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World Class Rambling in Alicante

World Class Rambling in Alicante

| July 19, 2018 | Reply

If you thought that the Alicante Region is all just about bustling resorts and bronzed Brits on the beach it’s time to seriously think again. The Costa Blanca also offers another world of epic mountains where eagles soar, sleepy lagoons where there are more people than flamingos and volcanic valleys that look more lunar than […]

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Croatia & Montenegro @Sunday_Post Article

Croatia & Montenegro @Sunday_Post Article

| June 26, 2018 | Reply

I’ve been travelling to Croatia ever since the war took me there as a budding your reporter in the early 1990s. After peace returned to this spectacular corner of the planet it has been great to watch as Croatia and Montenegro have both emerged as tourist destinations. Croatia is currently light years ahead of Montenegro, […]

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48 Hours articles for The Scotsman

48 Hours articles for The Scotsman

| June 25, 2018 | Reply

As a travel writer making over 30 trips a year I cover a lot of fantastic towns, cities, regions and islands. I get to experience first hand myriad hotels, restaurants and tourist attractions. I enjoy sharing this knowledge with my readers, which is where my regular 48 Hours articles in The Scotsman come in very […]

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Writing for Glasgow’s Clydeside Distillery

Writing for Glasgow’s Clydeside Distillery

| June 22, 2018 | 2 Replies

I’m delighted to share with you that I have been commissioned to write a series of online articles for the exciting new distillery that has just started production right in the heart of Scotland’s largest city. If you love whisky, or even if you are just interested in the industrial and shipbuilding story of the […]

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Glorious Sri Lanka piece for Sunday Post

Glorious Sri Lanka piece for Sunday Post

| May 17, 2018 | Reply

I’m a huge fan of Sri Lanka and it’s easy to see why so many travel writers and the rest of the travel industry are raving about this Indian Ocean island nation. I’ve travelled right around the country checking out everything from epic beaches and tea plantations, through to serene Buddhist temples and leopard sprinkled […]

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Alternative to the North Coast 500

Alternative to the North Coast 500

| April 26, 2018 | Reply

Every year one of the trips I look forward to most is our family motorhome adventure. Each year we try a different part of Scotland to explore and have never been disappointed yet. This latest adventure was a little different as we chose not to follow the much vaunted North Coast 500 driving route, which […]

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Here’s why I’m such a fan of the @N_T_S

Here’s why I’m such a fan of the @N_T_S

| April 14, 2018 | Reply

I love history, I mean seriously love history in all its forms, and like nothing better than rambling around the ruins of an old castle or discovering the secrets behind the swinging tapestries of a grand palace. It’s handy then that I was born in and now live in Scotland, a land with more castles […]

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5 Scottish Islands You’ve Not Been To for @TravWriters

5 Scottish Islands You’ve Not Been To for @TravWriters

| April 6, 2018 | Reply

Forgive the presumptuous title of this one please and stick with me. It’s just that Scotland has so many islands, which I don’t think that many people realise. To be honest until I wrote the National Geographic Guide to Scotland I didn’t even know we had over 800 islands spread around what makes up over […]

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