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A foodie’s guide to Marche, Italy
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A foodie’s guide to Marche, Italy

By Ella Perryman

Earlier this year, we discovered the beautiful region of Marche in Italy. We found everything on offer in neighbouring Tuscany and Umbria – fine wines, brilliant food and alpine meadows – but with a fraction of the crowds. We sent… Continue reading >

A road trip through Provence
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A road trip through Provence

By Ella Perryman

France expert Carolyn Boyd is no stranger to Provence. So when we asked her to send through her best tips for a visit, it was no surprise that she sent back a wonderful road trip through some of the famous… Continue reading >

Six places to go for autumn sun
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Six places to go for autumn sun

By Ella Perryman

September is the ideal time to search out the last of the sunshine – it’s still warm enough to wander around in shorts and a t-shirt, and you can escape the busy summer crowds. We’ve picked five of our favourite places… Continue reading >

Guides

Slow Guide to Sussex
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Slow Guide to Sussex

By Ella Perryman

After seeing a surge of interest in Sussex on our site, we headed over to find out if the county could break our Bristolian habit of heading west on holiday. We found charming towns that wore their coastal setting with… Continue reading >

Slow Guide to the Cotswolds
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Slow Guide to the Cotswolds

By Chris Elmes

If you think the Cotswolds is just a giant oil painting you can walk around in, it’s time to take a closer look. On our visit in June we found that while there certainly is impressive history and an abundance… Continue reading >

Slow guide to the Lake District
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Slow guide to the Lake District

By Chris Elmes

Our perception of The Lake District was as a vast place that was all about long, challenging hikes to windblown peaks. Our trip, thanks to a little research and a lot of local advice, turned out to be much more… Continue reading >

Slow Guide to Devon
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Slow Guide to Devon

By Chris Elmes

Everything about creating this guide felt a little different. For previous editions, we’ve travelled to Yorkshire and Northumberland, so far from our Bristol base that everything felt like a discovery. When it came to planning our trip to Devon, which… Continue reading >

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Inspiration

Four foodie experiences to try this autumn
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Four foodie experiences to try this autumn

By Claire Maguire

Autumn might just be our favourite time of year. The hazy sunshine, crisp air and changing hues signal the transition of the seasons and an exciting time for foodies. Late summer berries reach peak ripeness and foraging is at its… Continue reading >

Five great alternatives to popular destinations
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Five great alternatives to popular destinations

By Claire Maguire

You might have noticed that we’re big advocates of veering off the tourist track and exploring roads less travelled in search of unique experiences. Sometimes, the best trips are those where you forgo crowded destinations in favour of their unsung… Continue reading >

Five flight-free itineraries for autumn
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Five flight-free itineraries for autumn

By Claire Maguire

It’s never been more important to address the impact travel is having on the environment and make a conscious effort to reduce our carbon footprint. It’s totally possible – and often cheaper – to travel to many incredible destinations without… Continue reading >

Marche’s Slow Food train trail
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Marche’s Slow Food train trail

By Ella Perryman

The new Slow Food train trail launched by Italy’s national rail company is a delicious way to discover a region that has the luscious landscapes, sparkling blue seas and impeccable food of neighbours Tuscany and Umbria, but a fraction of… Continue reading >

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Journeys

Marche: Walking Italy’s less-travelled paths
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Marche: Walking Italy’s less-travelled paths

By Chris Elmes

We sent Nell and Luke, of unique slow travel blog What if We Walked, on a hiking tour of the little-known Marche region of Italy. They trekked limestone ridges to medieval villages, heard local legends, sampled stuffed olive delicacies, and… Continue reading >

Alentejo: Portugal’s wildest region on a budget
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Alentejo: Portugal’s wildest region on a budget

By Ella Perryman

Last year, we sent travel journalist Hannah Summers to Portugal’s Alentejo for the first time. What she found was a region full of authentic food, rugged beaches, affordable accommodation and very little crowds. It’s 10am at Praia de Odeceixe and… Continue reading >

Loire Valley: a fairytale alternative to Disneyland
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Loire Valley: a fairytale alternative to Disneyland

By Chris Elmes

We sent freelance editor, journalist and France expert Carolyn Boyd (and her young family) to the Loire Valley, to discover why the region is the perfect alternative to Disneyland and overcrowded resort holidays. They discover gothic châteaux, giant art installations… Continue reading >

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 >

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