Five Alternative Sights in Italy
A blog post for Just You, February 2021
"Lake Garda isn’t exactly short of breathtaking sights, yet the 13th century Scaligero Castle still stands out, sitting serenely on the edge of the lake and jutting out into its turquoise waters..."
Hopping Mad About Croatia
A blog post for Just You, January 2021
"Natural beauty, epic history and gorgeous food: Croatia doesn't cut any corners. Discover the country's dizzying array of delights by taking to the sea on this island-hopping adventure..."
Five Spanish Cities You Must Visit
A blog post for Just You, December 2020
"A holiday in Spain doesn’t have to mean baking on the beach. Make time for these wonderful cities, packed with historical wonders, irresistible eateries and incredible cultural attractions..."
Petra, Jordan: A Day in the Rose Red City
A blog post for Just You, October 2020
"It’s such a vast area that a short stroll off trodden paths can mean finding yourself alone on mountains, in canyons or even at the foot of a seemingly undiscovered Nabataean building..."
Victours Overview to Spain
A destination guide for Victours, November 2019
"Get lost in the astonishingly beautiful maze of Granada's iconic Alhambra fortress, or discover Gaudi's modernist architecture as it spikes the Barcelona skyline like visions from a dream..."
Peru: Splendors of the Land of the Inca
A travel itinerary for The Xpeditions Way, November 2019
"Riding a vintage luxury train - with smart wood-paneled interiors - through the dramatic peaks and valleys of the Peruvian landscape is just one of the high points of this unique adventure..."
Victours Overview to Turkey
A destination guide for Victours, October 2019
"This dynamic destination strikes a balance between modernizing forces and tradition, with cosmopolitan cities and high-end coastal resorts contrasting with remote rural settlements..."
The Yucatan Peninsula: Land of the Maya
A travel itinerary for The Xpeditions Way, October 2019
"Wander through the remains of structures dating back over two millennia, swim inside sacred cenotes, and enjoy up-close-and-personal wildlife encounters on this awesome adventure..."
Victours Overview to Italy
A destination guide for Victours, September 2019
"The sun-drenched, cypress-tree-dotted landscapes would be enough of a draw themselves, even if they were not so deeply coloured by Italy's storied history and fascinating culture..."
Spain and Portugal: History and Gastronomy
A travel itinerary for The Xpeditions Way, August 2019
"On this 11-day deep dive into Portuguese and Spanish culture, discover the centuries-old Moorish and Jewish influences that have shaped these two enchantingly distinct countries..."
Go Scuba Diving in the Andaman Sea
A blog post for Dive Butler International, July 2019
"Thailand and Myanmar are an alluring maze of pretty islands popping out of impossibly clear water. Below the surface, thriving reefs house staggeringly biodiverse marine populations..."
Victours Overview to France
A destination guide for Victours, June 2019
"Dining al fresco in the courtyard of a rustic chateau, you can wash down your home-grown meal with a glass of wine made from the same grapes ripening on the vines around you..."
Victours Overview to Greece
A destination guide for Victours, May 2019
"The bright white streets of Santorini’s coastal towns perfectly complement the azure waters of the sea, while over on Mykonos, high-end parties and luxury resorts are defining the vibe..."
Diving in Palau: The Pearl of the Pacific
A blog post for Dive Butler International, April 2019
"Palau is a tiny island nation buried somewhere in the midst of the Pacific Ocean. Hundreds of rock islands erupt like green-forested mushrooms from the clear water, as reefs swirl below...."
Victours Overview to Iceland
A destination guide for Victours, March 2019
"Gushing waterfalls, steaming geysers and breathtakingly empty landscapes sculpted by ice make this volcanic island one of the most impressive nature destinations anywhere on earth..."
Find Your Inner Sea Gypsy Diving in Myanmar
A blog post for Dive Butler International, February 2019
"Myanmar is a land of possibility. Cruise the uninhabited Mergui Archipelago islands, explore virgin coral reefs, spot birds in the rainforests and meet the indigenous Moken Sea Gypsies..."
2019-2020 Travel Catalogue Copy
Catalogue content and itineraries for Discover Corps, January 2019
"We will complement our time on the Serengeti with an island adventure. Stroll the snaking streets of Stone Town, exploring its former Slave Market, Sultan’s Palace and Old Arab Fort..."
Diving in Raja Ampat, Indonesia
A blog post for Dive Butler International, January 2019
"Tucked away off the north-western tip of New Guinea, Raja Ampat comprises 1,500 sparsely populated, jungle-clad islands and cays fringed by white-sand beaches and gin-clear water..."
A Flying Safari Over Namibia
Website copy for Pantiel, November 2018
"Taking to the skies in a teeny vintage airplane gives you a thrilling new perspective on the zebras, lions, elephants, oryx, jackals and other species that roam along the Skeleton Coast..."
Diving in the Galapagos Islands
A blog post for Dive Butler International, October 2018
"The 13 islands of the Galapagos are home to an array of weird and wonderful creatures, with the unique biodiversity spilling from the moon-like volcanic islands into the teeming ocean..."
What to See in Alexandria, Egypt
A blog post for Osiris Tours, May 2018
"The city’s distinctive appearance comes from its mix of Greco-Roman architecture with typical Egyptian elements. And this is at its most pronounced at the Catacombs of Kom el-Shoqafa..."
Fodor’s Guide to Inverness and Around, Scotland
A destination guide for Fodor's Travel, May 2018
"Defined by its spectacular topography, the Great Glen brings together mountains and myths, history and wild nature, then lets you wash it all down with a dram of the world’s best whisky..."
JSB Journeys Website Content
Website copy for JSB Journeys, February 2018
"We do all our research first hand, so our recommendations are personal. We've slept in the hotels, eaten at the restaurants and handpicked the guides that will join you on your journey..."
2018-2019 Travel Catalogue
Catalogue content and itineraries for Discover Corps, January 2018
"Discover lush rainforests, deserted beaches and bubbling hot springs - while also caring for injured animals at a wildlife rescue centre - on this family-friendly expedition to Costa Rica..."
Lez Go Travel Website Content
Website copy for Lez Go Travel, January 2018
"A honeymoon hideaway in the South Pacific. An under-the-radar rum bar in Bermuda. Or a cooking masterclass in Rome. Whatever it is you desire, we know exactly how to find it..."
Diving with Sharks in French Polynesia
A blog post for Dive Butler International, January 2018
"There is a widespread and irrational fear of sharks. Yet sharks kill less than 10 people a year, while humans kill between 100 and 200 million sharks a year, mainly to make shark fin soup..."
Iceland: A Travel Photography Workshop
A workshop tour itinerary for Photo Xpeditions, December 2017
"Iceland is a country of beauty and contrasts. Famous for its dramatic landscapes and natural marvels, it has inspired artists for centuries. So where better for our photography workshop..."
The World’s Top Bat-Spotting Destinations
A blog post for From the Grapevine, October 2017
"Bats have something of a bad reputation, seen as creepy, disease-carrying pests. But these flying mammals are majestic, especially if you see thousands of them emerging from roosts..."
The Best Climbing Hotspots Around the World
A blog post for From the Grapevine, August 2017
"Acadia National Park in Maine is a patchwork of lake-studded, mountainous terrain; a place where high peaks and the sea collide, resulting in some of the world’s best climbing terrain..."
Astrotourism: Five Magical Places to Stargaze
A blog post for From the Grapevine, February 2017
"Dark sky reserves and sanctuaries across the globe are experiencing visitor booms, as city-dwellers descend. They've come in search of fiery stars illuminating the unpolluted night sky..."
2017-2018 Travel Catalogue
Catalogue content and itineraries for Discover Corps, January 2017
"We know that the most memorable travel moments rarely happen on a giant tour bus. They come through experiencing a brand new place through the eyes of those who call it home..."
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..."
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..."
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 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..."
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..."
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..."
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..."
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..."
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..."
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..."
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..."
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..."
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..."
Winter Sports in Lake Como
A blog post for Discovery Holiday Homes, December 2014
"For most visitors to the Italian Lakes, it’s all about sun and swimming, but when Lake Como casts off its summer skin - and its big summer crowds - it makes room for wintery delights..."
Hidden Myanmar Photo Workshop
A tour itinerary for Photo Xpeditions, October 2014
"Yangon straddles the historical divide: A smattering of concrete and glass skyscrapers has sprung up among the crumbling colonial facades and magnificent centuries-old pagodas..."
Costa Rica: Luxury Journeys
Multiple tour itineraries for Independent Luxury Travel, August 2014
"Whether whitewater rafting on river rapids, ziplining through the rainforest canopy or getting up close and personal with Capuchin monkeys, Costa Rica means exhilarating experiences..."
Touring Haiti with a Famous Photographer
An article for Private Air Magazine, July 2014
"Now you can explore the highlights of this Caribbean isle in a luxurious yet meaningful way. A two-day trip to Haiti with photographer Russell James helps Haitians rebuild their nation..."
Camino de Santiago: The Way of St. James
A tour itinerary for Photo Xpeditions, June 2014
"The Way of Saint James is more than just a tempting travelling route - it's a journey through ancient history. Discover religious architectural gems among Spain's most stirring scenery..."
Luxury on the Emerald Isle
An article for Private Air Magazine, March 2014
"Home to rolling green hills and vibrant meadows, with stately homes splashed all across the country, Ireland is a majestic, whimsical place to visit. So long as you don’t mind a little rain..."
Morocco’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites
A blog post for Unique Backroad Journeys, January 2014
"Morocco’s landscape's awash with ancient architectural gems. From fort to fountain, mosque to medina, almost every corner of the country is steeped in bewitching architectural history..."
Experiencing Exclusive Resorts in Costa Rica
An article for Private Air Magazine, July 2013
"I hear a rustling overhead. Tentatively, I look up into the shadowy tree canopy overhanging the cliff's edge, to discover a wrinkled pink face staring straight back. A Capuchin monkey..."
Morocco sans Marrakech
An article for Overland Magazine, May 2013
"Despite a recent influx of tourists, there remain many attraction-filled Moroccan destinations tucked off-the-beaten-path. During a 10-day trip, I discovered five of the best hidden gems..."
East China to Kyrgyzstan
An article for Overland Magazine, March 2013
"The driver swerved violently to avoid it, but as we skidded on the snow-covered road, this lump bounced off the bonnet. My blood ran cold as I realised what it was. A human being..."
Patagonia North to South Tour Itinerary
A tour itinerary for Viventura, February 2013
"Watch the playful penguins of the Seno Otway and see sheets of ice from the Perito Moreno glacier crash into the water. This unique destination offers stimulating scenery at every turn..."
Peru-Bolivia-Chile Tour Itinerary
A tour itinerary for Viventura, January 2013
"Spanning Peru, Bolivia and Chile, the Altiplano region features some of the most spectacular scenery in South America: thermal geysers, tall mountains, and the largest salt flat on earth..."