Staycation at Widbrook Grange, Wiltshire

Staycation at Widbrook Grange, Wiltshire

A staycation in the countryside was just what we both needed: nothing but the tranquility of our surroundings and, of course, each other’s company. It was wonderful in every sense. We swam, explored the grounds and ate delicious food, the warm fig and winter vegetable salad I still think about a week later. In the evening, we sampled the …
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A Wintry Sunday in Abbotsbury, Dorset

A Wintry Sunday in Abbotsbury, Dorset

One of the loveliest things about being in the depth of winter are the frosty mornings that meet us each day. For the past two weeks or so, my early walks to the bus stop have been at that idyllic time when the sun is slowly beginning to make its appearance: the scenery bathed in a gentle glow, a slight&…
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Dobrota, a Slow Gem in the Mediterranean

Dobrota, a Slow Gem in the Mediterranean

Few beautiful places in the world can still be considered quiet today. Where picturesque scenery and sunsets exist, the crowds follow. Dobrota, in Montenegro’s bay of Kotor, is a different story, however. Set against a dramatic mountainous backdrop, this sleepy seaside town has an atmosphere all of its own. We could not have picked a more charming spot for …
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Castle Combe, Wiltshire

Castle Combe, Wiltshire

As exciting as travelling abroad is, there is something special about visiting a destination a little closer to home. Living in the south of England, the beautiful countryside and its myriad of quaint villages is right on our doorstep. Sometimes it is this kind of trip that stays in my heart the longest – slow, easy, nearby – and our…
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Slow Travel

Slow Travel

Gone are the days when I’d hop from monument to monument, pebbled beach to pebbled town, attempting to pack in as much of a country as possible in a week-long holiday. Returning home after what was supposed to be a relaxing break always required a few days of rest, ironically. Nowadays, my approach to travel has changed. Waking up …
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A Sunrise in Polis, Cyprus

A Sunrise in Polis, Cyprus

Turning the pages of a book with little consciousness of doing so, feeling the raw emotions of each character and breathing in the scent of the beautiful location that the story is set in can only be the signs of a well-written novel. Even more so when said novel inspires you to visit a particular destination, which is exactly what&…
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