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Glasgow – Free Insider @Pearlshare Guide

Glasgow – Free Insider @Pearlshare Guide

| May 16, 2016 | Reply

I’ve been writing about Glasgow now for a couple of decades and I’ve been lucky enough to witness its renaissance as both a city and also a serious city break destination. Gritty hard nosed Glaswegian cop and post industrial grime clichés are out these days and hipster bars and the UK’s best shopping after London […]

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Stylish Tenerife – the ultimate family holiday?

Stylish Tenerife – the ultimate family holiday?

| May 16, 2016 | Reply

As a travel writer I try to take my young family on as many trips as possible. As a huge fan of the Spanish island of Tenerife I thought I’d try it out to see if it could be the setting for the ‘perfect family holiday’. We spent a week checking out luxury villas and […]

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Introducing @pearlshare mobile travel app

Introducing @pearlshare mobile travel app

| April 22, 2016 | Reply

Like most travellers these days I have moved beyond just a printed guidebook for both my pre-trip planning and onsite travel advice. And I’m admitting that as the author of over 30 travel guidebooks! These days I rely heavily on the Internet, which at its best can be a powerful tool. At its worst peer-to-peer […]

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My travel blogs for @weather2travel

My travel blogs for @weather2travel

| April 4, 2016 | Reply

I’ve started working with the ace travel and holiday website www.weather2travel.com. They do what they say on the tin and offer ‘travel deals for your holiday in the sun’. You can book flights, hotels and cars through them, as well as full package deals. They love travel too so it’s a great fit. I’m going to […]

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Princess Cruises Adriatic Article

Princess Cruises Adriatic Article

| March 25, 2016 | Reply

I have always been a fan of cruising and I love the spectacular stretch of coast that ripples along the northern flank of the Adriatic. I’ve cruised along it many times over the years and have written 100s of articles on the region as well as almost a dozen guidebooks. It was a pleasure then […]

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6 Reasons You Have to Visit @EICARatho

6 Reasons You Have to Visit @EICARatho

| March 24, 2016 | Reply

I’m a big fan of Scotland as a walking and climbing destination. Most people know all about our epic sweep of mountains and hills, but what about EICA: Ratho, which is Europe’s biggest indoor climbing arena? Here are my five reasons you have to head to the EICA: Ratho: It’s a World Class Climbing Facility […]

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Scottish Travel Blogs for @VisitScotland

Scottish Travel Blogs for @VisitScotland

| March 24, 2016 | Reply

If you have spent time on this website, searched for me on the Internet or even met me on my travels you will quickly realise that there is one country amongst the 100+ I have visited as a travel writer, blogger and broadcaster that I am especially passionate about. It is, of course, my native […]

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Scotland’s Top Castles for Britain Magazine

Scotland’s Top Castles for Britain Magazine

| March 14, 2016 | Reply

As a Scot I’m aware we’ve got a few castles standing majestically around our glens and Highlands. They range from rustic ruins through to palatial abodes that evoke the grandeur of Scotland’s past. They are inexorably woven into our culture, both historically and into modern day Scotland. Join me now as a take you on a tour […]

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