Travel articles

Bali: what to see and do

High50, December 2015

Spiritual nirvana, surfer’s paradise, cultural haven: Bali has long been known for its tropical climate and stunning beaches, but in recent times its lush tropical interior has also attracted its fair share of the attention. 

Lanzarote: what to see and do

High50, December 2015

It may only take four hours to fly to Lanzarote but driving around the island it can feel like you’ve been transported to another planet.

Far Eastern horizons

A Place in The Sun, May 2015

The Far East has long appealed to adventure-seeking Brits heading off on winter-sun holidays, and the region is becoming increasingly popular with those looking for a more permanent change of scenery.

Discover the real Chiang Mai

Golf Life Travel, March 2015

Some things look much easier than they actually turn out to be. In Chiang Mai I discovered that riding an elephant is one of those things.

10 rules to stress-free shopping in Asia

CNNGo, March 2011

High quality, low prices, great variety – Asia is a shopaholic’s playground.But there are times when a pushy souvenir seller or extortionist bar owner will send you into spasms of exasperation.

The art of haggling

Real Travel, April 2008
Anyone who says there’s no skill in shopping has clearly never seen the inside of a Turkish bazaar. For the uninitiated, a trip to the market in a country like Turkey, Egypt or India can be daunting. Because it isn’t shopping as we know it – nothing has a fixed price and everything is negotiable.

Undiscovered Italy

TNT magazine, June 2006
Everyone knows about the rolling hills and quaint medieval towns of Tuscany. Everyone. And they’re heading there in  droves, so much so that tourism authorities in some areas have started diverting their attention away from their usual job of attracting tourists, and are now working on discouraging them instead.

In the pink

TNT magazine, February 2006
Provence is famous for a lot of things: gorgeous, celebrity-packed beaches, worldclass food and a lifestyle that inspired books like A Year In Provence. But interspersed between fields of aromatic lavender and thyme, you’ll also find a landscape brimming with grapes, where Provençal winemakers are leading the world in techniques for producing rosé wine.