Slaughters Country Inn and the beautiful Cotswolds

‘Spring was moving in the air above and in the earth below and around him, penetrating even his dark and lowly little house with its…

Island in the sun; Meganisi, Greece

The silence is broken as the explosion echoed across the water followed by a dramatic plume of smoke that can be seen billowing across the…

Virginia: For lovers and reflection

With the strap line ‘Virginia is for lovers’, this is an American state that sees itself with a laid-back romantic vibe, which runs through everything…

Virginia: Blue Ridge Mountains

The Blue Ridge mountains were calling so we took the brief trip from Salem up on to the ‘Blue Ridge Parkway’ – a road that…

Caribbean notes in balmy St Lucia

  Sit down. Close your eyes. And picture the scene. The air is warm, a light breeze is blowing and a brief, barely there, shower is…

Linthwaite in the Lakes

Linthwaite Hotel I love the Lake District. Even though it always rains harder than anywhere else on earth, the hills and dales of the Lakes…

Tales from Tallinn, Estonia

The glorious sun is shining down on my shoulders, already relaxed from the heavenly massage in the hotel Elemis spa. In my hand a glass…