Category: Travel Articles

My Travel Column with @TheCourierUK

| April 8, 2017 | Reply
My Travel Column with @TheCourierUK

For years cynics have been sounding the death knell for newspapers. I, of course, realise that there are multiple challenges in this digital age when people (including me) expect so much for ‘free’, so it’s great to see some newspapers thriving and commissioning new columns. I’ve been signed up by the Dundee based The Courier […]

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My Sun Article on Portugal’s Algarve

| March 28, 2017 | Reply
My Sun Article on Portugal’s Algarve

I’ve been heading south to Portugal’s Algarve since the early 1990s and it never loses its appeal to me. It is such a year round warm and versatile region, equally adept and meeting the needs of walkers and foodies these days as it is its traditional markets of package tourists and golfers. I’ve been to […]

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My India Article in Scotland on Sunday

| March 27, 2017 | Reply
My India Article in Scotland on Sunday

India is one of those places that I have always thought I should visit at some point in my life. I had heard all the well worn cliches about it being an ‘assault on the senses’ and a ‘melting pot’, but nothing prepared me for the 24/7 maelstrom that was this epic country. India for […]

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Scotsman 48 Hours in Champagne Article

| March 24, 2017 | Reply
Scotsman 48 Hours in Champagne Article

Forget the imitators like cava and prosecco. If you’re a true fan of the famous sparkling French wine then you have to make a pilgrimage out to the La Champagne region at least once in your life. I’ve been lucky enough to get out here a few times over the years and each visit makes […]

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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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