‘You could say I’m reluctantly retired from writing books’: travel writer Dervla Murphy

In a rare interview, the much-loved author of Full Tilt and Through Siberia by Accident, now 86, looks back on more than 50 years of pioneering, intrepid travel

Putting Airbnb’s new hosted ‘experience’ to the test

The global rental giant is rolling out tours and learning experiences run by ‘micro entrepreneurs’ in 12 cities worldwide. How will our writer fare on a hippy pottery course in Los Angeles?

Melbourne’s new ‘experience hotel’ lures millennials in the age of Airbnb

With its ‘Directors of Chaos’, rooftop bar, titillating wallpaper and art on every surface, the QT hotel is offering an indulgence you can’t get through an app

5 essential Istanbul experiences – 1

This extract is from ‘Travel Tales from Exotic Places like Salford’ Istanbul has many world-class sights including Haghia Sofia, the Topkapi Palace, and the Grand Bazaar. But I would recommend finding experiences beyond these places to discover what this city on the Bosphorus is all about. The following places will give any visitor an idea of the real Istanbul, whereContinue reading “5 essential Istanbul experiences – 1”

Take the kids to … the National Museum of Flight, Scotland

Two huge hangars in East Lothian, east of Edinburgh, have been given a multimillion-pound refurb to bring aviation history to life. And there’s a Concorde, too