June Competition Time: Forbes and Lewis

It is finally June and with it comes a new monthly competition. Hurray! This month, we’re thrilled to have teamed up with the exceptional Forbes and Lewis: a talented duo designing and creating beautiful bags that are perfect for travel. Sam and Katie design and make each of their luxury bags, with each piece of…

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5 lessons in planning a wedding abroad

As my wedding day hurtles closer (20 days to be precise) and with most details now finalised, I find myself in a reflective mood. What began as a small, casual wedding has become something rather different. Setting out on the rocky road of wedding planning, I was naive, some may say a little blasé about the…

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A Guide to the South of France

As we were growing up, we would spend a lot of time in France. Every few months, we would head across the Channel, spending a weekend walking the shorelines and eating Moules marinièr. France, for a few years, felt like our second home. Except this second home was the industrial wasteland of Calais. We were…

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travel blog conferences and events: a beginner’s guide

On the face of it, growing a travel blog should be easy. You write engaging content, publish it and hurray: a blog is born. Immediately, thousands of followers the world over are logging onto your site, eager to read your Pulitzer Prize worthy writing. Endless invitations inviting you on exotic press trips flood your inbox…

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Sri Lanka: tea country

Last year, I launched The Elephant Stamp, a travel inspired online homeware store, sourcing and selling contemporary and unique home textiles made by global makers including the tropical cushions by Delhi-based, Safomasi, which are in this month’s giveaway. The idea behind the store was built on my love of travel and finding beautiful, one of…

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Lessons in travel blogging

Our small corner of the internet is nearly two years old. Its beginnings were not particularly glamorous. It was an uncomfortably hot Thursday lunchtime in July and we had a few moments before returning to work. Bored and restless, we impulsively set up an Instagram account, decided on the catchy (yet on reflection, grammatically incorrect) name…

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Alice does Afternoon Tea

‘The hurrier I go, the behinder I get!” I spotted this quote, from the famously harassed White Rabbit from Caroll’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’, just the other day. It seemed to sum up life at the moment: an endless race to get things done, whilst simultaneously managing to fall behind on nearly everything. Constantly checking my…

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May competition time!

Somehow we’re already in May and that means it’s time for a new monthly giveaway. This month we’re so excited to have teamed up with The Elephant Stamp to offer one TTT triplet the chance to win two colourful, travel inspired cushions. The Elephant Stamp sources cushions, throws, kitchenware and table linen from global makers…

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Glamping under the stars

Dimpsey: Noun (Cornwall, Devon & the West Country) the time in the evening just before dusk. Hidden down a narrow lane in Somerset you will find a gravel track leading to a farm, which was listed in the Doomsday Book. On that farm sits the beautiful Dimpsey Hut. A wonderful traditional Shepherd’s Hut custom designed…

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The Pool House, Wester Ross

Remember when booking a ‘luxury’ hotel meant staying at the likes of the Hilton or Marriott? Hotels where you could predict the colour scheme, the breakfast and the layout of each eerily identical room. Remember that? Vaguely. Over the last five years, the mega-chain hotels have been competing with a new disrupter, one that offers a…

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