Travel with hand luggage only means packing space is at a premium. So, multi-tasking wonders that take up little room, but are endlessly useful, are the order of the day. Here are my favourite budget-friendly packing essentials I never travel without. Packing. Nobody loves it. Just when...

Ever thought about a weekend getaway to Cheltenham? Perhaps not. But miss out on Cheltenham and you're missing out on some of the most beautiful Regency architecture you can find anywhere in the UK, and some of the best artisan food and drink too. There's...

225km of piste, 11 villages,  6 mountains, two linked ski areas and one amazing view of Mont Blanc? That'll be La Plagne. This gem of a French alpine ski resort is not only a stunner, it's a snowsports-lovers paradise. My guide will show you how...

What sounds better than comfy, cosy, casual accommodation, great home cooking and a sociable, friendly atmosphere?  Well, it's exactly what's in store if you choose a catered chalet for your ski trip.  I try to get away to the mountains every winter, and I've been lucky enough...

Nestled high above Tarentaise valley in the French Alps, La Plagne is a cluster of eleven villages that make up a resort that's cosy yet packed with things to do. Linked together by seemingly endless pistes, this spectacular ski area delights with dozens of breathtaking...

Weekend getaway, summer holiday or city break. Chances are you want to make the most of it. But coming home at the last minute can be stressful. Today I'm sharing my favourite ways to make coming home easier, so you can hit the ground running...

Google Maps. It's an invaluable tool for getting around and exploring a new travel destination. But did you know you can use it when you're not online? I'm going to share my tips for using this handy tool offline, when you're away. When I arrive in...

With the new year just around the corner, I'm wrapping up 2017 with a real-life review of where I've been and what I've actually been up to.  Here's my year in travel and mini-adventures. 2017 is the first full year that I've documented my travels on...