Photos are the best, free souvenirs. Each week I’ll post a photograph from some of the most special places I’ve visited on my travels. Leave a comment or share your favourite place below.
Is scuba diving in Gozo really a great way to spend your holiday? Where are the best dive sites? Here’s my opinion and a few tips for organising scuba diving trips in Malta and Gozo.
Returning home after a period of long-term travel is really hard, and no-one ever talks about it. Here are 7 tips to help you cope with that ‘what now’ feeling and post-trip depression.
Fancy a weekend tasting Islay whisky, with this stunning Scottish isle to yourself? Find out when to go if you want to tour the distilleries – Bowmore, Talisker and Caol Isla to name but a few – plus tips on where to catch the ferry and the best b&b for your weekend escape.
You’ve walked the Royal Mile, climbed Arthur’s Seat, toured Edinburgh Castle; what else is there to see and do in Edinburgh? Take a look at this alternative guide from an Edinburgh local (that’s me!) and explore the beautiful heart of the city that exists beyond its main attractions.
Plain of Jars, hill tribes and plenty of trekking: northern Laos has plenty of attractions, but one of the best is Vieng Xai’s caves. Take a tour of Laos’ communist headquarters and ‘hidden city’.
Only got one night in Bangkok? If you’re short no time in this sprawling city then there’s no way you’re going to get round all of Bangkok’s famous temples (or wats). So here’s my top all-star line-up, so you can make a beeline for the biggies and still have plenty of time for feasting on pad Thai and picking up a few souvenirs.
Be prepared to fall in love with Luang Prabang; with its old French charms, incredible waterfalls, mouth-watering food and inspirational people. One night and you’ll be hooked!
Planning your bucket-list trip to Borneo? Don’t miss this: where to see endangered orangutans and what the difference is between seeing them in the wild and in Asia’s rehabilitation centres.
Find out more about Inle Lake’s unusual fishermen, the long-necked ladies, plus what to see and do that doesn’t involved being on a boat.