The Byward Market area is a great place to explore and a top thing to do in Ottawa

Delicious and Fun Things to Do in Ottawa, the Cool Capital of Canada

When I told people I was going to visit Ottawa back in 1998 most of them looked confused. Not about the where so much as the why. As I was to discover, back then it was easy to appreciate the ‘city that never wakes’ jokes, but I still had a soft spot for Ottawa andRead More

View over Santiago from San Cristobal Hill

Is Bellavista the Best Place to Stay in Santiago?

When you’re planning a trip to a city for the first time the Where To Stay question is an important one. While different people will have different perfect places, for me I like to be somewhere with great energy that is fun to potter around in. It doesn’t have to be the most beautiful partRead More

Titanic Belfast, image Chris Hill for Tourism Ireland

A Brilliant City Break in Belfast

“Have you been to Belfast? You have to go!” It’s always a good sign when you start insisting that your friends visit the place you’ve just come back from, and as I caught myself saying these words to pretty much every friend I caught up with in London I knew Belfast had got me good.Read More

Fresh Strawberries with Raspberry Sorbet and Sugar Dough Gaufrette

A tasty South Pacific Cruise on Holland America’s MS Oosterdam

“Would you like a second dessert?” I look up at the waiter and actually think about it. I’ve just completed a delicious three-course lunch of Scallops Crème Brûlée followed by an Alaskan Halibut Fillet Sandwich with Cucumber Potato Salad, and finished with the Fresh Strawberries with Raspberry Sorbet and Sugar Dough Gaufrette in MS Oosterdam’sRead More

Sydney Airport Caviar House

Sydney Airport Food Journey

I’m one of those crazy people who actually likes airports. Well, the fun ones like Sydney and Singapore’s Changi, not the boring LAX style ones out there. When they ask us to arrive three hours early for an international flight I’m the kind of person they’re relying on because that’s no problem at all forRead More

Hayman Island, Qld

Chef’s Table at Hayman Island, Whitsundays

As anyone who knows me can tell you, I love to travel, and I love my food. So when the opportunity came to travel to the Whitsundays to experience some of the area’s foodie delights, you can imagine what a horrible day that was for me. I’m a little embarrassed to admit it was myRead More