"Merchant House is, in a hotel landscape that could otherwise be described as 'banal luxury'"
"I’ve always viewed the idea of going on a cruise ship as similar to checking in to jail for a week"
"The reason for all this? Almost all air space north of Delhi being closed due to possible imminent war"
"I started as I would continue: perched on a tiny plastic chair at 7am." Neil D.A. Stewart eats his way from Hanoi to Saigon, but skips the dog
"At 120 mph, the Tesla has the decibel level of a vibrating phone"
"I drove straight to Helmsley, as devotees of Withnail and I minutae might appreciate"
"The décor at Ballyfin is not for all tastes, but your mother will probably love it. Unless your mother is Rei Kawakubo"
"The aspirationally named Stewart International (it has no international flights as of writing) is being sold as New York"
"Sometimes on a three-hour hike in the bush of Zambia’s 9050 km South Luangwa National Park, the most interesting thing you find is s—t"
"Finnair customers at Heathrow are sent to the No.1 Lounge, which is where passengers who don’t have lounge privileges go to pay £40 for all the bacon rolls they can eat, and feel like they’re living the dream"