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My Hotel Reviews for @TelegraphTravel

My Hotel Reviews for @TelegraphTravel

| May 2, 2017 | Reply

It’s long been a source of frustration in my job that I never really get to write much about the hotels I stay at. Sure I get to name-check them and include some basic detail to give you an idea of what they are about, but often that is it. That has all changed, though, […]

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Scottish Cruises @HeraldScotland piece

Scottish Cruises @HeraldScotland piece

| April 17, 2017 | Reply

I’ve been lucky enough to cruise on countless ships around the world as a travel writer, from the sun kissed charms of the Mediterranean and the icebergs of Greenland, then on to river cruising from Germany to Burma. There have been many highlights, but for me one country offers the finest cruising in the world and […]

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My Travel Column with @TheCourierUK

My Travel Column with @TheCourierUK

| April 8, 2017 | Reply

For years cynics have been sounding the death knell for newspapers. I, of course, realise that there are multiple challenges in this digital age when people (including me) expect so much for ‘free’, so it’s great to see some newspapers thriving and commissioning new columns. I’ve been signed up by the Dundee based The Courier […]

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Telegraph Articles on Scotland

Telegraph Articles on Scotland

| April 7, 2017 | Reply

If you’ve read some of my work on Scotland you might quickly get the idea I’m quite a fan of my native country! In fact, after travelling to over 100 countries in a travel writing career spanning over two decades, Scotland remains my favourite destination in the world. I always think it’s a shame when […]

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My Sun Article on Portugal’s Algarve

My Sun Article on Portugal’s Algarve

| March 28, 2017 | Reply

I’ve been heading south to Portugal’s Algarve since the early 1990s and it never loses its appeal to me. It is such a year round warm and versatile region, equally adept and meeting the needs of walkers and foodies these days as it is its traditional markets of package tourists and golfers. I’ve been to […]

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My India Article in Scotland on Sunday

My India Article in Scotland on Sunday

| March 27, 2017 | Reply

India is one of those places that I have always thought I should visit at some point in my life. I had heard all the well worn cliches about it being an ‘assault on the senses’ and a ‘melting pot’, but nothing prepared me for the 24/7 maelstrom that was this epic country. India for […]

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Scotsman 48 Hours in Champagne Article

Scotsman 48 Hours in Champagne Article

| March 24, 2017 | Reply

Forget the imitators like cava and prosecco. If you’re a true fan of the famous sparkling French wine then you have to make a pilgrimage out to the La Champagne region at least once in your life. I’ve been lucky enough to get out here a few times over the years and each visit makes […]

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India Blogs for @Exptrav

India Blogs for @Exptrav

| March 15, 2017 | Reply

I found India more a continent than a country. At first descending into its arresting mayhem I feared I would never be able to even scratch the surface of a destination that bashes well beyond that whole country of contrasts cliche with its frankly mind boggling array of experiences. Fortunately, though, I was in good hands […]

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