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,…

Five Christmas gift ideas for travellers

Are you looking for a Christmas gift for the traveller in your life? I’ve put together a few ideas that might make the traveller in your life smile (there are no affiliate links because I’m too lazy to sign up for any schemes ;) Ethnotek bags I have the sling bag in this Guatemala design and…

Join the colourful snail trail for charity – Snailspace Brighton and Hove

If you take a wander through the streets of Brighton and Hove this month, you might spot something unusual. The city has been taken over by giant, human-size snails, painted in a kaleidoscope of colours and patterns. But don’t worry, you’re not imagining things. You’ve discovered the Snailspace trail, 50 snails painted by a range…