Switzerland: A Winter Break In Basel

Every year, when possible, we head somewhere different for New Year and last year we decided on Basel, Switzerland. Having never visited Switzerland before we were excited to see what Basel had to offer. Armed with our winter woollies, we jumped on a plane, ready to hit the ground running and enjoy every second of our five-day city break over the New Year period. The first thing we noticed was how close Basel is to both the German and French borders, in fact, as soon as you walk through passport control there are signs on the wall pointing one way…

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England: Discover the Hidden Gems of Cumbria

The beautiful Lake District is a wonderful location for short breaks and holidays but can become extremely busy at certain times of year as it’s such a popular tourist destination. If you plan your trip to the Lakes with care, though, you could arrange visits to some of the hidden gems in the Cumbrian area and avoid the large crowds that come with popular attractions. What’s more, you’ll get to explore some genuine Cumbrian countryside, and learn more about the local culture and lifestyle.

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Italy: 5 Reasons Why It Is Our Favourite Country

Having just returned from our seventh Italian adventure in ten years, with our eighth planned for the not too distant future, I think it is evident that we love Italy. I’m sure everyone has their own favourite country and whenever they think of it, they drift off into a daydream, I know for a fact we do. We love it that much, we have even contemplated moving there and experiencing the Italian way of life permanently – THE DREAM! So what’s the obsession with ‘The Boot’? Well, there are so many but here are our 5 reasons why Italy is…

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England: 10 Things to Do During Your First Visit to London

Are you planning on visiting England this summer? If so, you are in luck, there are so many things to see and do in this magnificent country of mine and I am here to let you know about some of them. If you are flying into England, especially if it is your first visit, you are more than likely planning to explore London and surrounding area, maybe you would like to visit and explore further afield? But where to start? Here are a few suggestions on how to make the most of your first visit to London.

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England: A Divine Stay At The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa, Yorkshire

Not all travel has to involve strapping on your hiking boots and hitting the streets, mountains or trails and as frequent travellers, we often have to remind ourselves of that. Our natural instinct is to explore for hours on end to combat the fear of missing out. So when the opportunity to relax comes along, we have to remind ourselves to grasp it and embrace it. Therefore, when we were invited to visit the Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa, which is located on the Bolton Abbey estate in the Yorkshire Dales, it was obviously the perfect opportunity.

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England: Review of The Artists’ Corner, Harrogate

Being from a fabulous Yorkshire Town, I have an affinity for them. Therefore, when we were invited to stay at the Artists’ Corner, one of the properties that make up the Artists’ Cottages portfolio of holiday lets in Harrogate we were very excited. We have visited Harrogate a number of times, it is beautiful and often listest as one of the best places to live in England and I can completely understand why. In fact, if it wasn’t landlocked and Mr ESLT could continue his job as a marine pilot, it would be at the top of our list too. However,…

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