A local’s guide to East Sussex
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A local’s guide to East Sussex

By Julia Smith

Photographer Julia Smith from Humphrey & Grace was born and raised in Sussex. She used a recent visit home to reconnect with her favourite spots in Rye and the surrounding area. These are some of her top tips. Julia was… Continue reading >

25 years of travel language
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25 years of travel language

By Chris Elmes

Since we were founded in 1994, the way the world talks about travel has changed dramatically. Modes of transport, glowing devices and challenging concepts have fostered more new words than Milton and more strange ones than Joyce. It’s been fascinating,… Continue reading >

Seafood and solitude on a Scottish road trip
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Seafood and solitude on a Scottish road trip

By Chris Elmes

Scotland’s wilder areas reward the patient traveller, making them perfect road trip material. This is the rough route that one of our team took on an 8-night journey from Bristol to Scotland’s west coast. It was a week of spectacular… Continue reading >

Beauty, history, fraternity – the organisation preserving France
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Beauty, history, fraternity – the organisation preserving France

By Alastair Sawday

Pierres d’Histoire is a charitable organisation established by Dominique Imbert. Its work restoring and preserving France’s wealth of historic buildings is truly inspirational. Our founder Alastair Sawday went to meet Dominique and see one of Pierres d’Histoire’s many success stories,… Continue reading >

The Bristol Wing – our first Community Champion
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The Bristol Wing – our first Community Champion

By Chris Elmes

We went to see the central-Bristol hostel using the hotel trade to make a difference to some of the city’s most vulnerable young people. It was a natural choice as our first Community Champion. “When we showed her into her… Continue reading >

Five brilliant and bracing winter getaways
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Five brilliant and bracing winter getaways

By Claire Maguire

It can be all too tempting to spend the winter in hibernation, longing for summer sun and planning next year’s holidays. However, many popular places really come into their own at this time of year. Whether you’re after snowy hikes… Continue reading >

Our top six dog-friendly places for special occasions
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Our top six dog-friendly places for special occasions

By Claire Maguire

Every dog owner knows how frustrating it is when you find somewhere to stay that would be perfect if it just accepted dogs. Even worse are those that say they’re dog-friendly, but are really no more than grudgingly dog-tolerant. To… Continue reading >

A foodie’s guide to Sicily
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A foodie’s guide to Sicily

By Rosie Birkett

Sicily is wilder, hotter and headier than mainland Italy, with its own very specific quirks and customs and close proximity to north Africa all giving it an exuberant sense of identity. We sent food writer Rosie Birkett, a seasoned visitor… Continue reading >

Our top six hotels and inns for a romantic break
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Our top six hotels and inns for a romantic break

By Claire Maguire

The most romantic places have a touch of magic that brings you closer together, and few things will leave you feeling more refreshed than a couple of nights away at a wonderful hotel or inn. Taken from our new Great… Continue reading >

A new wave of B&Bs: our top six for contemporary
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A new wave of B&Bs: our top six for contemporary

By Claire Maguire

In recent years the British B&B offering has become much more varied, challenging the traditional perception of this much-loved accommodation type and providing something to suit all tastes. Taken from our new Great British Bed & Breakfast Guide, these are… Continue reading >

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