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...

Set In Scotland: From Harry Potter to Outlander

Many years ago I wrote a piece for the Sydney Morning Herald travel pages about “set-jetting” – a then relatively new trend where travellers...

When in Rome … roam by scooter

There are so many places and activities in Italy and especially Rome that have the word "iconic" attached to them that the word is...

Save $800 on whirlwind tour of Europe

See the world while it's still there, is our philosophy on MildRover. And we've come across this tour that will take you across most...

Georgia on my mind… by motorbike

“How did you know it was me?” I laughed when the man-mountain approached me at the airport in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi. “Your...

Indochine by land, sea and the mighty Mekong

The Hidden Treasures of Vietnam and Cambodia is a 20-day tour and cruise package available from July to November next year (2023) which includes...

CRUISE

Sail round Australia like royalty and save a fortune

In just over a month, Cunard line’s iconic Queen Elizabeth returns to Australian shores for the first time since early 2020. Fremantle in WA...

Sail back in time on the Mekong

Combining the luxuries of a bygone age with the must-see destinations of ancient and modern Indochina, Australian travellers can make big savings on an...

Ponant Kimberley cruises to include flying boat adventures

Commencing on 7 April 2023, PONANT 's programme of 26 new itineraries onboard Le Ponant for the 2023 Kimberley season covers the Northern Kimberley, Southern Kimberley,...

REVIEWS

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...

Lose yourself in the amazing Amatara wellness resort

The resort is high on a cliff face over the ocean at tranquil Cape Panwa, 30 minutes’ drive from the busyness of downtown Phuket, and just...

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...

AMAZING PLACES

Singapore: You don’t have to be crazy … or rich

It’s been four years since the movie Crazy Rich Asians took the world by storm but in the interim we’ve had two waves of...

A tale of two pretty Portuguese cities

Many countries have two major cities that compete for kudos and attention (not to mention tourists). But in Portugal, as Sue Williams...

Marvels of the Med in two Viking small-ship cruises

For many, the Mediterranean quiet season – Autumn & Winter—is an ideal time to sail the seas between Europe and Africa. The bustle of...

Discover the other side of Italy

As the return to travel takes off, Italy is the number one destination for many Australians heading back to Europe – with 52% of...

Six top countries with coffee in their veins

By Sue Williams BRAZIL “There’s an awful lot of coffee in Brazil,” ran the old song and yes, there is. The top exporter for more than...

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