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The Berkeley Suites apartment hotel, Bristol

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

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

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…

The Valluga Hotel St Anton, Austria

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

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

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…

Packing cubes test and review

Packing cubes for the suitcase traveller, reviewed

Packing cubes are one of those things that seem to feature in almost every packing tips article – with a whole line of converts preaching about how they have revolutionised the way they pack for their travels. And I…

Osprey Cyber 26L Daysack

The Osprey Cyber 26L Daysack, reviewed

Ten years ago my travel packing list was a bit simpler. I went around the world with no mobile phone and a camera that took two AA batteries. No adapter plugs, no chargers and no wires taking up space…

Old Pear Tree Barn holiday rental Cornwall

Old Pear Tree Barn in North Cornwall, reviewed

Rather than jetting off somewhere exotic post-wedding, we decided a week of rest and recovery nearer to home would be a good plan (plus I’m still struggling with the big honeymoon question). Somewhere peaceful where we could laze around…