Island hopping and tortoise spotting in the Sporades

October 9, 2009

The Sporades, an archipelago off the east coast of mainland Greece, caught my attention this year. A ‘so bad it’s good’ film has put the spotlight on Skopelos, a tiny pinprick in the Aegean with pine-clad vertiginous peaks that’s about as green as the Greek islands get. Luckily the terrain has deterred the Greeks from building an airport here, and after a white knuckle landing at Skiathos (the runway, flanked by the sea at both ends, is the shortest I’ve ever seen!) and a speedy hop by ‘flying cat’, we’re in peaceful Skopelos.

Cats and canal boats in Amsterdam

October 1, 2009

Amsterdam’s canals were particularly pretty in the August sunshine, and the waterways offer a great way to see some of the key sights. We admired the skill of our captain, manoeuvring what was a wide and heavy traditional barge from one canal into another – some nifty wheel-turning and spot-on judgment was called for!

Who would be YOUR dream Grandad?

September 28, 2009

In anticipation of Grandparents’ Day this Sunday (4 October), that’s the question Travel PR has taken on to the streets of south west London…with some surprising (and, OK, some unsurprising ...read in full

Art you can eat

September 22, 2009

Parisian artists Akiko Ida and Pierre Javelle have imaginatively transformed food into a variety of landscapes in their mesmerising minimiam collection. The photographers have devoted hundreds of hours into tricking ...read in full

Spangles or spotlights?

September 18, 2009

As another hard-working week in the Travel PR office begins to wind down, our attention turns to the important issue of the day. Namely, the Saturday night scheduling scandal that ...read in full

Unusual culture shock

September 16, 2009

It has somehow become an regular occurrence in my life that at any party where there is at least one adult, I will always be asked: “So… what are you up to at the ...read in full

Dunk if you dare!

September 9, 2009

As news reports reach us that the iconic custard cream is ‘Britain’s most dangerous biscuit’, conspicuous consumers Travel PR have enjoyed a heated debate on our favourite dunkable delights. Current ...read in full