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    A City Break Guide to Bologna

    September 19, 2018

    A place so renowned that it boasts not one, but three nicknames, Bologna is Italy’s juiciest city. Known fondly as La Grassa, the fat one, La Rossa, the red one and La Dotta, the learned one, Bologna boasts three distinct characters. Occupying prime position on my city break bucket list for several years now, I decided to visit Bologna as part of my 32nd birthday celebrations. Offering mouth-watering local cuisine, medieval cobbled streets and the oldest university in the world, I felt…

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  • A guide to holidays in Florida

    Holidays to Florida: Our Complete Guide

    As children, holidays to Florida seemed a luxury reserved only for that affluent family in Home Alone, or the lucky prize winners of daytime competitions. Enchanted by all things Americana, I’d daydream of taking…

    August 24, 2018
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    A Weekend at Wilderness Festival with Victorinox

    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…

    August 15, 2018
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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