Travel/Adventure: Turkey

  Think Turkey and you automatically think of  the summer tourism resorts of Bodrum, Antalya, Marmaris, Fethiye and Alanya – just several of the hot spots that pepper the Aegean shores. It was far from these resorts I experienced when I arrived in Turkey some years back as part of an international delegation of journalists … Read more Travel/Adventure: Turkey

Paris: Vintage Shopping

If you’re looking for a ‘certain something’ that doesn’t cost anything more than what you’d pay in the High Street (and in some cases, considerably less), then a wander through the Marais district in Paris might just be what the money doctor ordered. Dubbed the “haut-lieu du vintage” (the high place of vintage), the Marais … Read more Paris: Vintage Shopping

Scottish Highlands

The taxi driver on the journey from Inverness train station to our hotel just outside the Scottish town was obviously a measured and reflective type. Instead of an AA roadmap, a well-thumbed copy of the collected works of Shakespeare lay in his open glove compartment. The composure and calm of the man indicated that not … Read more Scottish Highlands

Renting A Villa – Loves & Hates

For the next two or more weeks, the place is yours. No handing in keys at reception (or mistaking your flexi key for your Visa card), no fake ‘good morning’ smiles, no queues checking in or out, no fire alarms going off at inopportune times, no maids knocking on your door just as you’re stepping … Read more Renting A Villa – Loves & Hates

City Break: Aix-en-Provence

Marseille is an intriguing, heady mix of melting pot cultures and extremely hip scene setting. With a population of 1.5 million, the city – France’s oldest and the largest after Paris – thrums and throbs to the beat of neighbouring North Africa. If you’re looking for rough and tumble fun, vibrant, exotic Marseille is the … Read more City Break: Aix-en-Provence