Author Archives: Andy Mossack

About Andy Mossack

Andy Mossack is a professional travel writer and broadcaster and has been writing about world travel for over 20 years. He is the founder and Managing Editor of the luxury travel site TripReporter and you can read him in national press, consumer lifestyle and airline magazines and travel web sites. He is the Travel Guru on BBC radio’s Late Show and presents Where in the world is Andy most weeks, a fun quiz where listeners try to guess just where in the world he is! Andy can also be seen and heard on BBC 5 Live, TalkSport and BBC News 24 and is a featured writer in the book 1001 Escapes to Make Before You Die. Andy also regularly lectures on world travel destinations for the Victoria & Albert Museum in London and provides consultancy services for hotels and tourist boards.

British Airways Announces Customer Data Theft

07/09/2018 by .

British Airways is investigating the theft of customer data from its website, and the airline’s mobile app. This is a very serious data breach, however, BA has reported the stolen data does not include passengers’ travel or passport details.

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The Caxton Grill Re-Visited

01/09/2018 by .

Last time I reviewed the Caxton Grill at St. Ermin’s Hotel it was under the sublime stewardship of Professional Master Chef finalist Adam Handling. So, with Mr Handling departing to open his own restaurant empire under the Frog moniker, I thought it was a good opportunity to see how the Caxton Grill has developed under new head chef Alex Boyd.

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Anysharp-Pro knife sharpener

31/08/2018 by .

The AnySharp-Pro is emblazoned with line The World’s best knife sharpener which in anyone’s book is a pretty bold statement. But here’s the thing. It does work very well. And, shockingly for me, sharpened my serrated bread knife too without any fuss or bother.

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Whale watching in New Brunswick

28/08/2018 by .

My whale-watching skipper went by the name of Mackie Greene. The expectation of a ‘Quint’ look alike (Robert Shaw’s boat captain from Jaws) quickly evaporated when he met me at the wharf on Campobello Island.

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The Star Inn the City

23/08/2018 by .

Nestled inside York’s city walls under the shadow of Lendel Tower is a remarkable brasserie. Not least because, despite its rather secretive location, it was heaving with York’s great and good; from the hipster cocktail crowd to good old-fashioned Yorkshire pinters.

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Middlethorpe Hall

16/08/2018 by .

York is blessed with more attractions than you can shake a Yorkie bar at. There’s medieval Minster, the Vikings, the Shambles, the ancient city walls and York’s rich history of chocolate making.

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