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Time is a funny thing.   When you’re a child waiting for Christmas to come, it drags on forever. When you’re watching your first born go through her senior year of high school, it seems to pass with an ever-increasing gusto, as if it knows how much you dread her leaving the nest for college. Having taken many...
Luxury Escapes reveals new eco-friendly getaways for conscious travellers
I live near a beautiful small town in Somerset described 15 years ago by a local friend as having tumbleweed blowing down the high street. I’m sure she was exaggerating, but either way there’s little space for them to squeeze through these days with the number of visitors pouring in.  Bruton, the sleepy farming community that Grapes of...
Blue Lagoon Limited was formed in 1992 and as well as being responsible for one of the most unique tourist attractions in the world, the company focus is on research into the primary elements of the water – silica, algae and minerals – and their uses.   All are used in a revered (yet expensive) skin care range and...
There is no more relaxing form of travel than rail, and no better way to enjoy the beauties and sights of a country than through a carriage window. When it came to seeing landscapes, Robert Louis Stevenson thought ‘none more vivid... than from a railway train’.  Britain has hundreds of attractive rural railway lines offering scenic delights, and access...
Predjama Castle, improbably built into a crevasse halfway up a 123-meter cliff-face, and connecting to a cave system © Karen Rubin/goingplacesfarandnear.com By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com When I signed up...
SAINT-PIERRE-D’OLÉRON, France — The rooster was annoyed and off his game. He shuffled, clucked and puffed out his russet plumage. But he didn’t crow. Not in front of all these strangers.“You see, he’s very stressed out,” said his owner, Corinne Fesseau. “I’m stressed, so he’s stressed out. He’s not even singing any more.” She picked up Maurice the...
It’s official; summer is here! Time for some extraordinary outdoor adventures. Whether your journey takes you to the mountains, beach or countryside, enjoying all that Mother Nature has to offer and creating fond memories along the way is...
 Love cheese? Then you must visit these places. ​GRUYERES, SWITZERLAND Ridiculously lovely, flower-decked Gruyeres is one of Europe's best-preserved fortified medieval villages, with its single cobbled street leading up to a small castle with splendid outlooks over lush, cow-chewed meadows. Creamy, nutty gruyere, Switzerland's most famous cheese, is a core ingredient of fondue, which is dished up...
Meet the winner of 'Grow with the Show'Market Rasen-based luxury dog product company Designed for Dogs is this year’s winner of the annual ‘Grow with the Show’.The competition is open to young entrepreneurs aged between 18 and 35, and aims to help Lincolnshire start-ups.Designed for Dogs owner Holly Bryant initially set up the business in 2017.Holly says: “The...
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