Articles by Gill Martin

Sheer Indulgence On Mykonos

January 12, 2018

Ancient Greeks had a name for their most cherished places: Avaton.  They waxed even more lyrical, describing these gems as ‘so perfect, sanctified and immaculate that no common foot may be set [read more]

Five Star Skiing In Italy At Courmayeur

December 29, 2017

The first meal the kids ordered on our family-friendly ski trip to the Italian Alps was, predictably, pizza and ice-cream. Pizza no problem. But ice cream?  Not a chance. Yet here we were in a five [read more]

Après Ski Indulgence at Alpe d’Huez

December 22, 2017

It was, in the words of our Celtic snowboarder, blowing a hooley. The much awaited snow to end the worst drought for thirty years and turn grey mountains a whiter shade of pale, swept into the French [read more]

Living The Ski Dream In Lech

December 15, 2017

  Skiing sums up heavenly visions of fresh crisp mountain air,  brilliant blue skies,  glinting snowflakes, the aroma of pine trees…handsome instructors. On the downside there’s [read more]

A Dog’s Life In Val D’Isere

December 1, 2017

It’s a dog’s life in Val d’Isere. Especially if you are a fluffy-coated golden labrador with kennels at one of the ski resort’s top hotels. Attila the Hound, aged five, is a [read more]

Celestyal Cruise of the Mediterranean

November 10, 2016

Our cruise ship was travelling through history: past, present and – if only we’d realised – world-shattering events about to unfold. The good ship Celestyal Crystal docked at the Turkish [read more]

Discovering The Grand Canyon

February 1, 2016

Americans say awesome a lot.  Order a skinny white from Starbucks (I don’t as I’m on a one-woman protest against their tax policy) and the barista will enthuse ‘awesome’ when [read more]

The Buzz Of The Slopes At Baqueira Beret

January 19, 2016

The rain in Spain may stay mainly on the plain. But the snow certainly falls on its magnificent mountains. This will prove a welcome surprise to skiers and boarders whose default setting is heading [read more]
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