From applying for a China travel visa to how to get around, here are mine and my fellow travel bloggers tips for first-time visitors to China.
Impressions of China | Highlights of Hunan
Mighty mountain ranges rising out of the mists, a spicy local cuisine that’s out of this world and smiling faces wherever I turned, a week exploring Hunan province proved a wonderful introduction to China, the land where my father was born.
Austria’s Vulkanland | Chocolate, wine, and thermal waters
Millions of years ago Vulkanland in Styria, southern Austria was moulded by powerful, volcanic events. Today, it is a tranquil Arcadia where you're more likely to find wine or even chocolate flowing (as opposed to lava) amongst the rolling hillsides and dense forests....
UNESCO World Heritage | Exploring Old Town Graz, Austria
A self-guided walking tour of Old Town Graz leading you around the top 20 things to see and do in this beautifully preserved historic city in Austria.
The best (and worst) things to eat in Japan
A guide to traditional and modern Japanese cuisine, from matcha ice cream to Japanese curry, eel’s liver soup to the deadly poisonous pufferfish.
What is a traditional Japanese Breakfast?
The first time I visited Japan, one of the many things I was looking forward to was the food. Local cuisine always plays a big part in my travels. I had heard a great many good things about food in Japan so I arrived with high expectations.
The most awe-inspiring landmarks in China
Seven not-to-be-missed landmarks in China, selected from the vast array of unforgettable sights across this vast historic country.
How to get the most out of a solo holiday
Top tips for getting the most out of travelling alone, including how to save money, stay safe and not feel lonely plus some great solo holidays to inspire you.
Summer in Alpbach, the prettiest village in Austria
As I pass one picturesque wooden chalet after another, each one overflowing with red geraniums, I feel as if I’ve been transported into the pages of a fairy-tale picture book. Alpbach is said to be the prettiest village in Austria but, as I discovered on a recent trip...
A vegetarian and vegan guide to Beijing, China
Jade and Kev from Two Tall Travellers share their guide to vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Beijing.
Where to stay in Mallorca, from a boutique hostel to 5 star luxury
A guide to the best Mallorca hotels from great value apartments to the ultimate in luxury on this picturesque Spanish island in the Mediterranean.
Lemon Spaghetti Recipe | A taste of the Amalfi coast with Travelsphere
Lotte Duncan, from the BBC Good Food Show, discovers the Amalfi coast and a deliciously simple pasta dish, Amalfi lemon spaghetti.
How to find the best last minute travel deals
Whether your planning a staycation or booking a last-minute holiday abroad, here are my money-saving tips for finding the best travel deals from over 30 years in the travel industry.
OUTXE backpack cooler review and giveaway
Are you planning any picnics this summer? I love getting out into the countryside, especially in the South Downs National Park, which is just a 20-minute drive from where I live. I love it so much that I now offer guided walks there. I’ve spent quite a bit of time...
Lakeside log cabins with hot tubs in the Cotswolds
Log House Holidays Review | Eight secluded lodges with hot tubs by a stunning lake in the Cotswolds, England. The most relaxing place I’ve ever been to.
Where and what to eat in Charleston, South Carolina
From fabulous brunch spots to the ultimate in fine dining, here’s our guide to the best restaurants in Charleston from the members of the British Guild of Travel Writers.
Discovering Low Country charm in South Carolina
Historic towns, stunning beaches, golf, gators and grits, I had a fabulous time discovering the many wonderful places to visit and things to do in South Carolina.
The best bars in Belfast
Whether you’re looking for great local craft beer, traditional music, the finest Irish whiskey, or the perfect pint of Guinness, here’s my guide to the best bars in Belfast.
Top 20 plus things to do in the Algarve
Dramatic coastal walks, never-ending sandy beaches, fabulous food and wine, friendly locals, historic towns and villages, not to mention reasonable prices, it's small wonder that Portugal, and in particular the Algarve, is a favourite holiday destination with us...
The best restaurants in Belfast
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.