I’ve written about consumer issues, days out and holidays, and hotel reviews, for titles including BBC Countryfile, British Travel Journal, Coast, Woman’s Weekly, Woman’s Own, Hearst Magazines’ (where I was travel editor for seven years), and From May 2018 until December 2019 I was a regular contributor in a small team for Need to Know Club, a subscriber website of recommendations from experienced travel writers (now closed).

Top seven places to see bluebells | BBC Countryfile, 2022
The UK is home to half the world’s bluebells, the sight and scent of which embody the essence of high spring… read more

Best cool box 2022: The best ice boxes and camping coolers from £20 | Expert Reviews, 2022
Keep cool and carry on camping. Enjoy fresh food and cold drinks anywhere, with our favourite ice boxes and electric coolers… read more

Skiing in the Highlands | British Travel Journal, 2021
Clean, crisp air, breathtaking views of peaks and pines, miles of pure white snow – and you don’t have to leave the UK…

Neolithic North Downs | BBC Countryfile, 2021
On a natural terrace overlooking rolling Kent farmland sits Coldrum, the most complete of the early Neolithic ‘Medway megaliths’… read more

Holidays in Europe after Brexit: what you need to know before you go | Amazon, 2021
This ebook answers questions like: ‘Will my passport be stamped?’ ‘Do I need a visa?’ ‘Is my Ehic still valid?’ ‘Is my car’s GB sticker legal?’ ‘Can I stay for more than three months?’ ‘Will it cost more to use my mobile on holiday?’ ‘How much booze can I bring back?’ If you’re planning a holiday in Europe, this is all you need to know before you go… read more

Pedal power: why it’s time to consider an ebike | That’s Not My Age, 2021
I’m a seasoned cyclist, riding London roads since I was 10 (don’t tell my mum), cycling to work when I lived in London, then commuting from the country with a fold-up on the train. But now I’m working from home… read more

On the trail of Vikings | BBC Countryfile, 2021
Start from a site of ancient Roman history and end at a seaside resort that’s a hotbed of contemporary art on this gentle wildflower-filled coastal ride… read more

London cemeteries to see before you die | Culture Whisper, 2021
There’s nothing morbid about spending time in a cemetery… read more

Artists, deer and veterans | BBC Countryfile, 2020
Discover a tree as old as the Norman Conquest on a ramble through Petworth Park… read more

Fort in the forest | BBC Countryfile, 2020
Within this ancient woodland of birch, oak and Scots pine are the remains of one of Britain’s largest Iron Age hillforts. But who lived here on Oldbury Hill, and why?… read more

The best UK rail trails | British Travel Journal, 2020
Walk or cycle along a former railway line… read more

Ferns and fairy springs | BBC Countryfile, 2020
On her journey to an enchanting waterfall, Adrienne Wyper unearths an industrial landscape reclaimed by nature and transformed into an abundant wilderness… read more

Revival of the beach hut | British Travel Journal, 2020
Jaunty, jolly bathing huts line the shore at many of our favourite seaside resorts, as much part of the great British seaside as piers and Punch & Judy – we look at how a simple seaside storage shed became a covetable coastal property… read more

Top 10 butterflies to spot | BBC Countryfile, 2020
Most of Britain’s butterflies are on the wing over the summer months, so it’s a great time to get to know them better… read more

Tea beside the sea: Hive Beach Café, Burton Bradstock, Dorset | BBC Countryfile, 2019
Sea, sand and savoury cream teas – this waterside café along the Jurassic Coast has all the right ingredients for a spring day out… read more

A weekend getaway to… Canterbury | Simply Vegan, 2019
You’ll be spoilt for choice in this attractive cathedral city, one of the most popular places to visit in Kent… read more

Ullswater: Howtown to Glenridding walk | BBC Countryfile, 2019
Board a historic steamer before walking one of Wainwright’s most-loved paths in the Lake District National Park… read more

The Ultra Low Emission Zone explained | Saga, 2019
The Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) could now cost up to £24 to drive in central London – we explain the new emissions chargeread more

Is your driving licence out of date? | Saga, 2019 
You’ll know that your passport needs to be renewed every 10 years – it’s easy to see that you can’t use your passport after its expiry date. But did you know that your driving licence also has an expiry date?… read more

Shrub sensations | The Lady, 2018
Rhododendrons first hit their popularity peak in Victorian times, when plant hunters brought them back from far-flung places to Kew, and started a trend… read more

Enliven your life: go moho | The Lady, 2018
If the dull, dark, chilly days and dreary daily routine have you daydreaming of escaping it all and driving off into the sunset to live a simpler life, the answer might be a motorhome… read more

Kew Palace | The Lady, 2018
It may be a little less than palatial, but this charming red-brick edifice in the beautiful grounds of Kew Gardens offers a fascinating insight into the lives of its former anointed inhabitants… read more

Winter at Wisley | The Lady, 2018
In the dead of winter, when your own patch is likely to be ‘resting’ and not looking its best, it’s inspiring to visit a garden that comes into its own on a cold, crisp day, sparkling with frost… read more

Chicago: it’s a wonderful town! | Vegan Living, 2017
Chicago, on Lake Michigan, isn’t just famous for mobsters, blues clubs and being particularly windy. It has a well-deserved foodie reputation too, and with an estimated six per cent – over 19 million – of the US population now vegan, it’s easy to eat out… read more

7 things to do in… Chicago | Woman’s Own, 2017
Chicago is second to none for museums, street art, its wonderful waterside location – and that skyscraper skyline. Its centre is surprisingly walkable and easy to find your way around… read more

Steep in water | Vegan Living, 2017
If your Canary Island knowledge is confined to holidaymaker hotspots in Tenerife or Gran Canaria, You’ll find lesser-known La Palma a lovely surprise… read more

Fictional footsteps: Chesil Beach | BBC Countryfile, 2017
The ocean swells, wildlife-rich berms and wave-sculpted pebbles of this iconic storm beach provide the setting for one of Ian McEwan’s most important short novels… read more

Tidal islands | Britain magazine (for US market), 2017
Every day, twice a day, lots of tiny islands around the British coastline become accessible by foot. Here are some that are worth making the crossing for; just remember to check the tide table… read more

Why driving too slowly is dangerous | Saga, 2016
Driving too fast can obviously be dangerous, and it’s important to remember that speed limits are not targets, but safe maximums. And, of course, you need to modify your speed in accordance with road and weather conditions… read more

Where to see Santa | Woman’s Own, 2016
Get in the Christmas spirit with a visit to Mr and Mrs Christmas and their team of elves and reindeer… read more

10 spots for autumn colour | Woman’s Own, 2016
You needn’t cross the Atlantic to take in this natural spectacle – the UK puts on a great seasonal show too… read more

Best places to drink tea in London | Londonist, 2016
These are the best tea bars, tea rooms and cafes in London in which to enjoy a mighty fine cup of tea. Whether your taste for tea is heritage or hipster, a decent brew is always just around the corner in the capital… read more

Family-friendly pubs in south London | Londonist, 2016
The best pubs south of the river where you and the kids can spend a happy hour or two… read more

Family-friendly pubs in north London | Londonist, 2016
Here’s our guide to north London’s best family-friendly pubs, to help you plan some family time… read more

London’s best afternoon teas for kids | Londonist, 2016
Bite-sized delicacies, crustless sarnies, finger food and sweet treats; and all on a child-friendly timetable. There are loads of reasons afternoon tea really suits children: why not treat your youngsters to one of these top offerings in London?… read more

Walks over water | Country Walking, 2016
Ratty was right. In The Wind in the Willows he famously says: ‘there is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as messing about in boats.’ And on these 10 paths, taking a ferry is all part of the adventure… read more

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