PRESS RELEASE Heritage House Publishing is pleased to announce the eighth edition of its popular guide book Camping British Columbia, the Rockies and Yukon: The Complete Guide to Government Campgrounds. The 2017 edition now features a section on camping in the Rockies. The book has been released to honour the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation… Continue reading CAMPING BRITISH COLUMBIA, THE ROCKIES AND YUKON: THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO GOVERNEMENT CAMPGROUNDS
I am often asked where the next tourism ‘hot spot’ will be, or to suggest a location I believe a travel writer should target. There is very little written about the Southern Caribbean Island of Bonaire. After visiting in March 2017 I expect this to change in the next few years. With a population of… Continue reading Bonaire – In Need of a Travel Writers Touch
Delighted to announce a bit of a departure from travel writing and the imminent publication of All the World’s a Stage: The Story of Vancouver’s Bard on the Beach. Publication date is 23rd April (Shakespeares birthday). This is very much a coffee table book, complete with fantastic photographs of many of Bard’s productions over their twenty-eight… Continue reading All The World’s a Stage: The Story of Vancouver’s Bard on the Beach
When asked to define the perfect job many sight that of travel writer. What could be better than being paid to stay at the latest designer hotels, check out gourmet restaurants, partake in lengthy spa treatments, review new museums and travel to foreign countries all fully paid for by someone else? Add to this the… Continue reading LIFE OF THE ALTERNATIVE TRAVEL WRITER
My teenage sons constantly tease me about my best selling Camping British Columbia and Yukon book. Despite this work having sold over 40,000 copies and being known as the bible of provincial park campgrounds the fact I receive so little in financial renumeration for this text is a source of constant amusement to them both.… Continue reading Researching a camping guide: Je ne regrette rien.
Japan is consistently held up to be very safe for travelers (as long as there are no earthquakes), so last month to test this theory out I embarked on a two week excursion. Actual research confirms this finding. Confusing, difficult to navigate, colourful and characterful but amazingly safe. All the guidebooks state Kyoto is way… Continue reading Kyoto: The Safest City in the World..?
BACKGROUND I fist visited Melbourne in late 1999 and before returning in 2015 was a little apprehensive as the expense was considerable. As I’d been here before wasn’t it a waste of time? OK. so my impressions had faded, but are there not one hundred and one other places which I should be seeing rather… Continue reading More Melbourne Please