• My first Monaco Grand Prix

    Tweet So first of all a bit of a confession: before I went to the Monaco Grand Prix a fortnight ago I really had no interest in Formula One, other than the personalities (particularly…

    June 12, 2016
  • Faena Hotel Miami Beach review

    Tweet As much as I enjoy staying at a discreetly stylish boutique hotel I’m also very partial to a luxury hotel with the wow factor, and that’s certainly the Faena Hotel Miami Beach. The…

    May 12, 2016
  • Making an impact in the Dominican Republic

    Tweet So I’ve been on the road quite a bit over the past few weeks – when I say road, I mean planes, mostly, and ships: cruising from Miami to the Dominican Republic, and…

    May 10, 2016
  • Addicted to Game of Thrones

    Tweet “Don’t get attached to anyone, everyone dies,” No 1 Son warned me on Good Friday when I sat down to watch the first episode of Game of Thrones. He was right, sort of (don’t…

    April 14, 2016
  • Our Walt Disney World adventure

    Tweet Travelling with teenagers is not like travelling with small children: they are much more independent, they are even more strong-willed, they are basically vampires (they sleep most of the day, then they wake and want…

    February 23, 2016
  • Be an ABTA earlybird to get a great holiday deal

    Tweet I can’t tell you how much I’m looking forward to flying to Orlando on Saturday – the thought of getting out of this dismal cold weather and soaking up that Florida sunshine is the…

    January 18, 2016
  • My 2016 travel wishlist

    Tweet I know, I know it’s been a while since I blogged; but I spent late November/early December in Asia (more on that story later) and then what with work and Christmas, well, I…

    January 11, 2016
  • Falling for Abu Dhabi

    Tweet I love being surprised when I travel, and that’s what happened in Abu Dhabi. Because before I visited there on my trip to the UAE I guess my only real impressions of Abu…

    November 27, 2015
  • Discovering Dubai

    Tweet I’ve always loved going away for my birthday, so earlier this month, when the opportunity came up to fly to Dubai and spend a few nights before embarking on a luxury cruise I…

    November 26, 2015
  • Long weekend in New Orleans

    Tweet Last weekend I was in New Orleans, a city I first visited when I was 21 and backpacking across the US. My memories of New Orleans mostly revolved around Hurricanes (big tall cocktails)…

    October 1, 2015