Hiking & Trekking
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..."
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)..."
Alternative Adventures in Asia
An article for Just You Inspirations Magazine, August 2020
"Venture into the dense forests and grass plains of Nepal's Chitwan National Park and wildlife encounters come thick and fast. Keep your eyes peeled for Asian elephants and wild boar..."
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..."
Vietnam: 12-Day Language Tour
A travel itinerary for Educational Journeys, July 2020
"Vietnam’s astounding natural beauty, rich cultural heritage and profound war history make for a truly immersive travel experience. Students will master new skills, from cooking to Tai Chi..."
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..."
On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
A blog post for Travelsphere, July 2020
"It's 50 years since the sixth Bond movie was released, and it remains my favourite. So when I got the chance to visit the set of the movie, perched high up in the Swiss Alps, I was thrilled..."
France: 17-Day Language Tour
A travel itinerary for Educational Journeys, June 2020
"From the Provence of Van Gogh to Paris' Louvre Museum, the cultural landscape of France unfurls in a swirl of vineyards, olive groves, Renaissance cities and incredible architecture..."
India and Nepal: An Intoxicating Travel Pairing
An article for Travelsphere World Magazine, May 2020
"The intensity of urban life in Nepalese and North Indian cities can surprise even experienced travellers; parts of Kathmandu and Delhi make rush-hour London look positively peaceful..."
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..."
Indonesia: 13-Day Language Tour
A travel itinerary for Educational Journeys, May 2020
"Java offers adventures including traditional tea harvesting, Buddhist pilgrimage temples and Balinese cooking classes, fully immersing students in the culture and language of Indonesia..."
A Grand Tour of Asia
An article for Just You Inspirations Magazine, April 2020
"From beautiful Bengal tigers and silent Buddhist monks to scrumptious street food in night markets and fine dining in Hong Kong, Asia offers endless adventures for an extended trip..."
Canada: Go East
An article for Travelsphere World Magazine, April 2020
"As vast as it is beautiful, Canada offers gorgeous landscapes of forests, lakes and mountains. But it’s the cities of Eastern Canada, from Quebec to Ottawa, that reveal the nation's history..."
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..."
Off the Beaten Track Sicily
An article for Travelsphere World Magazine, March 2020
"From the Valley of the Temples to Neapolis Archaeological Park, Sicily’s historic heavy-hitters are well trodden. But it’s worth visiting some of the island’s more modern constructions too..."
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...."
Strike Gold in Northern California
An article for Travelsphere World Magazine, February 2020
"Gold runs through the veins of Northern California. Venture into its wild heart to discover abounding natural beauty, vast national parks and cities steeped in gold rush history..."
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..."
New Caledonia: 9-Day Language Tour
A travel itinerary for Educational Journeys, January 2020
"With swaying palms, turquoise seas, a rich cultural heritage, and French-inspired restaurants and boutiques, New Caledonian capital Noumea's like a miniature Paris in the Pacific Ocean..."
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..."
Switzerland: 14-Day Language Tour
A travel itinerary for Educational Journeys, December 2019
"Nestled on the shores of Lake Geneva, Montreux attracts artists and writers inspired by the beauty of the lake, vineyards and mountains. It's the perfect base for improving our French..."
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..."
Greece: 15-Day History Tour
A travel itinerary for Educational Journeys, December 2019
"Take a trip to the cradle of Western civilization. Discover ancient attractions in Athens, natural wonders in Kalambaka, sandy shorelines in Spetses and fascinating culture in Thessaloniki..."
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..."
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..."
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..."
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..."
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..."
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..."
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..."
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..."
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..."
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..."
Find the Perfect Balance in Lhaviyani Atoll, Maldives
A blog post for Dive Butler International, March 2018
"Cruise just 75 miles north of Malé, busy capital of the Maldives, to enter the pristine Lhaviyani Atoll. This ring of picturesque sandy islands barely breaks the surface of the turquoise water..."
Beauty Above and Below in Baa Atoll, Maldives
A blog post for Dive Butler International, February 2018
"Powdery white sand beaches overhang with palm trees swaying lazily in the warm breeze. Welcome to Baa Atoll, a tropical paradise island in the gin-clear waters of the Indian Ocean..."
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 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..."
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..."
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..."
TravelSupermarket Guide to The Bahamas
A destination guide for TravelSupermarket, September 2017
"Ah, the Bahamas. The name alone conjures up blissfully clear waters, warm white sands, and coral reefs teeming with underwater life. Yet its 700 islands and coral reefs vary dramatically..."
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..."
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..."
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..."
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..."
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..."
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 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..."
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..."
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..."
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..."
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..."
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..."
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..."
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..."
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..."
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..."
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..."
Magical Morocco: A Cultural Journey
A tour itinerary for Unique Backroad Journeys, October 2014
"Marrakesh's Jma el Fna comes alive at night with the sounds of storytellers, acrobats, snake charmers, and musicians. Soak up the atmosphere and taste the exotic foods on sale here..."
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..."
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..."
Something for All Seasons in Mont-Tremblant
An article for Private Air Magazine, January 2014
"Mont-Tremblant is currently hot property. And as more and more people discover the area’s divine natural beauty, it's fast becoming the place to invest in a holiday or retirement home..."
San Luis Obispo City Vacation Guide
A city guide for Expedia, November 2013
"The city of San Luis Obispo, situated in between San Francisco and Los Angeles, impresses visitors with its scenic setting, heritage sites, thriving arts scene and chic Californian charm..."
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..."
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..."