25 autumn breaks in the UK

“From woodland walks to coastal hotels and family adventures” I’ve always thought that autumn is the best time to travel around the UK, getting cosy by the fire in rural pubs, stomping through the leaves in forests shaded russet and gold, and wandering quiet city streets devoid of their summer …

Big Trip: Scotland

“Late summer and early autumn is glorious here, the landscape turning to russet and gold, the weather still warm (enough) and the crowds drifting away.” I didn’t visit Scotland until I was in my twenties, but the country leapt right into my heart and has now long been my favourite …

Weekend in Jerez

“There is, I am learning, a sherry for all occasions.” Last month I visited the city of Jerez, the home of sherry. Before my visit I was convinced that I didn’t like sherry. But then I found myself trying it with everything from jamón ibérico to chocolate cake, and I …