South Tyrol – our final days hiking in the Dolomites

South Tyrol – our final days hiking in the Dolomites

It’s become a tradition for my friend Julia and I to spend a few days walking each year, and last September we were testing ourself in the Rosengarten range, part of the Dolomites... 

Top 10 places to eat and drink in Southampton for cruise visitors

Top 10 places to eat and drink in Southampton for cruise visitors

Southampton is your gateway to the best food of the South of England; the chalk streams and vineyards of Hampshire, salads from the Isle of Wight and the artisan food producers of... 

Hiking in Aruba: exploring Arikok National Park

Hiking in Aruba: exploring Arikok National Park

At 8am the heat was already rising, as my taxi dropped me at the Arikok Park Visitor Centre at the northern end of Aruba. Think of the Caribbean and perhaps you’ll imagine relaxing... 

Seefeld in Austria: a winter sports guide

Seefeld in Austria: a winter sports guide

While I’ve done my fair share of downhill ski over the years, I was always a fair-weather skier. The lure of a sunny café terrace, sipping hot chocolate, always seemed more... 

Florence – 18 things to do in a weekend – video

Florence – 18 things to do in a weekend – video

Florence is so packed with delicious art and architecture that it would take a lifetime to see it all. Of course there are some unmissable highlights, but it’s just as much fun... 

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South Tyrol – our final days hiking in the Dolomites South Tyrol – our final days hiking in the Dolomites

It’s become a tradition for my friend Julia and I to spend a few days walking... 

Top 10 places to eat and drink in Southampton for cruise visitors Top 10 places to eat and drink in Southampton for cruise visitors

Southampton is your gateway to the best food of the South of England; the chalk streams and... 

Hiking in Aruba: exploring Arikok National Park Hiking in Aruba: exploring Arikok National Park

At 8am the heat was already rising, as my taxi dropped me at the Arikok Park Visitor... 

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Featured destination- Ireland

A driving guide to Northern Ireland’s Causeway Coast A driving guide to Northern Ireland’s Causeway Coast

Northern Ireland’s Causeway Coast must be one of the most scenic drives in... 

10 fab foodie stops on Northern Ireland’s Causeway Coast 10 fab foodie stops on Northern Ireland’s Causeway Coast

Northern Ireland’s scenic Causeway Coast offers windswept golden beaches,... 

10 fun things we did on a weekend in Dublin 10 fun things we did on a weekend in Dublin

Dublin in December is the place to party! The Guinness is flowing, the drinkers... 

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Featured Theme: Hotels

A weekend in Coburg, Germany – castles and royal connections A weekend in Coburg, Germany – castles and royal connections

The pretty town of Coburg, like many others in Germany, offers picturesque medieval buildings, a charming town square and cosy cafés to while away a weekend. But Coburg’s palaces and castles tell another tale, of an ambitious noble family that spread its influence by marriage through most... [Read more of this review]

Christmas in Coburg: discovering the seasonal magic in Germany Christmas in Coburg: discovering the seasonal magic in Germany

The woodsmoke wafts from the bratwurst stall in the Coburg Christmas market, drawing a patient queue of people. For these aren’t just any sausage, they are the famous Coburger Bratwurst, made with the seasoned blend of beef and pork and cooked over an open fire of pine cones, for that authentic... [Read more of this review]

3 fab boutique hotels in Bristol – and what to do when staying there 3 fab boutique hotels in Bristol – and what to do when staying there

Living in Bristol I often get asked for recommendations on the best places to stay as well as what to do in my lovely home town. For travellers who enjoy taking short city-breaks, I believe that the choice of hotel is a big factor in how you experience a place. I prefer to stay at hotels that are... [Read more of this review]

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