Travel

5 Best Places to Travel in February

While you might think February’s the time to curl up in bed with a never-ending stream of Netflix, the shortest month of the year actually packs lots of travel opportunities ...

San Sebastian Travel Guide

It’s no longer a secret: San Sebastian, European Capital of Culture in 2016, is a gastronomic gem in a land of spectacular food. If you’re planning on spending 24 hours in ...

4-day hiking in the Brandenberg Alps, Tyrol, Austria

It’s only 45 minutes from the airport in Innsbruck to Kramsach, but the taxi driver is scaring me with a recent story about a hiker who’s been gored to death by a cow in this ...

Fjords of Norway Guided Walking Holiday

Most people visit Norway from the comfort of cruise ships but I fancy seeing it from the land so I join a Fjords of Norway guided walking trip. For eight days I explore the ...

How to navigate the wonderful world of Chinese Cuisine

Forget about chicken balls, spring rolls and sweet and sour chicken. China has so much more to offer when it comes to Chinese food. You’ll experience everything from the humble ...

5 days in New Orleans, Louisiana (heritage, culture, jazz and great food)

After the horrors of Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, or NOLA as it likes to be known, is definitely back on its feet. There’s a surge of new building and on my visit, they’re ...

The 4 New Cruise Ships for Carnival in 2018

You have probably heard of Carnival Cruise Line but you may not know that Carnival sails the sevens seas under several guises – an impressive stable of 10 brands in their ...

Why New York is a Great Winter Destination – Just Wrap up Warmly

When I visited New York in December, I admit that despite thermals and layers, I was freezing. The cold temperatures – sometimes reaching lows of -2°C – were further ...

The City of Hull UK Capital of Culture – Really?

Ok, I agree. Even though I had never visited, I was one of those who was cynical when the city of Hull (full name Kingston upon Hull) was crowned UK Capital of Culture 2017. I ...

Where To Go Hiking In The Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales

I’m in a cosy cottage at the heart of Wales. The log-burning stove is glowing and I am too. It’s been another day of healthy walking and I’m now torn between two very ...