Arlo and Otis playing outside the honeymoon yurt at Fortland

5 stylish places for glamping in New England

Glamping in New England is ideal with gorgeous lakes, coast and woodland that beckon you outdoors. Camping is always an option, but if like me, you prefer a bit more comfort, these New England glamping sites are winners. They were among our favourite and most memorable stays on our New England road trip. Let us … Read more

Two children sitting on sofa in front of fire in Rosewood yurt

Special Stay: Rosewood Yurt, North Devon/Cornwall

We’ve just returned from a dream of a stay at Rosewood Yurt – the kind of trip that’s a tonic for the soul and feels like a rest even with little kids in tow. Starry skies, cosy mornings and days by the sea conspired for a perfect trip. Before I share all the details, I’m … Read more

Unusual places to stay in the UK

20 Unusual Places to Stay in the UK

We’ve teamed up with Host Unusual to bring you the low-down on 20 of the most unusual places to stay in the UK. There’s even a helicopter in there! Unusual Places to Stay: UK Edition What is Host Unusual? The brainchild of co-founders (and curious wanderers) Dawn Crawford and Alex Wilson, Host Unusual showcases some … Read more

Huts in the Hills hot tub Wales, glamping

Video: Off-grid glamping at The Huts in the Hills, Wales

Sitting in a wood-fired hot tub, surrounded by trees, and with a glass of prosecco in my hand – is there any better way to spend a rainy day? We’d dreamed of sunshine, but Wales delivered rain, and while reclining in that hot tub – warm, relaxed and invigorated – I realised it didn’t matter. … Read more

Stay in a yurt, New Zealand

Sampling the paleo lifestyle in a New Zealand yurt

High in the hills of Motueka, just a short drive from the magnificent Abel Tasman National Park is an idyllic little eco-village, home to a community of people who have made the wilderness their home. We went to visit for a night, staying in a yurt that one of the families rents out. It was … Read more

Special Stay: A treehouse in the Coromandel Peninsula

I’m a little obsessed with what I call “tree seas” – a stretch of forest where you can gaze across the treetops and get lost in the expanse of green. It was a scene like that which inspired my trip to Brazil, and I was reminded of it again in New Zealand in the hills of Coromandel. In … Read more

Victoria and Steve at Makanyi Safari Lodge, South Africa

Special Stays: Makanyi Safari Lodge, South Africa

Tales from our visit to Makanyi Safari Lodge, Timbavati, Kruger Park, South Africa Wrapped in fleece blankets with a hot water bottle on my lap and the crisp air of the African bush gently waking my senses, I smiled at Steve – this was the honeymoon we’d dreamed of. Going on safari topped our list … Read more

The best houseboat in Kerala!

The best houseboat in Alleppey, Kerala

Cruising on a houseboat around the backwaters of Alleppey is a quintessential Kerala experience and one we looked forward to from the moment we booked our trip. We spent a lot of time choosing a houseboat in Alleppey and it didn’t disappoint. The trip went down as one of the highlights of our time in … Read more

Luxury Cottage, Eden Garden, Varkala

Special Stays review: Eden Garden Ayurvedic Resort, Varkala

Varkala was the first stop on our Kerala adventure and we wanted to begin the holiday with a treat, which is what led us Eden Garden. It’s a peaceful Ayurvedic resort at the south end of Varkala, about 15 minutes away from the party and backpacker-heavy north cliffs. It’s a perfect choice if you’re looking for a quiet … Read more