Picture the scene, it's a glorious summer's day, with a clear blue sky overhead, the sun sinks low in the sky and casts a golden glow over the seemingly neverending rows of sunflowers. you might think you were in Provence but no this is Sam's Sunflowers on Hayling...
The best beer gardens and alfresco dining in London
Where to find the best beer gardens and alfresco dining in London, from riverside fine dining to quirky craft breweries.
Hot chocolate around the world | Best hot chocolate recipe
Join me on my search to find the best hot chocolate in the world, try my favourite recipe and celebrate National Hot Chocolate Day.
Where and what to eat in Manila, Philippines
From rickety street stalls to fine dining, here’s my insider’s guide to where and what to eat in Manila, the bustling capital of the Philippines.
Aloha from Hawaii and the islands of Maui, Molokai and Oahu
Palm-backed beaches, exotic wildlife and awe-inspiring mountainscapes, Hawaii in the North Pacific Ocean, conjures up so many wonderful images in my mind, although I've never been. Travel writer and photographer, Richard Atkins, however, is no stranger to the...
Goan cuisine | A guide to the food of Goa
Where and what to eat in the colourful coastal Indian state of Goa
Top ten things to eat in Nagoya and where to find them
Our guide to food in Nagoya you will love and which restaurants you should visit to try them.
Bite Away Review | How to treat insect bites and stings
Find out why I recommend Bite Away, a natural and easy to use treatment that relieves the pain, itching and swelling of insect bites and stings.
My favourite walks in the South Downs National Park
Learn about the history and folklore of Sussex on a guided walk through the lanes, villages and hills of the South Downs National Park.
Jacara Shoes Review | Insect repelling, waterproof shoes from Craghoppers
Smart, insect-repellent, waterproof shoes – I’ve spent 3 months testing them out in various conditions and found they tick all the boxes.
The wildlife of Borneo and the Kinabatangan River
A low-lying mist hangs over the water. The sun peeps above the treeline as a family of long-tailed macaque monkeys explore the lower tree branches along the riverbanks. Adults sit surveying the scene as youngsters jump from bough to bough before pausing to select a...
The ultimate tourist guide to Croatia
From glorious untouched nature and crystal clear seas to colourful urban culture and stunning Game of Thrones locations, Croatia, and its eclectic attractions, are waiting to be discovered. In the last 10 years, this fascinating country has been the fastest-rising...
Cool camping gadgets for your next outdoor adventure
Right now, the only option we may have is camping in our back garden, if we’re lucky enough to have one. But these restrictions won’t last forever, so now is the time to dream and plan your next adventure large or small. In the meantime, if you do have a garden and the weather is warm enough why not set up a tent and have a mini-adventure in your backyard. The kids will love it!
Zuppa Gallurese recipe, hearty comfort food from Sardinia
I first tried Zuppa Gallurese during a traditional Sardinian feast at an agriturismo in the north-east of the island. This tasty and filling comfort food recipe is perfect for a chilly evening and it’s really easy to make.
The people of Kerala #humanbynature
From the remote hill tribes of the Western Ghats to the Kathakali dancers of Cochin, take a glimpse at the unique lifestyles of the people of Kerala.
Top 7 things you must see & do in Canada in the spring
Whether I’m dreaming of a sparkling white winter wonderland or yearning for some outdoor adventure in the sunshine, memories of springtime in Canada keep calling me back to this magnificent country. Snowshoeing, whale watching, kayaking, maple syrup and craft beers,...
Top singles holidays to take in 2020
With Christmas and New Year come and gone, January is the month when many people’s thoughts turn to travel and the year ahead. Whether we’re planning a traditional holiday in the sunshine or dreaming of a more off the beaten track adventure, this is the time when our...
Island hopping with Tao Philippines
All you need to know about an island hopping adventure with Tao Philippines and how they are supporting local communities around the Palawan Islands.
India travel tips | All you need to know before you go
When to go, where to go, what to eat and drink, and how to avoid scams, here’s all you need to know before you go to India.
Kabile Manor Winery | Discovering Latvian wine in the quirkiest of settings
As I climb the stairs of Kabile Manor, I wonder how this grand building must once have looked. Today, the brickwork of the facade is slowly crumbling, and mere scraps of paint cling to the front door. Panes of glass are missing from the windows. As I gaze upward, I...