2 weeks in Italy

With 2 weeks in Italy you’ll have enough time to cover the highlights – art, culture, history, food and shopping, but you’ll need to make a choice – north or south? There’s so much to see and do in Italy, any travel plans you make will be full of compromises. As I’ve covered more of…

3 days in Sapa, Vietnam

Sapa, Vietnam is located in the highlands of northern Vietnam, nestled in the shadow of Mount Fansipan. The hills are lush and green, with mist curling through the valleys. The town itself is a bustling little centre filled with local Hmong, guides and hikers, all embarking on their trekking and homestay adventures. 3 days in…

3 days in Siem Reap & Phnom Penh

Trip Planner: 3 days in Siem Reap and Phnom Penh With just 3 days in Siem Reap and Phnom Penh, this itinerary is nothing if not action packed. Explore ancient temples hidden in tropical jungles, check out a floating market, eat Khmer street food and reflect on contemporary historical sites with a dark past. This…

Culinary Cambodia: Siem Reap Food Tour

The spectacular ruins of Angkor Wat may be the main draw for visitors to Cambodia, but the historic temples, tropical beaches and colourful markets are all worth the visit too. And then there’s the food. Khmer cuisine is akin to Thai and Vietnamese, sharing the same flavour profile, but combined in different and surprising ways….

3 Days in Buenos Aires, Argentina

The city by the Rio Plata is filled with the grandeur of European buildings, the hectic bustle of Calle Florida, the sensual rhythms of tango, the cobblestones of San Telmo and the bright colours of La Boca. Buenos Aires weaves a potent spell, but it is the porteños of Buenos Aires– their warmth, passion and…

24 Hours in Nairobi

Long established as a stopover city from British colonial times when the Mombasa-Kampala railway was being built, Nairobi is Kenya’s busy, bustling capital. There are skyscrapers in the city centre, traffic clogged roads and red dust swirling in the streets; but there’s also vibrant lilac jacarandas, the green spaces of Nairobi National Park and vendors…

2 weeks in England and Scotland

With so much to see and do in the UK it can be difficult to narrow it all down and find an itinerary that fits in all the highlights. This tried and tested schedule for 2 weeks in England and Scotland takes you through the best sights these two countries offer, utilising serviced apartments, public…

2 Days in Belfast, Northern Ireland

The city of Belfast lies in the province of Ulster and is the second largest city on the Isle of Eire. The city was founded by the Celts, who named the city after the sandbanks that formed around the mouth of the river Farset. The Vikings attacked, raided and settled all along the coast, bequeathing…