Five Places In Central America That You May Not Know

In Central America there’s a well established ‘Gringo’ trail for good reason. The Maya ruins, colonial cities and tropical coastline that make up the isthmus draw backpackers, holiday makers and expats from around the world.  For the most part, I’m an advocate of staying on or around the beaten path. Not just because there’s usually…

My Four Seasons Around The World

As I sit here in flip-flops reading about snowfall in the UK, I can’t help but feel whimsical. While we Brits love to share photos of our adventures in sunnier climes, at home, we’re also blessed with four distinct seasons.  The bright yellow of daffodils come early spring, the long summer evenings of barbecue season…

The Grand Tour: An Itinerary For Italy

From the 1620s Italy has attracted and rewarded the inquisitive. The Grand Tour, as it later became known, saw British youngsters of the upper classes travelling slowly into southern Italy from London. They often encountered treacherous alpine passes, terrible weather and disease on route. I didn’t have to plan for these troubles on my journey.…

In Pictures: Atop Across The World

When I travel, I always try to see things from a different perspective. Not just metaphorically, but physically too.  Climbing high to observe my surroundings helps me to get my bearings and also provides an alternative view of very familiar places. Sometimes, I’ve made an extra effort to reach the tops of buildings and mountains,…