I’m a huge fan of Dubrovnik, a city in the early 1990s I was thwarted from visiting by the Homeland War. I’ve been back dozens of times since and have penned half a dozen guidebooks to the city. Here is a blog I’ve written for the Rough Guides website that takes you on an active […]
I am doing regular blogs for Historic Scotland, which has been a lot of fun and also opened up both historic attractions I’d never visited before, but also new sides to ones I thought I knew well. I’ve popped links to quite a few of the blogs here. Hopefully there will be something to inspire you whether […]
Here is a link to my first blog for those lovely folks at Embrace Scotland. A great crowd to work for and I love what they do. The blog is on my Top 5 Hidden Gems Around the Firth of Forth, my native land. Join me for a wee tour! Just click here.
I’m a huge fan of Croatia and I’ve been going ever since I headed down there in the early 1990s to cover the war. Since then I’ve written six guidebooks to the country and venture back at least once a year. Here is an article for the Sunday Post on my return to Dalmatia in […]
Here is a piece for Malaysian Airlines on Glasgow I worked on recently. I just did the photos this time with fellow travel writer writing the copy. I’m a huge fan of Glasgow and hope my photos get even a little of my love of this multifaceted city across. Thanks go to Visit Scotland […]
Wee photo blog on the brilliant Commonwealth Games Flotilla 2014. I boarded Cal Mac’s newest ship MV Lochinvar to join the largest flotilla ever to sail up Glasgow’s River Clyde (around 250 vessels), from Greenock to the city centre, with everything joining from ferries to yachts and even one semi naked kayaker! It was a real […]
The Sleepy Way to Scotland In Scotland there may be an independence referendum, but whatever the outcome there will undoubtedly still be constant traffic between Scotland and the ‘Auld Enemy’, England, with so many business, commercial and familial ties between the two countries. These ties have recently been strengthened with welcome news that transport […]
Love Prague, but sometimes the old town can get just a little too touristy for my tastes. If you feel the same then you might want to check out my Guardian guide to Zizkov, a nefarious suburb that knows how to party and retains a sense of critical cool and arty feel that has been […]