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

By Ella Perryman

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 chef Rosie Birkett, a seasoned visitor of… Continue reading >

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

By Ella Perryman

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 >

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 >

Guides

Slow Guide to Sussex
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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
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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
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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
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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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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 >

Five reasons to visit Pembrokeshire this autumn
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Five reasons to visit Pembrokeshire this autumn

By Ella Perryman

Pembrokeshire has always had a place in our hearts. The rugged coastlines, vast National Parks and landscapes teeming with wild, natural beauty are a few of the things that keep us going back again and again. After a recent visit… Continue reading >

A foodie’s guide to Marche, Italy
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A foodie’s guide to Marche, Italy

By Ella Perryman

Earlier this year, we discovered the beautiful region of Marche in Italy. We found everything on offer in neighbouring Tuscany and Umbria – fine wines, brilliant food and alpine meadows – but with a fraction of the crowds. We sent… Continue reading >

Four foodie experiences to try this autumn
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Four foodie experiences to try this autumn

By Claire Maguire

Autumn might just be our favourite time of year. The hazy sunshine, crisp air and changing hues signal the transition of the seasons and an exciting time for foodies. Late summer berries reach peak ripeness and foraging is at its… Continue reading >

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Marche: Walking Italy’s less-travelled paths
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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
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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
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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 >

Loire Valley: a fairytale alternative to Disneyland
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Loire Valley: a fairytale alternative to Disneyland

By Chris Elmes

We sent freelance editor, journalist and France expert Carolyn Boyd (and her young family) to the Loire Valley, to discover why the region is the perfect alternative to Disneyland and overcrowded resort holidays. They discover gothic châteaux, giant art installations… Continue reading >

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