Category: Travel Articles

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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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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