MAGAZINE ARTICLES

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Sagrada Familia

Barcelona - A City of Divine Inspiration

MARCH 2022

New year, new travel plans and how better to start than an early January escape to one of the cultural heavyweights of the world, the Catalonian capital city of Barcelona.

With a history dating back 2000 years and rebirth from dictatorship rule in the mid-1970s, Barcelona is a diverse and fascinating city and I’ve got just 36 hours to explore it…

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Escape to Agios
Destination Beach and Waterside Chic

NOVEMBER 2021

Travel is still slightly more complicated and research is needed’ but being double-jabbed means access is easier’ Greece is easier still. With entry requiring just one form’ another on return and a day 2 test,’ it’s not rocket science.

One thing Greece doesn’t struggle for is sunshine and wanting plenty of it I head to the most southerly of its islands’ large and luscious Crete. 

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Alvor, the Heart of the Algarve

SEPTEMBER 2021

2021 and the familiar pattern of travel confusion continues, but at last, with a scattering of destinations permitted, there's an actual real possibility of travel.

 

I last visited Portugal’s Algarve region around 20 years ago, still remembering my feeble attempt at golfing… 

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Tenerife, an Island of Giants

APRIL 2021

I last set foot on the island of Tenerife 22 years ago, just a young thing back then, working on cruise liners that would regularly call at Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the port of the island’s capital.

 

With only limited shore time extensive exploration wasn’t really an option. Fast forward to 2020 and I’m back, albeit in the middle of a global pandemic but in a window of permitted travel.

Award Winning Gin - The River Test Distillery

The Full English - A Staycation with Spirit

NOVEMBER 2020

Go, don’t go, go, and don’t go...a frustratingly familiar pattern for travel destinations in 2020.

 

As Covid-19 continues its rampage plunging peoples travel plans into chaos, more and more of us are opting for a staycation. Apart from the horrific impact on the travel industry what better way is there to support our UK businesses than to holiday at home.

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Finding My Fizz - A Sparkling Adventure Through Champagne

AUGUST 2020

Months of lock down had really taken it's toll and lucky as I was to be well and working from home my travel bubble had truly burst. As soon as we were given the green light to get away I was on the road to the best source of much needed bubbles...France and the Champagne region! From vineyard-clad hillsides to glorious tastings in sumptuous surroundings we explored the finery of the region, its produce and re-inflated our bubbles with real ones.

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Delicious St Lucia

MARCH 2020

A dream island and a dream trip but what lies beyond paradise beaches? With such a fertile landscape St Lucia produces in abundance, but did you know it also produces chocolate? I visited the gorgeous Rabat Estate by Hotel Chocolat and turned my hand to chocolate making! 

Crown Princess Cruise Ship

A VOYAGE OF RE-DISCOVERY

FEBRUARY 2020

Cruising has exploded in popularity, having worked on cruise ships myself it was high time I got myself on one as a passenger...here's how it went on Crown Princess in November 2019. 

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THE ALTERNATIVE WHITE CHRISTMAS

NOVEMBER 2019

Ever wanted to avoid all the manic shopping, turkey cooking and family faffing of a traditional UK Christmas? Here's how to experience Christmas in the Caribbean instead....with guaranteed sun and white snow...sorry sand....

Crown Princes Food and Beverage

CROWN PRINCESS - INTERVIEW - FOOD AND BEVERAGE DIRECTOR - OLIVER NEUBURGER

NOVEMBER 2019

Aboard the Crown Princess in November 2019 one of the best things was indeed...the Food! Spoilt rotten I interviewed the Crowns Food and Beverage Director who tells me how they do it and a bit about himself!

The beach at Cancun Hotel Zone

YEARNING FOR THE YUCATAN

OCTOBER 2019

One of my favourite places to chill, Mexico. I've spent around 6 holidays here on the white beaches and so I'd say I'm somewhat of an expert! Here's an overview on what you can expect from a holidays on Mexico's Caribbean Coast.

The glorious Alhambra in Granada

MAGICAL MOORISH SPAIN

JULY 2019

 I've always been a fan of Spain so taking the chance to venture beyond the cities and beach side costa's was pure delight. Read about my adventure in Andalucia through whitewashed villages with stunning vistas of the mountains and beyond. 

Budapest is the ultimate city break

BEAUTIFUL BUDAPEST

FEBRUARY 2019

On the top of my 'to-do' list, Budapest...this beautiful ornate and vibrant city was such a wonder to explore. Sunbathing in October? read about my adventure here. 

The beautiful Beaumont in Hexham

RESTAURANT REVIEW - THE BEAUMONT - HEXHAM

JULY 2018

As part of the journalist team for Food and Drink Guides I visited The Beaumont in the heart of beautiful Hexham in the Tyne Valley, Northumberland. Read here about the place, the food and the people behind it all.

Dodgins Yard Restaurant North Shields Fish Quay

RESTAURANT REVIEW - DODGINS YARD - FISH QUAY

MAY 2018

As part of the journalist team for Food and Drink Guides I visited Dodgins Yard a brand new concept in the heart of the historic Fish Quay, North Shields, Read here about the place, the food and the people behind it all.

Jam Marketing Newcastle
Food and Drink guides - North East Region
Northern Insight Magazine for the North East
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