Travel hack: beat the heat

The news continues to stream out of Japan of the unprecedented heatwave, and it makes for sombre reading. The longest and deadliest heatwave since the 19th Century! I visited this wonderful country in the first half of July, knowing it would be hot, but astounded by just how all-consuming and furious the heat was. IContinue reading “Travel hack: beat the heat”

New kid on the block: Primera Air

Have you heard of Primera Air? No? Neither had I, until I looked up flights to New York on Black Friday last year. Lured by the £325 price tag but unsure of their pedigree, I found an article written by Simon Calder about their air fares being cheaper than WOW Air, despite claims by theContinue reading “New kid on the block: Primera Air”

Travel hack #1: when to book flights

I spend a lot of my time umming and ahhhring about when to book flights for trips – none more so than this year so far, planning a summer trip around Japan, via Hong Kong. They say that the best bit about a holiday is the journey, and for me that journey truly starts whenContinue reading “Travel hack #1: when to book flights”

Look out London: The Photographers’ Gallery

Tucked away down Ramillies Street on the edge of Oxford Street, The Photographers’ Gallery is London’s best showcase for photographic talent. That is, until stiff competition arrives from Stockholm’s Fotografiska. As shoppers jam past each other on the streets outside, a special kind of jostling takes place in this Mecca to photography, as necks crane toContinue reading “Look out London: The Photographers’ Gallery”