Buzz Trips is an online magazine dedicated to slow travel, especially hiking & dining on and off the beaten track.

Special Feature

  • Going into detail about the differences between the Canary Islands would fill a book, so I’m only going to provide a brief snapshot as an illustration why it’s essential to universe-hop when carrying out travel research. […]

The Destination

  • Vineyards

    Economically and gastronomically upwardly mobile, the city of Setúbal, south of Lisbon, has more secrets than the average espionage agent; these are just six of them… […]

Walkabout

  • The small unit has been tracking our progress through the ravine for some time, keeping level and matching our pace whilst remaining out of sight. […]

Picture This

  • Venice is one of those destinations which sat loftily on a grand cerebral column. But reports of it being an overcrowded tourist destination (regularly lumped in with Barcelona and Dubrovnik) had made us wary that it might be just another dreamy bubble waiting to be burst. […]

Travel Photography

  • Our Slow Travel photos are often snapshots in time of an experience which has left a lasting impression. Why that is might only be obvious to us. As a photographer I can only hope that some convey the merest taste of what we felt at the time. […]

On The Menu

  • It’s a funny thing about eggs as a potential hangover cure. A fried egg buttie is preferable to drinking raw egg but maybe more sophisticated and healthier is eggs Benedict. […]

Travel Talk

  • In this fast-paced world there are journeys where I actually do relish the voyage; where it might be a means of getting from A to B but one which gives an insight into a specific location. […]

Local Flavours

The surprise about Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Eat List

Food and drink
August 21, 2018 0

I was particularly disappointed as Lonely Planet was once our travel bible, the key to unlocking exciting new travel experiences. But there was no edgy insight with any of the examples and I was expecting the unexpected. […]

It’s time to banish boring salads

Food and drink
June 28, 2018 0

Any self respecting tomato salad is going to have a dressing which involves more than a waiter plonking a bottle of olive oil in front of you. It’s also going to include herbs such as basil and/or oregano. […]

Checking In




Slow Travel Moment – Venice

  • From behind the façade of Caffè Florian, the strains of a philharmonic orchestra drift into the piazza lending the scene an ethereal romance. I’m already spellbound when the orchestra begins to play… […]




Life in another country

  • Coffee and a bowl of fruit (bananas from Madeira, mango and pineapple from former Portuguese colonies, local cherries which are just at the end of their season) are eaten on the back terrace in the company of two black cats who look as sleepy as we do… […]