Spa Secrets: Europe’s Historic Thermal Towns
A blog post for the Council of Europe, October 2020
"Vichy might be renowned the world over for its curative waters, but the nearby ski resort of La Bourboule also has lovely hot springs that were first discovered by ancient Celtic tribes..."
A Free Tour of David Cerny’s Prague Sculptures
A blog post for Free Tours by Foot, September 2020
"When most people think of sculpture in Prague, they picture the Baroque statues of Charles Bridge. But Cerny is on a one-man mission to bring the city’s public art into the 21st century..."
Australia: Where the Wild Things Are
A blog post for Travelsphere, August 2020
"If you stay patient, you might be rewarded with glimpses of spiky echidnas or bizarre duck-billed platypuses, two of Kangaroo Island's shyer residents (and both egg-laying mammals)..."
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..."
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..."
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...."
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..."
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..."
A Taste of Morocco
Website copy for Pantiel, July 2019
"Eating in Morocco is an adventure for the palate. The country’s cuisine is a mouthwatering mélange of flavours, incorporating Arab, Berber, West African and Mediterranean influences..."
An Easter Island Cruise
Website copy for Pantiel, June 2019
"A pinprick of land in the vast Pacific Ocean, Easter Island's utterly isolated setting has made it an enduring enigma for travelers keen to discover more about its mysterious moai statues..."
Jetsetting Website Content
Website copy for Jetsetting, March 2019
"We don't deal in carbon-copy itineraries or one-size-fits-all solutions, but instead produce carefully thought-out travel programs that are created for you and yours, not the masses..."
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..."
What Makes Sydney So Popular Right Now?
A blog post for Kingsbridge Travel, November 2018
"Just when it seems that new restaurant openings must have peaked, Sydney keeps on giving its foodie visitors more. For some of the most lavish places to dine out, head to Harbour City..."
Find Your Private Island Paradise in Fiji
Website copy for Pantiel, October 2018
"With its bleach-white sands, shimmering aqua waters and swaying palms, Fiji is pinch-yourself beautiful - and the country's private island resorts provide ultimate away-from-it-all escapes..."
Five Great Places to Visit in Northern Italy
A blog post for Kingsbridge Travel, October 2018
"From the lip-smacking cuisine to the jaw-dropping landscapes, the awe-inspiring art to the world-famous architecture, Italy's attraction-packed north has a surprising amount to offer..."
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..."
Five Not-to-be-Missed Sights in Prague
A blog post for Kingsbridge Travel, August 2018
"Prague's beautiful red-roofed houses sprawl across both banks of the snaking Vltava River; as photo-ready when they are smothered in snow as when they are bathed in summer sun..."
A Tour of Rome’s Beautiful Fountains
A blog post for City Wonders, July 2018
"In the days of ancient Rome, fountains were the ultimate endpoint for the famous aqueducts, the masterpieces of engineering that brought clean water to the city from many miles away..."
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..."
The Best Towns on the Amalfi Coast
A blog post for City Wonders, April 2018
"A slithering stretch of cliff-edged coastline wedged between forested hillsides and sapphire blue seas, the UNESCO-listed Amalfi Coast is certain to make travellers weak at the knees..."
Silverkris Guide to Dusseldorf, Germany
A destination guide for Silverkris (Singapore Airlines in-flight magazine), April 2018
"For an alternative shopping experience that’s a world away from the polished luxury of the Königsallee, hop on a tram to Unterbilk, a hip neighbourhood to the south of the city centre..."
Silverkris Guide to Bangkok, Thailand
A destination guide for Silverkris (Singapore Airlines in-flight magazine), March 2018
"Bright, brash, stylish, spiritual and utterly frenetic: Bangkok manages to be all these things and infinitely more. It's impossible to nail down the character of this fluorescent megacity..."
Scottish Golf Experience Website Content
Website copy for Scottish Golf Experience, February 2018
"Every golfer needs a caddie, on hand for sage advice, moral support and firm friendship. And so are we, with friendly expert advice and support to help craft your dream Scottish golf tour..."
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..."
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..."
Silverkris Guide to Frankfurt, Germany
A destination guide for Silverkris (Singapore Airlines in-flight magazine), December 2017
Germany’s suited and booted financial hub is – at first glance – all business. But step out from the bank-filled, skyscraper-jammed centre of Frankfurt to discover ample old-world charm..."
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..."
Silverkris Guide to Malé, The Maldives
A destination guide for Silverkris (Singapore Airlines in-flight magazine), November 2017
"With over 130,000 people squeezed into two square miles, Malé is a bustling and fast-paced capital - the antithesis of the laid-back island resorts that draw most tourists to The Maldives..."
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..."
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..."
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)..."
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..."
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..."
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..."
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..."
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..."
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..."
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..."
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..."
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..."
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..."
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..."
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..."
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..."
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..."
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..."
Private Parties: Great Island Escapes for 2015
An article for Private Air New York (Winter Issue), December 2014
"The name Song Saa means two hearts, and this island duo is home to 27 villas, some lying over water, others tucked away within the small jungle - making it ideal for a private party..."
London’s Best Theatres (Outside the West End)
A city guide for Buggl, November 2014
"Hidden away down an East End alley, the incredible Wiltons Music Hall began its life as an 18th-century alehouse, before it was converted into a stunning theater in the 19th century..."
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..."
Bambi: Own a Slice of Street Art History
An article for Private Air Magazine, March 2014
"Most folks know Banksy; the incognito street artist that became the talk of London. But now he has a challenge from a younger, female street artist on to the scene. Her name's Bambi..."
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..."
London’s Secret Silver Mine
An article for Private Air Magazine, November 2013
"London is potted with subterranean surprises, from cavernous wine bars to wartime bunkers. Yet of all the city’s underground revelations, the London Silver Vaults is the most decadent..."
Prague’s TV Tower Airs Luxury Makeover
An article for Brummell Magazine, October 2013
"Since its completion in the early 1990s, Zizkov Television Tower has been perhaps Prague’s most conspicuous and contentious work of architecture. But now it has been reimagined...."
The World’s Most Secluded Island Retreats
An article for Private Air Magazine, May 2013
"Sometimes luxury can seem so much more divine when you are hundreds of thousands of kilometres from everyday life, secreted among one of the planet’s most secluded islands..."