I was travelling a lot in January and February and have not had chance to upload a few of the articles I have had published recently – so here goes.

If you have a Times subscription you can click through on the link and read these pieces online.

HOW TO HAVE THE SWISS MOUNTAINS ALL TO YOURSELF THE TIMES

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VODKA, SAUNAS AND SNOW IN KYRGYZSTAN THE TIMES

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TOTALLY CHILLED: MY GYM CLASS IN THE ICY BALTIC THE TIMES

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MY HIKE THROUGH THE HILLS IN MADEIRA – WITH A WHITE RUM OR TWO THE TIMES

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THE 10 BEST NO FRILLS FLIGHTS THE MAIL ON SUNDAY

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Why grow up? It’s very over rated.

If you still yearn for your backpacking days, but have a bit more cash in your pocket, then give flashpacking a go…that’s to say, keeping the ethos of independent travel alive while being able to afford rather more glam travel options than when you were 19.

Here is my recent round up of flashpacking options in The Times, with a few suggestions thrown in by my colleague Ben Clatworthy.
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It’s nearly the end of the year and suddenly you realise you have a few days holiday left over, which you can’t carry into 2017. For the Times recently I came up with a few ideas on where to use those few precious days of freedom… (click on each page to enlarge).

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