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On the Rocks villa in Ios, Greece
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A Greek island escape at On the Rocks villa in Ios

Normally I spent lots of time researching the best places to stay, but sometimes the best holidays can be the most spontaneous ones and you come across a gem like On the Rocks. I spotted this gorgeous villa on…

The Berkeley Suites apartment hotel, Bristol
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A glam weekend at the Berkeley Suites in Bristol

I’m always raving about how much I love apartment rentals when I travel, but I will admit that although you gain in freedom you can lose a bit in luxury. There’s nothing particularly glamorous about making your own bed…

Campion Cottage in the Cotswolds
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Campion Cottage in the Cotswolds, Reviewed

One of the best things about doing the #Take12Trips challenge last year was that it encouraged me to get out and see places near to home when I wasn’t travelling. I’m lucky enough to live on the edge of…

Douglas's Barn in the Peak District
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Douglas’s Barn in the Peak District, reviewed

November might not be the most obvious time for an English country break, but I love the combination of autumn leaves, misty mornings and evenings by the fire. Despite over 30 years living in the UK there are still…

Celebrity Equinox cruise ship, reviewed
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Celebrity Equinox cruise ship review

This is a bit different from my usual reviews, being as that it’s a cruise ship rather than a hotel. But when you think about it, what is a ship really other than a massive floating all-inclusive hotel?…

The Valluga Hotel St Anton, Austria
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Valluga Hotel in St Anton, reviewed

With four of us travelling together on our European rail trip this summer, it made sense to rent an apartment instead of booking two hotel rooms when we were in a city for a few days. But as we only had…

View of Atlas Mountains from Riad Capaldi, Marrakech
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Riad Capaldi in the Marrakech medina, reviewed

As I mentioned before, I do love a good Moroccan riad, so after experiencing a modern version in Essaouira, it was time to get traditional in Marrakech. The only problem was picking which one – the city’s medina has…

Rooftop pool at Riad Dar Maya, Essaouira, Morocco
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Riad Dar Maya in Essaouira, reviewed

A riad is the classic place to stay if you’re visiting Morocco. In these traditional buildings the rooms face inwards onto a central courtyard with a roof terrace up above. But although the structure might be fairly standard, they…