Tuscany: Golden and Glorious
A blog post for Travelsphere, November 2020
"Think of this sun-drenched Italian region and you will picture rolling hills and patchwork fields hemmed in by stately cypress trees, and ivy-engulfed farmhouses swimming in golden light..."
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..."
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..."
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..."
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..."
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..."
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..."
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..."
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..."
Once Upon A Time: Fairytale European Palaces
An article for Travelsphere World Magazine, January 2020
"Nestled in dense forest in Transylvania, the story of Bran Castle is worthy of a tale as famous as the one that draws people here. Bram Stoker's Dracula was inspired by Vlad the Impaler..."
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..."
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..."
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..."
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..."
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..."
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..."
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..."
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..."
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..."
A Yangtze River Cruise in China
Website copy for Pantiel, April 2019
"The most spectacular scenery along the world's third-longest river is in the Upper Reaches at the Three Gorges, a 100-mile stretch that is home to a trio of dramatic and beautiful gorges..."
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..."
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..."
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..."
The Ultimate Dubai Shopping Trip
Website copy for Pantiel, January 2019
"If you'd prefer to eschew international brands in favor of local character, make your way to the atmospheric souks that are packed into the winding streets of Dubai’s historic district..."
Announcing a New Havana LGBTQ Pride Tour
A press release for Cuba VIP Travel, December 2018
"The new tour is a timely celebration of a landmark announcement from the Cuban National Assembly; they've backed a constitutional change to allow same-sex marriage within Cuba..."
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..."
Experience Cuba’s LGBTQ Pride Celebration
A tour overview and itinerary for Cuba VIP Travel, November 2018
"In between high-end dinners, glamorous parties and nights in a lavish five-star hotel, you’ll forge connections with activists striving for a brighter future for Cuba’s LGBTQ community..."
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..."
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 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..."
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..."
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..."
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..."
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..."
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)..."
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..."
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..."
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..."
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..."
Geneva To Lyon Cycle Tour
A cycling tour itinerary for Cyclomundo, March 2016
"Lush green vineyards nestled into rolling hills; secretive Alpine forests skirting the banks of crystal clear lakes; and traditional French villages with the scent of local cheese and wine..."
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..."
The Mississippi Delta: A Documentary Masterclass
A workshop tour itinerary for Photo Xpeditions, January 2016
"Lying in the rich lands between the Mississippi and Yazoo Rivers, the Delta conjures visions of hard-working sharecroppers, lush plantations and the melancholy melodies of the Blues..."
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..."
Totally Thames: Riverside Revelry in London
A blog post for Samsung Live, October 2015
"Centered around the River Thames and running throughout September, this annual festival has an eclectic line-up, from art shows to cultural walks, sporting races to community days..."
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..."
A Travel Start-Up That Helps You Give Back
A blog post for From the Grapevine, February 2015
"As travellers grow weary of run-of-the-mill Disney jaunts and cookie-cutter resort getaways, they now strive to travel in a way that is more responsible and, ultimately, more rewarding..."
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..."
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..."
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..."
Prague: The Royal Route Walk
An audio walking tour for Prague Tourism, February 2013
“Between the 15th and 19th centuries, Czech monarchs on the way to their coronations would process along the 'Royal Route', which leads from the Royal Court right up to Prague Castle..."
Jordan’s Luxury Oases in the Desert
An article for Vertu Select, January 2013
"It was 200 years ago that explorer Johann Burckhardt discovered Petra. While trekking the desert between Syria and Egypt, he heard tales of an ancient city carved from sandstone..."
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..."
Introductory Walk of Prague
An audio walking tour for Prague Tourism, January 2013
“One of the first things you’ll notice about Wenceslas Square is that it isn’t much of a square at all - it is more like a long boulevard. In fact, the square only earned its current name in 1848..."