Award-winning travel, food and wine writer for newspapers, consumer magazines and websites. Copywriting and branded content. Specialist in US and particularly California. WSET 3 qualification in wine.
California writer Ella Buchan takes you on a Pacific Coast Highway road trip and to the best hotels along the way.
Swap the rat-race for your own pace on an in-depth adventure in Yosemite, writes Ella Buchan.
This compact Californian city likes to take things nice and slow. And, from wine tasting to shops filled with vintage treasures, there’s plenty worth taking your time over. Here are a few of our favourite experiences in San Luis Obispo.
From honey-hued chateaux in the Napa Valley to boutique wineries on an industrial estate, California’s wine-tasting landscape is as varied and complex as the vintages it produces. Here’s how to find your ultimate grape escape.
The country formerly known as Swaziland offers unusual and affordable safaris and will celebrate 50 years of independence next week
It may be close to some of the state’s biggest theme parks, but Tampa has a refreshingly cosmopolitan vibe that’s a world away from Disney
“We’re a Victorian institution,” black-cab driver Henry announced proudly, tugging on his tartan cap. It was a grey mid-morning in London and I was squeezed in a small green shed behind a narrow, U-shaped table. Surrounding me were a cluster of taxi drivers who slurped on mugs of tea and shovelled in forkfuls of scrambled egg and sausage.
This diminutive shed in Russell Square is where the keepers of London’s secrets gather – the black-cab drivers whose minds are mapped with every inch of the...