"The décor at Ballyfin is not for all tastes, but your mother will probably love it. Unless your mother is Rei Kawakubo"
"The aspirationally named Stewart International (it has no international flights as of writing) is being sold as New York"
"Sometimes on a three-hour hike in the bush of Zambia’s 9050 km South Luangwa National Park, the most interesting thing you find is s—t"
"Finnair customers at Heathrow are sent to the No.1 Lounge, which is where passengers who don’t have lounge privileges go to pay £40 for all the bacon rolls they can eat, and feel like they’re living the dream"
"Travellers ahead of the curve and alert to Instagram opportunities prefer the secret and unfamiliar. But I have rediscovered the Dordogne, and love it"
"Marc Newson’s Skybed is a rare opportunity to enjoy a design classic at 30,000 feet - but certain details on the flight I took could have used some tuning up "
"On one occasion my passport was thrown back at me because I hadn’t held it open at the correct page: I was sent to the end of the queue"
"Pretty soon you grasp that this car is smarter than you"
"It was clear that this was a city of contrasts"
"Everything about Luton is contrived to insult the no-frills passenger and put them in their place. It wants to big itself up with putting 'London' in the name, fine: on its own terms, then, it’s a national disgrace"