Slow ways over highways

I arrived back in England last week following more than five weeks adventuring in Scotland, and I’m slowly getting back to the indoors groove again. And on the theme of going slow… In the past week you may have read in the news about a project called Slow Ways. It was started by self-described guerillaContinue reading “Slow ways over highways”

Travel in an age of travel shame

longer read (9-10 mins) Anything to declare? Some travel shame perhaps? I read a New York Times article recently, Shh! We’re heading on vacation, that probed the notion of travellers who normally post about their trips on social media staying silent for fear of being travel shamed by friends, family or strangers (thanks Twitter). IfContinue reading “Travel in an age of travel shame”

In My Travel Opinion: Staycationing in Scotland

There are always two sides to every story. Take the ‘news’ today that a few restaurants in the South West have left the Eat Out to Help Out scheme, complaining of overcrowding Monday – Wednesday and empty tables the rest of the week. That’s fair enough. But from my perspective, it’s a fantastic offer andContinue reading “In My Travel Opinion: Staycationing in Scotland”

Postcard from…a Japanese heatwave

Longer read 31° degrees Celsius. 88° degrees Fahrenheit. 70% humidity. Welcome to Kyoto in July. Or, to be specific, Kyoto in July 2018. In Japan’s ravishing old capital, and across most of Japan, a heatwave was sweeping through, the worst since records began. And there I was, on holiday with my brother. I’d had bigContinue reading “Postcard from…a Japanese heatwave”

Happy travels!

The midnight fever of fireworks out of the way for another year, it’s time to focus on forgetting those rubbish resolutions and plan for the important stuff instead – where you’ll be travelling. What do I have planned? I’ll be hoping for snow, glorious snow in early February as I visit my brother Stephen inContinue reading “Happy travels!”

My 2017 travel highlights

Day 365 is nearly over, but before thoughts turn to far flung travel in 2018 I thought I’d look back over some 2017 highlights. Read on for some of my favourite photos from my travels and top tips if you’re planning your own city break in 2018. Paris Having last walked the streets of ParisContinue reading “My 2017 travel highlights”