Travel, Where to stay, World

Trippy trips: 10 crazy places to stay

Tired of greyness: grey skies, grey décor, grey thinking? Well, here’s an antidote… check into one of these beauties: a pick-n-mix collection of airbnbs, hotels, motels and guest houses big on colour, clutter and self-expression. From Margate to Mexico, this is decorating anarchism: no rules, no limits, no greys…

Travel, World

New York on a budget

The words budget and New York are contradictory surely? In one of the world’s most expensive cities, the spending money doesn’t go very far. But on a recent trip (pre-Covid) we found plenty of low-budget and freebie activities among the must dos. Here’s our top ten tips…

Travel, World

Sunset Limited: railroad USA

In celebration of Amtrak’s 50th anniversary, we revisit a vintage, coast-to-coast railroad adventure across the United States’ Deep South… Back in 2003 (can it really be that long ago?) we embarked on our first railroad journey across America. Amtrak was undergoing a bit of a resurgence – thanks to 9/11 […]

Film, Picture story, World

Atlanta: one eye on the election

The results still hadn’t been called in the state of Georgia when Dave flew to Atlanta to cover the wake of the US election for Channel 4 Dispatches. In the five days spent filming in and around Atlanta, he found the time to create a photo essay that captures the essence of this diverse city during a pivotal moment in American history.

Film, World

Australia: Victoria

On a trip to Australia (pre-Covid), Dave spent time exploring rural and urban Victoria. From Melbourne to Ballarat, Birchip, Geelong, Port Fairy (the lighthouse) and the Great Ocean Road. This want-to-be-there little movie is shot entirely on an i-Phone6.

India, World

Kerala: Rubber country

In the foothills of South India’s mountainous Western Ghats, rubber-plantation homestays are an invitation to explore a way of life pioneered by British planters a century or so ago.