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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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Zizkov, Prague article for @FlyingBrussels

| July 24, 2017 | Reply
Zizkov, Prague article for @FlyingBrussels

I’ve been travelling out to the Czech capital of Prague since the early 1990s and I’ve seen many changes over the years, some positive and some not so positive. By the turn of the millennium the creative, nefarious spark that for me had defined much of the 1990s was in danger of being lost. I’m […]

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Finnieston, Glasgow Article for @FlyBe

| July 23, 2017 | Reply
Finnieston, Glasgow Article for @FlyBe

Although I hail from nearer Edinburgh I have always been a huge advocate of Glasgow. It’s been brilliant witnessing at first hand the renaissance of a city that did not really have much of a tourist industry in the 1980s. These days Glasgow is buzzing and one of the quarters where you most palpably feel […]

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Ireland’s Ancient East for The Telegraph

| June 22, 2017 | Reply
Ireland’s Ancient East for The Telegraph

Ireland is many things to many people. To some it is a Guinness fuelled party zone full of pubs, to others a venue for quaffing world class seafood, to others still an oasis for enjoying traditional music. For me the appeal above all else is that Ireland is a destination where history is very much of […]

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Edinburgh v Glasgow Article for Woman’s Own

| June 21, 2017 | Reply
Edinburgh v Glasgow Article for Woman’s Own

As a native of Edinburgh I am all too aware of the intense rivalry between Scotland’s two greatest cities. I’m in a perhaps slightly unusual position as a resident of one of them in that I actually love both Edinburgh and Glasgow! I find that the more I travel the more I really come to […]

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Scotland Motorhome Escape for @MMM_Magazine

| June 19, 2017 | Reply
Scotland Motorhome Escape for @MMM_Magazine

I’m a big fan of both motorhomes and the Scottish Highlands. Saying that it can be a bit too obvious these days just to haul around the Highlands along well trodden tourist routes like the massively successful North Coast 500. I recently picked up a motorhome (or campervan) in the Highland capital of Inverness and […]

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Commonwealth Games @GC2018 piece for @heraldScotland

| June 17, 2017 | Reply
Commonwealth Games @GC2018 piece for @heraldScotland

I can remember as a kid the excitement building for the Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh back in 1986. This massive global event has had its issues over the years – the 2010 Delhi Games were a lowpoint – but Glasgow 2014 was brilliant too. The next host of the second largest multi-nation multi-sport event anywhere […]

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