A Weekend In Tunisia – The Perfect Itinerary

A Weekend In Tunisia – The Perfect Itinerary

Most travellers looking for a long weekend trip from the UK will automatically head to Europe. With Paris, Stockholm, Tallinn or Budapest just a short flight away, it’s no wonder European city breaks have become the default choice for people looking to get away from the rat race for …
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Four Days in Valli Giudicarie, Trentino, Italy

Four Days in Valli Giudicarie, Trentino, Italy

Most visitors to Italy make a beeline for the celebrity places, and I must admit I was the same. I’ve ticked off Rome, Naples, the Amalfi Coast, Umbria and Sicily, all big-hitters, and all absolutely fantastic, don’t get me wrong. But I adore Italy and I want to …
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7 Best Weekend Trips from Kampala, Uganda

7 Best Weekend Trips from Kampala, Uganda

If you’re planning on spending any length of time in Kampala – perhaps because you’re living, studying or working there – there’s definitely going to come a point when you’ll feel the need to escape the city and see some more of Uganda.  When I was working there …
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28 Top Things To See and Do in Uganda

28 Top Things To See and Do in Uganda

Uganda! A country of rolling green hills, misty valleys and craggy mountains. Where lions stalk their prey through grasslands, hippos soak lazily in the shallows, and mountain gorillas move purposefully though tangled forests. Where the calm waters of Lake Victoria transform into the thundering rapids of the River Nile as&…
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An Unhelpful Guide to… New York & The Rockaways

An Unhelpful Guide to… New York & The Rockaways

If you’ve read my Unhelpful Guide to Boston (and if you haven’t, why not?!), you’ll know that I recently spent three weeks in the USA filming for one of the Science Channel’s longest-running TV shows. While I was there, I spent a lot of time working …
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Sweat And Leather At Chouara Tannery, Morocco

Sweat And Leather At Chouara Tannery, Morocco

Leaning over the balcony rail with my camera, I watched the tannery workers in the courtyard below. Some of them were thigh-deep in vats of brightly-coloured liquid. One heaved skins one by one, wet and heavy, into a deep pool. Another looked up at me as he took a breather&…
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An Unhelpful Guide to… Boston

An Unhelpful Guide to… Boston

It’s been a while since I’ve written one of these Unhelpful Guides. Yes, I know, I’m sure dozens of you have been tearing your hair out, trying to plan a trip without my help! I could practically hear you wailing and gnashing your teeth, crying ‘Oh GOD! …
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Glamping in the Sahara Desert, Morocco

Glamping in the Sahara Desert, Morocco

As a travel destination Morocco just about has it all: beaches, mountains, deserts, vibrant cities, great food, ancient architecture, incredible scenery, fascinating culture, stunning arts and crafts, and great weather. No wonder more than 11 million people visited Morocco last year. And I was one of them. I was tempted…
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Ten Reasons To Do Group Holidays

Ten Reasons To Do Group Holidays

Group holidays can get a bit of a bad press. Horror stories abound of being forced to spend your trip with a tedious bunch of randoms, having to share a room with a snoring stranger, spending hours on a bus being waffled at by a bored guide, or being dragged&…
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A Morocco Itinerary in Two Weeks

A Morocco Itinerary in Two Weeks

Morocco has been on my bucket list for years. I’m not kidding. Like, 20 years! Why? Well, because it’s got everything the curious traveller could possibly want: history, architecture, adventure, mountains, deserts, culture, style, fascinating people, great weather, it’s close to the UK, and you can cover all …
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Digging for Opal in Coober Pedy, Australia

Digging for Opal in Coober Pedy, Australia

We humans are obsessed with shiny, sparkly things, going to phenomenal lengths and expense to get our grubby little hands on gems like gold, rubies, diamonds and emeralds.  Wars have been started, lives have been cut short, and enormous fortunes have been won and lost scouring the earth in the&…
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An Afternoon in Kibale, Uganda

An Afternoon in Kibale, Uganda

This is the second part of what I got up to in Kibale, Uganda.  Part 1 contains tonnes of information about Chimpanzee Trekking and a wonderful encounter with an impressive chimp named Ssebo. VILLAGE WALK In the afternoon our guide, Hassan, offers us the chance to do a birdwatching walk in&…
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An Unhelpful Guide to… Bruges

An Unhelpful Guide to… Bruges

As a TV Producer, I travel a lot with work.   Over the course of the last 14 years or so making telly shows for the likes of the BBC and Channel 4, I’ve been lucky enough to visit all sorts of random places – many in the UK but…
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Frescoes, Graffiti and Street Art in Naples, Italy

Frescoes, Graffiti and Street Art in Naples, Italy

Naples is one of Italy’s largest, oldest, and most colourful cities, and like any Italian city, it’s full to bursting of centuries-old art.  From its UNESCO-heritage-labelled Centro Storico, to the stunning hilltop monastery Certosa di San Martino, the city streets are generously sprinkled with palaces, churches and grand …
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Video: My Third Month In Uganda

Video: My Third Month In Uganda

As February turned into March, it was time to ramp my Uganda adventures up a gear.  With two out of my three months done, I had to make sure I did and saw absolutely EVERYTHING I wanted to before it was time to head home. And so I did! It’…
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What To Do In Sipi Falls, Uganda

What To Do In Sipi Falls, Uganda

Uganda is known for being one of the greenest countries in Africa. Not for her the dry yellow grasses of the Serengeti, the orange dunes of Namibia’s Skeleton Coast, or the cracked heat of the Sahara desert.  Uganda is lush and tropical, fed by the waters of Lake Victoria, …
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