These are the 10 best places for a UK weekend break

These are the 10 best places for a UK weekend break

As we’ve seen recently with holidays to Spain, France, Croatia and other European destinations, little at the moment is guaranteed where international travel is concerned. The upside to this peculiar summer is that many British holidaymakers are discovering how much there is…

The best spa hotels in the UK for a relaxing staycation

The best spa hotels in the UK for a relaxing staycation

With spas given the go-ahead to reopen their doors, relaxing spa hotel staycations are back on the travel agenda. While the spa experience will look a little different – you can expect increased cleaning frequency, therapists wearing PPE, and to book treatments,…

Why you should visit Tinos this summer

Why you should visit Tinos this summer

I seem to have bypassed the “Greek island” phase of my life. Most people I know went after finishing their A-levels to go and get absolutely bent on Kos or Crete. (Me and four friends were the only students to go to…

How to cycle on water in Austria

How to cycle on water in Austria

I’m looking across a glittering expanse of inky green waters, smooth as a freshly made bed, beneath a gentle sun that’s tucked behind thin clouds. The water stretches forever on all sides, only curbed by mustard-hued reeds in the shallows that give…

The best beaches on the Kent coast

The best beaches on the Kent coast

It was the Hamptons of the 1800s, when everyone from Queen Victoria to Karl Marx frolicked in the surf. Today, the Kent coast is at turns incandescently beautiful and desolately down at heel, as full of historic smugglers’ coves and wild swimming…

10 best holiday cottages for a UK rural retreat

10 best holiday cottages for a UK rural retreat

If the thought of leaving these shores is a bit too daunting, you still have plenty of options of finding a holiday cottage somewhere in the UK. They’re being snapped up quickly, but these might inspire you to book sooner rather than…

19 of the best beach cottages in the UK

19 of the best beach cottages in the UK

If you’re desperate for a holiday, but reluctant to venture too far, find inspiration in this collection of beautiful beach cottages around the UK. With sea and sand views as standard, there’s plenty to restore your faith in the humble staycation. The…

Why Essex is England’s best county for cyclists

Why Essex is England’s best county for cyclists

A kestrel drops silently on the telegraph wire as I take a swig of water between deep breaths, my bike leant on a crooked public footpath sign. It eyeballs me briefly and, with a deft flap of its wings, takes off across…