Destination Ski

Heather Rowan-RobinsonSport, Travel

A ski holiday is something special, a week of freedom, fresh air and adventure where camaraderie and fun are par for the course. The thrill of mastering an exciting new skill combined with spectacular mountain scenery, roaring log fires and a cosy chalet to relax in sounds idyllic, and it is, in fact it’s addictive. If you fancy giving it … Read More

Where to visit in 2019

Heather Rowan-RobinsonTravel

Luxury: Peaceful five star Hotel Siglo is located in the historic fishing village of Siglufordur, Iceland’s most northerly settlement perched on the edge of a majestic fjord.  Rooms feature views of the harbour or mountains beyond, plus outdoor hot tubs. Mid Range: Saeluhus Akureyri has private hot tubs on the balcony- ideal for cosying up to watch the Northern Lights put … Read More

City breaks, whatever the budget

Heather Rowan-RobinsonTravel

Luxury: The Grand Mark Prague offers unrivalled elegance, glamour and luxury in a Baroque 17th-century residential palace with a spot on location bang in the city centre. Mid Range: The central Three Storks Hotel offers a cosy 5 star experience. It dates back to the 14th century and was once home to a monastic brewery. On a budget: Sir Toby’s … Read More

Croatian Itineraries

John DaviesTravel

The 1,100 mile stretch of coast and more than 1000 islands means there are a surprising variety of places to choose from when planning a visit. Despite the country growing increasingly popular with tourists in the past few years this hasn’t faded its charm and appeal.  For a weekend away that combines a cultural city break with sun and swimming … Read More

The Sapphire Waters of Croatia

John DaviesTravel

Ask me where my favourite place in the world is and (after Penarth!) I’ll answer you in a heartbeat: Croatia. I’m smitten with the crystal clear sapphire sea, the endless beautiful islands and the delicious seafood, wine and gelato. I dream of the summery background hum of cicada tree crickets and the smell of hot crunchy pine needles and sea … Read More

Top Tips when Visiting Croatia

John DaviesTravel

Croatia has a host of culinary delights in store for visitors.  There are gelato shops on every corner, stone baked Italian style pizzerias, fresh seafood and lots of local specialities. Try tangy cheese from Pag Island, truffles from Istria, fresh strudel from the local bakers, and don’t miss the signature dish of the Dalmatia region, a ‘peka’, which is a mix … Read More