How to spend the perfect weekend in Porto

When it comes to European city breaks, Porto is somewhat of an overlooked gem.  With a population of just 250k, it's often overshadowed by its bigger sprawling sibling, Lisbon. It may be wee in stature, but don...

A 3 day guide to visiting Orkney for the first time

It seems mad that in all these years writing about beautiful corners of the world I’ve rarely touched upon my home island of Orkney!  It’s not intentional, I swear!  It’s actually surprisingly tricky to write a...

My favourite tucked-away pubs in Edinburgh

I’ve lived in Edinburgh for over ten years now, yet it never fails to surprise me.  This city is a labyrinth of secret closes, cobbled lanes and hidden courtyards all ripe for exploring.  A pub crawl in Auld Re...

Exploring Krakow in December

For a festive getaway sure to fill you with all the Christmas feels, it doesn't get much better than visiting Krakow in December. I’m just going to get it out there; I’m a sucker for a Christmas jaunt.    P...

A night at the Enchanted Forest, Pitlochry

If you go down to the woods today you're sure of a big surprise...Well, if you head down to Faskally Woods this Autumn, that's definitely going to be the case!  Every year, Scotland's Perthshire town of Pitloch...

A tour of the Talisker Whisky distillery, Skye

Scotland's distilleries make up an important part of the country's culture.  That's not just because us Celts enjoy a dram, but because whisky production has been an important part of Scotland's economy for gen...