What is there to see and do in Miami, Florida

Miami Beach dazzles in the sunlight as the palm trees sway slightly of the breeze. It’s a lovely scene especially by the gorgeous South Beach, affectionately known. The area makes for a gorgeous ramble along two miles of pristine beaches, passing appealing pastel hued Art Deco architecture that sparkle in the sunshine mingled with wave after wave […]Read More

Koh Chang: The Alternative Thai Island

Thailand was once the go-to place for hedonistic backpackers and budget travellers but recently the country has seen a meteoric rise appealing to all kinds of travellers especially those keen to explore the the southern Thai islands. Phuket; much loved by expats, is a place for family holidays and weddings. Koh Phi-Phi island first came to the world’s […]Read More

24 Hours in San Sebastian, Basque Country, Spain

It’s no longer a secret: San Sebastian, European Capital of Culture, is a gastronomic gem in a land of spectacular food. If you’re planning on spending 24 hours in this city you’ll need to loosen your waistband. Sure, Spain has a glut of fantastically picturesque cities and some of the best food on the planet, but […]Read More

Britain’s best manor houses to visit of London

England is truly a magnificent keeper of its heritage, one that lives in the bricks and mortar of these amazing manor houses. And you can visit them. If only walls could talk: 1. Ightham Mote, Kent Six miles south of Sevenoaks, this 14th-century moated manor house is one of the Garden of England’s hidden gems. A […]Read More

Surfing in the Philippines: riding in Siargao

Before arriving in Siargao in the southeast of the Philippines, I’d spent the previous three months travelling and surfing around Australasia and Southeast Asia taking in popular hot spots like Bali and Australia’s Gold Coast, but every now. Siargao: one of the top surf in the world In everyday parlance, means feeling elated, on top of the world, but […]Read More

Norway: mile road trip from Stavanger to Trondheim

I knew it would be a nutty exploit driving 1,100-kilometres (around 684 miles) in two days along Norway‘s coastal road. Well, it wasn’t for the weather. It drizzled most of the time with the sun taking a sneaky tantalising peak through the clouds every so often. The elements teased right through to sundown at 11pm – […]Read More

Travel Guide: 24 hours in Genoa, Italy

Often overlooked by sun-seeking tourists in a rush to get to picturesque Portfolio and pastel-painted Cinque Terre, Genoa is one of Italy’s most underrated and significant cities. This former maritime power has much to boast about: birthplace of world navigator Christopher Columbus, home to the prison from which Marco Polo dictated accounts of his travels, […]Read More

Fjords of Norway Guided Walking Holiday

Most people visit Norway from the comfort of cruise ships but I fancy seeing it from the land so I join a Fjords of Norway guided walking trip. For eight days I explore the region near Sundress using a mixture of ferries, long road tunnels and of course my own two feet. The walking is relatively easy, […]Read More

Travel Guide to Tel Aviv, Israel

I defy anyone to be bored during a short break to Tel Aviv. The high octane vibe is almost tangible and urges you to walk its streets and explore. Do so and you’ll find this is a moody city: beautiful chill-out beaches hemmed by high rise hotels and lapped by the blue Mediterranean sea and a fantastically […]Read More

Gastein and Grossarl – two ski valleys in Austria

Gastein and Grossarl are a pair of gorgeous and very different winter destinations barely an hour’s drive from the divine easy-to-access Austrian city of Salzburg and its airport with regular flights. And they are home to three ski areas, all very close together. Bad Gastein/Bad Hofgastein Gastein is the big one, linking the classic spa town […]Read More