About Me

I have been writing and travelling for many years (over 50 countries at the last count). I’ve visited every continent except Antarctica (I still hope to get there one day…), and my current favourite destinations are Italy, Spain and North America. This blog is my attempt to inform and inspire other travellers, and to share some of the things I’ve discovered along the way.

My interests are wide-ranging, but I have a particular focus upon history (the older the better), art and architecture, countryside and food. I try to concentrate on lesser known sights and destinations, or on different aspects of well known places. If I come across anything quirky, or off the beaten track, then I like to write about it. And I pride myself on being able to find something of interest wherever I go – I visited Abu Dhabi five times and never ran out of things to see or do!

I also write fiction and my first novel – Shadow of the Dome – is now available from Amazon. This is a historical novel based on the true story of a voyage from China to Persia by the legendary explorer Marco Polo in the 13th century. And I am a book reviews editor for the Historical Novel Society.

I am always happy to consider working with brands or tourist boards. You can contact me at [email protected] for more information.

People I have worked with include:

LivItaly – small group tours in Italy

BiteMojo – self guided food tours

Jerusalem CVB – FAM trip to Greater Jerusalem Area, March 2017

Visit LuleĆ„ – FAM trip to LuleĆ„, Sweden, July 2016

Eco Pizzicato B&B, Vico del Gargano, Italy – Hosted visit, May 2014