Steve Jack

In hindsight, it was probably a teenage trip to the USA with his grandfather that left Inntravel's editor-in-chief permanently afflicted with wanderlust.

So, despite spending the early years of his working life selling diverse substances (washing powder, chocolate, pet food and cheese) for various large organisations, it was only a matter of time before Steve dedicated himself full-time to the world of travel.

Following a marvellous few months of backpacking during a ‘year out’ that took him to places as diverse as Bombay and Bali, Canada and the Cook Islands, Steve eventually joined Inntravel, and now has nine years of exploring – and writing about – Europe’s unspoiled corners under his belt. He loves going somewhere new, and finds something uniquely satisfying about discovering the rhythm of a place and locating his own favourite corners.

Articles by Steve Jack

To bee or not to bee...

20 May 2018 marks the first international World Bee Day, which gives us an ideal opportunity to celebrate spectacular Slovenia and its thriving beekeeping culture.

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Unravelling the mysteries of Bayeux

The Bayeux Tapestry is back in the news. As ever, though, it seems to raise more questions than it answers, argues Inntravel’s Steve Jack.

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Hare in red wine sauce

The unwitting cause of roadkill while driving through beautiful Alsace, Inntravel’s Steve Jack hunted down a local recipe for making use of the country hare that had ‘ceased to be’…

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Hare today...

While driving through the French countryside, Inntravel’s Steve Jack was wondering about the relative absence of roadkill. But things eventually became clear...

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Paths of legend

We reveal the meticulous planning involved in creating our Greek walking holidays – a true team effort and a labour of love.

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Recent trips have taken him to the mountains of Mallorca – his first trip to the island which, he says, was nothing short of a revelation – and along southern Turkey’s Lycian Way. He has also helped to put together a new walking holiday in the Faroe Islands, and our cycling itinerary, Wine Trails of South Moravia, developing an enthusiasm for good-quality (and superb-value) Czech wines along the way. Another new-found passion is for cross-country skiing, which Steve discovered on a recent trip to Norway: the combination of healthy exercise, convivial company and pristine trails through a snowy wilderness felt just about perfect.

When he’s not travelling or planning a holiday, Steve is usually to be found relaxing with friends over a pint in one of York’s many fine pubs, enjoying a film at City Screen or wandering the footpaths of the nearby Dales, Moors and Wolds. As an occasional antidote to Slow Travel, he has been known to enjoy long-distance running, sometimes using an overseas marathon as an excuse for yet another short trip away. Next stop Copenhagen…