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Best Loved Hotels Cairngorms Blog

Best Loved Hotels Cairngorms Blog

| February 5, 2016 | Reply

I like that Best Loved Hotels have recognised the power and value of blogs. I have contributed to a new series of blogs that they have launched. My blog is on the Cairngorms, showing a softer side to all the glorious adventures possible amidst all that glorious scenery.

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Highlands Motorcaravan Motorhome Monthly article

Highlands Motorcaravan Motorhome Monthly article

| February 4, 2016 | Reply

I love the Scottish Highlands, but was not sure my wee daughters would feel the same. Especially as we were headed out to explore this wildscape in a motorhome rather than take our usual Easter break in the Canary Islands. You can find out how we got on below in my piece for Motorcaravan Motorhome Monthly. […]

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My Cool Places Blogs

My Cool Places Blogs

| February 2, 2016 | Reply

I’ve been working with the excellent Cool Places for a number of years now. I put together their Glasgow and Scotland guides from scratch I worked heavily too on building up and editing their Edinburgh guides. In recent times I have been more focussing on blogs with them. You can find some of my favourites […]

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My Daily Record Blogs

My Daily Record Blogs

| January 11, 2016 | Reply

The Daily Record launched city ‘What’s On’ guides to Scotland’s cities at the start of 2016.   I’m glad to say I will be helping out writing blogs on Edinburgh’s food and drink scene, which I have been covering since I started travel writing in 1997.   Links to the blogs are below.   7 hip […]

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My Rough Guides Blogs

My Rough Guides Blogs

| January 6, 2016 | Reply

I have long been a fan of Rough Guides. I’ve used their guidebooks all over the world and really rate them. They have gone heavily into digital too over recent years and I’m delighted to say that they have commissioned me to do a number of blogs for them, many of them on Scotland. Handily […]

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Two Travel Articles in the Sunday Times

Two Travel Articles in the Sunday Times

| January 5, 2016 | Reply

Cracking start to 2016 with a couple of travel pieces in the Sunday Times, which you can find below this photo. Rumours that I have another brace in there under pen names are, of course, unfounded…

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Gran Canaria – Year Round Walking Paradise Blog

Gran Canaria – Year Round Walking Paradise Blog

| January 3, 2016 | Reply

Gran Canaria is often dismissed like some giant tourist aircraft carrier floating off the African coast. Fine for deep-fried Brits wanting to burn for a week on the beach, but not surely somewhere for a walking break? Look closer, though, and Gran Canaria emerges as an island oasis where you can descend into volcanic calderas, […]

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In the Footsteps of Marco Polo Blog

In the Footsteps of Marco Polo Blog

| January 3, 2016 | Reply

I’ve always had a serious soft spot for the Adriatic and not just because it is the birthplace and the dramatic old stomping ground of the world’s greatest ever traveller. Yes the romance of Marco Polo is seductive, but there is also the grand old dame of Venice and the sparkling countries of Croatia and […]

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