Five secret summer escapes

Escape the crowded tourist hot-spots by travelling off-the-beaten-track to some undiscovered areas of Europe. From secluded Spanish beaches to a Portuguese retreat and Gothic Italian palace…   A Secluded sandy beach in Menorca Open your eyes to the picture-perfect Mascarelleta Beach and you could be mistaken for thinking you’re in the Caribbean islands. The shallow…

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48 hours in Berkshire: the best bits

Wondering where to go on your next weekend getaway? If you want to escape city life and indulge in some well-earned rest and relaxation, Berkshire could be the perfect countryside retreat. Stay… at Hurley House, Henley The drive is straightforward from Sheffield to Berkshire… two hours 40 minutes via the M1, merging onto the M40. And there’s…

Five fashionable reasons to visit London

What to wear is just as important as where to be seen, when in London. The fashion capital has a reputation for setting the standard when it comes to style; influencing trends internationally. Considered one of the ‘big four’ – alongside Milan, Paris and New York – London is famed for its fashion identity; home…

Gyoza Bar, Covent Garden

Gone are the days of hidden kitchens, tucked away at the back of restaurants. The head chef is the first person I see as I wander into the glass fronted Gyoza Bar – one of the latest additions to Covent Garden’s long list of eateries. I love the reverse concept. Why wouldn’t you want to…

72 hours in Dublin

It’s the ideal winter getaway – shopping, sightseeing and lots of Irish singing… It’s an early start out of Doncaster-Sheffield Airport – the cheapest flights usually depart before at 7am. But there’s a Wetherspoon bar and restaurant serving coffee and breakfast to fuel you for the flight… Leave the airport and take the airbus to the…

TRAVEL: A long weekend in Las Vegas

Regarded as the most exciting city in the world, I made a stop-off at Sin City whilst touring California… Soak up the lights and sounds of the famous strip with endless shopping; dine out at celebrity chef restaurants; drop some serious coin in the casinos; and party with world famous DJs day and night. Fly…

TRAVEL: Gear up for Derbyshire festival, Eroica Britannia

A three day festival of all things vintage, lifestyle and cycling returns to Bakewell this June! Now in its third year, Eroica Britannia – fast becoming known as the ‘The Most Handsome Family Festival in the World’ – takes everything from the heart of Great British traditions and dishes it out in spectacular style for…

TRAVEL: Shopping and sightseeing in Scotland’s capital

To ease our post-Christmas blues, my other half and I embarked on a romantic road trip to Edinburgh before the reality of back-to-work hit home.  From filling our bags to the brim at Scotland’s famous shopping destination, Princes Street, to eating like the locals do at Edinburgh’s favourite foodie hot-spots, our trip up north did…