Mid-trip madness

I fly to Iceland in about 17 hours. And I’ve been home from the US for a total of 4.5 weeks – a mad month of writing furiously, and little else that constitutes a life. This blog is well overdue for a post, but I have bags to pack and files to download and emails to write, so it will have to wait…

In the meantime, instead, here are a couple of links to some of my recently published articles, written about some of my favourite parts of the world.

First, here’s a feature on tips for first-time visitors to Santorini:

Santorini is the supermodel of the Greek islands, a head-turner whose face is instantly recognisable around the world: multicoloured cliffs soar out of a sea-drowned caldera, topped by drifts of whitewashed buildings. With its reputation for dazzling panoramas, romantic sunsets and volcanic-sand beaches, it’s hardly surprising the island features on so many travellers’ bucket lists.

And a rundown of some of Slovenia’s unique sleeps (an article I so enjoyed researching):

Blessed with natural splendour in abundance, Slovenia has been crafting itself a well-deserved reputation for clean, green travel. To supplement its outdoorsy appeal, quirky accommodation is springing up in the scenic countryside, and clever locals are embracing and redefining one of the travel world’s hottest crushes: glamping (or glamorous camping).

And finally, why Denmark’s second city Aarhus rates a mention in Lonely Planet’s ‘Best in Europe 2016′ campaign:

Aarhus has long laboured in the shadow cast by Copenhagen, but transformation is afoot in Denmark’s second-largest city. This Viking-founded hub on the Jutland peninsula is staking a claim for visitor attention, and building a reputation as an emerging European destination for city-breakers, festival-goers, art and food fans, and those looking beyond the capital-city conga.

And now, a long and lovely 6.5-week research trip in my most beloved Iceland beckons, so I need to get organised. See you on the other side.


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