Our top six beach houses
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Our top six beach houses

By Ella Perryman

What could be better than finding your own bolthole with an inspiring seascape? Curl up and watch the weather roll in, stroll straight down onto the beach after lunch and fall asleep with the surf echoing round your room. We… Continue reading >

Five of our favourite cosy winter boltholes
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Five of our favourite cosy winter boltholes

By Ella Perryman

The post-Christmas blues are in full swing and it’s that time of the year when we all want to cuddle up and hibernate. We’ve chosen five of our favourite places from our cosy boltholes collection – those perfect for wrapping… Continue reading >

The perfect places to stay for solo travellers
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The perfect places to stay for solo travellers

By Ella Perryman

Our Solo Travel Collection has over 75 places that provide either the space to be by yourself or the chance to mix and mingle with friendly owners and like-minded travellers. Some also offer favourable room rates for single guests. Here… Continue reading >

A local’s guide to East Sussex
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A local’s guide to East Sussex

By Julia Smith

Photographer Julia Smith from Humphrey & Grace was born and raised in Sussex. She used a recent visit home to reconnect with her favourite spots in Rye and the surrounding area. These are some of her top tips. Julia was… Continue reading >

25 years of travel language
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25 years of travel language

By Chris Elmes

Since we were founded in 1994, the way the world talks about travel has changed dramatically. Modes of transport, glowing devices and challenging concepts have fostered more new words than Milton and more strange ones than Joyce. It’s been fascinating,… Continue reading >

Seafood and solitude on a Scottish road trip
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Seafood and solitude on a Scottish road trip

By Chris Elmes

Scotland’s wilder areas reward the patient traveller, making them perfect road trip material. This is the rough route that one of our team took on an 8-night journey from Bristol to Scotland’s west coast. It was a week of spectacular… Continue reading >

Beauty, history, fraternity – the organisation preserving France
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Beauty, history, fraternity – the organisation preserving France

By Alastair sawday

Pierres d’Histoire is a charitable organisation established by Dominique Imbert. Its work restoring and preserving France’s wealth of historic buildings is truly inspirational. Our founder Alastair Sawday went to meet Dominique and see one of Pierres d’Histoire’s many success stories,… Continue reading >

The Bristol Wing – our first Community Champion
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The Bristol Wing – our first Community Champion

By Chris Elmes

We went to see the central-Bristol hostel using the hotel trade to make a difference to some of the city’s most vulnerable young people. It was a natural choice as our first Community Champion. “When we showed her into her… Continue reading >

Five brilliant and bracing winter getaways
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Five brilliant and bracing winter getaways

By Claire Maguire

It can be all too tempting to spend the winter in hibernation, longing for summer sun and planning next year’s holidays. However, many popular places really come into their own at this time of year. Whether you’re after snowy hikes… Continue reading >

Our top six dog-friendly places for special occasions
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Our top six dog-friendly places for special occasions

By Claire Maguire

Every dog owner knows how frustrating it is when you find somewhere to stay that would be perfect if it just accepted dogs. Even worse are those that say they’re dog-friendly, but are really no more than grudgingly dog-tolerant. To… Continue reading >