What to do in Sussex this autumn

There’s no avoiding it – summer’s over and it’s time to welcome autumn and its colourful leaves, shorter days and cooler temperatures. But there’s lots to do right on my doorstep in Sussex this autumn, so I thought I’d share a few things you can get up to if you’re planning a day out from…

England’s Medieval Festival at Herstmonceux Castle

England’s Medieval Festival takes place over the August bank holiday weekend at Herstmonceux Castle in East Sussex, which is about an hour and a half from London or 45 minutes from Brighton. It claims to be the best medieval festival in England – a bold statement when it takes place not so far from the famous Loxwood Joust in West Sussex

Discover the Dolomites on a city break in Trento, Italy

Trento is the jewel of the Italian Dolomites, a city I’d never heard of until recently when a travel conference brought me to town for a weekend. It’s only an hour by train out of Verona and as soon as the journey begins the landscape transforms from flat plains to the green foothills of the…

Sampling local food and drink on the Brighton Food Tour

Brighton has a vibrant local food and drink scene with new venues opening all the time, but with so much choice it can be easy to miss places, especially those that are tucked away off the beaten track. I’ve had my eye on Brighton Food Tours, a small local company who are passionate about promoting…

Saltwater featured on The Lost Executive

Anyone who knows me will tell you I’m not very good at self-promotion or putting myself out there, but when Donnie Rust from The Lost Executive reached out to me recently to suggest working together I was intrigued. The Lost Executive is a collective of people who love travelling, seeking out new places, interacting with…

I left my heart in…Split, Croatia

Searching for an alternative to Dubrovnik for your Croatian holiday? Split is relaxed, stuffed full of Roman history and has great places to eat and drink.

Street food heaven in Xi’an’s Muslim Quarter

Xi’an is a city of seven million people, famed as the Gateway to the Silk Road and for the nearby Terracotta Warriors, an unmissable World Heritage site. But its history as a trading centre which welcomed people from across the world is reflected in the wide range of street food on offer. If you’re looking…

Celebrating Carnival in Palma de Mallorca

Being in Palma for the weekend of their famous carnival was a happy coincidence, but one that meant we could see the Sa Rua parade in all its glory. It may not be on the scale of Rio, but there’s colour and dazzling outfits as far as the eye can see in the 90 minute…

My ten favourite China trip photos

I’m not going to lie, I was a little nervous about our China trip. Huge crowds, pollution and the language barrier all worried me a little. But if you’re looking for stacks of history and some spectacular scenery, China is a winner. It’s also not as difficult to travel around by train as we expected,…