Islands & Peninsulas
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..."
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)..."
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..."
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..."
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..."
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..."
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..."
Island EcoVentures Website Content
Website copy for Island EcoVentures, May 2019
"Take a personalized trip with Island EcoVentures and the wonders of the most astounding habitats on earth, from giant glaciers to dense rainforests, will open up before your eyes..."
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...."
Whale Spotting in Baja, Mexico
Website copy for Pantiel, February 2019
"Baja, a long finger-like Mexican peninsula pointing out into the Pacific, is a playground for marine mammals. Blue whales, sperm whales and humpbacks all frequent its warm waters..."
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..."
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..."
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..."
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..."
From Blue Light to Starlight: A Digital Detox
A blog post for Life Butler International, July 2018
"This unique retreat, timed to coincide with the annual Perseid Meteor Shower, is a true digital detox, encouraging participants to look away from their technology and look up to the stars..."
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..."
Wellness Retreats and the Science of Happiness
A blog post for Life Butler International, June 2018
"Happiness is becoming a better understood science, and people are taking control of their own happiness through tech detoxes, wellness retreats and other tried and tested methods..."
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..."
The Wellness Movement Is Setting Sail
A blog post for Life Butler International, May 2018
"Creating a luxury wellness retreat aboard a superyacht doesn’t mean checking in to the shipyard for a complete refit. It simply takes valuable expert advice and a holistic approach..."
TravelSupermarket Guide to The Maldives
A destination guide for TravelSupermarket, April 2018
"Idyllic, luxurious, fabulous - holidays in the Maldives are all this and more. The pristine white-sand beaches are so ubiquitous that flip flops may well be the only footwear you'll require..."
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..."
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..."
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..."
If You Like Singapore… Try Dubai and Kuala Lumpur
A blog post for HomeAway, November 2017
"Singapore is a shining example of a chic city that combines eye-catching modern design with well-preserved historical sites. Here are two other cities that tick a few of the same boxes..."
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..."
If You Like Tokyo… Try Osaka and Seoul
A blog post for HomeAway, September 2017
"If you’ve travelled to the Japanese capital and fell hook, line and sinker for its intoxicating charms, but are now searching for the next great city to explore, we've some suggestions..."
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..."
If You Like Bali… Try Sri Lanka and Thailand
A blog post for HomeAway, July 2017
"Magical as Bali may be, it is just one of many fantastic destinations in Southeast Asia. If you're looking for a brand new adventure, consider exploring one of these alternative destinations..."
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..."
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..."
Seoul Rental Guide: Landing Page
Website copy for TravelMob, September 2016
"Surrounded on all sides by towering ‘guardian mountains’, this vibrant, pulsing city fizzes with life and energy, its deeply traditional roots contrasting with its spectacular modern designs..."
Sydney Rental Guide: Landing Page
Website copy for TravelMob, August 2016
"Venture beyond the iconic harbour to find a city bursting with an active artistic community, a mouth-watering foodie scene and outer limits lined with sandy beaches and stylish suburbs..."
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..."
Phuket Rental Guide: Landing Page
Website copy for TravelMob, July 2016
"Before you head for the beach, take time to explore Phuket City, the province's capital. Most tourists rush to their resorts, but this colourful town offers real insight into authentic Thai life..."
Finolhu, Maldives: A Revival Of Classic Beach Chic
A press release for Bacall Associates, May 2016
"Taking its cue from the halcyon days of the glamorous getaway, Finolhu recalls the evocative allure of classic beach breaks with its vintage design, retro touches and laid-back ambiance..."
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 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..."
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..."
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..."
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..."
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..."
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..."
Introducing Kittitian Hill in St. Kitts
An article for Private Air Magazine, November 2014
"Brand new villas in this joyously secluded private community by Belmont Resorts are ready for purchase and offer guaranteed rental returns with an authentic flavor of Caribbean life..."
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..."
Adventure and Luxury in Kohanaiki, Hawaii
An article for Private Air Magazine, May 2014
"Hawaii is world-renowned as a beautiful and idyllic place to live. But the Big Island’s newest private residential community offers more than the standard breathtaking views. Much more..."
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..."
Investing in Croatia’s Coastline
An article for Private Air Magazine, November 2013
"Tourism is already a well-developed industry, with visitors flowing in to see the Renaissance towns and the Istrian and Dalmatian coasts, so real estate investment's the natural next step..."
Express Guide to Palma de Mallorca
A destination guide for The Express and Monarch Airlines, September 2013
“Many visitors to Majorca will head immediately to the beach resorts. Yet its capital, Palma, is a wonderfully eclectic city that incorporates cosmopolitan vitality with a relaxed island vibe..."
Rarotonga City Vacation Guide
A city guide for Expedia, August 2013
"Commonly known as 'Raro', Rarotonga is the most populated of the Cook Islands and offers palm-fringed beaches, bush walking, colorful festivals and snorkeling in warm, clear waters..."
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..."
Scotland’s Idyllic Isles
An article for Private Air Magazine, May 2013
“Chilly, rain-soaked, barren: the islands off Scotland's western coast conjure up an eccentric vision of paradise. But two tiny Caledonian isles have been catching the eyes of investors..."
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..."
Estates Showcase: Sandy Cay, Bahamas
An article for Private Air Magazine, May 2013
"Imagine warm, gentle breezes, unreserved privacy and swaying palms. Nothing says luxury like a private Caribbean isle cloaked in tropical forest and surrounded by turquoise water..."
Where Luxury Meets the Barrier Reef
An article for Private Air Magazine, May 2013
"Queensland's Whitsunday Islands have long been known for their lush tropical gardens and dynamic coral life. The 74 islands dot the warm tropical waters along the northeastern coast..."