Places to stay: Soul and Surf Retreat, Sri Lanka

Leave your shoes at the door – a week of living barefoot at Soul and Surf‘s Sri Lankan retreat will calm your mind and whip your surfing skills into shape. Places to Stay: Soul and Surf, Sri Lanka Leave your…

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Places to stay: Hartley Dyke Barn, Kent

Welcome to Hartley Dyke Barn. This airy hideaway is one of Kent and Sussex Cottages’ special places to stay, and it makes the perfect base for exploring the wild landscapes of the South East. Hartley Dyke Barn Review When the…

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Ten of the best weekend getaways in Britain

One of the questions I get asked the most often? “Where shall we escape to for a weekend in the UK?” Big adventures and wild camping trips are all very well, but sometimes you want to up sticks, leave the…

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Eight of the world’s coolest yoga retreats

Is it time to escape from real life and get working on your downward dog? From sumptuous private Greek islands to cosy Cornwall and off-grid hippie Costa Rican havens, I’ve picked eight of the world’s coolest yoga camps and best…

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Places to Stay: Another Place, The Lake, Cumbria

Get a great big dose of the Lake District with a stay at Another Place, The Lake, a charmingly relaxed hotel with adventure at its heart. Review: Another Place, the Lake Welcome to Another Place, The Lake. The name may…

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Exploring the South West Coast Path with Beach Retreats

I must go down to the sea again – to walk the gorgeous South West Coast Path. I spent a sunny weekend exploring the trail and staying in the postcard-pretty village of Mousehole (pronounced ‘Mowzel’), on the Cornish coast, with…

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Places to Stay: Laggan Bothies, Scottish Highlands

So many of you commented on my Instagram stories of my stay in the teeny tiny and totally lovely Laggan Bothies in the Highlands wondering how to spend the night there. Time for a review of this amazing glamping bothy,…

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Places to stay: the Old Dairy House, Dorset

Conjure up the perfect English cottage and it might look rather like the Old Dairy House, one of Original Cottages’ gorgeous places to stay. A stay at the Old Dairy House, Arne A few months ago a gaggle of friends and…

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The active girl’s guide to Edmonton, Alberta

Welcome to Edmonton. This vibrant city in the heart of Alberta is more than just a great base for exploring the Rockies – it’s also an adventurous capital in its own right, full of outdoor activities to try and cosy…

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The outdoorsy girl’s guide to Bristol

I was so proud to see that my beloved Bristol was named one of the top cities to visit in 2017 by Rough Guides. They reckoned that “Bristol stands as a shining example of one of the UK’s most forward-thinking,…

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Places to stay: Novanta90 off-grid hotel, Tuscany

Get back to nature at Novanta90, a hotel high in the Tuscan hills that opens its doors for truffle hunting, wild swimming, hiking and seriously good food for a brief spell each summer.

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Places to stay: The Nare Hotel, Cornwall

The Nare Hotel review: Expect a charmingly old-fashioned welcome at The Nare, a hotel serving up its own style of laid-back luxury on the Cornish coast. The Nare Hotel review The world might be hustling and bustling along outside but…

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Sponsored post: Six incredible places to sleep around the world

Where you do you want to sleep tonight? How about a floating den, your very own lighthouse or a treehouse surrounded by friendly monkeys? They’re all on my list of amazingly quirky places to stay around the world, chosen for…

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Places to stay: Higher Brownstone Farm, Devon

Welcome to heaven, by way of Devon. If you could dream up the perfect place to escape for a weekend with all your friends, it would definitely look rather like Higher Brownstone Farm, one of the National Trust‘s lovely collection…

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Places to stay: Snomads Eco Chalet, Bansko, Bulgaria

Want to ski somewhere a little different next winter? Head east to the mountains of Bulgaria. Bansko is not your average ski town, and fun, friendly Snomads is definitely not your average chalet.

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The outdoorsy girl’s guide to the Forest of Dean

Have you explored the Forest of Dean? England’s oldest oak forest is a place where kings once hunted, where wild boar with a semi-mythical status now roam and where maze-like mossy woodlands straight out of Tolkien rub shoulders with smart…

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