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Scotland on Sunday Croatia & Montenegro

Scotland on Sunday Croatia & Montenegro

| September 29, 2016 | Reply

I’ve had a long love affair with Croatia over the years. Since my first visit during the early 1990s I have been dozens of times, travelling all over the country and penning hundreds of articles on this most beguiling of countries, as well as six guidebooks.   I headed back recently to report back on […]

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Scotland in Trust Scot Cruise Piece

Scotland in Trust Scot Cruise Piece

| September 3, 2016 | Reply

I have always been a great fan of Scotland’s impressive sweep of islands. That they total more than 800 is often a source of surprise amongst readers. I’ve spent many trips cruising these epic islands so we delighted to be asked by the National Trust for Scotland to pen a piece for their Scotland in […]

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My @Pearlshare Top 10 Scottish Isles

My @Pearlshare Top 10 Scottish Isles

| August 2, 2016 | Reply

Did you know Scotland has over 800 islands and that its coastline makes up over 10% of Europe’s littoral? Well there you go – now it’s time to explore the best of them. I have been travelling around and writing about the myriad Scottish islands for 20 years now and I never, ever get tired […]

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5 Edinburgh 1st Timer Must Dos for @Pearlshare

5 Edinburgh 1st Timer Must Dos for @Pearlshare

| July 29, 2016 | Reply

  I may have been to over 100 countries on my travels, but Edinburgh is and will always be my city. I never really realised what a glorious city Edinburgh is until I started travelling. It is up there with anywhere else I have been on the planet. It is a city of epic castles and […]

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Tenerife article/guide for @GroupLeisure

Tenerife article/guide for @GroupLeisure

| July 28, 2016 | Reply

I’ve been travelling to the Canary Islands for years now and ‘Macaronesia’ remains one of my favourite places on the planet. My favourite island in the archipelago remains Tenerife. This brilliant holiday isle has made a real effort post Brexit to stress how welcome tourists still are. Below is an article I wrote for Group […]

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Interview – My love affair with Dubrovnik

Interview – My love affair with Dubrovnik

| June 30, 2016 | Reply

I’ve been in love with Dubrovnik since she first bashed into my consciousness with the brutal Homeland War in the 1990s. I tried to reach her in 1992, but was thwarted by the war. Over the years since I have visited this most graceful and unique of cities more times than I care to count. I’ve […]

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Marseille restaurant guide for @Pearlshare

Marseille restaurant guide for @Pearlshare

| June 30, 2016 | Reply

I’ve always been a serious fan of France and if you are seriously into your food and drink the chances are that you will be too. Over the years of visiting France at least once a year I’ve learned, though, that there is far more to the world’s most visited tourist destination than just Paris, […]

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5 reasons you should visit Korcula Town @Pearlshare

5 reasons you should visit Korcula Town @Pearlshare

| June 7, 2016 | Reply

These days Croatia is very much on the mainstream travel map of Europe, a far cry from 1993 when I first came out to this deeply dramatic country to cover the war. Today peace reigns and the Croatian coast – Dubrovnik especially – is a emerging as a glittering tourist superstar. Take a scenic drive […]

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