What is a traditional Japanese Breakfast?

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.

Summer in Alpbach, the prettiest village in Austria

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...

How to find the best last minute travel deals

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

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...

The best bars in Belfast

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

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

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.

Ponta da Piedade, one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world

Ponta da Piedade, one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world

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...

The essential guide to Quinta do Lago in the Algarve

The essential guide to Quinta do Lago in the Algarve

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!