Where and what to eat in Italy

Where and what to eat in Italy

From artisan gelato to fresh homemade pasta, Italian cuisine is renowned the world over. But beyond the pizza, pasta, and ice cream, there’s a never-ending gastronomic journey to discover including superb cheeses, succulent roasts and legendary...
Top 10 Things to See & Do, Eat & Drink in Menorca

Top 10 Things to See & Do, Eat & Drink in Menorca

With sumptuous seafood, great wine, not to mention the local gin, a rich ancient history and the natural, wild beauty of its countryside and coastline, it’s really quite surprising that the Spanish island of Menorca is a largely undiscovered island. I love it...
Road Trip: Exploring L’Emporda in a Prius Plug-in Hybrid

Road Trip: Exploring L’Emporda in a Prius Plug-in Hybrid

When I was invited by Toyota to take part in their #50kmRoadTrip in Girona, northern Spain, I was initially surprised. I don’t write about cars! But I do write about sustainability, in particular, sustainable travel and tourism, and when I found out more about...
Iconic locations & top tips for photographing Venice

Iconic locations & top tips for photographing Venice

On a misty November morning, I wander through the alleyways and over the canals of Venice, camera in hand. In any other city, I’d be mortified with the weather, longing for blue skies and sunshine, but Venice is still stunningly beautiful on a grey, foggy day....
An indulgent 48 hours in Venice

An indulgent 48 hours in Venice

As dusk falls and the sky darkens through ever deepening shades of blue, we wind our way through the labyrinth of canals. Turning a corner, the beautiful Rialto Bridge comes into view – it’s my first sight of the Grand Canal. What could be more romantic...
Review: Children of the Mists by Lexa Dudley

Review: Children of the Mists by Lexa Dudley

When I first visited Sardinia I immediately felt at home there. The towns, the people, their traditions and not least the stunning wild landscapes, they all beguiled me. And it is here on this wonderful island in the heart of the Mediterranean, that author Lexa...
A walk through time in Ciutadella de Menorca

A walk through time in Ciutadella de Menorca

As I wander around the historic old quarter of Ciutadella, past majestic peach coloured buildings, historic squares and through a maze of narrow alleys ways, I catch a glimpse of the turbulent history of the Spanish island of Menorca thanks to my guide. Luis tells...
Where and what to eat and drink in Menorca

Where and what to eat and drink in Menorca

A pretty row of small boats bobs gently up and down in the water, families wander by and the ancient walls of Ciutadella look down on our harbourside table as I sit in the dappled sunshine awaiting my first taste of Menorcan cuisine. What edible and drinkable delights...
Video: The enchanting island of Menorca

Video: The enchanting island of Menorca

Menorca is an island of stunning land and seascapes, from the electric blue waters lapping at the feet of the southern cliffs or meadows bursting with colour to the rugged wild beauty of the slate-like rock formations of the S’Albufera des...
As dusk falls over Cisternino

As dusk falls over Cisternino

I’ve explored many of Puglia’s lovely white-washed towns and villages but the one that had the most impact on me was Cisternino in the Valle D’Itria, Puglia on the south-east coast of Italy. I arrived with a group of friends but decided to wander off...

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