How to spend the perfect day in Durham city centre

How to spend the perfect day in Durham city centre

As the train pulled into the station the view across the rooftops of Durham immediately caught my eye. The sun was sinking low in the sky bathing the cathedral spires, castle walls and swathes of green trees in a golden light. I longed to hop off the train to explore...

Where and what to eat in Swansea Bay and the Gower Peninsula

Where and what to eat in Swansea Bay and the Gower Peninsula

Bracing walks along a windswept, yet staggeringly beautiful coastline, romantic evening strolls, remote country pubs and the freshest of seafood. A recent trip to Swansea Bay and the Gower Peninsula in South Wales was a wonderful mix of fresh air, stunning vistas and...

Our guide to the prettiest villages in England

Our guide to the prettiest villages in England

Where are the cottages too charming for words? Here’s our round-up of the prettiest villages in England with an interactive map to help you plan some wonderful day trips, your next weekend getaway or a road trip around England’s loveliest villages.

Where to find the most beautiful places in the UK

Where to find the most beautiful places in the UK

In our eagerness to see the world, it’s all too easy for travel addicts like me to ignore what’s on our own doorstep. However, I’ve found that I don’t have to journey far to discover some fabulous places. From magnificent waterfalls to majestic seascapes, exotic...

Where to see the best of England’s flower fields this summer

Where to see the best of England’s flower fields this summer

Picture the scene, it's a glorious summer's day, with a clear blue sky overhead, the sun sinks low in the sky and casts a golden glow over the seemingly neverending rows of sunflowers. you might think you were in Provence but no this is Sam's Sunflowers on Hayling...

The ultimate tourist guide to Croatia

The ultimate tourist guide to Croatia

From glorious untouched nature and crystal clear seas to colourful urban culture and stunning Game of Thrones locations, Croatia, and its eclectic attractions, are waiting to be discovered. In the last 10 years, this fascinating country has been the fastest-rising...

Summer in Alpbach, the prettiest village in Austria

Summer in Alpbach, the prettiest village in Austria

As I pass one picturesque wooden chalet after another, each one overflowing with red geraniums, I feel as if I’ve been transported into the pages of a fairy-tale picture book. Alpbach is said to be the prettiest village in Austria but, as I discovered on a recent trip...

The best bars in Belfast

The best bars in Belfast

Whether you’re looking for great local craft beer, traditional music, the finest Irish whiskey, or the perfect pint of Guinness, here’s my guide to the best bars in Belfast.