Mild Rover: Go your own way

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Take your time on the whole of the Rhine

When i happen across a cruise that includes highlights as contrasting as the Museum of Medieval Torture, and Siegfried Wendel’s Mechanical Music Cabinet in...

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Eating my way through Saigon, dish by dish

Having recently spent two weeks on a working holiday in Saigon, eating and drinking where I wanted, rather than at the behest of a...

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Taste Tassie at Freycinet National Park Waterside Lodge

THE DEAL: Stay for two nights from A$599 /room ($569 for Lux Plus members) valued up to A$1,258 a devilish saving of 52% THE APPEAL:...

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On a roll for a bag I really don’t need

Ok, I have to admit it, I’m a luggage junkie.  If I’d had a criminal career, it would have been as a bag man. ...

Bag with everything is a bit too much

I like good design and a love a bag – whether it’s a duffle bag, shoulder bag, day pack or wheelie carry-on … I’m...

If you want to get ahead, get a (good) hat

I can’t remember when I bought my first Tilley hat.  I was looking for a wide-brimmed hat for shade and found this titfer that...

Wheelie convenient – backpacks that take a load off

It's great when your carry-on bag has wheels, making that last minute sprit for the plane just a bit quicker. But when you get off...

The hidden secrets of smart packing

Whether you’re travelling for business or pleasure, you’ll always need to deal with the sometimes-daunting task of packing your suitcase. Travel writer Elizabeth Pratt provides...

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