Saturday, November 18, 2023

Hidden Italy weekend: exploring Alto Molise, a gem in southern Italy

Hands up anyone who has ever been to Molise? Can you name the region’s capital? Do you even know where it is? If you don’t, you are not alone. Even the Italians struggle a bit - there is a standing joke that Molise non esiste (Molise doesn’t exist). But, of course, it does and it is a beautiful part of the world, I have to say.

Monday, November 13, 2023

Captain Harry Butler: Minlaton's own First World War Flying Ace

The peaceful rural landscape of South Australia's Yorke Peninsula was a long way from the battlefields of the First World War, but legendary Minlaton pilot and daredevil Captain Harry Butler experienced both during his distinguished but tragically short flying career.

The Best Wellness Excursions at Hotels Around Asia

Finding Stillness in Vietnam with Mindful Experiences in Sacred & Cultural Sites

A holistic resort in Da Nang is taking wellbeing out of its wellness center through a handful of curated experiences for mind, body, and soul at nearby points of spiritual and cultural significance. TIA Wellness Resort, situated along Da Nang’s picturesque coastline, has drawn on its four core wellness pillars to reimagine excursions to local sites, bringing in a wellness twist. These include: Breathe - a meditation practice at Linh Ung Pagoda and the towering Lady Buddha statue; Flow - a hike in the sacred Marble Mountains and Tai Chi by the tranquil caves up top; Nourish - An organic village excursion and healthy cooking class, and Create - A traditional and mindful Vietnamese calligraphy experience. Each TIA tour is from VND 1,500,000++ per person and they are offered daily, subject to availability.

Loy Krathong Festivities at Luxury Hotels Across Thailand

Celebrate in Style on Koh Samui

Nestled into a lush hillside overlooking an exclusive palm-fringed beach, Banyan Tree Samui is a tranquil oasis for the discerning visitor. On 27 November, the resort's award-winning Saffron Restaurant will host a one-night-only special 4-Course set menu featuring an array of traditional Thai dishes served in exquisite style. Main courses include a choice of Grilled Tiger Prawns in Aromatic Thai Red Curry, Wok-Fried Beef in Peppercorns or other mouthwatering Thai favourites. Guests will be presented the opportunity to float a krathong and there will be two traditional Thai dancing performances, at 7:30pm and at 8:30pm. Price is just 2,100 THB nett per person. For reservations, contact: or call +66 077 915 333.

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