The mighty ‘staycation’ is on the rise. And no, that doesn’t mean you need to spend your days freezing on some remote beach somewhere on the east coast of Scotland.
If you’ve been feeling like you need an escape from city life, Fletcher’s Cottage Spa is the place to head. Located in East Lothian, not far from quaint country villages and seaside pockets such as Drem and Gullane, and near to the picturesque shores of North Berwick, it provides the perfect luxury hideout from which to take a break and retreat to the countryside. Continue reading “Fletcher’s Cottage Spa, Archerfield”
Cold, icy winds. Cheeks stinging from the wind and snow. Falling over – a lot. These are my memories of skiing when I was younger. However, my trip to Alpe d’Huez, in the middle of March, was an entirely different experience. Continue reading “Alpine bliss in Alpe d’Huez, France”
A week of bluebird skies in Alpe d’Huez allowed for lots of outdoor lunches, plenty rosé and a fair amount of après ski. Here’s five of the best places to eat and drink on, and off, the slopes. Continue reading “5 of the best mountain restaurants in Alpe D’Huez”
Sunshine gods and goddesses will know exactly where to go for the rays at this time of year, but what if you are looking for somewhere a little bit different? Somewhere new to explore. Go where others don’t and take a trip off the beaten track with these spring/summer holiday destinations. Continue reading “‘Off the beaten track’ sunshine destinations”
Thanks to the proximity of these idyllic Caribbean islands, a holiday to the British Virgin Islands is like seven trips rolled into one – the perfect way to spend a week.
Continue reading “Life’s a beach – seven Caribbean beaches in seven days.”
The cobbled Caribbean streets of Old San Juan are mesmerising. Lined with historic buildings, painted in playful pastel shades, everywhere you turn, there is something new to take in. Continue reading “Old San Juan, Puerto Rico”
Evenings are now spent wandering winter markets, fairy-lights can be found wherever you look and a mulled wine stand is never too far away. December has arrived in Edinburgh. Here’s my top 5 places to cosy up with a festive tipple and some friends this winter. Continue reading “Top five places to cosy up in Edinburgh this December”
There is so much to do at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. You could spend the entire month of August attending shows and discovering weird and wonderful venues and not even have scratched the surface. What is essential though, is making sure you stay well fed and watered. So, whether it’s planned dinner with friends after a show, or a quick bite to eat in-between rushing from one venue to another, here’s the low down on where to eat and drink this August… Continue reading “Food at the Fringe”