Dolman Award Books
23 May 2012 | Media
I’m chairing the panel of judges for the 2012 Dolman Travel Book of the Year Award, the annual award for the best British travel book. Currently I’m working through the entries with my fellow judges Sarah Spankie of Conde Nast Traveller magazine, Susie Dowdall the Boo...
More Aerial Views
1 September 2011 | Transport
◄ There have been some great ‘views out the window’ this year and flying to Belfast a couple of weekends ago certainly provided a few. Like this view of the Isle of Man, half way between Ireland and England. You can just about imagine where the TT motorcycle track goe...
Edinburgh & the Fringe Festival
18 August 2011 | Culture
It’s festival time in Edinburgh so I took the train up to Scotland and spent a couple of days catching festival events – mainly comedy. There are literally thousands of performances during the festival (it concludes on 29 August). They include plenty of free events,...
Lonely Planet’s Top 10 Regions
30 November 2010 | Living
Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2011 stirred up the usual interest on its release. Assorted cities (including Tel Aviv and Australia’s Newcastle – not the British version) noted their inclusion in the ‘Top 10 Cities’ category. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, vis...