A Weekend at Wilderness Festival with Victorinox

    August 15, 2018

    Long before the UK heatwave of 2018 began, an email landed in our inbox from Victorinox. Titled the ‘Modern Pathfinder’, it invited us to embrace adventures closer to home this summer, with Victorinox’s range of stylish luggage and accessories on hand to help. As self-declared microadventure aficionados, we accepted the invitation in an instant. Having recently travelled to Florida, the Caribbean and Finland, the prospect of nearby rambles seemed the perfect antidote to our travel fatigue. Braced with anoraks and warm jumpers, we…

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  • A Guide to Alternative European City Breaks

    The European city break is a favoured British pastime. With hourly flights ensuring that the handsome piazzas of Rome, or the glassy fjords of Bergen, lie just a passport wave away, a jaunt to…

    August 9, 2018
  • A Stay at The Ampersand Hotel London

    Opening my crumpled diary and my heart gave a kick:  Thursday 19 July decorated with dramatic exclamation marks and pink hearts. Although  originally scribbled in with excitement and anticipation, it was a date that…

    July 31, 2018
  • The row of cottages known as Arlington Row in Bibury, hidden behind a water meadow.

    A Visit to the Cotswolds with Beachspoke

    It was a hot and airless morning when we began our journey; the roads a queue of cars and exhaust fumes. With the windows wound down, I listened as the tyres rolled over the…

    July 27, 2018
  • A girl stood in a forest in Tampere, surrounded by chopped woods and a small log cabin.

    Exploring Finnish Lakeland

    Staring at the detailed map I’d unravelled, my eyes struggled to focus on the hundreds of small, blue shapes that dotted the paper. We were headed to Tampere –  the gateway to Finland’s Lakeland…

    July 5, 2018
  • What to do in Helsinki

    Discovering Helsinki

    For most, Helsinki occupies something of a cultural grey area. Not quite Scandinavian, but undoubtedly Nordic; and not entirely Eastern European, yet tantalisingly close to Estonia and Russia, you might be forgiven for thinking…

    July 1, 2018
  • How To Use IGTV: what we’ve learnt as early users

    Our love affair with Instagram began four years ago, when we opened up our fledgling account in the hope of finding some like-minded travel lovers to share our experiences with. Fast forward four years…

    June 22, 2018
  • Ochi Beach Resort

    Sandals Ochi Beach Resort, Jamaica

    “Where you’ll be staying is the real Jamaica. Jamaica with the jungle and the rivers; the mango trees and the beach. It’s the raw Jamaica I love”, our driver declares. “And you’re going to…

    June 21, 2018
  • Sandals Grande Antigua: A Luxury Stay

    Settling into my British Airways seat, I set about my fastidious pre-flight routine. Pulling out my fluffy socks, I carefully slid them over my feet before turning my attention to the TV screen in…

    June 7, 2018
  • Fulfilling Our Childhood Dream in Florida

    Since our trip to Anna Maria Island  last year, Florida is a state that has continued to surprise us. A sleepy, pastel-coloured haven located off the Gulf of Mexico, our week on this idyllic island…

    June 3, 2018
  • A Visit to St Pete, Florida

    “I don’t know why, but I woke up this morning and felt like some Cuban food”, a voice comes from the table next to us. “Like pulled pork or something. I’m Buddy by the…

    May 30, 2018