Category: Travel Articles

World’s Best Cruise Destination @Sunday_Post story

| February 12, 2018 | Reply
World’s Best Cruise Destination @Sunday_Post story

As a travel writer I’ve been lucky to have the opportunity to embark on dozens of cruises all around the world, from the Rhine to Greenland and on to the Black Sea. There is one cruise destination that for me, though, bashes all the others out of the proverbial park and that is my native […]

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Ultimate Venice Guide for @Flybe

| February 10, 2018 | Reply
Ultimate Venice Guide for @Flybe

Venice is one of my favourite cities in the world, but it is also a place that it is very easy ‘to do’ badly. Try to scrimp and save and the whole thing might just wash you by faster than a speeding water taxi That’s why I’ve just done a big piece for Flybe’s Flight […]

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Scotland Article for @GroupLeisure Magazine

| January 25, 2018 | Reply
Scotland Article for @GroupLeisure Magazine

As a travel writer for over two decades now, having visited over 100 countries, I can hand on tartan heart say that Scotland is still my favourite destination in the world. I’m not just being biased here. I genuinely believe that this remarkable country, home to over 10% of Europe’s coastline and over 800 islands, […]

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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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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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