Having studied modern history at University, Miranda has always had a passion for cultural travel. And, her subsequent adventures have taken her far and wide – from the pretty canals of Venice to the breathtaking mountains of Tibet. Among her many highlights was a camping under the stars in the Australian Outback, and a truly unforgettable journey on board the Golden Eagle, when she travelled the 10,000km from China to Russia without taking a single flight. Closer to home, Miranda’s travels have seen her venture north of the Arctic Circle on several occasions, where she fell in love with the remote beauty of Scandinavia’s landscapes and the seasonal diversity of its myriad attractions. Her must-do experiences include taking the reins to drive a team of huskies, and kayaking under the midnight sun.

Standout moment

Looking out over the burning gas crater of Darvaza in Turkmenistan, known as the ‘door to hell’

Top recommendation

Cycling around the city walls of Xi’an

Ask me about

  • Travelling across Russia and China aboard the Golden Eagle
  • Exploring the Australian Outback
  • Luxury rail travel
  • Northern Lights holidays in Scandinavia
  • Summertime trips north of the Arctic Circle

My travels

My stories

The Eastern & Oriental Express, Bridge on the River Kwai

The Eastern & Oriental Express: The Inside Track

Luxury rail specialist Miranda Berliand reports back from the rails of Southeast Asia's most luxurious rail journey.

A spread of Burmese curries, salads and soups

Myanmar assar-asa: Eating the Burmese way

In this extract from The Burma Cookbook, authors Robert Carmack and Morrison Polkinghorne describe the delights to be had in a typical Myanmar rice and curry restaurant.