As a travel writer I’ve been lucky enough to get out to all of the world’s great wine destinations and while I love the likes of France, Australia and New Zealand, for me South Africa stands head and cork shoulders above all the others for wine touring.
Following a leap in demand for pet-friendly travel, leading Scottish holiday home provider, EmbraceScotland, launched a “Paws for a Break Pet-Friendly Award” last year to celebrate properties that go above and beyond to cater for man’s best friend.
It’s one of the easiest resorts to fly to from Scotland and the second biggest ski area in Europe. Jack McKeown visits Portes du Soleil, where he stays in a charming chalet run by a ski enthusiast from Comrie
It's twilight on a warm Friday evening when I arrive in rural Perthshire for a quiet, relaxing weekend.
As a travel writer I’ve visited more than 100 countries and make 30-40 trips a year, but there is one place in Scotland that I return to every single year. That is the Isle of Arran. I’d like to share with you what for me makes this unique oasis in the Firth of Clyde so special.
Susie Clark and her partner enjoy a relaxing weekend break in Kenmore
Skiers and snowboarders looking to bag a bargain for their next winter holiday would do well to consider Morzine and Les Gets in the French Alps. Gayle Ritchie checks out a fantastic catered chalet run by a couple from Broughty Ferry
As a travel writer there are some countries that I just cannot help going back to. One of my favourites is Slovenia, a bijou ‘Europe in Miniature’ that boasts Alpine peaks and lakes, world class food, superb wines, a slice of Mediterranean coastline, not to mention one of Europe’s most engaging capitals.
Welcome aboard what for me is the finest train in the whole of Africa. I’m writing this on Rovos Rail – which definitely justifies its tag as the ‘Pride of Africa’ - as I watch the parched plains of South Africa unfurl all around and an ostrich kicking up the scorched earth just feet from my suite windows.
There has been a fairly common lexicon used to describe Gleneagles Hotel over the years which has included the terms luxury, faultless service, discretion and style.