Five stunning rail routes in Europe
Inspiration - 3 min read

Five stunning rail routes in Europe

By Chris Elmes

Travelling by train lets you surrender control, forget your ETA and give in to the languid romance of the rails. Gaze out on colourful snapshots of life between the landmarks, share unnamed snacks and smile wordless conversations with the locals… Continue reading >

48 hours in Bordeaux with Alyson Walsh
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48 hours in Bordeaux with Alyson Walsh

By Tessa Glover

We sent Alyson Walsh, fashion journalist and author, to uncover Bordeaux’s best boutiques, streets and markets. She found a beautiful city on the River Garonne with handsome limestone buildings that, given the right light, emanate a gorgeous golden glow. Her… Continue reading >

The scattered hotels saving Italy’s villages
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The scattered hotels saving Italy’s villages

By Alastair sawday

  Meet Albergo Diffuso, an innovative hotel concept with its roots in the success of the local community is helping to preserve rural culture and revive Italy’s struggling villages. Alastair Sawday meets the people spearheading scattered hotels. I walked up… Continue reading >

Frozen food: the chilly life of a scallop farmer
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Frozen food: the chilly life of a scallop farmer

By Tessa Glover

It’s early March in the Scottish Highlands and the water is the same slate grey as the sky. A man is wading into a loch. Dave had always wanted to work underwater and, after years as a diver in civil… Continue reading >

Three French B&Bs for cycling enthusiasts
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Three French B&Bs for cycling enthusiasts

By Chris Elmes

France is a dream for cycling, after all, it is where the Tour De France was born. With its wealth of virtually car-less backroads, the option of a challenging climb for the sports enthusiasts or a gentle pootle between pretty… Continue reading >

48 hours in Lisbon with Kym Grimshaw
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48 hours in Lisbon with Kym Grimshaw

By Tessa Glover

We sent food photographer and blogger Kym Grimshaw to Lisbon, she sent us back a foodie’s dream 48 hours. Here, she rounds up how to eat the weekend away in Portugal’s cool capital city. Kym publishes recipes, restaurant reviews and trips… Continue reading >