Mike Gibson

Mike Gibson


As the editor of Escapism and its sister title Foodism, Mike follows his nose (and taste buds) around the world in search of interesting food and drink, from rum shacks in Barbados to oyster farms in Prince Edward Island, Canada and curry paste producers in southern Thailand. All in the name of work, of course...

Mike Gibson's articles

The July Carry On gives your cabin baggage a serious upgrade

Cult Australian luggage brand July has found acclaim since launching in the UK, and its flagship Carry On suitcase is the perfect example of why

Hotel Indigo, Bath: hotel review

With exquisite food at its restaurant The Elder, Hotel Indigo makes the perfect base for exploring the historic city of Bath

Things to do in Jersey: where to stay and what to eat

The largest of the Channel Islands, Jersey is a perfect blend of French and English culture. Here's what to do while you're there

How to spend a long weekend in the Scilly Isles

They may be just 30 miles from the Cornish coast, but the Isles of Scilly feel a world away from the average UK holiday

Grenada: the food and drink that fuels the Spice Isle

Grenada grows so much nutmeg that the spice is featured on the national flag, but this beautiful Caribbean island is bountiful in more ways than one

36 hours in Bangkok, Thailand: from the bottom to the top

From heady heights to basement karaoke bars, here's how to see Bangkok with just a day and a night at your disposal

We Love Green, Paris: festival review

This central Paris music festival, also a bastion of ecologically minded living, featured sets from Solange, Anderson .Paak, Moderat and much more

UK Hotel Review: The Bildeston Crown, Suffolk

Want rural tranquility and food sourced on the doorstep? The Bildeston Crown in Suffolk is for you, writes Mike Gibson

Catch a fire: the other side of Jamaica

Forget those visions of palm trees, white sands, piña coladas and rum punch. The real essence of Jamaica lies in its people, its rituals, its scenery – and its coffee.

Hotel Of The Week: 24 Royal Terrace, Edinburgh

Make the most of Scotland's capital with a trip to one of its coolest new hotels, 24 Royal Terrace

Show Your Colours: Real, Atlético, and Madrid's football culture

Madrid's top two clubs may be close on the pitch, but they're chalk and cheese off it. We explore the city's unique football culture

Spices and Spandex

Two men, 26 countries, 501 days, 20,000km.

Weird World: Mongolia

We're guessing you woke up on New Year's Day feeling like death warmed up, so spare a thought for the people of Outer Mongolia, who at some point adopted the tr

Weird World: Japan's Love Of KFC

While you're tucking into your Christmas dinner next week, spare a thought for the Japanese, who are piling into buckets of KFC on a grand scale. Yes, the marke

Winging It: Dubai

DO: Dubai shopping festival, 2 January-2 FebruaryOf all the festivals to go to, one devoted to shopping might not set your pulse racing; but this is Dubai, so

Top 3 Tough Suitcases

Tumi Vapor, £495 It may sound like a spaceship, but the Tumi Vapor is actually a hard-wearing suitcase made of polycarbonate alloy. It’s lightweight, too, so

Top 3 Travel Watches

Suunto Ambit 2, £300The Ambit 2 is everything you’d want from a travel watch. Made in sleek matte black chrome, it measures altitude, weather conditions, hea