A Humble Seville Servant

Northern Europeans arrived in force to help out with their holiday cash as best they could, happily sun drunk amongst the bougainvillea and

" Tourist Go Home ! "

Flight and airport lounge time might be better spent Googling Charlemagne than gargling Champagne and asking for a Turkish coffee in Greece

Becoming, More Like Amalfi

The scariness of the drive shouldn't actually detract you from the beauty itself.... After all, the only cars and buses that go careerin

To AirBnB or Not to AirBnB

Just a quick one as I've been getting a lot of questions about searching for accommodation on AirBnB but then contacting the owners...

Why So 'Old School', Old School?

The Seed is Sown It's hard to put my digit, although I do have several of them, on when I became old fashioned. It's no new thing, me...

Quntas - A Cautionary Tale

My battle with Qantas has been ongoing for over 10 years. Here is today's instalment. I'm not proud. I'm just at my tether's

Putting It All Together - Trip Building.

Where does it all start when it comes to planning a trip? For some, it's an invitation somewhere, whether it be to a wedding or a family...

The Perils of Trip Advisor

Torre di Bellosguardo - A Love Story Now before I go on, I must explain that I don't think Trap Advisor is a bad thing, or even Trip...

OST - Why and Who... and What?

I'm not rich, firstly. I work a regular job, but one that affords me time off at Christmas and a mid year break. I'm British but live in...

OST's Top Ten Stays of 2016

Honourable Mention - Hotel Al Ponte Antico, Venice Hotel Al Ponte Antico would have made the top end of the list of best stay for 2016...

OST's Top Ten Stays of 2016

1. Aenaon Villas - Santorini Congratulations to George & Alexandra, who have won many more prestigious awards than this, my humble...

OST's Top Ten Stays of 2016

2. Captain Zeppos, Milos Sometimes privilege and luxury don't cost the earth, come with 5 Stars and require Hotel staff to wait on you...

OST's Top Ten Stays of 2016

3. Ozen by Atmosphere, The Maldives Atmosphere have just about got it right with the concept of Ozen. This bran new 'all inclusive'...

OST's Top Ten Stays of 2016

4. Hotel Caesar Augustus - Capri Capri is in renaissance. Often a tagged on day trip from the other increasingly popular honeymoon...

OST's Top Ten Stays of 2016

5. Maison la Minervetta, Sorrento, Italy It's very hard to know where to begin with a review of Maison la Minervetta. Arriving by...

OST's Top Ten Stays of 2016

6. Casa Buonocore, Positano The only things that might deter you from staying at the wonderful Casa Buonocore, are the steps. There are...

OST's Top Ten Stays 2016

7. Chalet Datcha - Les Collons, Switzerland When, usually around the Christmas period, I travel to the Alps, I love to arrive via one...