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As a full time, UK based, travel journalist, I travel almost constantly around the whole of the UK, searching out restaurants, hotels and "must see" places. Visitors for both business and pleasure are welcome to ask questions. I almost always travel by public transport, so questions on rail, air and coach / bus travel are also very welcome. I also regularly write about and use the "Eurostar" rail service between London and Continental Europe - which uses a tunnel under the English Channel - so I am able to help with any questions there, too.

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I'm a full time, UK based, travel journalist. I travel almost constantly around the whole of the UK, searching out restaurants, hotels and "must see" places for my readers. I have been writing about, filming and reporting from UK tourism destinations for over 12 years. I cover both "business" and "pleasure" trips for my readers.


I am a member of the "Chartered Institute of Journalists" (the world's oldest professional body for journalists), the "British Association of Journalists" and "The International Travel Writers Alliance". I hold a full UK Press Card, issued by the Metropolitan Police at Scotland Yard, London.


National and local press in UK. Local and National TV in the UK and Europe (Germany, Hungary), reporting on travel and tourism in the UK.

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2014-10-28 Visiting Northern England beginning of Dec:

Well, places for tourism will be quieter, but city centres will be busy, with Christmas shopping - and roads and buses / trains will be very crowded too,    You didn't say how you were getting around,

2014-10-28 Visiting Northern England beginning of Dec:

Wales and England are different countries, so be careful you don't mix them up and get stared at by the locals, please!    In North Wales there are various castles, Manchester has fabulous buildings, museums

2013-12-29 Wales:

Thanks.    It's not possible to fly direct so you'll either fly into London and then take the train, or change planes in either Amsterdam or Dublin.    For example, an evening (1730 departure) flight from

2013-12-29 Wales:

Hi - the Dr Who Experience is indeed in Cardiff in South Wales and has had some rave reviews. The people of Cardiff are some of the most welcoming in the world .. but you may have trouble with the local

2013-11-06 another heathrow question:

Yes.    25 single / 40 return - round trip. (Actually, if you book online, theres an additional 1 fee!)    The only advantage of buying in advance (apart from not needing to queue for a ticket) is that


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