On Two Legs in the Peak District

Buffeted by a blustery wind, I took in the burnished autumnal hues of the Peak District. A frisson of warmth in the last few days had painted the countryside, and the pockets of trees splashed russet, gold and auburn among the green pastures of the hills. The...

The Marvel of Marvão

I pulled the car into a parking space with a jolt. Laid out before me was the most magnificent view: a patchwork of green hills, dusky mountains meeting a cheerful blue sky, the afternoon sun illuminating vineyards and whitewashed houses with a flattering golden hue....

The Mythical Isle of Skye

Myth, magic and legend – welcome to the Isle of Skye.   I’ve just returned from a week-long tour of Scotland and I have so much to share about the country, my head is spinning. It is without doubt, one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited....

Seeing the World from Up High

To travel the Starry-Eyed way, you don’t need much; just a thirst for curiosity, a good dose of spontaneity – and a head for heights. It doesn’t matter where I am; out in the desert, deep in a jungle, in the midst of a metropolis, or in a small town...

A Highland Adventure: From Edinburgh to Glencoe

  No trip to Scotland is complete without a Haggis Adventure. And no, I’m not talking about the oaty goodness that dances on your taste buds. The Haggis adventure I’m talking about took us on a Highland tour. After an evening spent exploring Edinburgh Castle and...
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