Category: Travel Articles

Group Leisure Scotland Article

| January 21, 2017 | Reply
Group Leisure Scotland Article

I’m a passionate Scot and genuinely think my country is world class destination for all sorts of visitors and that very much includes groups. With group travel very much oh the up I was delighted to be asked by Group Leisure Magazine to put together an update on some of the exciting things that are […]

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Scotland in Trust Scot Cruise Piece

| September 3, 2016 | Reply
Scotland in Trust Scot Cruise Piece

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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Tenerife article/guide for @GroupLeisure

| July 28, 2016 | Reply
Tenerife article/guide for @GroupLeisure

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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Stylish Tenerife – the ultimate family holiday?

| May 16, 2016 | Reply
Stylish Tenerife – the ultimate family holiday?

As a travel writer I try to take my young family on as many trips as possible. As a huge fan of the Spanish island of Tenerife I thought I’d try it out to see if it could be the setting for the ‘perfect family holiday’. We spent a week checking out luxury villas and […]

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Princess Cruises Adriatic Article

| March 25, 2016 | Reply
Princess Cruises Adriatic Article

I have always been a fan of cruising and I love the spectacular stretch of coast that ripples along the northern flank of the Adriatic. I’ve cruised along it many times over the years and have written 100s of articles on the region as well as almost a dozen guidebooks. It was a pleasure then […]

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Scotland’s Top Castles for Britain Magazine

| March 14, 2016 | Reply
Scotland’s Top Castles for Britain Magazine

As a Scot I’m aware we’ve got a few castles standing majestically around our glens and Highlands. They range from rustic ruins through to palatial abodes that evoke the grandeur of Scotland’s past. They are inexorably woven into our culture, both historically and into modern day Scotland. Join me now as a take you on a tour […]

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Times Article on Ireland’s Ancient East

| March 10, 2016 | Reply
Times Article on Ireland’s Ancient East

I enjoy a pint of the black stuff in Dublin as much as the next man and I’m impressed even as a Scot by the wild Atlantic western fringes of Ireland. What many people don’t realise is that an altogether different Ireland awaits, one of Viking warriors and mysterious monks, amongst the rolling hills and […]

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Articles for @syhahostelling Hosteller Mag

| March 7, 2016 | Reply
Articles for @syhahostelling Hosteller Mag

I’ve been doing regular blogs for the Scottish Youth Hostels Association (SYHA). They asked me to contribute a couple of articles for their annual magazine, which you can find in all of their hostels and I was only too happy to help. You can find my articles on the this link. They are ‘Adventure Playground’ […]

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