Gujo-Hachiman, Japan’s Water City and the Castle in the Sky

Gujo-Hachiman, Japan’s Water City and the Castle in the Sky

As I gaze across the valley all but the distant hilltops is hidden beneath a blanket of white clouds. I’m with a group of Japanese photographers who have been here since the early hours, patiently waiting to capture a rare sight. Every one of us is willing the...
Top 16 things to see and do, eat and drink in Mallorca

Top 16 things to see and do, eat and drink in Mallorca

Fabulous food, great wines, a stunning cathedral, picturesque hill-top villages, beautiful beaches and dramatic cliffs plunging into electric blue seas; there are plenty of things to do in Mallorca, one of Spain’s most beautiful islands. I’ve visited this...
A mini guide to the best street food in Chiang Mai, Thailand

A mini guide to the best street food in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Thailand is well known for its fabulous street food culture and the northern city of Chiang Mai is no exception, giving the capital Bangkok a run for its money. When I visited the province earlier this year, I was blown away by the wonderful food on offer but, being...
Where and what to eat and drink in Saint John, New Brunswick

Where and what to eat and drink in Saint John, New Brunswick

When I visited Saint John earlier this year I had no idea what a gastronomic treat I was in for. As I expected, I found fresh and tasty seafood, but I also discovered delicious curries, excellent craft beers and ciders, and melt-in-the-mouth desserts. I left Canada...
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...
Chocolates, gin and seaweed on a fabulous Belfast Food Tour

Chocolates, gin and seaweed on a fabulous Belfast Food Tour

Two things I always look out for when travelling are food markets and food tours. I’m a great believer in getting to know a culture through its food, and the guys at Belfast-based Taste and Tour clearly agree with me, as I found out recently on their Belfast...
Where and What to Eat and Drink in Aruba

Where and What to Eat and Drink in Aruba

The food in Aruba caught me a little by surprise. It wasn’t simply good, it was superb, with a wide range of cultural influences. I was lucky enough to be there in October when the island celebrates ‘Eat Local Aruba Restaurant Month’ and many places...
The Sunshine Coast of Canada Road Trip

The Sunshine Coast of Canada Road Trip

Two women, one motorhome, and the open road – what could possibly go wrong? Serene views, craft beers, seaside cafés, and a warm sense of community are the enduring memories from my Canadian road trip along Highway 101, an area known affectionately as the...

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