We are  experienced travel journalists, writing articles from around the world for the national and specialist press.  In the past ten years we have reported from the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, the south Pacific,  Spain, Italy, Denmark and the mid-Atlantic - we covered one of the last US-UK voyages of the QE2.   Our articles have appeared in the Sunday Times, Mail on Sunday, Guardian, Travel Trade Gazette and elsewhere. 

Here are links to some of our travel articles. 

 In October 2015, we returned to Iberia, this time focussing on Portugal. You can read our article here:

Return to Portugal

 

Our latest article appeared in the Independent travel section on 23 June 2013. It describes a visit to the Extremadura region of Spain last autumn.  Leni has the by-line for the piece, Peter for the photos. 

 

Statue to conquistador Hernan Cortes at Medellin, Extremadura

http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/europe/fresh-flavours-in-extremadura-8668120.html#

In the Sunday Times Magazine we reported on our visit to New Zealand in November 2007, focussing on Maori history and culture

New Zealand 2007 Article

In the Guardian we described a walk beside Lake Rotoiti in Nelson Lakes National Park, South Island 

Guardian Article - Lake Rotoiti

click here - for article on New Zealand wildlife in Travel Trade Gazette 

Link here for article on New Zealand in Outdoor Focus, published by the Outdoor Writers Guild:

OWG NZ Article

In September 2008, the Mail on Sunday published our article about the Tranz Alpine, the spectacular train that crosses New Zealand's South Island from coast to coast.

Mail on Sunday - Tranz Alpine

In the Sunday Times Magazine in 2003 we described taking one of the last trans-Atlantic voyages of the QE2.  The opening lines of the online piece are missing, so read them here first:

                                                                                      If not now, when? 

That was the question as we pondered how to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. Leni said it first: she had always wanted to cross the Atlantic on the QE2.   Once she had admitted it, I came out too....  

QE2 Fortieth Wedding Anniversary Article

The next piece, for the Sunday Times newspaper travel section, describes a visit to the French region of the Brenne   

Sunday Times - Brenne Article

The opening paragraph is missing from the online version of this report from Mississippi for the Sunday Times Magazine in 2004, so read our original intro and then click and read on:

We found it in a quiet back-street in northern Jackson, a modest green-painted bungalow set in a tidy grass verge.  In the kitchen we saw the hole carved out by one of the bullets that killed Medgar Evers, a civil rights activist who was murdered by a white racist as he returned home late one night in June, 1963.

For a long time the bungalow was boarded up and surrounded by weeds, bringing complaints from the neighbours.  Now it has been restored, and houses a museum to commemorate a dark but pivotal moment in US history, while a statue of Evers has been erected in a nearby park.  Once visitors had to make their own way here, but we had the assistance of a map issued by the Jackson tourist bureau, marked with the locations - the bus stations, lunch counters, churches and meeting houses - where the battle for equality was played out.

Sunday Times - Mississippi Article

Here are more of our photographs:                                 

 

Cotton field, Mississippi delta (articles in Sunday Times Magazine and Travel Trade Gazette)

 

 

Whitebait fishing, South Island New Zealand (Sunday Times Magazine, Mail on Sunday, Guardian, Travel Trade Gazette, Bootprint)

 

 

Winter morning, Krakow Poland (Article for Readers Digest)

 

Elvis costume collection, Graceland Tennessee (Sunday Times Magazine, Travel Trade Gazette)