They say life begins at 40 and that’s certainly when my holiday life at sea began. As a celebration of my 40th birthday, I embarked with my husband Simon on a Hebridean Princess cruise of the Hebrides.
As a travel writer I’ve been lucky enough to embark on cruise ships around the world and hand on maritime heart I reckon the Hebrides offer the finest cruising in the world. This year brings two superb new options for exploring this epic archipelago.
Jonathan Watson enjoys a tranquil weekend break on the banks on Loch Awe.
When I arrived in Hamburg, Germany, the other week, there was a strong police presence. Our guide quickly explained that this was in light of the G20 Summit – happening as we speak.
A summer vacation in Scotland you say? What about the weather? Well come rain or shine the Isle of Arran offers plenty of activities and sights to see and do.
As a travel writer I’ve been lucky enough to travel to over 100 countries and I can say hand on heart that the best beaches I’ve come across are right here in Scotland. A dizzying array of sandy oases sprinkle the length and breadth of the country, from Dumfries and Galloway to Shetland. Join me now as I share my favourites.
Giant beech trees, gnarled oaks, brightly coloured woodpeckers, medieval castles and wild streams. Gayle Ritchie visits two regions of Germany and loses herself in the wilderness.
Bridget McGrouther and her dog Minnie take us through some of the best dog-friendly holiday resorts in Scotland.
It's twilight on a warm Friday evening when I arrive in rural Perthshire for a quiet, relaxing weekend.
If you’re looking for a beach holiday this summer but you’re tired of the same old places, then why not give Bulgaria a whirl?