Country Weekends

Disappear deep into the countryside with this bounty of inspiration to the best short breaks in the country the UK and Europe has to offer. These itineraries will take you to the greenest parts of Devon, the historical treasures of York, the fairytale lands of Alsace and so much more. R&R awaits, let’s go!

A Poldark Weekend in Cornwall

Cornwall is a mystery to me. At least, it was at first. This little corner of Britain captured the hearts of many of my friends and colleagues long ago. Their fever for Cornwall only heightened by its starring role in…

A roadtrip weekend in Alsace

You may be forgiven for not knowing Alsace, a region tucked away in the east of France, sandwiched between the borders of Germany and Switzerland. After all, it doesn’t quite have the glamorous reputation of the ‘Cote d’Azur’ or ‘Three Valleys.’ This France…

A Foodie Weekend in Devon

The Package: A 2 night-stay at Larkbeare Grange, with complimentary afternoon tea, dinner at The Jack in the Green, and dinner at The Five Bells The Cost: £300 per couple PIN FOR LATER: It isn’t perceptible at first, the green.…

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12 weekend breaks to make your 2016 epic!

Do you know what January is perfect for? Becoming a weekender. By that I mean, swapping chore-filled Saturdays and Sundays for getting out and exploring the UK. As you know, I’ve been exploring the UK and Europe on a weekend for the…

4 bright and beautiful Northern Lights weekends

This post was written in collaboration with Inntravel – the Slow Holiday People The Northern Lights, or the Aurora Borealis, are meant to be as magnificent and mystical as a dream. A heavenly cascade of green, blue, and pink ribboning across glacial skies that,…

Hay Festival: The Booklover’s Glastonbury

  HAY ON WYE, WALES – Of course, you’ve heard of Glastonbury; the world famous greenfield music festival. But have you heard, my friend, of the Hay on Wye Festival of Arts and Literature? “Hay who? Hay whaaat?”, you say Hay…

A glamping weekend in Hay on Wye

HAY ON WYE, WALES – “You have reached your destination,” the sat nav announces proudly. Granny and I look at each other. On either side of the car, hedge walls rise up thick and tall, hiding the lambs we can…

A magical weekend visit to Alnwick Castle

SATURDAY – Alnwick Castle, Northumberland Alnwick Castle gets top marks for beauty, grace, sophistication and, of course, fame. Many a Potterphile will know Alnwick Castle’s medieval sparkle as the Hogwarts School for Witches and Wizardry. Many a Downton fan will…