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Jo Tinsley explores untamed Jura in France
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Jo Tinsley explores untamed Jura in France

By Ella Perryman

Jo Tinsley’s passion for slow travel, long rambles and sea swimming has sent her all over the globe. This summer,  she road-tripped through Jura, a relatively unknown region in France, discovering remote lakes, medieval villages and thriving wildlife. The Jura… Continue reading >

Our favourite pubs with rooms for winter
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Our favourite pubs with rooms for winter

By Ella Perryman

When we inspect a potential new inn, we look for all the little touches that make you feel at home. That friendly face at the bar, the big roaring fire, home-cooked food, and supremely comfortable rooms. Here are four of… Continue reading >

Four great places you’ve probably never heard of
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Four great places you’ve probably never heard of

By Chris Elmes

Heading for somewhere you’ve never heard of is a bit of a risk. There’s equal chance that you uncover a hidden gem or find out that there’s a good reason nobody ever recommended the place to you. It’s tempting to… Continue reading >

Guides

Slow guide to Northumberland
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Slow guide to Northumberland

By Tessa Glover

Our trip to Northumberland presented us with some striking contrasts. We visited Britain’s smallest museum and a bookshop big enough to have an in-house train, contemplated a huge wilderness that was mostly man-made and found a 300-yard walk that took… Continue reading >

Slow Guide to Dorset
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Slow Guide to Dorset

By Chris Elmes

Famed for its stunning stretches of Jurassic coast, Dorset is as an idyll of rolling countryside, quintessential villages, towering cliffs and quiet coves. When our recent travels took us from an artists’ co-op hidden in a side street of Shaftesbury… Continue reading >

Slow Guide to Yorkshire
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Slow Guide to Yorkshire

By Tessa Glover

A city packed with ancient pubs, a town revived by a love of food, a fishing village full of painters and a landscape tapestry of history and culture. We went to Yorkshire to look beyond the image of rolling hillsides… Continue reading >

Slow Guide to Cultural Cornwall
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Slow Guide to Cultural Cornwall

By Chris Elmes

Cornwall’s wild moors, echoing coves, blustering cliffs and the folds of the hills hide a wealth of cultural and culinary experiences that go far beyond a day at the seaside. So forget what you know about Cornwall. Get beyond the… Continue reading >

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Inspiration

Four amazing micro-adventures around the UK
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Four amazing micro-adventures around the UK

By Ella Perryman

It’s amazing what you can fit into a couple of days away if you plan it right. With just a few well-chosen stops you can turn a weekend into what we like to call a Micro-adventure. Here’s a roundup of… Continue reading >

Our top picks for romantic autumn escapes
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Our top picks for romantic autumn escapes

By Ella Perryman

When we add to our cosy collection, we look for roaring log fires, country walks from the door, great kitchens and the most comfortable beds as standard. But we also look for something that will surprise you, something really memorable. Here… Continue reading >

Our favourite, vibrant UK market towns
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Our favourite, vibrant UK market towns

By Chris Elmes

We’d all probably admit that visiting UK towns can be hit and miss, some perfect examples of their region, others a little depressing. In our travels around the UK, from Yorkshire to Dorset, we’ve stumbled across thriving communities where extraordinary… Continue reading >

48 hours in Le Marais with Alyson Walsh
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48 hours in Le Marais with Alyson Walsh

By Ella Perryman

We sent Alyson Walsh, fashion journalist and author, to explore Le Marais, a historic district in Paris.  She followed the footsteps of fashion icons and discovered a local’s hideout north of the city, all whilst soaking up the low-key Parisian… Continue reading >

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Journeys

Lois Pryce’s French 2CV adventure
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Lois Pryce’s French 2CV adventure

By Tessa Glover

Everyone, it seems, has a 2CV story. Even James Bond used one as an escape vehicle (admittedly only when his Lotus exploded). As a child of 1970s Bristol, my 2CV associations are less 007, and more my friend’s bohemian parents… Continue reading >

Tim Moore travels Portugal’s coastal trains
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Tim Moore travels Portugal’s coastal trains

By Tessa Glover

Writer and adventurist Tim Moore travels from Porto to Lisbon by train, relinquishing the itinerary and taking advice from strangers to find the spirit of travel is alive and well in Portugal. He cruises the Douro valley, masters an electric… Continue reading >

Mary Novakovich in hidden Venice
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Mary Novakovich in hidden Venice

By Tessa Glover

Plagued with news reports on over-tourism, unhappy locals and selfie sticks, it’s easy to wonder if Venice has been loved to death. To find out, we sent journalist and travel writer Mary Novakovich to meet local guides and discover a… Continue reading >

Lois Pryce in Cilento
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Lois Pryce in Cilento

By Tessa Glover

We sent intrepid traveller Lois Pryce to Italy’s Cilento region. Lois has motorcycled her way around the world, but for this Journey we channeled some authentic Italian spirit and sent her off in a vintage Fiat 500. Follow her journey… Continue reading >

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