Portugal: 5 relaxing beach-y things to do in Gale, …

I’ve just holidayed in the beautiful Algarve in Portugal where I stayed in the beach resort of Gale with its sandy beaches and drop-dead beautiful…

Luxembourg: Wine to vine city and country adventure

The wine-maker’s daughter stands proudly in the sunshine amidst her family’s vines, with the magnificent Moselle river winding behind her amid the green of the…

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…