Maier Sports Summer Wear - A Review
The latest Maier range of summer outdoor wear continues to deliver on comfort, good fit, and protection from adverse weather. These smart, stylish clothes can be worn anywhere with confidence.
My Favourite Walks in Madonna di Campiglio
I have been walking in Madonna di Campiglio for more than twenty summers as, for me, walking is the best way to enjoy the spectacular Dolomites that encircle this little resort. I also enjoy skiing there and my walks are often a combination of a marked path and part of a piste. They all feature…
Finland in the Wild
This winter I went to Narnia aka the Wild Taiga in Finland. I arrived in the early evening and was driven along snow covered roads through pools of yellow light cast by the street lights above us. After passing through the town of Kuhmo the residences thinned out quickly and were non-existent…
Christmas December 2017 – Where did that Year Go?
I was a bit later than usual writing my Christmas letter this year. The snow arrived early in the Dolomites and the thought of skiing fresh snow in December was irresistible. I went to my favourite resort, Madonna di Campiglio where I stayed at my favourite hotel, Hotel Lorenzetti. It was…
Walking on the Island of Fuerteventura
Fuerteventura is the oldest but the least developed of the Canary Islands. Its natural landscape and wild coastline is a lovely environment for some good walking. The best time to go walking on this island is the winter when the fierce winds that cool the hot summer sun have abated but the…
Walking the Makarska Riviera in Croatia
The Markarska Riviera is a beautiful stretch of coastline in the region of Dalmatia in Croatia. Its splendour is enhanced by the impressive Mount Biokovo that stands guard behind the town. Composed of limestone nature has fashioned this huge mountain into a series of peaks, plains and valleys. …
The Walks of Wareham in Dorset
Situated between the Rivers Frome and Piddle in idyllic Dorset countryside Wareham is well-placed for walks to suit all ages and standards. The Two Rivers Walks are short, circular trails following footpaths and quiet roads alongside the rivers Frome and Piddle that flow through the town. The…
Hiding Away in Sherwood Forest - A Uniquely English Experience
I am always on the look-out for new experiences – I have zip-wired in Guatemala, ridden an ostrich in South Africa and been white-water rafting through a gorge in Bali. But none of these experiences have given me such lasting pleasure as a recent stay at the Sherwood Hideaway … Check out some…
A Portrait of Pom - our guide in Luang Prabang, Laos
Luang Prabang may no longer be the Royal Capital but it is still considered the main centre of Buddhism in Laos. I was delighted when we met our guide, Khampom or Pom, to discover that he had been a Buddhist monk for fourteen years. Who better to show us around the city?
Folgaria - a Fun Place to Ski in Italy
Folgaria is simply that – a fun place to ski. This attractive Italian resort has five separate ski areas and one of them, Costa, is accessed by the tourist train that runs regularly throughout the day. The only place I know where a little road train transports tourists and skiers. The latter are…