Tag: travel inspiration

Four Reasons Why We Love Slovenia

We’re tempted not to share our Slovenia tips because the country is so surprisingly lovely we want to keep it all to ourselves. If you’re thinking about planning your summer trip, Slovenia should be high up on your list of places to visit. This teeny country, sandwiched between Italy, Austria, Hungary and Croatia, is so small,…

By travelyoutopia November 28, 2022 0

Alternative Guide To Manchester

There’s much more to Manchester than football and the Northern Quarter. This buzzing northern city is famed for its music, nightlife, food scene, architecture, shopping and fascinating history. In the 1800s it was one of the UK’s most important industrial power houses, known globally for its cotton trade. Take a walk around the city and…

By travelyoutopia November 14, 2022 0

Review: Gunton Arms, Norfolk

Set in a magical 1,000-acre deer park near Cromer in Norfolk, The Gunton Arms is a very special place. Owned by art dealer Ivor Braka, with interiors by Robert Kime, ex Mark Hix chef Stuart Tattersall heads up the kitchen at this sublime country pub. After years of decline, the park was bought in 1982 and…

By travelyoutopia October 7, 2022 0

Paris Rediscovered

OK, I’m going to say it. I’ve never particularly liked Paris. I’ve always found it a little over rated. But as I wandered the streets in the sunshine last week, going nowhere in particular I discovered a newfound love for the city. I also uncovered parts of Paris I didn’t even know existed, maybe because…

By travelyoutopia July 26, 2022 0

Postcard From Folkestone

Most people who live in the south of England have probably been to Folkestone. Either to get on a ferry or take the Eurotunnel to France. But how many have ever actually stopped off to explore? And what are the best things to do in Folkestone? There’s been a lot of investment in Folkestone in…

By travelyoutopia March 1, 2022 0

London Like A local

Whenever I visit London I usually end up going to the same old places. Drinks in Soho, meet friends in Balham, shop with the kids in the West End, walk along the South Bank, meet a client at Kings Cross. There are so many parts of London I’ve never explored, despite living there for years…

By travelyoutopia January 16, 2022 0

Edinburgh With Kids

Before this summer I’d never visited Edinburgh. Shameful, I know. So with foreign travel still too uncertain, August was the perfect time to go. I was all set to go solo but managed to persuade my daughter to come with me on a three day mini break. Thankfully, Scotland’s capital didn’t disappoint. This beautiful city…

By travelyoutopia November 3, 2021 0

Review: The Birch Hotel, Enfield

I headed to The Birch Hotel, just north of Enfield, to find out more about this new opening that pitches itself as ‘an escape for the explorers’. I wanted to see what all the fuss was about and explore the sprawling grounds and venue that includes, wait for it… a members club, two restaurants, co-working…

By travelyoutopia August 3, 2021 0

Review: The Mitre Hotel, Hampton Court

Staying at the newly opened Mitre Hotel, right opposite Hampton Court Palace (home of the charming Henry VIII), felt very special as it had only just opened its doors to guests. The first hotel to be opened as part of the Signet Collection – founded by Hector Ross, former chief operating officer of Longshot (owner of…

By travelyoutopia November 18, 2020 0