Karen Bowerman

The French Riviera - peace & seclusion near Nice & Cannes

Fancy getting away from it all? Escape to a boutique hotel surrounded by olive groves and overlooking the French Pre-Alps. It's peaceful & secluded but just minutes from Nice and Cannes. Read the guide

Windsor: quirky and curious - the alternative tourist trail

Windsor in Berkshire is famous for its castle - but few know of its hidden tunnels, crooked house and odd postbox. Discover the town's quirky and amusing sites with this alternative tourist guide Read the guide

Want a classy airport hotel? Try these in London & Amsterdam

Airport hotels are often featureless and costly. But if you know where to look, you can find style and luxury without having to break the bank! Here are some suggestions for London and Amsterdam Read the guide

Adrenalin adventure: Rafting the rapids of the Grand Canyon

Looking for the ultimate adrenalin rush? How about white water rafting down the Grand Canyon, Arizona? The Colorado boasts 160 rapids, one with a 37 foot drop. Hold on tight for the trip of your life! Read the guide

The Gates of Hell: Namibia's Desolate Skeleton Coast

Looking for somewhere remote with stunning scenery? An exclusive eco-friendly holiday in the wilderness? Visit Namibia's Skeleton Coast, its desert, dunes and wildlife and camp in a dry riverbed. Read the guide