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, this is the hotel to stay. Only a hop, skip...

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. Half a century later she's one of the world’s architectural...

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 small-group luxury tour of Vietnam. Not only will you be seeing...

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. When Robert Burns wrote the immortal lines ‘the...

Magical Myst Dong Khoi puts a sigh in Saigon

  THE LOCATION If you’re in the mood for a little mystery the next time you visit Vietnam, the Myst Dong Khoi hotel will pique your curiosity. Just off the end of Ho Chi Minh City’s Dong...

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 in the Pacific There’s a first time for everything, especially on...

Vietnam… with a side order of Romance and Intrigue

Vietnam has plenty of attractions, writes Jimmy Thomson, but when you travel with The Quiet American by Graham Greene in your pocket, and Indochine on your laptop, a whole new world opens up to...

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