Epic Places to Watch the Sky

With 2020 drifting into the distance behind us and another year ahead, we’re all in need of a deep breath of fresh air. Whether you’re hankering after a glimpse of the Northern Lights, dreaming of sunsets in a far-flung, palm-fringed paradise or spotting stars a little closer to home, watching the sky is an invaluable way of reconnecting with planet earth. Take some time to sit back and admire the sun, stars, and the drifting clouds, think of better days and feel grateful for nature in all its glory. Continue reading Epic Places to Watch the Sky

The 11 best UK period properties to stay in for literature and drama fans

Do you dream of living in Downton Abbey? Are you beguiled by Bridgerton and captivated by all things Jane Austin? If you’re a fan of the period drama, whether that be the latest Netflix show, docuseries or, of course, the original great British novel, then you’ll likely be no stranger to the delights of grand country houses, mesmerising manors and quaint cottages. Here are our favourite period properties to adjourn to for high tea and cake when we’re in the mood to feel like lords and ladies. Continue reading The 11 best UK period properties to stay in for literature and drama fans

From Brazil to Bali: the world’s most inspiring destinations for sun, sea and sand in 2021

I’m sure many of you have been counting the days until you can travel again – and with hope on the horizon, those days are now numbered and the world will soon open up. Beat the January blues (and the lockdown blues, and any other blues) by giving yourself something to look forward to: a balmy beach break, full of silky sands, shimmering seas and glorious sunshine. Here’s a handful of the best beach breaks high on our holiday list right now, here to inspire and warm you up this winter. Continue reading From Brazil to Bali: the world’s most inspiring destinations for sun, sea and sand in 2021

Six unexpected city breaks to take in 2021

As years go, it’s safe to say 2020 was more than a little unexpected. But with the world poised to open its doors once again, 2021 is the time to seize your suitcase and holiday like you’ve never holidayed before. To get you started, we’ve rounded up our pick of the seven most unexpected city breaks – from hidden hotel gems in your favourite cities to off-the-radar destinations guaranteed to knock your socks off. Take a look and prepare to be inspired. Continue reading Six unexpected city breaks to take in 2021

Six surprising UK staycations

We all know that London is fantastic for a night on the town and a trip to the theatre, Bath has some beautiful architecture, and the Lake District is home to some of the most gorgeous countryside views that the UK has to offer; however, when you’re looking for your next UK staycation, why not think outside the box? Here are some of the UK’s best-kept secrets for a fantastic weekend away, or even longer if you’ve decided to fully embrace the staycation style of holidaying. Check out our unexpected UK spots for a surprising escape not-too-far away from home. Continue reading Six surprising UK staycations

Christmas traditions from around the world

Christmas is just a few sleeps away and even if it will be a very different experience this year, we still look forward to the Christmas tree, the gifts, the good food and above all – seeing our loved ones. It is the same for many of us around the world (some things remain constant), but there are a few unique variations as to how each country celebrates the Christmas season. Continue reading Christmas traditions from around the world

10 Best short-haul beach destinations to visit in 2021

For many of us, an annual beach holiday feels like a necessity – a moment of calm and respite from our otherwise hectic lives. Most of us missed out on our beach holiday in 2020, which is why we’re looking ahead to 2021 and planning our top beach destinations for that all import week (or two) in the sun. Whether you enjoy powdery sand, rugged coastlines or bustling beachside towns – we have the perfect beach destinations for all, plus the best hotels to stay in when you’re there. Now is the ideal time to book in our incredible Black November Sale, where you can book ahead for your 2021 beach holiday. Continue reading 10 Best short-haul beach destinations to visit in 2021

The most beautiful UK countryside getaways

There’s nowhere quite like the British countryside when it comes to serving up timeless charm, soothing tranquility, and quintessential natural scenes, along the winding country roads. From moody, romantic lakeside walks at Windermere, to the picture perfect landscapes around Oxfordshire, it’s time to sit back and let out a dreamy sigh, with nine of the most beautiful country escapes you can drive to in hours. Continue reading The most beautiful UK countryside getaways

15 Spa hotels to visit in the UK and abroad

Whether you’re looking to stay close to home or venture further afield, make your next spa escape one to remember: discover some of our favourite destination hotels, from gorgeous boltholes in the beautiful Cotswolds through to mountain retreats and beachfront abodes across Germany, Austria and more, each guaranteed to help soothe and pamper you to your heart’s content. Continue reading 15 Spa hotels to visit in the UK and abroad

Prague at Christmas time

10 Best winter city breaks

With the days getting shorter and gloomy weather a permanent fixture, it’s safe to say winter is well and truly here to stay. What better tonic to the onset of hibernation season than a fun-filled city break? Whether you’re dreaming of a snow-frosted sojourn or a far-flung getaway, we’ve rounded up 10 of our favourite destinations for an unforgettable winter escape. Continue reading 10 Best winter city breaks