March 19: In the Sunday People writing about branch lines reborn
March 18: in the FT writing about Montserrat
March 12: in the Sunday People writing about TV detective countryside
March 5: In the lastest Postcards magazine writing about food in Marrakech
March 5: in the Sunday People writing about New Orleans
March 5: in the Sunday Mirror writing about Hull
February 26: in the Sunday People writing about Hostels and Poshtels
February 19: in the Sunday People writing about Blyton’s Dorset
February 18: in the Daily Telegraph writing about PLF’s Mani peninsular
February 11: in the FT writing about Oman’s Dhofar coast
February 5: in the Sunday People writing about Hull, city of culture
February 4: in the Daily Telegraph writing about Walking Holidays
January 29: In Country Living magazine writing about walking in the rain
January 29: in the Sunday People writing about half term stuff
January 22: in the Sunday People writing about literary breaks
January 15: in the Sunday People writing about Valentine’s Day breaks
January 8: in the Sunday People writing about escaping January blues
January 2017: In Halcyon magazine writing about the Grand Hibernian
December 31: in the Sunday People writing about top destinations for 2017.
December 23: in the Christmas Eve Sunday People writing about Boxing Day Bargains.
December 22: in the January 2017 issue of Etihad Aspire magazine writing about Berlin’s fine dining.
December 18th: latest in the Sunday People: Hogmanay celebrations
December 11th: starting a new weekly slot in the Sunday People, with a spread on experience days as Christmas presents.
November 29: in the January edition of the Sunday Times Travel Magazine, contributing to Best of 2016/7.
November 26: in the latest National Geographic Traveller, writing about Malaysian cuisine.
November 19: in the FT writing about the German hijacking of Christmas
November 7: In the ABTA Daily with a run-down of what’s hot in the Middle East
November 1: In the new Sunday Times Travel Magazine writing about Christmas markets
October 26: Festive Cities: Dresden in Which? Travel
October 26: comprehensive survey of the Canaries in Which? Travel
October 22: article on the Grand Hibernian in the FT
October 16; article on Tall Ship sailing in the Canaries in the Times
October 9: article on Romania’s Maramures in the Telegraph
October 8: article on La Palma in the FT
October 3: article on Peru and Martin Chambi on Lightfoot travel
September 16: article on Bavaria beer pilgrimage in the Independent
August 27: Article on Capability Brown/Victoria in the Times
August 8: article on island hopping the Hebrides in the Sunday Times Travel Magazine
August 6: Article in the Telegraph about hiking the Bernina Express
August 1: article on cycling in Bhutan for Lightfoot Travel
August 1: Article on street art in Etihad magazine
July 23rd: in the FT writing about New Brunswick sturgeon safari
July 19th: My piece on hiking the Bernina Express is in the Telegraph
July 7th: Writing about New Brunswick in the next Food & Travel magazine
July 1st: Writing about Tunisia in the latest Turkish Airlines Skylife
July 1st: My boat/biking in Holland article is the cover on this month’s Etihad
June 4th: in the Weekend FT writing about Bordeaux’s new Cite du Vin
June 1st: in Etihad’s Aspire magazine writing about luxury train journeys
June 1st: in the latest Sunday Times Travel magazine with a Big Trip feature on the Thames
May 30th: various radio things. Working with Holiday Extras, and on Radio Four’s PM talking about airports. And giving a talk to the BGTW about writing travel books.
May 26th: in the Independent writing about Wallander’s Sweden
May 21st: in the FT writing about Belgium’s coastal tram.
May 16th: in Ultratravel Middle East writing about Peru
May: in the June Sunday Times Travel Magazine writing about Freudenberg in Germany.
May 7th: In the FT writing about a cargo-sailing voyage. http://www.ft.com/travel
May 3rd: in the latest Business Traveller magazine writing about Dusseldorf.
May 1st: in the new Which? Travel magazine writing about sailing holidays
April 14th: in the Independent writing about Switzerland’s Tavolata.
April: in the latest Country Living magazine writing about Scotland’s Knoydart
April: in the latest Sunday Times Travel Magazine writing about Bordeaux.
April: in Etihad magazine writing about Dusseldorf
March: in Nat Geo Traveller writing about Capability Brown
19 March: in the FT writing about cycling in Burma
March: in Etihad Aspire writing about classic sailing.
February 28th: In the Express writing about the Louvre.
February: in Lightfoot Travel’s online magazine writing about a family trip in Thailand
February: In this month’s Etihad Aspire writing about the Royal Opera House
30 January: in the FT writing about a dogsled adventure
30 January: in the Independent writing about Impressionist gardens
10 January: in ASTANetwork magazine writing about gulet cruises
2 January: in this month’s Etihad magazine writing about cod.
18 December: In the new Which? Travel magazine, writing about fitness travel.
5 December: in the Express writing about Europa Park
29 November: also in the Sunday People writing an eight of the best on British spas.
29 November: in the Sunday Mirror doing a ten of the best Christmas cottages
20 November: for the past couple of weeks I have been deputising on the travel desk at the Sunday Mirror. An interesting change of scene.
3 November: A couple of pieces about Germany and Whale spotting in this ABTA magazine
2 November: A couple of pieces about Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia in this ABTA magazine
24 Oct: in the FT writing about Tangiers and Jajouka musicians
20 Oct: writing for Worldwide Destination Guide about the Appalachian Trail
9 Oct: In the FT writing about a cider odyssey in Normandy.
30 Sept: writing for Worldwide Destination Guide about Sri Lanka cycling
26 Sept: Nice Bergs…my Newfie article for the Sunday Times Travel Magazine is shortlisted for Consumer Article of the Year in the Travel Media Awards.
16 Sept: The Queen is off to Malta in November….and I am writing about it in the Sept edition of Selling Travel Magazine
14 Sept: Old railways reborn. Blog for CountrybyCountry
11 Sept: Hiking the Appalachian in the footsteps of Bryson for the Independent
10 Sept: In the Evening Standard writing about the Thames Path.
8 Sept: Peru through photographers’ eyes for the Independent
2 Sept: In the Express writing about Heidelberg.
Sept: The BBC, bless em, re-ran my Agatha book on Radio Four Extra.
Hacked, and had to rebuild. Bloomin nuisance. Missed some publications.
19 July: writing about Britain’s finest towns for ABTA Magazine
18 July: in today’s Independent writing about Malta
6 July: in July’s Etihad magazine writing about theatre cats.
3 July: In the August edition of Sunday Times Travel Magazine writing about teenager travel.
27 June: In July’s Which? Travel magazine writing about cycling.
24 June: article in Wizzair magazine about Margaret Island Budapest.
14 June: article in the Independent about Schengen, the place and the agreement.
7 June: Article in the FT about Schloss Elmau, host hotel for the G7 Summit.
30 May: in Ultratravel, writing about Malta
22 May: just noticed that my feature on a Norfolk sherpherdess was in the April edition of Country Living.
12 May: just discovered a piece of mine I hadn’t seen in print before, from back in 2013, about the Thames
9 May: Big Trip article about Sri Lanka in Sunday Times Travel Magazine, plus bits and pieces about Greece in the same edition
14 April: Newfoundland’s Iceberg Alley for ASTA Network
5 April: staying in Agatha’s Christie’s estate for the Sunday Express
4 April: Poland’s new trains, and Gdansk, for Business Traveller
4 April: hiking Japan’s pilgrimage trail the Kumano Kodo, in the FT
28 March: Lots of stuff about Tobago, including one under my pen name Alexander Macleod, in the Independent
27 March: finding happiness in Copenhagen for CountrybyCountry
20 March: Doing the new Grand Tour in Italy, for the FT
7 March: Article about Sri Lanka in the Independent
5 March: the latest Sunday Times Travel Magazine has my article about hunting big beasts in Newfoundland. And a smaller piece on my favourite Rhine castles.
26 Feb: Various bits of this ABTA Members handbook are by me
11 Feb: My article on top ten must-sees kicks off this Sri Lanka special
8th Feb: in the February Selling Travel writing about Bulgaria
2nd Feb: article in the latest Wizzair magazine about spas in Budapest
26 Jan: article in CountrybyCountry about where to see whales & dolphins
3rd Jan 2015: in the Independent writing about retro Switzerland.
1st Jan 2015: article about posh teas in London in the latest Aspire magazine.
1st Jan 2015: article about water in the latest Aspire magazine
22 December: in the December edition of Selling Travel writing about Sri Lanka
20 December: article in the Independent about Thailand’s Khao Lak and the tsunami, 10 years on.
20 December: article in the Independent about Papua New Guinea
13 December: article in the Express about cycle-barging down the Mosel.
11 December: writing in CountrybyCountry about Khao Sok and its lake.
4 December: article in Etihad Aspire magazine on retro Swiss winters
23 November: in the Independent, writing about ski resorts with trains.
18 November: I’m ranked fifth (out of 220) in the AITO Travel Writer of the Year Award. Which means I’m called up on stage to receive a couple of bottles of fine wine. Thanks AITO!
1 November: in the FT with this article on street photography in Berlin
1 November: In Etihad magazine writing about Stuttgart
30 October: the words in this Turkey supplement are all mine
25 October: Article on Finland’s autumn in the FT
21st October: That’s nice. I’m on the shortlist for AITO travel writer of the year.
12th October: article on Scottish wildlife in the Sunday Express
4th October: article on 4WD around Albania in the FT.
October: article on Frankfurt and Around in Business Traveller
October: article on Bavaria’s health cures in Aspire magazine
September: article on the Sound of Music in Jet2 Magazine.
12 September: I am seeking a new literary agent for my fictional output (I already have a good agent for my non-fiction). Any recommendations, anyone?
7 September: article on Prince Charles’ Transylvania in the Express
30 August: article on Zoigling in Germany in Saturday’s Times
28 August: article on hut hiking in the September Etihad magazine
12 August: in the latest Sunday Times Travel Magazine with a feature on island hopping in Sweden
10 August: article on spa camping in the Express
August: in Australia’s Luxury Travel magazine, writing about Swiss railways.
August: running sculling courses at Tideway Scullers School.
August 1st: article on Djemaa el Fna in the latest Etihad magazine
July 25th: blog on Maramures, northern Transylvania, for CountrybyCountry.
June 21st: in the Indy, writing about hiking in Austria
June 20th in the FT, writing about Bordeaux
June: I am in the June edition of Selling Longhaul, writing about Myanmar
June 1st: I am in the latest Business Traveller magazine writing about the sex appeal of Cologne.
May 23rd: I’m in today’s FT, kicking off their Great Walks series with my trek in Myanmar
May 20th: I’m in this month’s Thomas Cook magazine, writing about Tunisia’s trains.
May 1st: my story on Thailand is on the cover of June’s Sunday Times Travel Magazine
April 19th: In today’s FT writing about cycling through Bhutan
April 17th: In the latest edition of Australia’s Luxury Travel magazine, writing about Japan’s new Seven Stars trains.
April 15th: ages since I kept this uptodate, but I’m in this edition of Selling Longhaul, writing about South Africa.
January 5th: in the FT writing about Austrian spa and monastery combo
November: writing about Lanzarote in the Nov edition of Jet2 magazine
November 27th: article on Japanese train in the National’s Ultratravel
November 23rd: article on Goerlitz in the FT
November 16th: article on Lanzarote in the Indy
November 9th: article on Sri Lanka in the Express
November 1st: missed one…article about Munich in September edition of Business Traveller
October 29th: Shortlisted for Travel Writer of the Year by AITO
October 11th: Japan’s new cruise train for the FT
September 15 2013 Budapest for the Express
September 7th Locations for About Time in the Express
September 7th Bavaria in the Indy
August 18 Cycling around Norfolk in the Express
August 18 150th anniversary of package holiday in the Express
August 11 Ebiking in the Alps in the Independent
July 28 Best bits of the Thames in the Express
July 21 Sea kaying in Scotland in the Independent
July 6 Staying in Austrian monasteries in the Express
July Lost track a bit….articles in Women’s Weekly, Country Living, CNN etc And Southern Africa in Selling Longhaul, July August ed.
16 June Article on the Thames in the next Garuda magazine
June Loadsa travelling for all sorts, Express, FT, Sunday Times.
18 May Mud-flat walking in Germany in the Independent
10 May In the Sologne, France, for the Express
21 April My article on Berlin is in this week’s Woman’s Weekly.
14 April Just finished two weeks of running sculling courses for TSS and TWRC
10 April My article on Sri Lanka’s former war zones is in the Daily Telegraph
5 April My article on hut hiking in the Alps is up on CNN
30 March My piece on cod fishing in the Lofotens is in the FT
9 March Another piece in the FT, this time on Marseilles
9 March My article on zip wiring in the Ardennes in the Express.
1 March My article on Tall Ship Sailing in the Canaries is in the Financial Times
26 February My article on Pondicherry is up on CNN Travel
23 February Off to Sri Lanka for the Telegraph
23 February My article on Stoupa is in today’s Express
12 January My article on Pondicherry and the Life of Pi is in today’s Express
8 January. My article on quad biking in Egypt is in ABTA mag’s Egypt special.
23 December My article on Gstaad is in today’s Daily Express
20 December My article on home-swap holidays is in the latest Women’s Weekly
15 December My website www.germanyiswunderbar.com has passed a milestone: now on the first page of Google searches for ‘German’ and ‘travel’. Woopdedoodah.
6 December A week on a sailing boat in the Canaries for the Financial Times
25 November Article on the Hurghada coast in the Sunday Times Travel Magazine
16 November Whizzy trip to India to do a piece for the Express
3 November Article of mine on Papua New Guinea in the Express
27 October Article of mine on great little railways in the Express.
October Article of mine on Turkey in ABTA magazine
12 September Article of mine on Pitlochry in the Evening Standard
9 September Article of mine on Penang in today’s Express
3 September A new departure. Article of mine on the Danube in a US iPad magazine called Overnight Buses, and they’ve done a nice job.
25 August Article of mine on Switzerland in today’s Express
9 August Article of mine on sailing in weekend FT
August Article of mine on Gastro Tourism is the cover story on ABTA magazine.
August Article of mine on Dee Caffari in Coast magazine
July/August Leading sculling courses at Tideway Scullers School.
22 July 2012 Article of mine on Lanzarote cycling in today’s Sunday Express.
14 July 2012 Article of mine on Bavaria in this week’s Woman’s Weekly
8 July 2012 In transit between mud-flat walking in Germany, to cultural grazing in Penang. Indy, Express and ST magazine.
24 June 2012 Article of mine on Posh Hostels in this week’s Woman’s Weekly.
9 June 2012 Article of mine on flashpacking in Thailand is in July’s Sunday Times Travel Magazine.
2 June 2012 Article of mine on Lanzarote in the Independent today.
1 June 2012 June kicks off with a cycle ride from London to Camarthen, next week, followed at the weekend by a food trip to Brussels. Then to Austria, walking.
26 May 2012 Just been taking part in an unusual sailing world champs for the FT
10 May 2012 Article of mine on culinary Germany in May’s edition of ABTA Magazine.
3 May 2012 Article of mine on the West Highland line (viz Hogwarts Express) in next week’s Women’s Weekly.
2 May 2012 Quick trip to Scotland to have a look at the Waverley paddlesteamer before her season begins.
27 April 2012 Short piece of mine on Switzerland in the Sunday Times Travel magazine.
21 April 2012 Article of mine on the Fairytale Road in Saturday’s Financial Times. Also an article in the National in Abu Dhabi.
21 April 2012 Off to Germany again, this time to the Allgau. And Fussen.
20 April 2012 My piece on the Round the Island Race is in this month’s Coast magazine.
14 April 2012. An article of mine on Turkey in next week’s Woman’s Weekly.
13 April 2012. Just completed running another week-long rowing course at Tideway Scullers School.
4 April 2012. An article of mine on taking teenagers to Bangkok in Sunday’s Daily Express
31 March 2012. An article of mine on cycling in Brittany in the Independent today.
21 March 2012. Off to Germany next week to do something about the Brothers Grimm for the FT. Hope spring has started springing over there too.
9 March 2012. An article of mine on Thailand is in this month’s Sunday Times Travel Magazine.
7 March 2012. Inundated with hundreds of entries for our latest GermanyisWunderbar competition, but many are from poxy proxy competition websites, grrr.
2 March 2012. Switzerland in the bag. Velogemelling was a little surreal. And yesterday’s itinerary involved eight train journeys, two bus rides and a cable car – all performed exactly as scheduled.
27 Feb 2012. Four days of Switzerland in the snow for the Sunday Times Travel Magazine – but no skiing! It’s gonna feel weird!
16 Feb 2012. The Independent ran my French spas piece last Sunday.
12 Feb 2012. The Express runs my ‘Tunisia lays out the welcome mat’ article.
4 Feb 2012. The Australian is running a piece of mine on Thai trains which was originally in the Independent, which is a bit of surprise. These newspaper guys always assume they own world rights – for which you don’t get a bean more.
29 Jan 2012. My piece on Papua New Guinea in Saturday’s FT. Plus article on Mad King Ludwig’s castles in this months Sunday Times Travel Magazine. And just back from Lanzarote, not quite as exotic as PNG, although the mountain biking was quite a challenge.
21 Jan 2012. Libya ‘tourism’ sustained a lot of hotels here in Tunisia during 2011. Today’s taxi driver says that a lot of Libyans are still here, but not the right ones. IE, they’re Gaddafio’s ex-friends, and apparently they’re making waves.
18 Jan 2012. Spring is already springing here in Tunisia. Symbolic, as it’s just the first anniversary of the Revolution. And that new airport, Enfidha, needs more planes/people!
10 Jan 2012: Water story in Saturday’s Express, Sherlock Holmes’ Reichenbach Falls story in Sunday’s Express. Express stories usually end up online here. Meanwhile next week’s Tunisia trip looks like it’s gone up the spout. Bugger.
Jan 2012: Off to Evian this weekend to drink a shed load of water. Then it’s Tunisia mid month, and Lanzarote at the end.
Dec 2011: Winner of the Travel Writer of the Year award from the German National Tourist Office for an article in National Geographic Traveller. Very interesting trip to Papua New Guinea to learn to dive, for an article for the Financial Times.