2016

Isle of Skye Region Vacation Guide

A destination guide for Expedia, December 2016
"From mist-shrouded mountain peaks to plunging sea cliffs, moss-carpeted valleys to ancient fishing villages, this magical yet windswept Scottish island is a place of wild, rugged beauty..."

Oliver’s Travels Guide to Costa Blanca, Spain

A destination guide for Oliver's Travels, December 2016
"Behind the 'Brits abroad' throngs on touristy beaches lie a wealth of attractions waiting to be unearthed, including stunning mountains, hidden coves, lush vineyards and ancient villages..."

Eight Fantastic Funiculars Around the World

A slideshow blog post for From the Grapevine, December 2016
"Hilly Pittsburgh boasts two funiculars: the Monongahela and Duquesne inclines. Both dating back to the late 19th century, they trundle up the dauntingly steep Mount Washington slope..."

Osaka Rental Guide: Landing Page

Website copy for TravelMob, November 2016
"Ascend the Umeda Sky Building to see one of the oldest shrines in Japan and an ancient Shogunate palace standing right beside glowing neon lights and ultra-modern architecture..."

Western Nicaragua Region Vacation Guide

A destination guide for Expedia, November 2016
"The variety of dining and nightlife options make San Juan del Sur a pleasant stop. The main draw, however, is the series of spectacular surf spots and sandy beaches within easy reach..."

Oliver’s Travels Guide to Crete, Greece

A destination guide for Oliver's Travels, November 2016
"With crystal-clear waters, postcard-worthy seafront towns, history in spades and jaw-dropping landscapes, the idyllic island of Crete is a place to make all your holiday dreams come true..."

Eran Chen: Changing New York City’s Streetscape

A blog post for From the Grapevine, October 2016
"Among the more humdrum apartment blocks and complexes of NYC, Eran Chen's residential structures stand out, challenging the idea that city living means compromising quality of life..."

Kuala Lumpur Rental Guide: Landing Page

Website copy for TravelMob, October 2016
"Step back to Kuala Lumpur's ancient past in the labyrinth of streets that comprise Chinatown. This district pulses all night long with bright lights, thronging shoppers and great street food..."

Oliver’s Travels Guide to Sicily, Italy

A destination guide for Oliver's Travels, October 2016
"It might be a part of Italy, but Sicily has carved its own individual identity over the centuries. Today, it is an open-air museum of incredible archaeological sites amid staggering scenery..."

The World’s Best Restaurants for Seafood Lovers

A blog post for From the Grapevine, October 2016
"From meaty monkfish to creamy chowder, silky raw tuna to crispy battered cod, the Earth’s waters yield untold gastronomic delights. Here are seven great spots for a seafood supper..."

Vila Vila Parc Website Content

Website copy for Vila Vita Parc, September 2016
"Our accommodation comes in various shapes and sizes, from chic, sea-inspired rooms and suites with ocean-view terraces to gloriously spacious whitewashed villas with private pools..."

Seoul Rental Guide: Landing Page

Website copy for TravelMob, September 2016
"Surrounded on all sides by towering ‘guardian mountains’, this vibrant, pulsing city fizzes with life and energy, its deeply traditional roots contrasting with its spectacular modern designs..."

Oliver’s Travels Guide to Ireland

A destination guide for Oliver's Travels, September 2016
"A land of literary greatness, folktales, incomparably romantic landscapes and legendary good times, Ireland is an unsung hero when it comes to great European destinations to discover..."

Seven More Tired Travel Content Writing Clichés

Travel content writing advice for Hotel Speak, September 2016
"Your hotel content, whether on the website, blog or brochure, is meant to engage and attract potential customers. But clichés dilute the impact of your copy, sending readers into a coma..."

The Best Busking Cities Around the Globe

A blog post for From the Grapevine, September 2016
"Good buskers have the power to stop busy passers-by in their tracks, making them take an impromptu time-out from their daily routine and even convince them to cough up their cash..."

Sydney Rental Guide: Landing Page

Website copy for TravelMob, August 2016
"Venture beyond the iconic harbour to find a city bursting with an active artistic community, a mouth-watering foodie scene and outer limits lined with sandy beaches and stylish suburbs..."

Five Great Rio Escapes During the Olympics

A blog post for HomeAway, August 2016
"If you are lucky enough to be in Rio to watch one of the world's greatest sporting spectacles and need to escape the bustling city crowds in your downtime, here’s where you should go..."

Oliver’s Travels Guide to Devon, England

A destination guide for Oliver's Travels, August 2016
"The Napoleonic fortifications are just one of the reasons to visit Berry Head National Nature Reserve; you'll also find an array of wildlife, fine coastal walking trails and adventure sports..."

How Hotels Can Enliven Their Travel Content

Travel content writing advice for Hotel Speak, August 2016
"To stand out from the crowd, you need to create high-value, entertaining, well-written content that readers will want to devour. We’ve put together a checklist to help you with the process..."

Who Would Live In a Place Like This?

A blog post for From the Grapevine, August 2016
"When we bring iconic buildings to mind, we will often think of office-filled skyscrapers, lavish palaces and grand structures. But there are many great works of residential architecture too..."

Tokyo Rental Guide: Landing Page

Website copy for HomeAway, August 2016
"Dive into Tokyo by pounding the pavements of skyscraper-smothered Shinjuku and fashion-obsessed Harajuku, or by taking in all the sounds and smells of manic Tsukiji Fish Market..."

Kuoda Travels Website Content

Website copy for Kuoda Travels, July 2016
"We actively seek out the undiscovered: the hidden-away wonders, the lesser-known locales and the out-of-the-way attractions. In short, things that have yet to make it into a guidebook..."

Capturing Cuba: A Photography Workshop

A workshop tour itinerary for Photo Xpeditions, July 2016
"Cuba's cities are crammed with cobbled colonial squares and wheezing vintage cars, while its countryside is a jumble of sugar-white beaches, rugged mountains and tropical forests..."

Oliver’s Travels Guide to Norfolk, England

A destination guide for Oliver's Travels, July 2016
"Norfolk’s charms are just as broad as the famed network of rivers that run through it. With an abundance of natural beauty and wildlife, it's a county of quintessential English countryside..."

Phuket Rental Guide: Landing Page

Website copy for TravelMob, July 2016
"Before you head for the beach, take time to explore Phuket City, the province's capital. Most tourists rush to their resorts, but this colourful town offers real insight into authentic Thai life..."

Seven Yoga Retreats Around the World

A blog post for From the Grapevine, June 2016
"Yoga retreats give you the chance to check out from everyday life and kick back in gorgeous locations, but the wellness breaks also afford you the opportunity to work on your wellbeing..."

AlmaLusa: Designer Boutique Hotel Opens in Lisbon

A press release for Bacall Associates, June 2016
"As the debut property of AlmaLusa Hotels, this boutique 28-room hotel in the heart of Lisbon offers a smart alternative for urban travellers looking for a contemporary approach to luxury..."

The Function Room: Venue Pages

Website copy for Greene King, June 2016
"This handsome, gable-roofed building in the centre of Chiswick first welcomed patrons in the middle of the 17th century. And since then, it's made its mark on the history books of London..."

The 10 Best Types of Hotel Blogs

Travel content writing advice for eHotelier, June 2016
"Whether you are looking for inspiration for your next post or for interesting new formats to shake up your hotel blog, here are 10 types of posts that can help boost your web traffic..."

Oliver’s Travels Guide to Wales

A destination guide for Oliver's Travels, June 2016
"Wales has its own unique culture, its own distinct language and its own stunning landscapes. The fiercely proud people are also fiercely welcoming, greeting you with a smile and a pint..."

Seven Great Under the Radar Cities to Visit

A blog post for From the Grapevine, June 2016
"In any other country, Toulouse would top the tourist agenda. Its old quarter is built with warm pink-hued bricks, so on a sunny day it is as if you're seeing it all through rose-tinted glasses..."

London’s Best Parks (For A Great Escape)

A city guide for Buggl, June 2016
"This East End park, opened in 1845 and subject to a recent multimillion pound makeover, is far less prim and proper than the capital's Royal Parks, affording it a more laid-back charm..."

A Tattoo is for Life at The Siam in Bangkok

A press release for Bacall Associates, May 2016
"A craftsman of the highest order, renowned for the amazing intricacy and beauty of his work, Arjan Boo was trained in the traditional art of Sak Yant tattoos at the Wat Bang Phra temple..."

Dubai Rental Guide: Landing Page

Website copy for HomeAway, May 2016
"While the city's sizeable network of deluxe hotels, golf courses and resorts are a playground for the rich and famous, Dubai's equally popular with families and shoestring holidaymakers..."

Hotel Villa Franca Website Content

Website copy for Hotel Villa Franca, May 2016
"With the picturesque cobbled piazzas of Positano and two blissful beaches just steps away, this divine hilltop retreat allows you to soak up the glamour of the enchanting Amalfi Coast..."

Oliver’s Travels Guide to Sussex, England

A destination guide for Oliver's Travels, May 2016
"England’s far south is characterised by gentility, which means that the quaint, historic villages possess an appealing old-world atmosphere that’s now all but extinct elsewhere in England..."

Finolhu, Maldives: A Revival Of Classic Beach Chic

A press release for Bacall Associates, May 2016
"Taking its cue from the halcyon days of the glamorous getaway, Finolhu recalls the evocative allure of classic beach breaks with its vintage design, retro touches and laid-back ambiance..."

The Key to Great Hotel Content Writing? Be Specific

Travel content writing advice for eHotelier, April 2016
"Guests browsing your hotel website are not looking for vague promises of ‘paradise’, ‘luxury’ and ‘something for everyone’; they want specific details about what it is you can offer them..."

10 Travel Instagram Accounts to Fuel Your Appetite

A blog post for From the Grapevine, April 2016
"Whether you’re after the latest dining hotspots in your hometown or are planning a foodie trip to some far-flung city, these culinary-minded Instagrammers provide great inspiration..."

Hong Kong Rental Guide: Landing Page

Website copy for HomeAway, April 2016
"Hong Kong is a land of wonderful paradoxes: a place in which cutting-edge modernity meets centuries of tradition; where high skyscrapers give way to rolling mountains and green isles..."

Oliver’s Travels Guide to The Cotswolds, England

A destination guide for Oliver's Travels, April 2016
"Straddling several counties, the Cotswolds boasts undulating hills and farmland, spectacular architecture and monuments and some particularly charming villages made for day trippers..."

Genoa City Vacation Guide

A city guide for Expedia, April 2016
"Part of Italy’s Riviera, on the northwestern coast, Genoa offers visitors a glimpse of authentic Italian life, where great family-run restaurants dish up the region’s famous speciality: pesto..."

Champagne Life at the Saatchi Gallery, London

An article for Private Air Magazine, April 2016
"This year is the Saatchi Gallery's 30th anniversary. Birthdays call for a celebration, so this art gallery decided to kick off the festivities with its first-ever all female show, Champagne Life..."

Cities Aglow: Light Festivals Around the World

A blog post for From the Grapevine, March 2016
"Holographic creatures racing around urban streets, drab gray buildings rendered in glorious Technicolor and skyscrapers as canvases for international art - the world loves light festivals..."

Off the Map Travels Website Content

Website copy for Off the Map Travels, March 2016
"Some travel to discover new destinations, others to engage with the locals. Many travelers will require rest, relaxation and rejuvenation; many crave color, challenges and complexity..."

Celebrate Easter in Style at Dhara Dhevi, Chiang Mai

A press release for Bacall Associates, March 2016
"Located on the outskirts of the ancient culture-crammed city of Chiang Mai, and set amongst 60 acres of jaw-dropping tropical grounds, The Dhara Dhevi is a pocket of pure Thai luxury..."

Why Travel Brands Need a Style Guide

Travel content writing advice for The Instinct by Media Kitty, March 2016
"A style guide saves time. Instead of your editorial team wasting hours debating the merits of ‘Kiyomizu-dera’ over ‘Kiyomizudera’, they can easily (and quickly) reference the style guide..."

Geneva To Lyon Cycle Tour

A cycling tour itinerary for Cyclomundo, March 2016
"Lush green vineyards nestled into rolling hills; secretive Alpine forests skirting the banks of crystal clear lakes; and traditional French villages with the scent of local cheese and wine..."

Oliver’s Travels Guide to Scotland

A destination guide for Oliver's Travels, March 2016
"The Scots are fiercely proud of their nation - and rightly so. This compact country has two of the UK’s most exciting cities and one of Europe's last remaining patches of true wilderness..."

Singapore Rental Guide: Landing Page

Website copy for HomeAway, March 2016
"From polluted colonial port to pristine consumerist hub, Singapore has changed at a dizzying rate over the past century. Scratch the surface to reveal a modern and multidimensional city..."

Monaco and the Jet-Set Lifestyle

An article for Luxe Magazine, March 2016
"Just the name of this tiny tax-free principality conjures up images of the glamorous Grimaldis, fast-living Formula 1 drivers, champagne-popping property tycoons and high-flying film stars..."

London’s Best New Restaurants

A blog post for Samsung Live, March 2016
"London is the best city in the world for foodies, but the sheer choice of dining options can be overwhelming. To make things simpler we've picked some of our favourite recent openings..."

Immersive Accommodation for Adventure Travelers

A blog post for From the Grapevine, February 2016
"Leave your comfort zone and high-thread-count sheets behind to experience an Amazonian lodge, a real Bedouin hut or another of these culturally-immersive accommodation options..."

Want to Write Great Hotel Content? Be Specific

Travel content writing advice for Tnooz, February 2016
"Guests browsing your hotel website are not looking for vague promises of ‘paradise’, ‘luxury’ and ‘something for everyone’; they want specific details about what it is you can offer them..."

Oliver’s Travels Guide to the Algarve, Portugal

A destination guide for Oliver's Travels, February 2016
"Away from those high-rise resorts is a natural, unspoiled coastline; wide sandy stretches and rocky coves, edged by clear-as-glass sea one side and distinctive red-hued cliffs the other..."

Why Hotels Should Keep on Blogging

Travel content writing advice for Hotel Speak, February 2016
"If you are in the hotel business, chances are you'll have countless interesting tales to tell and titbits to share. But with no blog to divulge your expertise, it is doomed to go unrecognised..."

Five Lifesaving On-the-Road Technologies

A blog post for From the Grapevine, February 2016
"Money-saving and productivity apps may be life-changing, but the vital apps on this list go a step further, helping avert danger and proving their worth in real-life emergency situations..."

Adler Mountain Lodge: All-In Dolomites Luxury

An article for Private Air Magazine, January 2016
"The incredible beauty, drama and otherworldliness of the Dolomites make it one of the most spectacular and rewarding natural landscapes in the world. And it isn’t overrun with tourists..."

London’s Top Coffee Shops

A city guide for Buggl, January 2016
"Monmouth has got quite the glowing reputation among London’s coffee connoisseurs - and deservedly so. Since it opened more than 35 years ago it has built up a die-hard following..."

Oliver’s Travels Guide to Languedoc, France

A destination guide for Oliver's Travels, January 2016
"With its cultural idiosyncrasies and independent identity, Languedoc has long marched to the beat of its own drum. Yet, from Romans to Moors to Cathars, it wears its long history proudly..."

The Mississippi Delta: A Documentary Masterclass

A workshop tour itinerary for Photo Xpeditions, January 2016
"Lying in the rich lands between the Mississippi and Yazoo Rivers, the Delta conjures visions of hard-working sharecroppers, lush plantations and the melancholy melodies of the Blues..."

Run in the Dark: Exploring Edinburgh at Night

A blog post for Samsung Live, January 2016
"Since starting in 2012, the Run in the Dark event has expanded from its initial five locations to take place in over 50 cities globally. And Edinburgh is one of the UK's most popular venues..."

Five Top Tips for Editing Your Travel Content

Travel content writing advice for The Instinct by Media Kitty, January 2016
"Tighten up your travel prose by removing redundancies, like 'past history' (history is always past), 'descend down' (it isn't possible to descend up) and 'enter in' (you cannot enter out)..."

Oliver’s Travels Guide to Aquitane, France

A destination guide for Oliver's Travels, January 2016
"With Atlantic beaches, buzzy cities, medieval villages and chateaux-dotted countryside in its armoury, the vast and astonishingly diverse region of Aquitane is a sure-fire crowd-pleaser..."