Thanks to The Week for highlighting the trip I took last summer when I cycled across Transylvania with The Slow Cyclist – an article that first appeared in The Telegraph a few weeks ago: click HERE to read that.
Here’s a piece I did for the Times recently on 20 places in Paris where you can stay – admittedly not in peak season and with some advanced planning – for under £100 a night.
Last February I visited the Pyrenees for the first time. I think my days of “just” going for a week-long blast of skiing are over, (I blame my knees), so this was an ideal break: I got to ski, but I also stayed overnight on top of a mountain with its own astronomical observatory and visited the town of Lourdes too, which has always piqued my curiosity. Anyway, read all about it here, in my article that appeared in the Times a few weeks ago.
If you’re bored of Barbados and a bit moody with the Maldives, here some inspiration in a winter sun article I wrote on Scottsdale Arizona, that appeared in the Times recently.
The Pound has been taking a bit of a battering since the Brexit vote in June, but you can still find decent hotel value in New York City, if you plan ahead. Truth be told, when I was over there earlier this year checking out more budget-oriented hotels, not many of them really had a stand-out “wow” factor, but if you’re visiting the Big Apple you’re not really going to loll around your room all day, right? You just want somewhere clean, comfortable and safe.
So here are 20 hotels where you can get a bit more bang for your buck, as featured in my article that appeared in the Times last weekend.