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2021 Honeymoons

ROMANCE ISN’T DEAD. BOOKING YOUR OWN HONEYMOON IS.   A honeymoon – the trip poised and ready to beat all others. It’s the first jaunt as husband and wife and therefore we agree it should be pretty special… Let’s fast forward to at least a modicum of normality where travel has returned and quarantining and […]

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Grape Escapes: Portugal

Wine lovers rejoice! First in the series of Grape Escapes we will be exploring Portugal, aka the motherland of delightfully tasteful and inexpensive vinho. Have you ever wondered what makes the difference between a ‘Dao’ and a ‘Douro’? Or perhaps what exactly it is that gives ‘Vinho Verde’ it’s sparkle? There’s always time to find […]

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Top 5 books for Travelling to Africa

This week as we explore the wanderlust continent of Africa and with bank holiday weekend looming we thought we’d suggest another batch of virtual travel material…   Whether you’re seeking inspiration for a trip to Africa or want to venture there for an afternoon or two then download/order one of these books:   1. AFRICA: […]

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Virtual Travel

Virtual travel, travelling virtually, whatever you want to call it, the bottom line is we aren’t going anywhere at the moment. Sobs aside, we can certainly still plan for freer times and daydream about far flung destinations… Let’s travel virtually with our top pick of films and TV programs that transport you somewhere further than […]

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What’s NEWt in Somerset

Near the market towns of Bruton and Castle Cary a love affair between this exquisite working estate and Pippa Rose Lifestyle began… The Newt in Somerset is a quintessential escape to the countryside kind of place. Within acres of gardens and woodland sits Hadspen House which dates back to the 18th century, and was the […]

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Give the Gift of Travel

I’m one for leaving the for the obligatory Christmas shop until the 24th December, and before I get scrooge heckled at me – I simply enjoy everything else to do with Christmas aside from gift purchasing. Over the years it has meant friends and family have been treated to an assortment of questionable gift vouchers. […]

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October Half Term

Just when you thought you’d freed yourself of the younger family members post summer holidays – the milder evenings begin to draw in and the schools are eager to give the little blighters back to you for another educational interlude. However don’t fret as we have you covered for October half term, be it a […]

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Bank holiday Boltholes

Being just days away from our next batch of government-anointed time off and the last minute temptation to flee beyond the bank holiday bargains at Sainsburys… We thought we’d recommend some perfect boutique places for a three night stay. Domaine des Etangs Very few hotels in the world quite like this one. It is every […]

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September Sun

If like me you’ve had a rather hectic summer or aren’t quite ready for knit wear, then a dose of September sunshine is just what you need. Having based myself in Portugal for well over a year now, and yes call me biased, but the glorious home of custard tarts and silly Ronaldo haircuts is […]

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