Here are links to some of my sample travel features:
Mike Gerrard visits the Hog and Hominy restaurant and bar in Memphis, Tennessee, and meets the head bartender creating cocktails that rock Memphis.
Mike Gerrard discovers the wonderful white-sand beaches, the wildlife and food of Alabama’s Gulf Shores.
I woke up to an exotic and beautiful dawn chorus of shrieking tropical birds, followed by the more menacing sound of dogs barking and snarling in the streets. I was in Georgetown, Guyana.
Mike Gerrard drinks in the spirit of Armenia, especially the brandy.
My piece for the Singapore Airlines magazine Priority on the UK’s ultimate film and TV locations
Touring the sherry bodegas of Jerez in southern Spain.
‘Hey, fatty-fatty bum-bum,’ the Jamaican guy yelled at the American lady walking through his village high up in the Blue Mountains behind Kingston. You couldn’t argue with the description, but, unlike the lady herself, it was a little blunt.
Tom Hendrix built a moving tribute to his Native American ancestor, who walked back 600 miles to her ‘Singing River’ near Florence in Alabama.
Visiting Gip’s Place near Birmingham in Alabama, one of the last juke joints in the USA.
Mike Gerrard writes in Priority magazine for Singapore Airlines about the Ultimate Olympic Sports Holidays.
Travel writer Mike Gerrard takes a camel-trekking holiday into Egypt’s Sinai Desert in the company of Bedouin guides.
My feature on Nashville as one of the Ultimate Music Destinations for the Singapore Airlines magazine, Priority.
A visit to Dusseldorf and some of its impressive museums for the Singapore Airlines magazine, Priority.
My visit to Nagorno-Karabakh, the country that doesn’t exist
Visiting Nashville looking for links to my country music idol, Hank Williams.
Walking in Memphis, a piece I wrote for Time Out after my first (but not last) visit to Memphis – Graceland, Sun Studio, Beale Street et Al (Al Green, that is).
Mike Gerrard interviews travel writers including Eric Newby about how they take notes when travelling, and how they safeguard their precious notebooks.
Here’s my review of the delightful and quirky Volkshotel in Amsterdam’s De Pijp district, written for The Huffington Post.
Writing about what to do in winter, especially at Christmas, in Paris.
A visit to the Ballathie House hotel in Perthshire, Scotland and a review of its restaurant with two AA Rosettes.
Taking a cruise along the Caledonian Canal and through Loch Ness in the Highlands of Scotland.
The Citadines Apartment Hotel on Holborn in London is a cheap alternative to a central London hotel.
Travel and drinks writer Mike Gerrard visits Cognac in France and several of the town’s distilleries.
A Chicago architecture tour with the Chicago Architecture Foundation is a great way to discover the city.
Driving some classic cars in Scotland, including a Morgan and Inspector Morse’s Jaguar.
Visiting Memphis, Tennessee, and the sites associated with Elvis Presley including Heartbreak Hotel, Graceland and Sun Studios.
Taking an art walk to see the sculptures and paintings around the Hermosa Inn in Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Arizona.
An emotional cycle ride to some of the war cemeteries around Ypres.
Here’s a piece I did for The Herald Magazine, in Glasgow, Scotland, about the Scotsmen who were influential in the history of the American whiskey distilling business.
Shortly before we were due to stay at the Loch Melfort Hotel, south of Oban in Argyll, the owners were voted Scottish Hoteliers of the Year. They already claimed to have the best views on the west coast of Scotland, and their Asknish Bay Restaurant has won two AA Rosettes every year since 2001. There […]
Here’s a piece I did for the travel pages of The Times about the Cumbrian food tours run by Cumbria on a Plate. The excellent tours are led by Annette Gibbons, OBE, and the website is Cumbria on a Plate. :
Seeing sharks and a lot of other wildlife on a nature cruise with the Majestic Line off the west coast of Scotland.
With the new Bond movie, Spectre, due out soon, the Singapore Airlines magazine Priority sent me in search of the locations for this and some earlier Bond movies… and a few things Bond might like to do when he’s there.
English whisky and Scottish gin on a visit to the Roxburghe Hotel and nearby Floors Castle for a wedding anniversary treat.
‘If you can eat it, I’ll prepare it,’ chef Stephen Boswell tells me as we sit together and gaze out at the passing landscape of Skye. My profile of Stephen, working as a chef for the Majestic Line cruises off the west coast of Scotland..
A wine-tasting tour of Eberbach Abbey near Frankfurt in Germany, where the film The Name of the Rose was made.
Read my piece for the Singapore Airlines Priority Magazine, ‘Passport to Paradis’, about Cognac, the 300th anniversary of Martell, and the special cellars of the cognac houses known as Paradis.
Read why the Cumbres-Toltec Railroad, which criss-crosses the Arizona-New Mexico border, is the train they never robbed.
Travel writer Mike Gerrard meets Andre Hughes, the Oyster Man of Loch Fyne in Scotland.
Visiting the impressive Mob Museum in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Sometimes it’s the little things. As a regular and often weary traveller, what I…
Strolling round Dunkeld in the sunshine we see Naked Sheep and Kettles…
Ten top things to do in Taos, New Mexico.