Short stay: Hood’s, Salwayash, Dorset, UK

Short stay: Hood’s, Salwayash, Dorset, UK By Michael Edwards on Mar 20, 2023 in Accommodation, Europe, Featured, Regions, United Kingdom, Vacation Rentals, Western Europe Hood’s offers some of the best self-catering accommodation in Dorset. To turn off the road to Bridport, grass growing on a lane made for horse carts, is to step out of […]

8 reasons to visit Key West, Florida, USA

8 reasons to visit Key West, Florida, USA By Michael Edwards on Mar 11, 2023 in Attractions, Featured, Florida, Going Out, North America, Regions, USA “Cayos”, was the word exploring Spanish navigators used to name the archipelago of little islands that drifted south west towards the Caribbean. Over time, cayos has become adapted and Americanised […]

Short stay: Cotswold House Hotel & Spa, Chipping Campden, The Cotswolds, UK

Short stay: Cotswold House Hotel & Spa, Chipping Campden, The Cotswolds, UK By Michael Edwards on Jan 23, 2023 in Accommodation, Europe, Featured, Hotels, Regions, Spas & Pampering, Speciality Travel, United Kingdom, Western Europe There is a Cotswold-stone golden glow to the facade of three Georgian houses that combine to form this 28-room luxury hotel. […]

Short stay: Billesley Manor Hotel and Spa, Billesley, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK

Short stay: Billesley Manor Hotel and Spa, Billesley, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK By Michael Edwards on Jan 16, 2023 in Accommodation, Europe, Hotels, Leisure Travel, Regions, Spas & Pampering, Speciality Travel, United Kingdom, Western Europe Set in Shakespeare Country, Billesley Manor Hotel is just five miles rural north-west of Stratford-upon-Avon. On the short drive in to Stratford, […]

Short stay: The Treehouses, Dittisham Hideaway, Devon, UK

Short stay: The Treehouses, Dittisham Hideaway, Devon, UK By Michael Edwards on Nov 30, 2022 in Accommodation, Europe, Regions, United Kingdom, Vacation Rentals, Western Europe In the famous 19th century children’s book, when the shipwrecked Swiss Family Robinson have the opportunity to leave their treehouse on their isolated island, many of the family choose to […]

Short stay: Le Jardin des Douars, Essaouira, Morocco

Short stay: Le Jardin des Douars, Essaouira, Morocco By Michael Edwards on Nov 22, 2022 in Accommodation, Africa, Featured, Hotels, Morocco, Regions Le Jardin des Douars is the traditional Moroccan kasbah stylishly reimagined, sitting high above Essaouira on Morocco’s Atlantic coast. Purpose built, less than two decades ago, to provide 21st century indulgent luxury, Le […]

CroisiEurope’s Andalusia: Tradition, gastronomy and flamenco

CroisiEurope’s Andalusia: Tradition, gastronomy and flamenco By Michael Edwards on Nov 02, 2022 in Cruises & Boat Travel, Europe, Regions, Spain, Speciality Travel, Western Europe Once conquistadores sailed from Seville along the Guadalquivir River out into the Atlantic and onto the New World. Latin American silver flowed back, upstream, to bring a wealth of art, […]

Short stay: The Green Cumbria, Ravenstonedale, Cumbria, UK

Short stay: The Green Cumbria, Ravenstonedale, Cumbria, UK By Michael Edwards on Oct 14, 2022 in Accommodation, Europe, Regions, United Kingdom, Vacation Rentals, Western Europe Drive through fells, past drystone walls, and over stone bridges to reach The Green Cumbria, a trio of Visit England 5* Gold self-catering cottages. This is a quiet Cumbrian corner […]

Short stay: Bodysgallen Hall and Spa, LLandudno, North Wales, UK

Short stay: Bodysgallen Hall and Spa, LLandudno, North Wales, UK By Michael Edwards on Oct 02, 2022 in Accommodation, Europe, Hotels, Regions, United Kingdom, Western Europe If ever there is a Welsh version of Downton Abbey, then spectacular Bodysgallen Hall and Spa would be a perfect venue. It certainly has the heritage. Originally built high […]

Short stay: Hotel Indigo Chester, Chester, UK

Short stay: Hotel Indigo Chester, Chester, UK By Michael Edwards on Sep 30, 2022 in Accommodation, Europe, Hotels, Regions, United Kingdom, Western Europe Opened in 2019, the new build Hotel Indigo Chester, celebrates the city’s long history. Artwork displayed on the walls, connects a contemporary hotel to Chester’s long history dating back nearly two millennia […]