Verona (and the Opera Festival)
3 September 2010 | Places
If you’re in Italy in June through August there’s no better place to be than Verona for the annual opera festival. The operas take place in the ancient Roman amphitheatre, the Arena di Verona. It’s a magical place, the performances kick off at 9 pm and often continu...
Beach Buggies on Fernando de Noronha
26 April 2010 | Transport
I’ve always liked destinations where there’s a certain make or model of car which somehow typifies the place. Old ‘Yank tanks’ (aka ‘lead sleds’) in Cuba, Land-Rovers on the Falkland Islands or original Minis (not the new ones, nice though they are) in England.
Cars & Drives of 2009
19 December 2009 | Transport
The year’s two most interesting cars? The ones I would happily find a space for in my garage? An electric Tesla sports car which I had a short drive in while I was in Los Angeles. And one I didn’t even drive, but I certainly enjoyed being taken for a quick dawn spin a...
Shooting a Commercial in Rome
23 April 2009 | Places
Spent a weekend in Rome shooting two commercials for the One World airline alliance – LP travel writers and TV presenters giving their suggestions for business travellers. In 48 hectic hours we seemed to find ourselves in all sorts of corners of Rome, but for me the h...