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.
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 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.
It's twilight on a warm Friday evening when I arrive in rural Perthshire for a quiet, relaxing weekend.
Susie Clark and her partner enjoy a relaxing weekend break in Kenmore
It’s easy to feel at home in Aarhus. At least it is for a Dundonian. Strolling through a compact city centre with pedestrianised shopping areas, then down to a waterfront in the throes of colossal redevelopment.
Whether you’re holed up in an historic castle feeling suitably smug or enjoying lunch in a hotel overlooking lush green fields, there’s something magical about a country retreat.
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.
A luxury self-catering cottage where dogs can stay too? Gayle Ritchie whistles Toby and Cody and hightails it to Wester Ross
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.