Staying in a Victorian Gated Village

A cosy cottage with log fire has to be the best place to be during a rain storm, especially when it’s in Rousdon, the self-sufficient Victorian estate.

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A Christmas Trip to Paris

There are so many beautiful sights to see in Paris at Christmas – and after exploring the wintery city you have so many delicious ways of warming back up!

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An Autumn Weekend in Paris

With all the parks and their yellow leaved trees, and all the galleries and museums in case the weather lets you down, Paris is the perfect city for a November getaway.

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7 days in Florence, Italy

A full week’s itinerary for Florence including basilicas, roofop bars, day trips to Siena and Bologna, and lots of coffee and pasta.

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9 things to do in Bologna

The bustling city of Bologna is packed with trendy cafes, authentic Bolognese restaurants and historic sights – the perfect day trip from Florence by train.

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Visiting Arundel Castle

This medieval castle overlooking the South Downs in Sussex is the perfect day out if you like history, views and fairytales.

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A Day in Siena, Italy

Winding stone streets with green shuttered houses, the stunning Piazza del Campo, the sweeping panoramic view from Torre del Mangia, and the elaborate marble of the duomo make Siena a historic day trip.

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The Day Matt Proposed

Flying to Florence, being proposed to, eating delicious pasta, spraying red wine on the ceiling… this is a story with twists and turns.

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48 hours in Istanbul

Crushing on tiles in Topkapı Palace, exploring the Grand Bazaar, eating as much Turkish mezze as possible and discovering the local music scene – my cousin Tom and his wife Gabbi show us how to have a great weekend in Istanbul.

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Dubrovnik Photo Diary

Explore the paved stone streets of Dubrovnik Old Town, watch the sunset from the top of Mount Srđ, and climb the hills of Lokrum Island with us.

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Seville Photo Diary

See Seville through our eyes as we explore the leafy gardens of the Alcázar palace, climb up the Torre del Oro, and watch the sunset from the Metropol Parasol.

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What not to do in Amsterdam

Two consecutive boughts of the flu, bad weather and unlucky timing, redeemed by pretty canals and delicious Dutch gouda cheese tasting… may your trip be better than ours.

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