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Create your own tapas evening
Inspiration - 5 min read

Create your own tapas evening

By Chris Elmes

Here are our tips for recreating an evening of varied, delicious tapas while you can’t head over to Spain for the real thing.         Shop local Independent delis and even Spanish food specialists are abundant in the… Continue reading >

Fish & fino – how to pair your sherry
Inspiration - 8 min read

Fish & fino – how to pair your sherry

By Ellen Sanders

Despite having a huge range of flavours, sherry is still often dismissed as being no more than the dusty bottle of Bristol Cream that haunts the back of your drinks cupboard. We got in touch with Joanna Mildren, the owner… Continue reading >

Traditional Spanish lemon cake
Inspiration - 5 min read

Traditional Spanish lemon cake

By Ella Perryman

Traditional Spanish lemon cake generally uses olive oil from the land, home-grown almonds and locally sourced yoghurt. Silvia from Hotel Cortijo del Marqués shares her favourite lemon cake recipe; its beautiful citrus flavours will have you dreaming of a sunny… Continue reading >

Guides

Slow Guide to Sussex
Guides - 5 min read

Slow Guide to Sussex

By Ella Perryman

After seeing a surge of interest in Sussex on our site, we headed over to find out if the county could break our Bristolian habit of heading west on holiday. We found charming towns that wore their coastal setting with… Continue reading >

Slow Guide to the Cotswolds
Guides - 8 min read

Slow Guide to the Cotswolds

By Chris Elmes

If you think the Cotswolds is just a giant oil painting you can walk around in, it’s time to take a closer look. On our visit in June we found that while there certainly is impressive history and an abundance… Continue reading >

Slow guide to the Lake District
Guides - 8 min read

Slow guide to the Lake District

By Chris Elmes

Our perception of The Lake District was as a vast place that was all about long, challenging hikes to windblown peaks. Our trip, thanks to a little research and a lot of local advice, turned out to be much more… Continue reading >

Slow Guide to Devon
Guides - 5 min read

Slow Guide to Devon

By Chris Elmes

Everything about creating this guide felt a little different. For previous editions, we’ve travelled to Yorkshire and Northumberland, so far from our Bristol base that everything felt like a discovery. When it came to planning our trip to Devon, which… Continue reading >

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Inspiration

Asparagus with poached eggs
Inspiration - 5 min read

Asparagus with poached eggs

By Chris Elmes

Ramon Navarro at Heredad Beragu Hotel shares not just a recipe, but also an insight into the history behind it. The recipe was a famous dish from Casa La Juanica inn. When the inn closed its doors, it is believed… Continue reading >

Fresh gambas with garlic and chilli
Inspiration - 5 min read

Fresh gambas with garlic and chilli

By Ellen Sanders

The freshest of ingredients are best when cooked simply. Nicola Contreras from Casa Calita shares her favourite recipe, along with her recommendation of a serving of Fino sherry to go alongside it. Simple and delicious, this dish is perfect for… Continue reading >

The pilgrimage of La Peña
Inspiration - 8 min read

The pilgrimage of La Peña

By Ellen Sanders

Daisy is the daughter of Hermione and Nick, owners of Finca el Moro, in Andalusia. She told us about prepping the horses and the drinks, then setting off into a colourful, musical romería.       Romerías are processions in… Continue reading >

Arne Maynard shares the experiences of his garden during spring
Inspiration - 3 min read

Arne Maynard shares the experiences of his garden during spring

By Ellen Sanders

Arne Maynard from Allt-y-bela is a garden designer who practises what he preaches, and he has relished the recent time spent in the gardens of his Monmouthshire B&B. Here, he shares some of his insights, which we hope will inspire… Continue reading >

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Journeys

Discover Andalucía: 500 years after Magellan set off around the world
Journeys - 5 min read

Discover Andalucía: 500 years after Magellan set off around the world

By Sarah Baxter

Travel journalist and award-winning writer Sarah Baxter travelled to southwest Andalucía earlier this year in celebration of the Magellan Anniversary – 500 years since Ferdinand Magellan set off from Seville to circumnavigate the world. We follow Sarah as she explores… Continue reading >

Marche: Walking Italy’s less-travelled paths
Journeys - 6 min read

Marche: Walking Italy’s less-travelled paths

By Chris Elmes

We sent Nell and Luke, of unique slow travel blog What if We Walked, on a hiking tour of the little-known Marche region of Italy. They trekked limestone ridges to medieval villages, heard local legends, sampled stuffed olive delicacies, and… Continue reading >

A road trip through Provence
Journeys - 6 min read

A road trip through Provence

By Ella Perryman

France expert Carolyn Boyd is no stranger to Provence. So when we asked her to send through her best tips for a visit, it was no surprise that she sent back a wonderful road trip through some of the famous… Continue reading >

Alentejo: Portugal’s wildest region on a budget
Journeys - 5 min read

Alentejo: Portugal’s wildest region on a budget

By Ella Perryman

Last year, we sent travel journalist Hannah Summers to Portugal’s Alentejo for the first time. What she found was a region full of authentic food, rugged beaches, affordable accommodation and very little crowds. It’s 10am at Praia de Odeceixe and… Continue reading >

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