Travel Talk

Things about hotels which drive us crazy

August 28, 2019 Jack 0

We far prefer smaller, more personal hotels to chains, but on occasion we find ourselves pondering whether some owners ever stay in other hotels and then compare their stay to the experience guests might have in their own hotels. […]

Food and drink

Tips for using Tripadvisor restaurant reviews

July 2, 2019 Jack 0

Whatever anyone thinks about the travel advisory giant, Tripadvisor is the best place for finding information about restaurants in any given location. However, there’s a right way to use it and lots of wrong ways. […]

Travel Talk

When travel influencers and Tripadvisor collide

May 28, 2019 Jack 2

TA wouldn’t be the first to confuse a foundation of impressive social media numbers with quality. And they wouldn’t be the first to not seriously consider the implications of creating a social media platform which brings the writer into direct contact with the end user. […]

Travel Talk

The deception in travel writing

January 30, 2019 Jack 0

When you swim in the overcrowded waters of travel writing/blogging on a daily basis, you soon develop the ability to spot the tripwires which have authors, who haven’t visited destinations they write about, falling flat on their faces. […]

Food and drink

What’s wrong with a vegan sausage roll?

January 10, 2019 Jack 0

Does the idea of British bakery Greggs launching a vegan sausage roll incense or make sense? If the answer is the former, the big question is why? What’s your (I apologise in advance for this) beef? […]