Orrido di Pino

Italy 2022 #7Sunday 21 May I am back doing what I truly love: nestled in the countryside, far from the madding crowds, stunning views over the Amafli coast and heaps of jaw-dropping hikes on the doorstep. Not everyone’s idea of heaven, but pretty close to the Gods for me. I have booked us into a… Read More Orrido di Pino


Italy 2022 #5Wednesday 17 May Naples is an interesting place. Busy, far more multi-cultural than Rome, bustling thoroughfares but you very quickly find yourself in poor, run-down neighbourhoods if you wander far from the main drag. A nightmare to drive: there are pavement-type areas but they are permanently blocked by cafes, motorbikes, shops, all manner… Read More Napoli

City Breaks

Italy 2022 #2Friday 13 May  City breaks are in equal measure rewarding and exhausting. Cities like Rome are overflowing with marvels and treasures. New wonders await around every corner. But it is hard work endlessly traipsing from one site to the next, especially under the relentless Roman sunshine. As with so much in life, you… Read More City Breaks


South Africa 2022 #8Wednesday 2 March  And so to the last of my Black Friday Bargain Breaks. This time we headed 3½ hours east of Cape Town to Grootvadersbosch, another small Cape Nature reserve. It wasn’t a bad day in Cape Town but, as we headed east, the almost inevitable clouds began to loom large… Read More Grootvadersbosch