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…

Visiting Da Vinci’s Milan in luxury (in …

May next year marks 500 years since the death of Leonardo da Vinci, artist, engineer and general genius. He spent more than 20 years in…

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.…