From a superb steak house to fabulous vegan dining, here’s my guide to the best restaurants, cafes and coffee shops in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Ponta da Piedade, the iconic Algarve, where dramatic honey-hued cliffs rise up from turquoise seas. Limestone arches, caves and pillars, chiselled by the wind and waves, form a spectacular coastline near the laid-back town of Lagos. It’s one of the most visited...
From discovering a revolutionary lightweight tripod system to learning how to take better food photos with my phone, The Photography Show made an inspirational day out.
What to do, where to eat and when to visit Quinta do Lago, a fabulous golf resort on the Algarve coast of Portugal. I found out all the answers during my stay at the fabulous, Quinta do Lago Country Club. And trust me, it isn’t all about the golf by any means!
A journey taking the scenic route to Souimanga Lodge exploring the Sine Saloum Delta in Senegal.
Picture a historic stately home set in 400 acres in the Surrey countryside. Roaring fires, wood panelling, an outdoor hot tub and fluffy robes and slippers, not to mention cocktails to die for. Foxhills Country Club & Resort was the perfect location for my spa weekend with the girls.
A refreshing alternative to G&T, Porto tónico, or P&T, is made with white port. Here’s my recipe for this fabulous cocktail that’s perfect for a summer’s day, or any day for that matter.
No matter how many times I visit London, there is always something new to explore. A new restaurant or exhibition and now, with the help of a rather wonderful little book, I am discovering another side to the city, one that had been here all the time, unnoticed by many, including myself. ‘Secret London – An Unusual Guide’ is opening a whole new world to me.
Exploring Ispica, Sicily, one of the stunning late Baroque towns in the Val di Noto and home to the beautiful frescos of the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore.
The best day trip from Paris you could do this Christmas has to be a visit to the magical Château Vaux-le-Vicomte to see it’s spectacular festive displays.
Throughout 2018, I’ve been putting Rohan’s range of clothing through its paces to see if it lives up to their claims. Every item I’ve tested has indeed proven to be lightweight, high wicking, quick drying, crease resistant, durable, easily packable and where claimed,...
Are you wondering what would make the perfect gift for the outdoor lover or travel enthusiast in your life? From stocking fillers to something more substantial that will inspire the hidden all-weather hiker in you or your loved one, here are some great gift ideas plus...
Christmas pudding traditions date back over one hundred years at the medieval hotel, The Spread Eagle in Midhurst, West Sussex. I recently spent a fabulous day there learning how to make the perfect Christmas pudding.
Most of us have far too many ‘things’ in our lives, so this Christmas why not give an experience gift instead from Red Letter Days. I opted for a luxury spa day but what would your ultimate experience gift be?
All you ever need to know about Cheddar Cheese – How to store it, what drinks to pair with it and how authentic cheddar cheese is made and matured in Cheddar Gorge, Somerset, England.
Famous department stores decorated in festive bling, twinkling lights draped above the streets as bright red double-decker buses pass by and sparkling Christmas trees of every size are plentiful. Wine is mulling, chestnuts are roasting and a rosy-cheeked, white-bearded Santa seems to be everywhere at once — how does he do that? — there really is no place like London at Christmas.
Whether you’re planning a long weekend in an exciting city with your partner, a week in the sun with friends or a solo round-the-world-adventure, here are my top travel tips that I’ve picked up over thirty-plus years of travelling and more than twenty years working in the travel industry. These simple hacks will help you get the most out of your travels, from how to prepare before you go, what to pack, where to find the best places to eat and how to make the most of your time while you are away.
So remote that it’s often left off the map, Ile Rodrigues in the Indian Ocean has little in common with its glamorous big sister, Mauritius. ‘Sleepy’ and ‘laid-back’ are appropriate adjectives to describe this little island, except for today, that is. It’s the 1st...
One of my favourite times of year for travel is October, as the days grow shorter and the weather becomes cooler. Both in the UK and throughout the rest of Europe there’s less demand for holiday packages and hotel rooms, so prices drop and popular locations are less crowded than in the summer months. Here are my top 10 choices for October holidays in the UK, Europe and beyond and my tips for getting the most out of your travels.
Each autumn across the English countryside, there’s a soft light that’s particularly lovely early in the morning or late in the afternoon, casting long shadows and an ethereal glow across the landscape. One of my favourite places to enjoy autumn walks in this ‘golden hour’ is around Pagham Harbour in West Sussex.