Five of our favourite pubs for seafood
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Five of our favourite pubs for seafood

By Ella Perryman

Most pubs can manage a decent fish & chips or a good salmon fillet, but we like the sort of places who go the extra fathom to make their seafood something special. Here, we’ve picked out a handful of pubs… Continue reading >

Five places where coast and culture meet
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Five places where coast and culture meet

By Chris Elmes

There’s no need to be torn between a cultural city break and a relaxing bit of beach time. Here are five of our favourite spots to spend your days wandering from sunny sands, to cool, shaded galleries and hot musical… Continue reading >

Europe’s top wildlife experiences
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Europe’s top wildlife experiences

By Ella Perryman

Seeing animals in their natural environment is one of the most inspiring and humbling things you can experience as a traveller. Knowing there are no guarantees, that all you can do is put yourself in the right place and hope… Continue reading >

6 beautiful off-season destinations
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6 beautiful off-season destinations

By Chris Elmes

How a bit of calendar cunning can get you a fresh perspective and a little peace in even the most popular places Arriving somewhere to find it crowded with sightseers can be frustrating, but dodging the hordes doesn’t have to… Continue reading >

Five stunning rail routes in Europe
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Five stunning rail routes in Europe

By Chris Elmes

Travelling by train lets you surrender control, forget your ETA and give in to the languid romance of the rails. Gaze out on colourful snapshots of life between the landmarks, share unnamed snacks and smile wordless conversations with the locals… Continue reading >

48 hours in Bordeaux with Alyson Walsh
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48 hours in Bordeaux with Alyson Walsh

By Tessa Glover

We sent Alyson Walsh, fashion journalist and author, to uncover Bordeaux’s best boutiques, streets and markets. She found a beautiful city on the River Garonne with handsome limestone buildings that, given the right light, emanate a gorgeous golden glow. Her… Continue reading >

The scattered hotels saving Italy’s villages
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The scattered hotels saving Italy’s villages

By Alastair Sawday

  Meet Albergo Diffuso, an innovative hotel concept with its roots in the success of the local community is helping to preserve rural culture and revive Italy’s struggling villages. Alastair Sawday meets the people spearheading scattered hotels. I walked up… Continue reading >

Frozen food: the chilly life of a scallop farmer
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Frozen food: the chilly life of a scallop farmer

By Tessa Glover

It’s early March in the Scottish Highlands and the water is the same slate grey as the sky. A man is wading into a loch. Dave had always wanted to work underwater and, after years as a diver in civil… Continue reading >

Three French B&Bs for cycling enthusiasts
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Three French B&Bs for cycling enthusiasts

By Chris Elmes

France is a dream for cycling, after all, it is where the Tour De France was born. With its wealth of virtually car-less backroads, the option of a challenging climb for the sports enthusiasts or a gentle pootle between pretty… Continue reading >

48 hours in Lisbon with Kym Grimshaw
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48 hours in Lisbon with Kym Grimshaw

By Tessa Glover

We sent food photographer and blogger Kym Grimshaw to Lisbon, she sent us back a foodie’s dream 48 hours. Here, she rounds up how to eat the weekend away in Portugal’s cool capital city. Kym publishes recipes, restaurant reviews and trips… Continue reading >

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