Author Archive for Kevin Markham

Northern Lights of Tromso, Norway

Northern Lights of Tromso, Norway

The perfect flakes of snow wandered past the hotel window, descending gracefully, almost reluctantly. They were things of beauty but they did not bode well for the night ahead. It is simply not possible to see the glory of the Northern Lights with snow spilling out of the sky, and we were due to hunt […]

The 5 wonders of West Cork, Ireland

The 5 wonders of West Cork, Ireland

Cork is Ireland’s largest county, stretching east to west along much of the island’s southern coastline. It is jagged and uneven, interrupted by islands and peninsulas which slide like fingers into the Atlantic. It is a charming and beautiful place. Cork may be known as the Rebel County, but there is nothing rebellious down here. Celebrities […]

5 great ways to enjoy Madrid

5 great ways to enjoy Madrid

Madrid is a contrast of magnificence versus idyllic relaxation and freedom. Almost everything you could want can be found here, from flamenco to tapas, architecture to art, bullfighting to chocolate con churros, and a history that may prove as unexpected as it is beautiful. A walk along the Gran Via, the capital’s famous, central street, […]

The top 5 luxury golf resorts in Ireland

The top 5 luxury golf resorts in Ireland

Ireland is renowned for having some of the best golf courses in the world, designed by the famous names of the past and the present. Golfers flock to the links courses that dazzle the coastline and the parklands that cover a landscape boasting 40 shades of green. Luxury golf is not difficult to find here, but […]

Family-friendly five star luxury in Portugal

Family-friendly five star luxury in Portugal

A visit to Portugal’s most south-westerly point takes you to the unspoilt land of Sagres. This small village, spread across the cliff-tops, played a significant role in Portugal’s colonial conquests of the 15th Century. Today, it is no more than a sleepy fishing village, its brilliant white houses wrapped around a charming square above the […]