Hong Kong since the Brits handed over their former colony. With the rest of Asia in her backyard, she's become addicted to the colors in India, the food in Thailand, the rural beauty of China, the motorbike taxis in Vietnam, the calm in Bali, the warm hospitality of the Philippines, and the spas everywhere.

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Is massage good for you, or does it just feel nice?

Is massage good for you, or does it just feel nice?

A new website provides the real science behind spa treatments
12 stylish boutique hotels in Cambodia

12 stylish boutique hotels in Cambodia

Floating tents and a hotel with just one room: Cambodia's boutiques do it with style
Ultimate indulgence travel for 2011

Ultimate indulgence travel for 2011

From shopping with Michelin-starred chefs to seeing your name in fireworks, the cash-strapped need not apply for these ultra-high-end vacations