Category: Travel Articles

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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Algarve Article for @Sunday_Post

| May 27, 2017 | Reply
Algarve Article for @Sunday_Post

With so many places to visit in the world as a travel writer you would think that there is little time for going back to destinations that I have been to many times before. I can see the argument for always searching for the new, but there are some gems for me that more than reward […]

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My Hotel Reviews for @TelegraphTravel

| May 2, 2017 | Reply
My Hotel Reviews for @TelegraphTravel

It’s long been a source of frustration in my job that I never really get to write much about the hotels I stay at. Sure I get to name-check them and include some basic detail to give you an idea of what they are about, but often that is it. That has all changed, though, […]

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My Travel Column with @TheCourierUK

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

If, like me, you enjoy reading about travel in newspapers I’ve got good news for you. I’ve been signed up by the Dundee based The Courier to pen a fortnightly travel section. It’s a great chance for me to share my experiences, both in Scotland and further afield, with over 40,000 readers – much more […]

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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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