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20 luxury travel gifts for him this Christmas - UK & Europe edition

20 luxury travel gifts for him this Christmas – UK & Europe edition

It’s that time of year again… is it just me or does Christmas come around more quickly each year?! And even though this year hasn’t been great for travel, there’s still plenty of inspiration out there for travel gifts, not to mention plenty of optimism for a new year of fun-filled travel ahead. Treat him […]

Short stay: Abbey Farm glamping, Alby, North Norfolk, UK

Short stay: Abbey Farm glamping, Alby, North Norfolk, UK

Abbey Farm takes glamping to new levels of indulgence. Look out from the private hot tub on your terrace, Abbey Farm gin in hand, to take in panoramic views of Norfolk’s big skies views. Meanwhile, in the kitchen there is dough to roll out pizzas from a Bertie’s nudja pizza kit before slipping them into […]

20 luxury food and drink treats to enjoy this Christmas - UK & Europe edition

20 luxury food and drink treats to enjoy this Christmas – UK & Europe edition

Christmas is a time to treat yourselves a little… to spend time with family, friends and some unforgettable food and drink… that’s all you need for a truly unforgettable Christmas, isn’t it?! This year, to make Christmas extra special, we’ve rounded up some festive food and drink treats to allow you to truly indulge – […]

Local food and drink producers to look out for on your next trip to Devon

Local food and drink producers to look out for on your next trip to Devon

Devon isn’t just known for its spectacular coastline and beautiful beaches. The county has also long had a superb reputation for its exceptional food and drink. As well as being home to three Michelin star restaurants and a number of celebrity-owned restaurants, it’s of course also renowned for cream teas, fish and chips, cheese, cider, […]

Top 10 watersports to enjoy in Exmouth, Devon

Top 10 watersports to enjoy in Exmouth, Devon

Last Summer, we had the good fortune to attend a sailing event in Exmouth on the Jurassic Coast and one of the oldest and most picturesque seaside towns in Devon. Situated on the south-east coast of Devon where the River Exe meets the sea, Exmouth enjoys a unique position with amazing estauary and sea views […]

Top 5 hotels for cycling  in Scotland

Top 5 hotels for cycling in Scotland

A bicycle is no longer just a mode of transport – it is a piece of sports equipment that comes in many variations. But unlike viruses, these ‘variants’ are actually good and beneficial for one’s health. Moreover, you can choose your bike according to how you prefer to use it. Options range from regular touring […]

Short stay: The Eastbury Hotel and Spa, Sherborne, Dorset, UK

Short stay: The Eastbury Hotel and Spa, Sherborne, Dorset, UK

The Victorian Garden Potting Shed Suites, five gloriously indulgent creations are the latest luxurious chapter in the history of a house which dates back to 1740. Under their sedum and moss living roof the suites are stylishly contemporary and eco-friendly. The Eastbury Hotel’s mature gardens, a West in Bloom award winner, featuring shelter-giving beech and […]

The best cities in the world to visit with kids

The best cities in the world to visit with kids

If you’re looking for the perfect family vacation destination with plenty of things to do, places to eat and affordable accommodation, where should you head to? The Family Vacation Guide has revealed its 2021 ranking of The World’s Best Cities To Visit With Kids, with Rome, London and Paris taking the top three spots. With […]

Top 5 sustainable hospitality businesses in Scotland

Top 5 sustainable hospitality businesses in Scotland

Glasgow, the largest city in Scotland, will host COP26 from 31st October to 12th November 2021. The 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties takes place at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC). The COP26 summit will bring together delegates from all over the world to discuss how best to speed up worldwide action towards […]

The growing trend of football tourism in the UK

The growing trend of football tourism in the UK

New research from national tourism agency VisitBritain demonstrates the increasing importance of football in driving inbound tourism to the UK and in boosting visitor spending. Its recently-published ‘Football Tourism in the UK’ report shows that overseas visitors who went to a football match spent £1.4 billion across the UK in total during their trip in […]

Short stay: Burleigh Court, near Minchinhampton, Cotswolds, UK

Short stay: Burleigh Court, near Minchinhampton, Cotswolds, UK

Virginia creeper branches, as thick and sinewed as a farm worker’s thigh, grow across the weathered Cotswold stone of Burleigh Court.  This is a hidden gem, a charming country hotel with a superb restaurant, where old world charm marries with contemporary comfort. Featuring 18 rooms, this boutique hotel, looks out across Gloucestershire’s Golden Valley: named […]

Taking a Le Boat cruiser on the Caledonian Canal, Scotland

Taking a Le Boat cruiser on the Caledonian Canal, Scotland

Some afternoons and evenings a bagpipe lament lingers over Laggan Locks. It is not a tourism stunt. Dressed in a tartan kilt, a resident hones his musical skills. It is an appropriate soundtrack for Le Boat’s base at Laggan Locks, on the waterway that runs from Fort William on the east coast to Inverness on […]

Top 5 Scottish drinks not to be missed

Top 5 Scottish drinks not to be missed

Water and whisky are the two top Scottish drinks. Some people enjoy one or the other straight, whilst others mix them. A bottle of pure water has become a constant companion for many of us over the past years so that we can avoid dehydration in order to stay fit and healthy. Other drinking delights […]

An active family holiday in Scotland: Day 10

An active family holiday in Scotland: Day 10

It was a leisurely start to the day, waking up to our beautiful view of the Firth of Clyde. We had had this spot all to ourselves overnight. Today, was the day where we would pick up our dog George before heading to Glasgow for one final adventure. We had chosen to go whitewater rafting […]

An active family holiday in Scotland: Day 9

An active family holiday in Scotland: Day 9

Today was our final day with Go West Sailing. We set off fairly promptly today and had breakfast on the move as we had around 10 naturical miles to cover – from Port Bannatyne to Largs – and then we needed to re-fuel and unload our belongings, etc. all prior to lunch. We had to […]

An active family holiday in Scotland: Day 8

An active family holiday in Scotland: Day 8

Portavadie is much more than just a marina. It’s a luxury resort with a variety of accommodation options from luxury apartments and lodges to guest bedrooms, couples hideaways and motorhome facilities. It’s also home to a restaurant, bar and shop, as well as spa and leisure facilities. We took the opportunity to use the gym […]