Month: July 2013

Visit Edinburgh even if you don’t like whisky or haggis

We had just three short days in Scotland visiting Edinburgh and Glasgow to go and see where my grandfather Morris Nathan Berkman was born. We stayed in a fabulous self-catering apartment, The Knight Residence,  which I can recommend and you can read my review of 

Allen Jaffe of ROI Media spoke to PR-Net

Last night’s sold-out PR-Net meeting with Allen Jaffe speaking about measuring return on investment was testament to how hungry the PR industry is to quantify our social media efforts. Our venue was the superb restaurant, The Savoy Cabbage and, as for all PR-Net meetings, Mike 

Cruise the Baltic – more fabulous and affordable than you think.

The first chapter of our cruise adventure on Royal Caribbean’s Brilliance of the Seas is live today on You can click here to read it. You can also book your next cruise – my most favourite way to travel – at Cruises International by emailing 

Pack right: I review two carry-on bags

Packing right is one of the most important things you can do to ensure a great trip. Have the right bag to pack, and you’re almost there. I reviewed two bags while we were in Europe recently, the one I’m carrying in this photo and 

Discovering your power to go it alone

The newly formatted Discovery Magazine is out now. The Winter/Spring issue is a smaller format than before but it remains a good read. There’s a piece on the Power of Reinvention and they have included my story as an example of how you can change 

When the wheels came off

The wheels came off on the last leg of my trip. I don’t, as you might imagine, mean that I went into a carb-crazed face-feast or behaved in a way injures to my health (JP might argue this point about my shopping) but what I