Travels with Charlie in Search of French

Berry Pomeroy Castle

Feb 24, 2017 |

Berry Pomeroy Castle is one of South Devon’s hidden heritage gems. Easy to drive to from the English Riviera or from Totnes in the South Hams. These are a selection of my photographs from my study of the building’s architecture between August 2011 and January 2014. Follow or read more on Devon castles at .

Nantes Research

Feb 23, 2017 |

This research compares travel journalism from the UK press with the elements used in place branding as defined by Zakarevičius & Lionikaitė (2013). The aim is to discover if the two practices share common approaches in describing urban destinations. From the findings a new range of research opportunities from place making are identified for the […more]

I-Walk. Will My I-Stay Stay Put?

Jan 30, 2017 |

My i-stay 10.1inch tablet case and gadget bag arrived much sooner than I expected from Amazon on Saturday 28th January 2017. Wonderful.  Why do I need one?  I have just won funding from the EU to spend time with a research lab at Nantes University that specialises in methodologies for personal history interviews.  Their work […more]

Research Masters Degrees in the UK

Jan 23, 2017 |

As new research Masters programmes began to take off in 2014 across UK universities, departments took the opportunity to experiment with new methods of assessment. Read the whole article here on …

Writing in the Tourism, Cruise and Hospitality Industries

Jan 14, 2017 |

In my constant quest to find inspiring examples of professionals making a living by writing well about their passion for food, drink or travel I have just discovered Simon Woolf’s blog, The Morning Claret and can recommend it highly.  In the main I want to draw attention to his articles because they do stay tightly-focused on the tasting, […more]