Visiting elephants in Thailand may be a Western travelling cliché, but that shouldn’t put you off

Few experiences are more emblematic of a “proper holiday” in the collective mind of the British than a trip to an elephant sanctuary in Thailand.Typically – and possibly unfairly -this particular outing has become associated with gap year students ‘doing’ Asia in their obligatory brightly patterned cotton ele-pants. But yet, as the family of elephants came… Read More Visiting elephants in Thailand may be a Western travelling cliché, but that shouldn’t put you off

Surfing in the Philippines: Be sure to charge your Ipod

Surfing and skiing have the same undeniable quality; should we need to explain them to an alien as examples of human recreational actives, we would appear undeniably bonkers. Throwing ourselves down a mountain or attempting to ‘catch a wave’ on a piece of wood, are unlikely to mark us out as an intelligent life form… Read More Surfing in the Philippines: Be sure to charge your Ipod

Prudential RideLondon showcased the UK we should be promoting

At 8.45am on Sunday morning I found myself sprinting down an empty high street leading to Kingston bridge in South West London. My momentary outburst of speed was in an attempt to reach a particular spot on the bridge by 10 to 9 when, according to a somewhat unreliable tracker app, my dad would be riding past… Read More Prudential RideLondon showcased the UK we should be promoting