Churches & Cathedrals
Castles, Churches and Cheeses in Switzerland
A blog post for the Council of Europe, August 2020
"It’s easy to characterise Switzerland as a land of chocolate-box villages, snow-dusted peaks and chic mountain towns, but doing so overlooks the country’s complex culture and history..."
10 Charming Towns in Northern Italy
A blog post for Lux Wellness Traveller, July 2020
“From the snow-capped peaks of the Alps to the wild flower meadows of the Dolomites to the pastel-colored buildings lining the Mediterranean, Northern Italy is a truly diverse landscape..."
Cruising… But Not As You Know It
An article for Just You Inspirations Magazine, June 2020
"European river cruises are a different way of travelling - one that's slower and more personal. They also allow access to a blend of Europe’s heavy hitters alongside lesser-known sights..."
Ukraine: A Big Country with a Big Heart
A destination guide for the Council of Europe, May 2020
"It may be one of Europe's largest countries, but Ukraine isn't huge by landmass alone: big landscapes await travellers at every turn, from the Carpathian Mountains to the Black Sea..."
Lithuania: Active Adventures and Medieval Riches
A destination guide for the Council of Europe, March 2020
"A rich seam of medieval influence runs through Lithuania’s culture, from its many dark wood carvings, to its raucous celebrations of peasant music, to its taste for beverages like mead..."
East or West: Exploring Canada
An article for Just You Inspirations Magazine, February 2020
"Canada is big. Really big. Head east to discover vibrant cities and pretty mountain towns, or go west where gargantuan glaciers and mountainous wilderness wow. The choice is yours..."
Finland: Snowscapes and Bright Lights
A destination guide for the Council of Europe, February 2020
"Visitors to Finland are just as likely to find themselves tracking elk and bear deep in a snow-dusted forest as they are to be watching an up-and-coming band play in a cool Helsinki bar...."
Italy: Walking in Ancient Footsteps
An article for Just You Inspirations Magazine, January 2020
"From South Tyrol and the shores of Lake Garda, to the soft beauty of Tuscany and the Amalfi Coast, ancient routes (once used by Romans, shepherds and pilgrims) weave through Italy..."
Slovakia: Historic Architecture, Natural Wonders
A destination guide for the Council of Europe, January 2020
"Slovakia packs an incredible number of cultural attractions into a relatively small region, with travellers able to see UNESCO World Heritage sites, national parks, ski resorts and more..."
Make Tracks: Rail Travel in Asia
An article for Just You Inspirations Magazine, December 2019
"From vintage steam trains that puff through the Himalayas to state-of-the-art bullet trains that shoot between cosmopolitan cities, rail travel in Asia offers a wide array of epic adventures..."
Chile. Argentina. Brazil.
An article for Travelsphere World Magazine, December 2019
"Chile stretches like a long finger down South America, with its 2,653 miles traversing every imaginable landscape, from stark desert to Antarctic tundra, busy cities to sandy beaches..."
Latvia: Urban Gems Amid a Wilderness
A destination guide for the Council of Europe, November 2019
"With its Baltic coastline and vast expanses of woodlands, wilderness and water, Latvia is a small country blessed with more than its fair share of natural - as well as urban - attractions..."
European and Worldwide Brochure 2020
Catalogue content and itineraries for Travelsphere, November 2019
"Round off your holiday with an included excursion to 'The Sound of Music' mecca Salzburg, one of Europe's best preserved historic cities, and hardly changed since the days of Mozart..."
Sweden: A Modern Nordic Nation with Ancient Roots
A destination guide for the Council of Europe, October 2019
"To the north of the country lies Swedish Lapland with its stunning snowscapes and dancing Northern Lights, while to Sweden's south, gently rolling hills and lush green scenery abound..."
Hungary: A Landscape Shaped by an Epic Past
A destination guide for the Council of Europe, September 2019
"Hungary exudes a very unique character, with proud Magyar residents and a history filled with Romans, Ottomans and Habsburgs helping to carve out a land of architectural marvels..."
Estonia: A Melting Pot of Cultural Influences
A destination guide for the Council of Europe, August 2019
"Historic attractions abound in Estonia, from medieval castles to graceful 18th century towns. Yet Estonia’s urban population is extremely forward-looking, with tech highly important here..."
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..."
Vila Vila Collection Website Content
Website copy for Vila Vita Collection, November 2018
"Beautifully imagined and lovingly decorated, our exclusive portfolio properties enjoy enviable coastal settings where traditional Algarvean lifestyles persist and raw, unspoilt nature thrives..."
Explore Lisbon and Around
Website copy for Pantiel, September 2018
"Lisbon’s dining scene has picked up an enviable reputation in recent years, with Michelin-starred restaurants such as Alma, in the hip Chiado district, garnering international acclaim..."
Best of Venice Tour with Gondola Ride
A tour itinerary for City Wonders, September 2018
"Nowhere else on earth is quite like Venice, and our unique land-and-sea tour shows off the grandeur and mystique of this once-powerful republic from two very different perspectives..."
Piazza del Duomo, Padova Attraction Guide
An attraction guide for Expedia, August 2018
"This pretty little square is the gateway to Padova’s centuries-old cathedral, a deceptively large landmark with a baptistry that's renowned for its wonderfully well-preserved frescoes..."
TravelSupermarket Guide to Sardinia, Italy
A destination guide for TravelSupermarket, August 2018
"Sardinia is a brilliantly kept secret. It may be the second biggest island in the Med, blessed with some of Europe’s best beaches, but it's relatively unknown and delightfully crowd-free..."
TravelSupermarket Guide to Palma, Mallorca
A destination guide for TravelSupermarket, June 2018
"With days spent perusing Picasso-stuffed museums and evenings spent strolling leafy cafe-lined boulevards, Palma mixes the vibrancy of a city with the go-slow vibe of a seaside town..."
Chasing Dan Brown’s Inferno in Florence
A blog post for City Wonders, June 2018
"The cradle of the Renaissance, Florence is home to countless artistic treasures and beautiful buildings, so it makes an extraordinarily atmospheric setting for a mystery novel like Inferno..."
TravelSupermarket Guide to Kefalonia, Greece
A destination guide for TravelSupermarket, May 2018
"In Assos and Fiskardo, you will find rare examples of the island’s once-prevalent, candy-coloured Venetian architecture, which was all but wiped out by a devastating earthquake..."
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..."
TravelSupermarket Guide to Faro, Portugal
A destination guide for TravelSupermarket, March 2018
"A protected wilderness of tidal flatlands, shingle islands and blue lagoons, the Ria Formosa nature reserve is home to more than 270 species of water birds and other aquatic creatures..."
Hotel Villa Franca Website Content
Website copy for Hotel Villa Franca, March 2018
"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..."
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..."
TravelSupermarket Guide to Santorini, Greece
A destination guide for TravelSupermarket, February 2018
"Santorini has a legendary status among travellers. There’s something otherworldly about the multi-coloured cliffs that jut out of the sea, topped with a sprinkling of whitewashed houses..."
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..."
TravelSupermarket Guide to Vienna, Austria
A destination guide for TravelSupermarket, January 2018
"Waltz off for a weekend to Vienna and prepare to be dazzled. This capital is elegant, cultured and deliciously decadent, with coffee houses and chocolate cake as good as invented here..."
Oliver’s Travels Guide to Cornwall, England
A destination guide for Oliver's Travels, January 2018
"When it comes to natural good looks, Cornwall is king. Cliffs tumble down to crashing waves, countryside opens out under blue skies and unspoiled beaches curve around the coastline..."
TravelSupermarket Guide to Cyprus
A destination guide for TravelSupermarket, December 2017
"For a small island, Cyprus packs a very big punch. And while many travellers might associate it with rowdy resorts and wild nightlife, all-inclusive holidays in Cyprus offer so much more..."
Oliver’s Travels Guide to Corfu, Greece
A destination guide for Oliver's Travels, November 2017
"One of the largest of the Ionian Islands, Corfu is far more than its trademark blue-hued seas and sandy coastline. Explore its historic old quarter of ancient churches and scattered ruins..."
TravelSupermarket Guide to Menorca
A destination guide for TravelSupermarket, November 2017
"Among Spain's Balearic Islands, Menorca tends to be the overlooked little sibling, living in the shadow of its bigger, brasher sisters, Ibiza and Majorca. But this little isle packs a big punch..."
TravelSupermarket Guide to Budapest, Hungary
A destination guide for TravelSupermarket, October 2017
"With a treasure trove of architectural styles, ornate spas powered by natural hot springs and a dining scene that majors in delicious wines and hearty food, Budapest is high on romance..."
Oliver’s Travels Guide to The Italian Lakes
A destination guide for Oliver's Travels, October 2017
"In the Italian Lakes, saffron-infused risottos, fresh-from-the-net lake fish and cheese-topped polenta are the big hitters everywhere from Michelin-starred restaurants to humble trattorias..."
TravelSupermarket Guide to Belfast, N. Ireland
A destination guide and itinerary for TravelSupermarket, August 2017
"Belfast is prime city break territory. Not only is the Northern Irish capital compact enough to cover on a short break, it’s also full of top-drawer attractions and a burgeoning foodie scene..."
Oliver’s Travels Guide to Sicily, Italy
A destination guide for Oliver's Travels, August 2017
"Sicily is a veritable open-air museum of extraordinary archaeological sites nestled among staggering and oh-so-dramatic nature (we’re talking volcanoes exploding into the night sky)..."
TravelSupermarket Guide to Fuerteventura
A destination guide for TravelSupermarket, July 2017
"While most of its sister islands have pockets of heavy development, volcanic Fuerteventura has been moulded more by nature than by man, and possesses a barren, desert-like beauty..."
Southwest Washington Region Vacation Guide
A destination guide for Expedia, June 2017
"Forest-covered mountains and extinct volcanoes form a breathtaking backdrop to lively cities such as Vancouver and Morton, with rich historical and cultural legacies ripe for exploration..."
Oliver’s Travels Guide to Umbria, Italy
A destination guide for Oliver's Travels, May 2017
"Rolling hills carpeted in green, interrupted only by rows of pristine vineyards and serene olive groves, picture-perfect towns and fine cobbled-street villages: Umbria is Italy at its very best..."
TravelSupermarket Guide to Salou, Spain
A destination guide for TravelSupermarket, April 2017
"Salou isn't your typical Spanish beach holiday destination. Yes, it has more sun, sand, siestas and sangria than you can wave one of those little straw donkeys at, but that's just the start..."
Hannover City Vacation Guide
A city guide for Expedia, March 2017
"One of the largest cities in northern Germany, Hannover lies at the heart of modern German culture. Famed as a trading centre, the city also has the world's second largest Oktoberfest..."
Oliver’s Travels Guide to Puglia, Italy
A destination guide for Oliver's Travels, March 2017
"There are good reasons why Puglia is the Italian region of the moment. Here are just three of them: the extraordinary cuisine, the exuberant architecture and the picture-perfect coastline..."
Oliver’s Travels Guide to The Midlands, England
A destination guide for Oliver's Travels, January 2017
"While in the Midlands, action addicts can paintball or quad bike, sightseers can tour macabre museums and TV filming locations, and animal lovers can try their hand at medieval falconry..."
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..."
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..."
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..."
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..."
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..."
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..."
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..."
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..."
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..."
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..."
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..."
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..."
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..."
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..."
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..."
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..."
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..."
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..."
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..."
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..."
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..."
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..."
Top 10 Festive Activities in the South East
Newsletter content for Discovery Holiday Homes, November 2014
"Few things can produce that warm and fuzzy festive feeling more than ice-skating, and the Brighton Royal Pavilion is by far the prettiest ice rink in South East England this Christmas..."
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..."
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..."
Hamburg City Vacation Guide
A city guide for Expedia, October 2013
"Germany’s Gateway to the World, Hamburg is the country's biggest port; the second largest in Europe. It is proud of its mercantile background, which created much of the city's wealth..."
Fine Design at The Augustine in Prague
An article for Private Air Magazine, September 2013
"The moment the door swings open, guests are reassured they are in for a treat. Beyond the threshold lies a luxurious living room, with an iron staircase spiraling up through the ceiling..."
Dortmund City Vacation Guide
A city guide for Expedia, August 2013
"Known throughout Germany as Westphalia’s green metropolis, this thriving city at the west of the country is also famed for its thirst-quenching breweries and its fashionable football club..."
Edmonton City Vacation Guide
A city guide for Expedia, June 2013
"Family-friendly Edmonton is a provincial center for culture, government, and education. It is world-renowned for its vast entertainment mall, spacious parklands and thriving arts scene..."
Hong Kong City Vacation Guide
A city guide for Expedia, June 2013
"Located on the edge of the South China Sea, Hong Kong is home to vibrant neighborhoods, evergreen city parks, excellent museums and some of the finest shopping on the continent..."
Amsterdam City Vacation Guide
A city guide for Expedia, April 2013
"Amsterdam's renowned museums and trademark coffee shops are popular daytime haunts, while the crowds more commonly flock to the bars and clubs around the squares at night..."
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..."
Prague: The Malá Strana Walk
An audio walking tour for Prague Tourism, February 2013
"It might translate as the Lesser Town in English, but Malá Strana is one of Prague’s premier attractions. Initially established as a town in 1257, it flourished during the reign of Charles I..."