Off-season adventures on the Greek mainland

On the Greek mainland, there’s a surprising collection of destinations to explore. White peaks and fir forest trails, winding pistes and hearty rural delicacies await in a clutch of mountainside villages. This is not your everyday Greece getaway; this is Greece in the off-season, where there’s a truly remarkable set of gorgeous villages, towns and landscapes to explore. Continue reading Off-season adventures on the Greek mainland

Our guide to Spain’s regions

Spain generally tops the charts when it comes to popular Mediterranean holiday hotspots. Whether you are looking for an exciting city break, a relaxing sunny holiday or a culinary tour cross-country, Spain is an obvious candidate. Deciding on which part of the country is a difficult decision to make (although one we’d all like to have) as they are all fascinating and varied in equal measure! We’re here to inspire your next sojourn across Spain and give a little more insight into the seven sun-drenched regions of the country. Continue reading Our guide to Spain’s regions

Five postcard-perfect walks along the Thames Path

Stretching for 184 miles, the Thames Path is perfectly carved out for an unparalleled experience. There’s a bit of everything to please everyone on this long-distance walking trail, and we’ve cherry-picked some of the finest walks, taking you across wetlands in the Cotswolds, past the historic wonders of Oxford, and through London’s greenest spaces. Continue reading Five postcard-perfect walks along the Thames Path

Secret Guide: The Algarve

Covering almost 5,000 square kilometres along Portugal’s southern coastline, the Algarve is one of the country’s most enticing destinations for close-to-home summer escapism. Come here to enjoy a pleasant mini-break under the sun, or extend your stay to really uncover what makes the Algarve stand out from the rest – whichever you choose, we pick out six ways to make the most of its unique landscapes, away from the typical tourist trail. Continue reading Secret Guide: The Algarve

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

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

Secret Guide: Rhodes and Kos

Rhodes is the largest of the Dodecanese islands and also the historic capital. Due to its seafaring location, Rhodes played a huge part in the areas ancient history, some of which dates back centuries and can thankfully still be appreciated today. If you’re looking for a beautiful island beach holiday, that’s also got plenty of architecture to entertain history buffs, plus gorgeous natural landscapes to boot, then Rhodes and nearby Kos sound like the perfect destinations for your next Greek island getaway. Continue reading Secret Guide: Rhodes and Kos