• Diary,  Inspiration

    Living the dream in Malta

    I always wanted a job that took me to beautiful places so when I ended up on a classic bus trundling across Malta, I had to take a moment to appreciate how far I’d come. Malta gave me something that few pleasure-only trips have been able to. I love my job but to be able to do it from a place like this is just wonderful. Arriving on the island, I was a little nervous. I was there in my BookAclassic marketing manager capacity, ready to talk to a whole host of journalists and classic car enthusiasts about the brand. This was far away from my usual remit that involves…

  • Destinations,  Featured,  Inspiration

    Learning my limits in Canada

    Travel that transforms comes in many packages, from the surprise trip that triggers a mind-blowing realisation, to the huge stand-out moments in your life. My trip to Canada was the latter. There was no way a ski trip to Banff wasn’t going to be transformative for me. My boyfriend of 13 years is a superb snowboarder and I tried to join him in the sport back in 2008. I failed spectacularly. This was at a time where my mental and physical strength were lacking and I just couldn’t hack it. Fast forward to now, on the plane home from a ski trip to Canada feeling as high as this 787…

  • Diary,  Inspiration

    Wish you were here…

    Why not swerve modern life (gratuitous status update) and send a postcard instead? Enjoy the practical processes of engagement. Travel should be an emotional journey…the humble holiday card is a declaration that your recipient really matters. An unexpected postcard… in this digital age, is the new bouquet of flowers. Disclaimer: Blogger does still appreciate blooms. No excuses…

  • Inspiration

    Quiet Please

    Choose a slow journey. Ask for the quiet carriage. Book basic and pack light. Switch off that on-trend or ego’d nonsense scripting of what you should do on vacation. Feed or follow your senses. Sardinia’s train network could be your catalyst – its single track lines offer a thorough, nonsense clearing shake down. Switch off ‘up there’ and open up instead to a slow moving tableau of colour, emotion, light and rhythm. www.treninoverde.com