• 20 September 2014

    There are many reasons to travel - perhaps to escape, to search for romance, sometimes to satisfy curiosity.

  • 13 September 2014

    We drive through the headstone-studded battlefields of France towards the sunny south, to the stunning region of the Dordogne with its lazy rivers, fairy-tale castles and golden fields of tobacco and maize, a burnished chequerboard gracing the banks of the River Vezere and the yawning coils of the River Dordogne.

  • 13 September 2014

    A historic stopping-off point for coaches from Kelso to Edinburgh, the Lodge at Carfraemill is now a welcoming hotel that provides a base for exploring Lauderdale, visiting nearby Thirlestane Castle or indulging in a range of outdoor activities in the area.

  • 11 September 2014

    Eat, Drink, Discover Scotland

  • 6 September 2014

    Driving through England we take the motorway, speeding past Stratford, cruising towards Oxford, the windows half down to off-set the blistering late summer heat.

  • 6 September 2014

    On a warm, wet day not so very long ago I took a walk around St Cuthbert's Cemetery in Edinburgh.

  • 31 August 2014

    IT is only after about an hour of cutting dulse off the rocks and kelp it clings to that I realise the other harvesters around me are snacking on it.