I do reviews, analysis, reportage, investigations and think pieces. Some short, some long. Some for online platforms, many for print. Broad range but travel + discovery, business strategy, and people who push to change the way we live dominate.
USA, Spain, Costa Rica video compilation from the archives. With normal travel freedoms restricted, multimedia content shot on the road has the power to transport us like nothing else.
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Because I’m interested in architecture, gastronomy, contemporary art, wild open spaces, working in two languages, the tourism sector, startups, civilised living and rural regeneration, I’m based in Spain.
COMING SOON: Sublime design hotels with fires in the bedrooms across Spain. There are more than you might think and I’m checking them all. And taking my time.
Ecija (A4 from Seville to Cordoba), and Marchena and Osuna (A92 from Seville to Malaga / Granada) are long weekend destinations in La Campiña de Sevilla (see my Guardian piece … Continue reading
Far too much to recommend in beautiful Seville. I could have filled double the space in The Guardian City Guide. Start there, but here are four more top places. Las … Continue reading
Meant to include a link to this feature on extra virgin olive oil fraud in Italy, written a while back for Reader’s Digest. Fascinating to research the industry in Bari. … Continue reading
Thirty years ago a zoroastrian from Zanzibar with eye make-up, buckteeth and unusually stretchy clothes, lost in his music whatever it was about, was a reminder that there were bohemians … Continue reading
Recently had an action-packed tour of Cabo de Gata and the edges of the Tabernas desert in Almeria, researching an article for The Guardian. Here’s some extra bits.
The Vuelta Ciclista a España aka The Tour of Spain takes place for a 70th time at the end of August. The event starts on August 22 in Puerto Banús and – … Continue reading
Guide to the moorish jewels and the spaces in between the coastal towns of Cádiz province – craggy mountains, pine forests, fields and endless beaches. Read it over at The Guardian
I wrote a holiday guide to the Huelva coast for The Guardian which I hope will be useful this summer. This is a quintessential, mainly local, family seaside destination with … Continue reading
Huelva Buenas Noticias interviewed me to get my thoughts on the Huelva coast following a research trip in preparation for a Guardian travel piece. All is lovelier than you expect … Continue reading
Ten reminders that the best travel experience are often the cheapest (luckily), just as long as you’re not in a hurry. I recommended the Sabalito border crossing, Costa Rica to Panama (although the … Continue reading
Spain’s gastronomic maridaje – the marriage of food and wine – is a definite threesome in Jerez de la Frontera, where all life is fuelled by sherry and tapas, but … Continue reading