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  • Pop Up Somerset Puts the Glam into Glamping

    Pop Up Somerset Puts the Glam into Glamping

    Glamping or luxury camping is a great way to enjoy the countryside while enjoying the comforts associated with a hotel room. My Safari Suite at the Pop Up Somerset campsite exceeded all my expectations and it was an amazing experience. It was wonderful being so close to nature, enjoying a barbecue meal in good company and visiting Feltham’s Farm to taste its award winning cheeses.

  • Norma – A Unique Sicilian Restaurant in London

    Norma – A Unique Sicilian Restaurant in London

    Norma, a Sicilian restaurant in the London district of Fitzrovia is a cut above the many Italian restaurants in the capital city. Created by Ben Tish, Culinary Director at The Stafford London, it puts an unusual Moorish twist on its food and interior design. For lovers of good food and wine it is the place to dine.

  • Five Top Places for a Day Out in England

    Five Top Places for a Day Out in England

    Beyond the formal gardens the River Path winds its way down to the banks of the privately owned Beaulieu River. This area is a very natural contrast to the formality of the gardens around the house. Other attractions include a bog garden and a huge rock garden. The latter, spread over an area of two acres is probably the largest of its kind in Europe. A miniature train trundles around the grounds at regular intervals ...

  • A Special Staycation in York

    A Special Staycation in York

    Prolonged lockdowns in the UK due to the coronavirus pandemic means we now have to change our plans for holidays. A ban on non-essential international travel means the staycation is a more attractive option. But this requires careful planning including checking of local restrictions and pre-booking attractions which is now essential for most places.

  • Ignite Trail at Kingston Lacy

    Ignite Trail at Kingston Lacy

    As darkness falls on Kingston Lacy the magical Ignite Trail lights up. Mythical creatures and old favourites surrounded by dancing flames await beyond a carpet of blazing torches that light your way.

  • Tesalate - the Revolutionary Beach Towel

    Tesalate - the Revolutionary Beach Towel

    If anyone should know how to produce the ultimate beach towel it is the Australians with their multitude of beaches and love of sea sports. The Tesalate beach towel comes in different sizes and a large selection of eye-catching designs. This super-absorbent, sand-repellent towel folds down small enough to if in a rucksack or small bag.

  • The Charming Café on the Pier in Swanage

    The Charming Café on the Pier in Swanage

    The delightful 1859 Pier Café and Bistro café and bistro occupies the Marine Villas on the restored Victorian pier at the far end of the seafront of Swanage in Dorset. It has tables inside and outside with views of the Jurassic Coast and serves delicious home-made cakes with really good coffee.

  • Maier Sports Summer Wear - A Review

    Maier Sports Summer Wear - A Review

    The latest Maier range of summer outdoor wear continues to deliver on comfort, good fit, and protection from adverse weather. These smart, stylish clothes can be worn anywhere with confidence.

  • Go Easy Go  Dolomeet Card in Madonna di Campiglio, Italy

    Go Easy Go Dolomeet Card in Madonna di Campiglio, Italy

    For the best way to explore the stunning Dolomite Mountains surrounding Madonna di Campiglio in Trentio. a region of Italy.. buy a Dolomeet Card. Get the Trentino Guest Card when you book your accommodation and you have a freedom pass explore the area and take part in some special events.

  • COVID Caring Hotel Lorenzetti in Madonna di Campiglio, Italy

    COVID Caring Hotel Lorenzetti in Madonna di Campiglio, Italy

    During the COVID-19 pandemic, I travelled to the Italian Dolomites and stayed at the Hotel Lorenzetti in Madonna di Campiglio. I wondered how the regulations safeguarding guests in hotels would affect my stay. These included the wearing of face masks, regular use of hand sanitising gel, social distancing, and the end of hotel buffets as we knew them. I felt comfortable and safe – it was just as good as it was before the coronavirus disrupted our lives.

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