I have been a journalist for more than 30 years, freelance since 1997 and focusing on travel since 1999. Clients include the Guardian, Telegraph, Independent and Evening Standard.
A narrowboat novice hops aboard and steers towards Wales
Bypass busy Hvar and Brač for peaceful little Šolta
Mary Novakovich finds peak skiing amid the bewitching beauty of the Dolomites
Croatia's stylish capital gives its equally coffee-crazy central European counterparts Vienna and Budapest a run for their money.
Plitvice Lakes national park in Croatia is booming, but quieter areas with crystal-clear rivers to enjoy are nearby, including across the border in Bosnia
Sunny slopes, views of Mont Blanc and and the new Mont Valaisan ski area make La Rosière one of the loveliest ski resorts in the French Alps
Šibenik is just an hour from Split airport, yet it’s barely known to the masses heading off to Hvar.