Travel News

Asian destinations opening up post-covid

Restrictions on travel to two of our most popular S.E. Asia destinations have been eased with the announcement of flights being resumed to Vietnam...

Join two Masterchef judges on a new foodies tour

OK gourmet Mildrovers, take it as read this has our highest recommendation because the original Luxury Escapes Signature tour to Vietnam with these two...

Hungry hikers: Eating our way across southern France

Last northern spring my Bafta winning writer friend and former TV presenter Kieran Prendiville and I took on a perilous hike through northern Provence. It...

Eleven heavenly pubs to savour in Queensland’s Scenic Rim

The first time I stumbled across the Scenic Rim was when my mate, Mad Mick and I decided to take the inland way back...

Japan gourmet small-group tour with multi-course dining

I often marvel at how beautifully prepared and presented is the food is at my local Japanese restaurant. Even the tiniest salad seems to...

Luxury Railway Tour of India, Delhi to Mumbai

India is a place that exerts a strong pull for those of us that love our scenery, food and fashion in glorious technicolor. Luxury...

CRUISE

Get in quick for a late run at Antarctic adventure

High summer is usually the most popular time to visit Antarctica on an expedition ship but Australian small ship cruise specialist, Cruise Traveller, is...

Cruise Perth to Sydney over the Top End 2025

For us Mildrovers who for all their travel adventures think there's no place like home, here's a cruise that keeps you Australia adjacent for...

History, mystery and Harry Pottery on epic canal route

This is the stuff of legends. From the mythology of the Loch Ness monster via the cultural phenomenon of the Harry Potter books and...

REVIEWS

Blood Moon and the best (budget) hotel in Saigon

I’m just back from Saigon, where I was finishing my next James Dunbar novel, with a lot of stories to tell.  And in case...

The best little (budget) hotel in Hanoi

I have just returned from three trips to Europe in the last 10 weeks – yes, that’s THREE – all via Hanoi.  And, at the...

CitizenM: Quirky, funky, fun and comfy

To say CitizenM hotels are quirky could be the understatement of any travel article. Huge beds that take up half the room, shower and bathroom...

AMAZING PLACES

Hear, hear, the pipes are calling

Scotland’s Tourism spruikers are ramping up their efforts to get more people over there in 2023 – and you have to admit there’s a...

Soak in the sights of onsen central, Kinosaki

The Japanese town of Kinosaki, 160km north of Osaka, is renowned for having numerous unique and charming onsens (hot baths). But there's a lot more...

Fantasy becomes reality in NZ’s Hobbiton

It’s so lush and lovely, for a moment my fellow tourists are stunned into silence. But then Middle Earth Madness descends once again and...

Cambodia’s unique floating, glamping eco-resort

Sometimes when we are looking around for stories, we come across resorts or destinations that simply make us go “wow!’. This week we chanced upon...

Here be dragons: 10 classic castles you can visit

There’s something about ancient forts and castles that stirs our imagination, transporting us back to more heroic times. The launch of House of the Dragons,...

Reviews

Departure Lounge

https://prf.hn/l/8j8LBMA