Family travel with flair

15 pictures to make you want to visi...

We had air miles, we had a companion ticket that needed using and we had children who were away with friends for the weekend: It was the perfect opportunity for my husband and me to get away on a child-free...

Review: Fujifilm X-A3 for travel �...

I few years ago I started keeping an old-fashioned scrapbook of my travels, the kind with paper pages and photo corners. Inside are ticket stubs, bits of menus and loads of pictures, beside which I write...

Afternoon tea in London: Harvey Nich...

Harvey Nichols 5th Floor Restaurant 109-125 Knightsbridge, Belgravia, London SW1X 7RJ     The menu for afternoon tea at Harvey Nicks features a woman’s perfectly manicured hand: “Pinkies...

Best bars in London: Swans Bar, Mais...

I love, perhaps a little too much, discovering great places to drink. My latest discovery came to light via my friend Mark. After months of trying, we finally got together for a sneaky afternoon drink —...

7 free beauty treatments at the airp...

Here’s a twist: Wouldn’t it be great to arrive at the airport and be happy to lose your bags? You can if that means your under-eye bags, along with dull skin, lackluster makeup and scaly hands....

Cool, insider places to shop in Reim...

This city of 200,000 – the capital of the Champagne Ardenne region – is a great place to visit. It has beautiful, harmonious but varied 18th century architecture, a cathedral that rivals Paris’s Notre...

Review: Jumping in the trees with Wi...

Kids can sometime drive us up a tree. I discovered on a recent trip to Cumbria that Treetop Nets at Lake Windermere is a great chance to return the favour. This activity centre features actual nets strung up...

7 places to go with kids in 2017

  Nevermind the new-year resolutions. January is the perfect time to make your 2017 wish list of where to go with the family (or as a couple…or with your girlfriends for a weekend away). I’ve...

Lake District: The Swan Hotel &...

  I drove through sleet and rain, roaring traffic and endless dark roads to make it to the Swan Hotel one weekend with two tween girls in tow. “That’s a long way,” London friends said when I told them...

The London Eye at Christmas

  The London Eye is always on my list of places to take people when they visit the city. Every time I go up in one of the capsules, I can’t help but marvel at the view, proudly showing off my...

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