Marrakech provokes strong reactions in people. They either love it or hate it. I experienced both sides of the city when I visited. It has a reputation for being an exotic, evocative destination. Full of… View Post

Corfu’s splendid capital city is also a UNESCO World Heritage site and a unique in spot in the Greek islands for its history and architecture. It was ruled over by the Venetians for four centuries,… View Post

I loved Sicily’s beguiling (but exhausting) capital city. But be warned: it’s bigger than you think and your feet will take a pounding! Make sure you pack some comfy shoes. As the meeting point between… View Post

Historic medinas hold an enduring fascination for travellers. In this era of regulation and conformity and Google Maps, it’s a thrill to lose yourself in a setting so unfamiliar and chaotic. Whilst the popularity of Marrakech… View Post

I was lucky enough to visit the beautiful Sidi Bou Said before the Arab Spring whilst sailing around Africa with the Phoenician Ship Expedition. My travel companions mocked me for stopping to take a photo… View Post

A year at sea equals a lot of sunset photos. Whipping out the cameras out became part of the daily routine on the Phoenician Ship Expedition. At the risk of major sunset overexposure (and so… View Post

  With its whitewashed walls, mountain views, red slate roofs and geranium displays, is Frigiliana the prettiest town in Andalucia? Situated up in the hills behind the Costa del Sol, Frigiliana is a short but winding… View Post

The Cinque Terre is a photographer’s dream with its five colourful villages, dramatic coastal scenery and spectacular sunsets. Don’t just visit for the photo ops – the food is to die for! The only problem… View Post