San Francisco Proper Hotel

, November 7, 2017

Only San Francisco’s most intrepid tourists will be familiar with the area surrounding Civic Center, merely blocks from the commercial heart of town and the home to major music and … Read more

Hotel Tivoli, Upstate New York

, October 16, 2017

Arriving at the central crossroads of Tivoli, New York in September 2017 feels a lot like giving an inspection a model village midway through its development. As a gesture of … Read more

The Hide Safari Lodge, Hwange, Zimbabwe

, June 4, 2017

It’s easy to forget that there are still larger than life animals roaming parts of Africa, perhaps because viewing them requires an above-average travel commitment for those living beyond the African continent. … Read more

Camp Amalinda, Zimbabwe

, July 5, 2016

Drive through Matobo National Park on the main drag south-west out of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe and you’ll hardly notice Camp Amalinda, which wraps itself around a collection of large granite boulders … Read more

Loch Ossian Youth Hostel, Scotland

, September 10, 2015

The experience of alighting from a train in the middle of the Scottish Highlands is unrivalled. As the train tracked through the snowy landscape, I drifted outbounds from Corrour Train … Read more

Badaguish Outdoor Centre, Aviemore

, May 22, 2015

Tucked away in the heart of the Caingorms, Badaguish Outdoor Centre offers accommodation in a secluded forest setting near Aviemore. Spacious chalet-style buildings are complemented by well equipped wigwams and … Read more

Springhill Farm Bunkhouse

, May 21, 2015

On a trip racing in Wales I stayed at Springhill Farm Bunkhouse with 25 mountain bikers from the University of Edinburgh.  The self-catered bunkhouse is part of a renovated cottage … Read more

Nebesa Lodge, Slovenia

, June 10, 2011

Nebesa is a boutique hotel consisting of eco friendly cabins that are inspired by the natural beauty of the Soča valley, right on the Italian border where the Mediterranean landscape of Slovenian meets it’s alpine mountains.