10 of London’s best long walks to try this Christmas

10 of London’s best long walks to try this Christmas

Asaf Kliger Lea Valley Walk (15.6 miles) The Lea Valley Walk commences at Waltham Abbey in Essex, from where you’ll meander southwards along peaceful towpaths. The route crosses Cornmill Meadows, with its dragonfly sanctuary; past the King George V Reservoir, favoured by…

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…