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Writing in the wild

It’s been a busy few months working on two new guidebooks plus the new edition of an Italian phrasebook, but here are links to a couple of my recent contributions in print. Every September, history and architecture buffs have a field day as countless private and government buildings across Britain throw open their doors to […]

Holiday flash sales: for a limited period only

First there was Flashdance, then there were flash mobs, now there are flash sales, where goods are offered at massive discounts for a limited period. The concept began in the high-street stores in an effort to galvanise consumer spending, but it lends itself perfectly to travel, too, and companies are starting to offer their own […]

Twitter can help plan your holiday

It’s more immediate than blogging, less frivolous than Facebook, more social than SMS or instant messaging – and suddenly it’s everywhere. Sometimes known as micro-blogging, Twitter is simple: write what you like in up to 140-character chunks, then send it to everyone in your network. But it is far more than simply an outlet for […]