Merci vielmal!

Merci vielmal!

I can picture the scene vividly, even now, the first ever text message from my dad. He had just bought his first mobile phone. This was a while ago and my parents weren’t well travelled. I always assumed that my own itchy feet were born out of a childhood that rarely...
Sea the light!

Sea the light!

Heck, winter’s all but upon us and that can mean only one thing… longing for scenes like this out of our bedroom window in place of leaden UK skies. Welcome to the age-old volcanic island of Santorini, which sits in the Greek Aegean Sea and is, not surprisingly given...
Beautiful South

Beautiful South

Find your slice of Devon heaven….. Just how glorious is this view… and it’s all yours when you head to the fascinating village of Clovelly in North Devon: still a fully functioning fishing village, hanging on the edge of a 400ft cliff. Step foot on its cobbled...
Irish Inspiration

Irish Inspiration

With improved itineraries offering even better value for money, the choice of Irish group holidays offered by Greatdays Travel Group has never been better…. Tourism across Ireland is going through something of a renaissance. Thanks to initiatives such as the...

If you love golf, spa treatments and spotting the occasional red deer, we’ve found just the place for you. On a North Devon ridge between Dartmoor and Exmoor sits the Highbullen Hotel, a golf and country club that gives the feel of an upmarket retreat, while being...
Darren Calpin takes a Hebridean road trip…

Darren Calpin takes a Hebridean road trip…

I’m in good company as I motor west along the scenic A87 towards the Kyle of Lochalsh: I have the grey-blue waters of Loch Alsh on my left, and a timeless Scottish folk song ringing around my head. The song in question is The Skye Boat Song, which describes how Bonnie...