WiFi at 30,000 feet

I haven’t posted in a while. Wedded to the new job and all that. What has spurred me to get back to writing? I suppose you could say altitude has! I’m writing this to you from seat 8A on SAS flight SK526, heading to Stockholm where I will change planes and continue on to HongContinue reading “WiFi at 30,000 feet”

Climate change and travel

6 – 7 min read I am travelling to New York for the very first time next week. The prospect of hopping across the pond on a 7 hour flight to visit friends and explore a whole new city is very exciting. But something is weighing on me. My carbon footprint. In addition to myContinue reading “Climate change and travel”

Africa on film: Makala

3 – 4 min read How do you get your travel kicks when you’re not travelling? I’ve written before about travelling and music,  but my heart lies somewhere else when I’m seeking adventure on my own doorstep  – with cinema! Documentaries, films based on books, films not based on books – as long as theyContinue reading “Africa on film: Makala”

My pick of the pistes: ski resorts in Europe

Ski Sunday is on, there’s a new champion at Kitzbühel and the Winter Olympics are around the corner. The ski season is well under way and if you want some serious snow, now’s the time to plan your winter holiday. Not sure where to go? Whether it’s a short break or a week long adventureContinue reading “My pick of the pistes: ski resorts in Europe”

Lucky to be last: hiking in the Andes

Acute mountain sickness isn’t fun. Dominating the peaks of South America was going to be harder than I foresaw. As I stumbled steeply upwards at the back of the pack, our local walking guide Henry an ever-smaller speck in the distance, I asked myself: was I cut out for this? We had arrived at theContinue reading “Lucky to be last: hiking in the Andes”

72 hours in Porto

If you’re still looking for a long weekend destination, consider visiting Porto, the gem of northern Portugal and home of all things Port. Three days is plenty of time to enjoy this compact city with its Port tastings, bling cathedrals and high quality tours. Sample lipsmacking seafood and tapas, relax in a bar to theContinue reading “72 hours in Porto”

Broken heart? Let London be the cure

‘Pity the selfishness of lovers: it is brief, a forlorn hope; it is impossible.’ – Elizabeth Bowen Break-ups are never fun, and in London they can be pretty lonely too. The holding-back-tears-in-the-office days are inevitable, but it doesn’t mean you have to be a hermit in your own city. If you’ve just had your heartContinue reading “Broken heart? Let London be the cure”