The Saguaro Scottsdale, Arizona

, November 20, 2017

Imagining the American Civil War veteran and pastor Winfield Scott wandering through Arizona’s broad Salt River Valley in early 1888 requires a leap of imagination. After establishing churches in Kansas … Read more

Native Hotel, Malibu

, November 13, 2017

An overview of American history during the 20th century is hardly complete without mentioning the role of the automobile. Mid-century novelists wrote about the mystics of early engines, federal planners … Read more

Booking Campsites with Hipcamp

, November 13, 2017

The only thing harder to find than an apartment in San Francisco is a bed in St. Helena, one of California’s most over-subscribed destinations for wine tasting and weekend trips. One … Read more

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 in Tivoli in September 2017 feels like the inspection of a village midway through its model development. At the central crossroads of the tiny settlement stands a 24-hour laundrette, … 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

The Peech Hotel, Johannesburg

, April 10, 2017

In an era of accelerating tech entrepreneurship, it’s easy to forget the tenacity of founders in other sectors. It was only after booking in at The Peech Hotel in Johannesburg … Read more

Hamilton Lodge, Belalp, Switzerland

, December 6, 2016

Tucked beside the mighty Aletsch Glacier, casting a small shadow over the Valais valley in Switzerland is Hamilton Lodge, a 19-bedroom spa-come-alpine retreat in a cosy village at 2000m above-sea-level. In respecting its … 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