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…

Cotswolds: Ye olde thatched cottage of dreams in …

It’s an English cliche, the ye olde England so many of us hanker after, a thatched cottage in an idyllic country village in the Cotswolds.…

Almeria in Spain: Six things to do away …

I absolutely love the Almeria region of Spain, an attraction which grew slowly after my dad became a regular resident, drawn there by the clear…

Andalucia in sunny Spain: The road less travelled

Current position, poolside, with sweeping views in the wilds of southern Spain. When I say wilds, I mean 20 minutes from a largish town but…