Stories, ideas and destinations for people who love travelling slow.
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
For a strong dose of the joy of nature, head to one of our favourite mountain lakes. Whether you’ve hiked for miles to reach a ridge viewpoint, or just strolled over from your hotel, fresh air and still water make… Continue reading >
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 >