Author Archive for Tom Marchant

Tom Marchant is a co-founder of the award-winning tour operator Black Tomato, a luxury tailor-made travel company organising bespoke experiences round the world. Part of the Black Tomato Group, Black Tomato is an award-winning luxury travel company that delivers imaginative and cutting-edge travel experiences around the world. We create inspiring itineraries in up and coming and remote destinations, providing clients with the inside track. Whilst our group and prize incentive agency, The Black Tomato Agency , produce creative, award-winning incentives, prizes and events, Studio Black Tomato, was born as the in-house marketing and content creation agency. From initial clients including tourist boards and hotel groups, we now produce internationally acclaimed content and media campaigns for some of the biggest brands in the world.

A guide to the vibrant scene of West Hollywood

A guide to the vibrant scene of West Hollywood

It goes without saying that there’s much more to West Hollywood than a few iconic letters on a hill. A sunny shopping Mecca brimming with gourmet chefs, cutting edge cocktail bars, and glamorous architecture to match, West Hollywood is truly home to the stars and a destination that takes holiday indulgence to new extremes. Shop […]

Top 3 in Singapore

Top 3 in Singapore

As the cultural melting pot of Southeast Asia, Singapore inevitably combines some of the very best the region has to offer. From the spicy smells and vibrant flavours to be found in street-food hawkers and world-class restaurants alike, to the eclectic range of both traditional and innovative arts performances on offer in venues across the […]

Fort Worth 4 ways

Fort Worth 4 ways

Few places offer a more animated or colourful glimpse of years gone by than Texas’s Fort Worth. The Old Chisholm Trail marked this city on the map as the cowboys’ last brush with civilization before they embarked on the long drive up north to Kansas. A sense of the vibrancy and romance of the cowboy […]

3 ways to unleash your inner adventurer in Jordan

3 ways to unleash your inner adventurer in Jordan

Jordan, with its vast desert landscapes and awe inspiring canyons, vibrant cities and quiet Wadi camps, is a destination of incredible contrasts, and one that lures us in with the promise of some truly unique adventures. From discovering a different side to Petra on a hike into the unknown to interacting with remote Northern farmers; […]

3 beaches in Puerto Rico you need to see

3 beaches in Puerto Rico you need to see

Puerto Rico is an island of azure waters and white sandy shores. In fact, it actually boasts 272 miles of beautiful beaches – a lot of choice for even the most dedicated of beach lovers. So whether you want to experience the vibrant energy of this island or completely get away from it all, we’ve found […]

The romance of Winter in Quebec

The romance of Winter in Quebec

Québec is the perfect romantic winter wonderland for any couple that’s yearning to get away from the stress of the daily grind. The fresh mountain air and the dramatic snow covered landscapes have inspired many a traveller in the past, and the charming French hospitality paired with the numerous activities on offer make this one of our favourite […]

Our top 3 experiences in the NWT

Our top 3 experiences in the NWT

It goes without saying that a trip to the Northwest Territories is all about the opportunity for some outdoor adventure. Home to swathes of spectacular wilderness that’s hiding some incredible wildlife, this off-the-grid destination is the place to go if you’re keen to experience a real connection with nature, away from the crowds. From fishing […]

Turkey 4 ways

Turkey 4 ways

Turkey combines the best that the Mediterranean has to offer. From ancient mountains to golden beaches; it is in Turkey that the collision of exotic east with cosmopolitan west is most palpable. The by-product of this collision? A country that has something for everyone… Turkey for the historian Once home to some of the world’s […]

4 alternatives to Marrakech in Morocco

4 alternatives to Marrakech in Morocco

Don’t get us wrong, we love the winding alleyways and bustling souks of Marrakech, but we also know that there is so much more to Morocco than this one city. Whether you’re looking for ancient walkways, a secluded wilderness or a bit of beach relaxation, this country really does tick all the boxes. Whilst the majority […]

Our favourite Winter escapes

Our favourite Winter escapes

As we ready ourselves for the coming months that require scarves, coats and central heating, we mustn’t forget that there’s plenty of winter sunshine waiting for us elsewhere. From the vibrant shores of Jamaica to the magnificent coastlines of the Florida Keys; here are a few of our favourite destinations for that perfect winter getaway. […]

Canada: the local perspective

Canada: the local perspective

Canada, as vast, wild and seemingly impenetrable as it is, presents itself as a never-ending list of incredible experiences. Yet, even if you were to return year after year for the rest of your life, chances are you’ll not tick everything off. Yes, it’s that big. So, in 2015, we turned to the local population […]

Jamaica's top 5 natural highlights

Jamaica’s top 5 natural highlights

Jamaica is an island known for its pristine beaches, dazzling white sands and crystal clear waters; you’d expect nothing less from a treasured Caribbean island after all. But if you pry yourself from those golden sands, if you leave the rhythms and ice-cold cocktails of the quaint beach-shacks to trek through the palm trees and […]

Our top 4 adrenaline-inducing experiences in Aspen Snowmass

Our top 4 adrenaline-inducing experiences in Aspen Snowmass

Aspen and Snowmass are a big hit with travellers and holiday-makers in the winter months. The top class ski-resorts and beautiful slopes are an adrenaline seeker’s dream whilst the surrounding scenery and the majestic mountains are utterly inspiring. That being said, few fully understand the nature of the year-round appeal that both Aspen and Snowmass offer. It’s […]

4 reasons you need to go to South Tyrol

4 reasons you need to go to South Tyrol

South Tyrol is fast becoming one of Europe’s most interesting and luxurious destinations. Home to incredible cuisine, stunning landscapes, a unique fusion of cultures and an impressive wine scene, we’re wondering why everyone hasn’t been already. Just to ensure it stays at the forefront of your mind this summer, here are four reasons why you […]

4 of the best experiences in Jordan

4 of the best experiences in Jordan

No matter where your interests lie, or what your reasons are for travelling, Jordan has a habit of ticking all the boxes. Home to an expanse of desert that’s ideal for adventure seekers, cosmopolitan cities whose foodie haunts are temptation enough for any culinary aficionado and a history that culture hunters can happily immerse themselves […]

Top 10 places in the world for whale watching

Top 10 places in the world for whale watching

The mysterious behaviours and complex curiosity of whales have intrigued humans for centuries, with their lamenting song coupled with an elegant dance. The migration pattern of whales brings seasonal opportunities across the world to spot whales dancing in their natural habitat – the long journey taken by the Pacific Gray whale from Siberia and Alaska down to […]