Six wonderful ways to get on the water
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Six wonderful ways to get on the water

By Ella Perryman

It’s a fact: spending time by water is good for our well-being. Our brains enter a state of active de-stressing, which in turn helps our bodies to slow down and relax. Whether it’s waking up to a brisk morning swim… Continue reading >

Five brilliant off-grid family getaways
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Five brilliant off-grid family getaways

By Ella Perryman

Our off-grid places to stay harness a strong commitment to the environment, are in beautifully remote regions and encourage you to spend most of your day outdoors. From wild swimming in the lake to kayaking along the river, building dens… Continue reading >

Five amazing hot springs and where to stay
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Five amazing hot springs and where to stay

By Ella Perryman

Soaking in mineral-rich natural springs always feels utterly luxurious but can also be an adventure off the beaten track. We’ve found incredible natural formations in Tuscany, a natural sauna in Sicily and some of the wildest regions in Spain and,… Continue reading >

Discover Italy by train
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Discover Italy by train

By Chris Elmes

Italy is a joy to travel by train; they’re fast, tickets are easy to buy and the network is so extensive you can explore the history, flavours and culture of multiple regions in one holiday. There are rail passes that… Continue reading >

Quintessential châteaux under £150
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Quintessential châteaux under £150

By Alastair sawday

The château is one of the defining images of France. Once the exclusive preserve of the rich and powerful, you can now explore their grandeur, and they’re surprisingly affordable. Here are five of our favourites for stays that mix history… Continue reading >

Five of our favourite boutique hotels
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Five of our favourite boutique hotels

By Chris Elmes

Although the word ’boutique’ can suggest cuteness and exclusivity, at its best it represents a shift towards places where creative owners let their personalities shine. Rooms are often named rather than numbered, gloomy hotel bars are replaced by friendly communal… Continue reading >

Europe’s best secret beaches
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Europe’s best secret beaches

By Ella Perryman

Few holiday moments are more disheartening than arriving at a beach where you can’t see the sand for the sun loungers. In search of places to swap swimming pool cacophony for whispering surf, we asked our owners and the team… Continue reading >

Four reasons to visit Sardinia
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Four reasons to visit Sardinia

By Tessa Glover

Sardinia is an island famed for turquoise water and beautiful, glossy beaches. It’s also full of surprises. Inland, life goes on as it has for thousands of years. In spring, the island is carpeted with wildflowers and the uninhabited mountains,… Continue reading >

Four great places you’ve probably never heard of – issue two
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Four great places you’ve probably never heard of – issue two

By Ella Perryman

The first edition was in our top three most popular posts of 2018, and so here’s the next round up – there’s an ancient city that’s been dubbed the new Sintra, an incredible desert that you won’t believe is in… Continue reading >

The science of water
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The science of water

By Tessa Glover

“One of the many possible ways to describe life would be as a series of encounters with various bodies of water. Time spent in, on, under, or near water interspersed with the periods spent thinking about where, when, and how… Continue reading >