In September I went on my first luxury cruise, with Silversea around the eastern Mediterranean.
Read my feature for TTG (page 43).
I grew up in a small town in Wiltshire called Devizes, a little-visited place that has far more to offer than it might first appear. There’s a brewery for a start. And a canal with one of the world’s longest lock flights. Plus an ancient market square and a museum that is a world leader in Bronze Age exhibits.
I have been lucky enough to write about my hometown several times now and most recently had a feature published in the Guardian to coincide with the town’s very first boutique hotel, The Peppermill, opening.
Read this feature on the Guardian website.
Many thanks to Visit Wiltshire for assisting with this trip.
The current (December 2014) issue of the Sunday Times Travel magazine features a Total Guide to Australia.
For the second time running, I was asked to contribute, and this time I have three articles in it. These focus on wine and wildlife touring in South Australia, driving the Great Ocean Road and the best Outback adventures.
I love travelling in Britain – and I especially love a road trip. So I was delighted to be asked to offer some of my best itineraries and tips to the Guardian, for their Open Road project, in associated with Enterprise.
I gave my thoughts on everything from the best picnic spots and the quirkiest places to stay to the ideal road trips for golfers and the best way to explore the Scottish Highlands.
Read my recommendations at the links below:
The best itineraries:
Along the way:
Finding gear to keep up with me is difficult. After all, what durable walking trousers are also decent enough to wear to a party or to dinner?
As it cools off here, it’s heating up Down Under, so now is the time to plan a trip to Australia. But what if you only have a couple of weeks to spare? Can you really see Australia in just two weeks?
I think you can – and you can read my article, outlining four different itineraries for the best way to tackle this mammoth country, in the Sunday Times today.