Every year I attend a remarkable invitation only travel show in Marrakech. It’s where I go to meet with some of the hotels and ground partners I currently work with abroad. But more importantly, it’s where I go to find out about new immersive and experiential travel experiences. And, as usual, I returned back to Manchester with a bag full of business cards and a head spinning with lots of new ideas.Read More
The Alentejo is a glorious region of Portugal happily under the radar and blissfully untouched by mass tourism. It is one of my favourite places, utterly beautiful in a rugged and wild kind of way.
On a recent road trip through the area, Julian and I started in Comporta on the Atlantic coast. Here you find miles upon miles of beaches and hundreds upon hundreds of storks, sat on every high vantage point from chimneys to churches and telephone masts.Read More
Byron once described Montenegro as “the most beautiful meeting of land and sea”. And, as I came in to land at Tivat Airport, I could see why. Beneath me were lush lofty mountains that cascaded down to the emerald green of the Adriatic Sea with smears of white beach in between.Read More
Tell people you are heading to Beirut for the weekend and they look at you curiously - “is it safe?” In many people’s minds Beirut is still a bombed-out, war torn city but all that ended in 2005 when the Syrian Army left (the war ended in 1990) and Lebanon is enjoying a period of peace and prosperity and returning to its former glory.Read More