TRAVEL: From the lap of LUXURY to BUDGET bliss

Luxury Tour: Romance and Intrigue of Vietnam

  If you are drawn to the romance and intrigue of books and movies set there, you will love this very special...

Six Senses Singapore retreat with a taste of ancient China

Fifty years ago she was the Kiwi Bond Girl, playing opposite, George Lazenby, the only 007 ever to hail from Australia. ...

CARGO CULT: Cruising Pacific islands by working freighter

Nothing adds to the pleasure of a holiday quite like watching other people working, discovers  Jimmy Thomson, especially when it's in the most remote islands...

Tour of duty

With Vietnam increasing in popularity for all sorts of tours, including the recent, chaotic 50th anniversary of the battle of Long Tan, Tunnel Rats author...

Travel Notes from Laos

Visiting Laos is a bit like going to Vietnam 20 years ago before that country's "Open Door" policy showed that Communist countries can extract...

Work for free to free the bears

The old moon bear is not for sharing. A cracked open coconut has been tossed into his enclosure and he is alternating chews with...

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Como Halkin – luxxy London hotel has an unusual history

4.5 / 5 stars THE LOCATION  When the letter comes that you’re being awarded a knighthood,...

Six Senses Singapore retreat with a taste of ancient China

Fifty years ago she was the Kiwi Bond Girl, playing opposite, George Lazenby, the only 007 ever to hail from Australia. ...

In the Mackintosh tearooms, dining is a work of Art Nouveau

Visionary architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s restored tearoom is a living, breathing (and eating and drinking) work of art, writes Jimmy Thomson.

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