I went on a walking holiday with a British family who have established a luxury travel company in Spain’s most beautiful region. (published in City AM newspaper)
I visited The Yeatman, a marvellous new wine hotel in Porto, gateway to Portugal’s up-and-coming Douro Valley region. Published in City AM newspaper.
The fashion-conscious W Hotel brand has come to Europe. London’s opens later this year, but first I visited the newly-opened W in an extraordinary building in Barcelona. Published in City AM newspaper.
A stay at the Caribbean’s most luxurious hideaway resort. Published in City AM newspaper.
Staying at the most famous hotel in St Moritz, I discovered the pleasures of what was once the Alpine down-season
I visited the Alladale Estate, a wilderness reserve in the Scottish Highlands
From the window of my bedroom, I’m looking out at Narnia. Undulating slopes covered in sugar-icing snow, with the rising white crests of craggy mountains folding away to the horizon. In evergreen branches clumps of snow sit like balls of cotton wool. A quiet, wintery wilderness spreads before me, illuminated by the crispest of morning suns.
A visit to an oasis in Egypt’s remote western desert
If you construct your house from mud bricks, and the mud contains salt, you’re going to have a problem when it rains: the salt will start dissolving and the house will collapse.
In the middle of the Sahara desert, though, that shouldn’t be much of a problem.
A walk around Berlin to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the fall of the wall.
When you walk across the joint expanse of Potsdamer Platz and Leipziger Platz in central Berlin, you’re surrounded by ultramodern architecture, vast advertising hoardings, neon-lit brand names and thundering traffic. It’s easy to forget you’re crossing what was once known here as the “Death Strip”.