Living near the Queen in luxury at Shepherds …

It’s been many years now since I dreamed of trotting off Oliver Twist-style with a pack on my bag to seek my fortune in the…

Loving Leonardo da Vinci; the hidden delights of …

It’s Rome’s less flashy little sister and rival and although it may not be as obvious, behind every door is a secret waiting to be…

Plymouth Hoe Ho Ho: Eight things to do …

Go see the sea, blow away the cobwebs on the Plymouth seafront. Obvious, right, and it’s bound to be cold in winter but there is…

Bloody Scotland Crime Festival: Having a ‘bloody’ good …

I’m in a very packed pub and safe to say my fellow punters are, between them, responsible for more murders and dastardly deeds than the…

Havana, Cuba: 5 places to stay and why

  My advice? Stay in a Casas Particular (private house) in Habana Viejo or Centro for a real Cuban experience and to put money back…

Cuba: 15 things for first time visitors including Wifi, …

No, really. Cuba is not like other countries and there are certain things to need to know even if you intend to stay holed up…

Havana, Cuba, city of imperfect perfection and a …

The old lady reclines against a palm tree in the shady park in old town Havana, snoozing peacefully despite the beat of the ever-present salsa…