Our favourite weatherproof waterfall walks
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Our favourite weatherproof waterfall walks

By Chris Elmes

When you’re hiking in the UK, you have to be ready for anything from clear blue skies to sideways rain, often in the same hour. That’s why we love a waterfall walk – they’re basically weatherproof. If it rains then… Continue reading >

Discover Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way
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Discover Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way

By Chris Elmes

On a visit to Ireland earlier this year we got our first taste of the Wild Atlantic Way. The new route down the west coast is split into six sections that explore 2,500km of coastal and cultural adventure. Cruising down… Continue reading >

Five eco-friendly ways to see Spain
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Five eco-friendly ways to see Spain

By Chris Elmes

Networks of trails and pathways criss-cross Spain, making it easy to explore at a gentle pace on foot, by bike or on horseback. There are abandoned railway lines where you can cross valleys on viaducts, pilgrimage routes along the wild… Continue reading >

A foodie’s 48 hours in Florence
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A foodie’s 48 hours in Florence

By Ella Perryman

Florence is known for its Renaissance museums, majestic gardens and, of course, its Tuscan cuisine. Discovering the city’s best culinary delights doesn’t have to mean booking Michelin-star restaurants every night, though. As we found out, some of Florence’s best foodie… Continue reading >

Six brilliant ways to get on the water
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Six brilliant ways to get on the water

By Ella Perryman

It’s a fact: spending time by water is good for our well-being. Our brains enter a state of active de-stressing, which in turn helps our bodies to slow down and relax. Whether it’s waking up to a brisk morning swim… Continue reading >

Five brilliant off-grid family getaways
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Five brilliant off-grid family getaways

By Ella Perryman

Our off-grid places to stay harness a strong commitment to the environment, are in beautifully remote regions and encourage you to spend most of your day outdoors. From wild swimming in the lake to kayaking along the river, building dens… Continue reading >

Five amazing hot springs and where to stay
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Five amazing hot springs and where to stay

By Ella Perryman

Soaking in mineral-rich natural springs always feels utterly luxurious but can also be an adventure off the beaten track. We’ve found incredible natural formations in Tuscany, a natural sauna in Sicily and some of the wildest regions in Spain and,… Continue reading >

Discover Italy by train
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Discover Italy by train

By Chris Elmes

Italy is a joy to travel by train; they’re fast, tickets are easy to buy and the network is so extensive you can explore the history, flavours and culture of multiple regions in one holiday. There are rail passes that… Continue reading >

Quintessential châteaux under £150
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Quintessential châteaux under £150

By Alastair sawday

The château is one of the defining images of France. Once the exclusive preserve of the rich and powerful, you can now explore their grandeur, and they’re surprisingly affordable. Here are five of our favourites for stays that mix history… Continue reading >

Five of our favourite boutique hotels
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Five of our favourite boutique hotels

By Chris Elmes

Although the word ’boutique’ can suggest cuteness and exclusivity, at its best it represents a shift towards places where creative owners let their personalities shine. Rooms are often named rather than numbered, gloomy hotel bars are replaced by friendly communal… Continue reading >