About the Guide

Lyn Middlehurst and David Maslin created the Gallivanter’s Guide© in 1991 with the aim of serving the world’s high-end hotel aficionados. Because most travel magazines and newsletters appeared to gloss over any problems encountered, Middlehurst and Maslin determined that they would tell it like it is, and this philosophy has, over the years, earned them the respect of the world’s top travellers, hoteliers and travel advisors.

Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa , Australia
Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa , Australia

Today, The Gallivanter’s Guide© is a glossy, privately published travel advisory; generally consisting of 8 pages, but, when required, sometimes extending to 12 or even 16 pages.

It takes no advertising and employs no journalists. Middlehurst and Maslin personally review only the best hotels and resorts in the world, ranging from the latest icons to gourmet 10-room inns. The only criteria is quality in all its guises, which means that sometimes, the sacred cows of the hotel world come in for quite a bit of criticism.

Although The Gallivanter’s Guide© is a publication, it is also a way of life; an elite club, if you will. Lyn Middlehurst, its Editor, replies to all subscriber e-mails personally, no matter where she is in the world, and given that the couple travel every month, that covers a lot of ground.

Kuda Huraa spa boat, Maldives | Lime Wood, Hampshire | The Yeatman, Porto, Portugal
Kuda Huraa spa boat, Maldives | Lime Wood, Hampshire | The Yeatman, Porto, Portugal

The Gallivanter's Guide© has subscribers in 42 countries worldwide, ranging from North & South America, to Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia.

Only those hotels that the couple have personally assessed 'from the guest's point of view' are included in The Gallivanter's Guide©, and these tend to be very detailed assessments indeed, illustrated with original colour photographs by David Maslin, which invariably portray aspects of the hotel or resort that no web-site has ever shown you.

The Gallivanter’s Guide© has become the benchmark for high-end travellers because they know they can trust its appraisals. It is outspoken and often outrageous, but if you follow its advice, you could avoid a lot of expensive mistakes and enrich your life with some of the most extraordinary hotel experiences in the world.