Tom Barber

By Tom
On: 8th December, 2011

80 Senses: #34 - Ben Simpson, Pilot

  • Ethiopia

Robert Redford flies again... Ladies of a certain age still swoon at the memory of Robert Redford playing Denys Finch Hatton in Out of Africa. Those same ladies, and a younger generation too, might like to know that there is a pilot currently playing his trade in East Africa who bears an…

By Tom
On: 7th December, 2011

80 Senses: #29 - The Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

  • Russia
  • St Petersburg

3 million works of art and counting... Keeping up with the Joneses never resulted in as pleasurable experience as St Petersburg. Built in defiance of nature and logic, the city is a monument to the will of Peter the Great, who wanted Russia to have a 'window on the West' and - more…

By Tom
On: 6th December, 2011

80 Senses: #27 - Family Friendly Hotels in Cyprus

  • Cyprus

The best ideas are the simple ones.

By Tom
On: 6th December, 2011

80 Senses: #23 - Pulling 5G, the Lillehammer Bobsleigh Track

  • Norway

Experience a sensation usually reserved for Formula 1 drivers and fighter pilots... Scaring yourself silly is not one of the official 80 Senses categories, but the sensation of hurtling along the ice in a tin torpedo is definitely one we recommend.

By Tom
On: 5th December, 2011

80 Senses: #22 - Beirut Nightlife

  • Lebanon

The Lebanese know how to party. Understandable, really, as a reaction to their traumatic recent history, and Beirut nightlife can be a wonderful antidote to the doom and gloom back here in Blighty because the locals still party like it's 2008.


By Tom
On: 2nd December, 2011

The Best Way to Explore Canada

  • Canada
  • British Columbia

Tailor made holidays to Vancouver, Canada, are always a good call: the region boasts some of the most beautiful scenery you'll ever experience, and has more to offer than meets the eye...

By Tom
On: 30th November, 2011

80 Senses: #18 - Howling huskies, Swedish Lapland

  • Swedish Lapland
  • Sweden

The huskies are born to run... Swedish Lapland is the perfect place to enjoy a dog-sledding safari, driving your own team of Siberian huskies and staying in remote private wilderness cabins each night. Guests are encouraged to get hands on, and the interaction with the pure bred Siberian…

By Tom
On: 24th November, 2011

80 Senses: #15 - The High Line New York

  • New York

New York's new park... We really do ♥ NY. There's something extremely comforting about arriving back after a year away to find yellow cabs still being driven appallingly, wintry steam still rising from vents in the street (only in winter, obviously), and every inhabitant still acting like…

Lanzarote, Isla Graciosa

By Tom
On: 21st November, 2011

Challenging Misconceptions - The Canaries

  • Spain
  • Canary Islands

Don't let your preconceptions fool you: the Canary Islands are catering for a whole new clientele, and as a result, are shrugging off those 'Lanzagrote' stereotypes.

By Tom
On: 17th November, 2011

80 Senses: #10 - The Vasa Museum, Stockholm

  • Sweden

The beautifully preserved Vasa was underwater for 333 years... From the mid 1500s until the secession of large swathes of Finland to Russia in 1721, Sweden enjoyed a period of dominance in Northern Europe. In 1628, at the zenith of the nation's power, the Swedish navy's magnificent new…