After reading the opening chapters of this travelogue by Rachel Friedman - 'a memoir of three continents, two friends and one unexpected adventure' - my initial enthusiasm was waning a little. I feared it might turn into one of those 'naïve backpacker turns party animal' stories, but fortunately it ... Read More about Rachel Friedman – ‘The good girl’s guide to getting lost’ – a review
This charming coastal port town is the perfect place for a relaxing holiday. Home to the famous Noilly Prat vermouth, Marseillan also offers fabulous local wines and delicious fish and seafood from the nearby Thau lagoon. The old village centre is lovely to stroll around, while the scenic 17th ... Read More about 10 top reasons to visit Marseillan – the town that’s ‘like St Tropez before Bardot’
There's more to the Thames than London - though it's a great place to start discovering this great river. The south bank of the Thames is home to historic landmarks, diverse residential communities and upmarket shopping and dining. Often seen as less glamorous than its northern counterparts, it's ... Read More about London and beyond – 8 gems along the south bank of the Thames
If you had to choose one song that epitomizes a particular country for you, which would it be? It might be something you heard on the radio during your visit. Or just a favourite song by a particular artist from that country. I've made a playlist of some of my own favourite world music, starting ... Read More about World music – around the globe in 23 evocative tracks
VICTORIA'S LESSER KNOWN WINE REGIONS ARE WELL WORTH DISCOVERING. Within an hour's drive of Melbourne, you can be among rolling green hills, fern-clad gullies and ancient forests. Wine touring in Victoria makes the perfect break if you're a city dweller or wine lover. Ask your average ... Read More about Guided wine touring in Victoria – the perfect slow travel experience
Traditionally associated with budget travel and accommodation, volunteering may be going upmarket. Capturing the mood of the moment, some companies are combining it with eco-luxury holiday accommodation. As the name suggests, eco-luxury offers classy creature comforts while minimising environmental ... Read More about Eco-luxury with volunteering – a post-pandemic travel trend?