Category: Travel Articles

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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Bonnie Scotland article for @groupleisure Magazine

| March 2, 2016 | Reply
Bonnie Scotland article for @groupleisure Magazine

When Group Leisure Magazine gave me carte blanche to write about the exciting things going on in Scotland at the moment it was almost not like work. Love writing about my native land. Read on as I share some of my favourite new, and not so new, corners of it with you. 1.pdf.jpg 2

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Scotland on Sunday Hiking in La Palma

| February 12, 2016 | Reply
Scotland on Sunday Hiking in La Palma

I’m a huge fan of all seven of the main Canary Islands. I’m also a huge fan of hiking so heading to La Palma for a week was a natural choice. Below if why I reckon La Palma may just have the finest hiking in Macaronesia. soslapalma

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Two Travel Articles in the Sunday Times

| January 5, 2016 | Reply
Two Travel Articles in the Sunday Times

Cracking start to 2016 with a couple of travel pieces in the Sunday Times, which you can find below this photo. Rumours that I have another brace in there under pen names are, of course, unfounded…

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Is Japan the world’s No.1 tourist destination?

| December 9, 2015 | Reply
Is Japan the world’s No.1 tourist destination?

That is the question I found myself often asking on my three week trip. I’ve been to over 100 countries and this Asian stunner really impressed me, from its world class hotels and superb restaurants, through to its dramatic coastline and epic mountains. I did a big piece for the Scotland on Sunday revealing exactly […]

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Sunday Post Piece on Family Venice

| October 24, 2015 | Reply
Sunday Post Piece on Family Venice

I’m a huge fan of Venice, a city I’ve been visiting regularly since 1992. This year for the first time I took my young daughters there and they…loved it! I was not sure they would, but here’s how well it went. Stayed at a great place too that is truly ideal for families if you […]

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Emirates Article on Cruising Scotland & its Islands

| September 4, 2015 | Reply
Emirates Article on Cruising Scotland & its Islands

I’ve been on cruise ships around the world and I’m proud to say as a Scot I think the cruising here amongst our 800 islands is second to none. It should be with over 10% of Europe’s coastline! Here is my article for Emirates Portfolio (First and Business Class passengers) on my favourite ways to […]

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Emirates Article on Angkor Wat and Siem Reap.

| April 9, 2015 | Reply
Emirates Article on Angkor Wat and Siem Reap.

I have to admit I had always thought of Angkor more as a temple than a city. I had long been keen to visit, but was unable to get there when nearby in the 1990s due to the security situation. I was delighted then to finally get there recently and also discover that the site […]

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