From great pubs and restaurants to the best things to see and do, here’s my guide to the historic town of Sherborne, Dorset.
Eastbury Hotel and Spa, Sherborne, Dorset
Winner “Best Value Hotel” for the Condenast Johansens Awards for Excellence 2023, The Eastbury is an elegant, luxury hotel with a wonderfully quirky spa with a great range of accommodation options.
Seaside Holidays in the UK – The Beach Huts Suites
If you are looking for a seaside holiday in the UK, the Beachcroft Beach Hut Suites make a stylish choice for couples or families of four.
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
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...
Craft ales, beer bites and street art in Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle upon Tyne
With quirky craft breweries, exceptional art galleries and some superb places to eat, the Ouseburn district of Newcastle upon Tyne was recently named as ‘one of the coolest places in the world’. Join me as I drink, eat and laugh my way from one excellent establishment to another!
Where and what to eat and drink in Newcastle
Craft ales, fine wines, succulent oysters, Mumbai street food and more await you as we guide you around the streets of Newcastle one tasty treat at a time.
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
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
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 best beer gardens and alfresco dining in London
Where to find the best beer gardens and alfresco dining in London, from riverside fine dining to quirky craft breweries.
Hot chocolate around the world | Best hot chocolate recipe
Join me on my search to find the best hot chocolate in the world, try my favourite recipe and celebrate National Hot Chocolate Day.
My favourite walks in the South Downs National Park
Learn about the history and folklore of Sussex on a guided walk through the lanes, villages and hills of the South Downs National Park.
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...
Zuppa Gallurese recipe, hearty comfort food from Sardinia
I first tried Zuppa Gallurese during a traditional Sardinian feast at an agriturismo in the north-east of the island. This tasty and filling comfort food recipe is perfect for a chilly evening and it’s really easy to make.
Kabile Manor Winery | Discovering Latvian wine in the quirkiest of settings
As I climb the stairs of Kabile Manor, I wonder how this grand building must once have looked. Today, the brickwork of the facade is slowly crumbling, and mere scraps of paint cling to the front door. Panes of glass are missing from the windows. As I gaze upward, I...
Austria’s Vulkanland | Chocolate, wine, and thermal waters
Millions of years ago Vulkanland in Styria, southern Austria was moulded by powerful, volcanic events. Today, it is a tranquil Arcadia where you're more likely to find wine or even chocolate flowing (as opposed to lava) amongst the rolling hillsides and dense forests....
UNESCO World Heritage | Exploring Old Town Graz, Austria
A self-guided walking tour of Old Town Graz leading you around the top 20 things to see and do in this beautifully preserved historic city 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...
Where to stay in Mallorca, from a boutique hostel to 5 star luxury
A guide to the best Mallorca hotels from great value apartments to the ultimate in luxury on this picturesque Spanish island in the Mediterranean.