Author Archive: Robin McKelvie

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Ultimate Islay Whisky Guide for The Herald

| December 11, 2017 | Reply
Ultimate Islay Whisky Guide for The Herald

I don’t like whisky. Oh no, I LOVE it, always have. In my job as a travel writer it is a source of constant joy that I get to share my passion for Scotland’s nation drink with the wider world. Scotch, or Scottish whisky (NEVER spelt with an ‘e’), is as complex and interesting as […]

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Alternative Tenerife Road Trip for Thomas Cook Magazine

| November 21, 2017 | Reply
Alternative Tenerife Road Trip for Thomas Cook Magazine

I go down to Tenerife every year, which tells you what I think of this glorious Macaronesian island. It always amazes me that some people criticise the island who have never even been. Even more hypocritical are those who say it’s only good for a beach holiday who only lie on the beach when they […]

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France by Rail article for The Sunday Post

| November 1, 2017 | Reply
France by Rail article for The Sunday Post

Train travel for me is the best way of getting around, instantly more romantic and fun than flying or taking a dreaded bus ride. I have travelled on trains all over the world and it always surprises me that Scots never think of popping off to the continent on the train. There is a massive […]

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Aberdeen on the Way Back for Flybe Magazine

| October 30, 2017 | Reply
Aberdeen on the Way Back for Flybe Magazine

I’ve been visiting Scotland’s third largest city of Aberdeen regualrly since I used to go up there as a wee boy for holidays with my uncle and aunt. It’s a great city that I have always had a soft spot for. ‘Europe’s Oil Capital’ has of course had its problems of late as global oil […]

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My Travel Blogs for @Scotrail

| October 24, 2017 | Reply
My Travel Blogs for @Scotrail

Who is not a fan of a railway trip? There is something about catching the train somewhere that no other mode of transport for me than come close to. It’s the sheer romance, the epic promise of both the journey and the destination. What’s not to like? I’ve visited over 100 countries as a travel […]

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My Scotland Blogs for @GaelHH

| October 24, 2017 | Reply
My Scotland Blogs for @GaelHH

I’ve known about Gael Holiday Homes for a while now and I’m delighted to announce that I’m now researching and writing a couple of blogs a month for them. They boast an eclectic range self-catering throughout my favourite part of the planet – the Highlands of Scotland. We are talking everything from swish city apartments […]

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5 Reasons to Visit New Zealand

| September 15, 2017 | Reply
5 Reasons to Visit New Zealand

As a Scot I always wondered what the fuss was about New Zealand. It just looked like my home country as far as I could see. Then I went there. New Zealand for me instantly shot right up my favourite countries list. Here is a guest post from writer Tom Scott to fill you in of […]

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Lisbon & Porto Woman’s Own Feature

| September 8, 2017 | Reply
Lisbon & Porto Woman’s Own Feature

If like me you love Portugal it can be hard whether to choose between its two great cities – the capital Lisbon and the not content to play second fiddle Porto. Well I’ve sat down and thought what I like best about both so that you can compare them for a piece in Woman’s Own. […]

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