• Inspire me
    Complex, diverse, unique: the central American country enamours travellers great and small
    View Post
  • Inspire me
    Guatemala deserves all the hype when it comes to adventure
    View Post
  • Inspire me
    Why Big Bend National Park is America’s number one spot for astronomical adventures
    View Post
  • Inspire me
    Discover a wilder side of Texas in the solitary and dramatic Chisos Mountain Range Picture …
    View Post
  • There’s an EU blacklist of airlines and you might have flown on some of them
    Top five beach bars

    Hi I'm Helen - I'm an award-winning travel writer and the former deputy editor of National Geographic Traveller (UK). Blonde Almond is a collection of my published work and thoughts about travel. Enjoy... x

    Brazil’s best beaches
    Restaurant review: Nipa Thai, London
    12 things you’ll have done while travelling across South America in the Noughties
    The Edit
    Restaurant: Kurobuta Chelsea, London
    Three of the best: Afternoon tea, London
    Restaurant review: Drake’s Tabanco, London
    Hotel review: Hotel Tres, Palma
    Restaurant review: Ceviche Soho

    Looking for Something?