2015

Winter Travel Spotlight: Eilat, Israel

A blog post for From the Grapevine, December 2015
"This November, low-fare airline Ryanair added a new destination: Israel’s spectacular coastal city Eilat. With the city's warm, almost rain-free climate, it's just in time for winter sun-seekers..."

MERGE: Festival Fun on London’s Artistic Bankside

A blog post for Samsung Live, December 2015
"Everyone in London knows that the Southbank is where all the city's artists hang out. So it's no surprise that it is also home one of the wackiest and most inventive festivals anywhere..."

10 More Content Writing Clichés to Avoid

Travel content writing advice for Hotel Speak, December 2015
"Your hotel's content is a great chance to engage audiences, provide helpful information and demonstrate your local expertise, so why bore potential guests with wishy-washy language..."

Oliver’s Travels Guide to the Dordogne, France

A destination guide for Oliver's Travels, December 2015
"This sunny, serene and languorous corner of the country is dotted with pretty chateaux and imposing bastides - entering the Dordogne is like yielding to a pleasant, drifting daydream..."

David Radzynski, the 28-Year-Old Concertmaster

A blog post for From the Grapevine, December 2015
"For classical violinists, few jobs are as sought after as that of 'concertmaster'. To earn such a title at a world-renowned orchestra at 28 is a fairytale. Yet it is a reality for David Radzynski..."

Alice Sachs Zimet: Stradding Arts and Business

An article for Private Air New York (Fall Issue), December 2015
"Alice likes to get in early. Not only did she begin building a collection when the photography market was nascent, she also pioneered the first sponsorship program at Chase Manhattan..."

Museums at Night: London’s After Dark Exhibitions

Newsletter content for Samsung Live, December 2015
"As the Night at the Museum films attest, there is something that sparks the imagination about what happens to exhibitions after the visitors leave, the doors are shut and the lights go out..."

On the Literary Trail in Devon

A blog post for Discovery Holiday Homes, November 2015
"Devon is an amazing destination for well-read travellers, thanks to local wordsmiths such as Agatha Christie, Arthur Conan Doyle, Henry Williamson, Ted Hughes and Rudyard Kipling..."

Three Restaurants With Only One Item On the Menu

A blog post for From the Grapevine, November 2015
"From grilled cheese to peanut butter, restaurants with variations on a single dish are now big hits worldwide. Novel byproducts of an overcrowded restaurant scene, or something more?..."

Collecting Photography: A Gallerist’s Perspective

An article for Private Air Magazine, November 2015
"For Howard Greenberg, the owner of the eponymous photography gallery in Manhattan, the collector’s gene manifested itself early via childhood baseball cards, coins and bottle caps..."

Open House: Unlocking London

A blog post for Samsung Live, November 2015
"Curiosity is part of the human condition. So it's little surprise that Open House, during which hundreds of private buildings in London fling open their doors to the public, has been a hit..."

La Spezia City Vacation Guide

A city guide for Expedia, October 2015
"Hop off the tourist trail and come to experience the lively atmosphere of La Spezia; a packed naval city loved by tourists as a gateway to the picturesque villages of Cinque Terre's coast..."

Five Fantastic Urban Cycling Events

A blog post for From the Grapevine, October 2015
"Love a bike-centric event where you can celebrate cycling with like-minded pedallers? Then oil your gears, pack up your tire repair kit and roll on down to one of these urban bike fests..."

Super Yachts Palma

An article for Luxe Magazine, October 2015
"Summer is here, which means that in sleek marinas all through the Mediterranean, gleaming superyachts and powerboats of all shapes and sizes will be lined up like anchovies in a tin..."

Totally Thames: Riverside Revelry in London

A blog post for Samsung Live, October 2015
"Centered around the River Thames and running throughout September, this annual festival has an eclectic line-up, from art shows to cultural walks, sporting races to community days..."

Oliver’s Travels Guide to Ibiza, Spain

A destination guide for Oliver's Travels, October 2015
"It may be renowned as the clubbing capital of the world, but after-dark adventures are just a part of Ibiza’s charm. In fact, the majority of the White Isle is far more low-key and laid-back..."

Open House: Inside Architectural Treasures

A blog post for From the Grapevine, October 2015
"Open House, which allows the public into buildings that are usually closed, began in London in 1992 and has since spread to more than 30 cities globally - from Tel Aviv to Thessaloniki..."

Panama: Where Virgin Jungle Meets Urban Jungle

An article for Luxe Magazine, October 2015
"It is a crucial cog in global trade, the linchpin of the Americas and a valuable link between the Atlantic and Pacific. Yet Panama has so much more to offer than its famous, crosswise canal..."

A Taste of Jerusalem in London at The Palomar

A blog post for From the Grapevine, September 2015
"As a spin-off of Jerusalem’s ultra-popular Machneyuda restaurant, The Palomar was always destined to triumph. It's from those famous kitchens that the head chef Tomer Amedi hails..."

Five Content Editing Tips For Your Hotel Website

Travel content writing advice for eHotelier, September 2015
Whether it’s a room description, or a blog about local attractions, editing is key to ensure your hotel’s written content does its job. Here are five tips to improve the efficacy of your editing..."

Cannes Film Festival 2015: A Retrospective

An article for Luxe Magazine, September 2015
"2015 was a year when red carpet dress codes outshone the on-screen drama, when titillation was pushed to its 3D limits and when loud jeers stirred up debate about audience etiquette..."

The Best Museum Exhibits for Movie Buffs

A blog post for From the Grapevine, September 2015
"In museums worldwide, display cabinets are filled with costumes and cameras, makeup and memorabilia, posters and puppets; movie-themed exhibitions sure to intrigue any cinephile..."

Only in Scotland: Six Uniquely Scottish Experiences

A blog post for VisitScotland, September 2015
"From scuba diving among German warships to hiking between curious Highland Cows, from gigantic viaducts to deep vaults, here are six of my favourite uniquely Scottish experiences..."

10 Content Writing Clichés To Avoid

Travel content writing advice for Hotel Speak, September 2015
"Some clichéd phrases are so regularly bandied about in hospitality and travel marketing that they fail to even register with readers. We’ve put together a list of 10 of the worst offenders..."

Tel Aviv’s Top Vegan Restaurants

A blog post for From the Grapevine, August 2015
"Recently revealed as the most vegan-friendly destination in the world by New York website The Daily Meal, Tel Aviv's meat and dairy-free restaurants continue to sprout up like crops..."

Cuba at the Crossroads: A Photo Workshop

A tour itinerary for Photo Xpeditions, August 2015
"Crumbling colonial buildings, thatched fishing villages and palm-slathered peaks that sweep down to the sea: Cuba and its year-round sunshine offers a unique treat for photographers..."

Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park Guide

A nature guide for Expedia, August 2015
"Wooded mountain peaks rise over sandy beaches and mangrove swamps, which are home to many rare bird species. It's all part of the spectacular coastal reserve that is Sam Roi Yot..."

The World’s Best Long-Distance Trails

A blog post for From the Grapevine, August 2015
"If you're looking for a true-blue away-from-it-all wilderness escape, try Southwest Australia’s Bibbulmun; a track that puts hikers out in the Australian bush where solitude is guaranteed..."

Photography: A Collector’s Perspective

An article for Private Air Magazine, August 2015
"In the 1970s, there were just a scattering of photography dealers, but no great gallery scene or auction house activities. However, Richard and Ellen Sandor believed change was afoot..."

Female Artists Using the Streets As Their Studios

A blog post for From the Grapevine, July 2015
"The anonymous aliases adopted by street artists reveal no hints of gender - and yet popular opinion has the scene pegged as a man’s world. In reality, female artists control the streets..."

Timing is Everything for Hotel Content Marketing

Travel content writing advice for Tnooz, July 2015
"A content calendar will make you think strategically, to plan your content beyond just today and tomorrow and help you avoid stalled goals, missed deadlines and sleepy social feeds..."

Hidden Puglia: A Cultural Journey

A tour itinerary for Unique Backroad Journeys, July 2015
"Puglia, the heel of Italy’s boot, is a visual and culinary feast, a place to sooth your soul while discovering a new and delightful area of Italy. At every turn there’s another sight to behold..."

Six Must-Attend Museum Celebrations

A blog post for From the Grapevine, July 2015
"For many museums across the globe, 2015 is a year to remember. And big birthdays require big celebrations, with special exhibitions, one-off talks, commemorative events and parties..."

Baskets at the Ready: Devon’s Top Picnic Spots

A blog post for Discovery Holiday Homes, July 2015
"In life, there are what we call ‘simple pleasures’ – things that cost next to nothing, but make your day. And few simple pleasures can ever compare to eating outdoors on a sunny day..."

Inspiring Iceland: A Photo Workshop

A tour itinerary for Photo Xpeditions, July 2015
"Set fair within the North Atlantic Ocean, Iceland is a dramatic island of wild contrasts; a living, breathing land that gurgles, rumbles, spits and spews with geothermal and volcanic activity..."

Ten of the Best Luxury Spas

An article for Luxe Magazine, June 2015
"Looking for bliss? Then prepare to be pampered. From island escapes to jungle hideaways, seaside idylls to desert oases, here are ten of the most luxurious destination spas on earth..."

Artsy and Affordable: The Boutique Hostel Boom

A blog post for From the Grapevine, June 2015
"What springs to mind when you think of a hostel? Creaky beds, a loose interpretation of the health code and random roomies with no volume control? Those old rules no longer apply..."

Why Every Hotel Needs an Editorial Calendar

Travel content writing advice for Hotel Speak, June 2015
"A content calendar will make you think strategically, to plan your content beyond just today and tomorrow and help you avoid stalled goals, missed deadlines and sleepy social feeds..."

Great Wine Escapes in Chile and Argentina

An article for Luxe Magazine, June 2015
"After years of producing consistently well-regarded and accolade-earning wines, Chile and Argentina have built reputations as must-visit - and must-stay - destinations for oenophiles..."

Cuban Contemporary Art: A Collector’s Perspective

An article for Private Air Magazine, June 2015
"When word got out that the U.S. was restoring relations with Cuba, Howard Farber’s phone started ringing. The art world was abuzz. What would this mean for the Cuban art market?..."

Nordic Narratives at the Storytelling Centre

A press release for the Scottish Storytelling Centre, June 2015
"The Nordic House exhibition at the Storytelling Centre will include a talk by the artist Richard Demarco CBE on the importance of strong artistic links with Scotland’s northern neighbour..."

Búzios in Brazil is Where Beaches Beckon

An article for Luxe Magazine, May 2015
"When urban-weary cariocas need a breather from Rio’s inexhaustible energy, Buzios is their go-to destination. The peninsula’s seductive shoreline has Rio de Janeiro refugees smitten..."

Hotels Among the Vines: Five Top Vineyard Resorts

A blog post for From the Grapevine, May 2015
Where vineyards flourish, wine tourism follows. New and stylish vineyard resorts are moving beyond Napa and Bordeaux to lesser-known wine-producing regions all across the world..."

Summer Fun: Festival Season in Devon

Newsletter content for Discovery Holiday Homes, May 2015
"Summer is festival season in Devon. There is food to be eaten, beers to be imbibed and live music to be listened to - as well as a wealth of sport, literary and maritime events to attend..."

Infinity and Beyond: Pools With Views

An article for Luxe Magazine, May 2015
"Nothing beats a pool with a view. Whether you're looking out at a spectacular jungle scene, a deserted beach or a pretty cityscape, here are five pool panoramas that make a real splash...."

The Best Curry Houses in East London

A city guide for Buggl, April 2015
"Brick Lane may be synonymous with curry, but with so many similar restaurants on a single stretch, it can be hard to tell the good from the bad. Our advice? Head around the corner..."

Urban Artists Salute Their Cities’ Architecture

A blog post for From the Grapevine, April 2015
"In big cities, the little details often get lost in the bustle. But for the searching eye of an artist, compelling architectural flourishes prove difficult to ignore. In fact, they're being celebrated..."

Discover Devon, Come Rain or Shine

A blog post for Discovery Holiday Homes, April 2015
"Prepare for any eventuality with our list of Devon highlights: five for sunny days when good weather draws you outdoors; five more inside options for shelter when the heavens open..."

Bremen City Vacation Guide

A city guide for Expedia, April 2015
"Art galleries and antiques give visitors an insight into this historic port city in North Germany. Spend a day or two exploring Bremen’s historic buildings and expertly-preserved districts..."

Fabien Cousteau: Into the Deep

An article for Private Air New York (Spring Issue), April 2015
""The biggest hardship of scuba diving is the time you realize you have to go back up to the surface" says Fabien Cousteau, grandson of legendary ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau..."

Five Global Cookbooks to Look For in 2015

A blog post for From the Grapevine, March 2015
"Informative and creative cookbooks are opening up the world of possibilities, shedding light upon the aromas, flavours and cultural significance of far-flung foods. Here are our top five..."

Tuscany Escapes: An Introduction

Website copy for Tuscany Escapes, March 2015
"There are legions of other alluring Tuscan towns, hilltop hamlets, coast-hugging villages and rural estates to be explored and experienced, each with its own unique identity and flavour..."

On the Brewery Trail in Devon and Cornwall

A blog post for Discovery Holiday Homes, March 2015
"Devon and Cornwall - traditional heartlands of cider production - are experiencing a brewery boom, so beer-loving holidaymakers here should expect to sample pint after flavourful pint..."

Legendary Japan: A Photographic Journey

A tour itinerary for Photo Xpeditions, March 2015
"Japan is a country where the traditional and the modern collide; where age-old customs and rituals cling on while the thrust of modernity hurtles ahead through neon-lit, concrete cities..."

Kelly Ying: A New Force in the Art World

An article for Private Air Magazine, March 2015
"In the past, Western art was typically the preserve of wealthy Europeans and Americans. But today, young Chinese collectors are emerging to make their influences felt in the art realm..."

Seven of the Best International Marathons

A blog post for From the Grapevine, March 2015
"After months of training, running an uninspired course can be anticlimactic. Marathons further afield may offer the stunning scenery, lively spirit and engaging history to spur you forward..."

Kilkenny City Vacation Guide

A city guide for Expedia, March 2015
"Kilkenny is known as the creative heart of Ireland. The small city is more than 400 years old, but today visitors will find a lively town with a reputation as a centre for culture and the arts..."

A Travel Start-Up That Helps You Give Back

A blog post for From the Grapevine, February 2015
"As travellers grow weary of run-of-the-mill Disney jaunts and cookie-cutter resort getaways, they now strive to travel in a way that is more responsible and, ultimately, more rewarding..."

Sardinia: The Perfect Mediterranean Escape

Website copy for Sardinia Homes, February 2015
"Among the largest and most dramatic islands in the Med, Sardinia boasts an endless series of spectacular seascapes, with windswept dunes, vertical cliffs, deserted coves and inlets..."

Best London Markets For Bagging a Bargain

A city guide for Buggl, February 2015
"The rough and ready Petticoat Lane market has been on the go since the 1750s; merchants and traders still crowd this narrow street every Sunday and sell all sorts of cut-price wares..."

Lake Garda: Italy’s Shimmering Jewel

Website copy for Discover Lake Garda, February 2015
"Lake Garda has been charming visitors with its natural beauty for centuries - enticing them all with a romantic mix of dazzling waters, mighty mountains, gentle plains and medieval towns..."

Alfredo Paramico: Collecting Time

An article for Private Air Magazine, January 2015
"For Alfredo, a great watch is more than simply a tool for measuring time; it is a accessory, a symbol of status, an artifact of history, a potential investment and even, perhaps, a legacy..."

American Blues Dancing Swings Into Tel Aviv

A blog post for From the Grapevine, January 2015
"Tel Aviv's flourishing dance scene, with its active contemporary, ballet and hip-hop troupes, is well-known. Now, there is a new dance that is fast becoming the talk of the town. Blues..."

Why You Should Visit Torbay This Valentine’s

A blog post for Discovery Holiday Homes, January 2015
"You’ve nearly survived the darkest, dankest, bleakest month on the calendar and, with any luck, so has your other half, so why not reward yourselves with a romantic Valentine’s trip..."

There’s Something About Maui

An article for Private Air Magazine, January 2015
"The 54 residences at Montage Kapalua Bay offer views that stretch from the mountains to the ocean, and lanais (covered patios) more expansive than most Manhattan apartments..."

The Cityscapes of Graphic Artist Yoni Alter

A blog post for From the Grapevine, January 2015
"Yoni Alter's streetscape artwork is making a splash around the world, from his home in Israel to the US and the UK. Bold, bright and colorful, his urban-inspired designs are hard to miss..."

2015: Five Luxury Events in the Year Ahead

An article for Private Air Magazine, January 2015
"Even for polo lovers, the Cartier Queen’s Cup Final is a special event - a rare chance to see the most elite polo players on form against the backdrop of the impressive Windsor Castle..."

St. Louis City Vacation Guide

A city guide for Expedia, January 2015
"A mix of Southern charm and Midwest sensibility, historic neighbourhoods with cobblestone streets balance a modern downtown glistening with sport stadiums and luxury apartments..."