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What to expect on a cooking and horse riding holiday in rural Andalucia

Maki, one of our fabulous holiday hosts, runs this gorgeous Finca in rural Andalucia which serves as your base for her cooking and horse riding holidays in Spain. Secluded and surrounded by an unspoilt landscape of rolling hills, olive groves and almond blossom valleys, it is the perfect oasis to […]

9 cookery holidays to suit every type of foodie

9 cookery holidays to suit every type of foodie

If you love food, we have GOT food, along with amazing cookery holidays where you can take home the cooking skills to replicate high end, Michelin star food, or the handmade, homemade pastas made throughout the kitchens of Italy. From carbs, to gluten free, from desserts to seafood, we have […]

by January 25, 2018 Cooking holidays and wine, Travel advice
What to expect on our painting holiday in Paleros, Greece

What to expect on our painting holiday in Paleros, Greece

Twenty years ago, never having touched a paint brush in my life, I signed up for an adult painting course through the local newspaper. There I stood in a seizure inducing ill-lit room with 15 other people, and we all learned to paint the same thing each week. Once it […]

Horse riding for beginners – what to expect

Horse riding for beginners – what to expect

Trying something new may be on your New Year’s resolutions list, and the thought can be exciting – or just a bit overwhelming. For those looking for an exciting new experience without the fear, but neither lacking in excitement, this horse riding holiday in Morocco may be just the new […]

by January 18, 2018 Sports holidays, Travel advice
Guest review: Vicenza shares her Tuscan cooking holiday experience

Guest review: Vicenza shares her Tuscan cooking holiday experience

Vincenza travelled all the way from Australia to learn first hand the secrets of the Tuscan kitchen on a cookery holiday near Arezzo, Italy. She began the course on her own but began to realise that was something that could definitely work to her advantage! She choose our fabulous Tuscan […]

Best photography kit for a beginner: advice from professional photographer, Paul

Best photography kit for a beginner: advice from professional photographer, Paul

Paul is our host for photography holidays in the Dordogne region of France, and has been working in the industry for the past 20 years. He loves teaching others the art, and has graciously answered some recurring questions that come from clients interested in exploring this beloved hobby. Paul’s advice […]

by December 14, 2017 Creative holidays, Travel advice
Guest review: Kirsty relives her luxury boot camp holiday in Alicante, Spain

Guest review: Kirsty relives her luxury boot camp holiday in Alicante, Spain

Kirsty just had a loss in her family, and really needed a solo holiday where she could focus on herself, keep occupied, and improve her health while she was at it. She chose our all inclusive luxury bootcamp on Spain’s Alicante coast, which had everything she wanted to reach her ultimate goal: to push […]

Oil, acrylic and watercolour painting for beginners | Tips from a professional

Oil, acrylic and watercolour painting for beginners | Tips from a professional

Barbara de Machula (53) is a first degree Dutch art teacher who studied in Amsterdam at the art university, teaches all painting and drawing techniques, and also trained herself in making stained glass, mosaics and jewellery, as well as graphic design and illustrations. She has a nice studio on a […]

by December 3, 2017 Creative holidays
What learning Spanish in Nerja, Spain, is really like

What learning Spanish in Nerja, Spain, is really like

One of our Spanish schools in Spain is located right in the heart of the lovely seaside town of Nerja, Spain. With its own accommodation at a 3-star hotel within walking distance to the school, it’s a great spot to take a Spanish language holiday. Although this school specialises in Spanish […]

by December 1, 2017 Language holidays, Our language teachers
Guest review: Mira shares her yoga and wellness retreat experience in Thailand

Guest review: Mira shares her yoga and wellness retreat experience in Thailand

This was Mira’s first ever holiday travelling solo – and it took some convincing to get her onboard with the idea! But once she decided to go it alone, she really went for it, booking a yoga and wellness retreat in Koh Samui, Thailand for her time away. Mira took […]

21 Christmas cooking tips to help you tackle the hectic holidays

21 Christmas cooking tips to help you tackle the hectic holidays

21 Christmas cooking tips to help make your hectic holiday season smoother, without skimping on the wine, tasty treats or gifts.

by November 27, 2017 Recipes, Travel advice
Immersive language holidays: answers to your frequently asked questions

Immersive language holidays: answers to your frequently asked questions

Staying with a native speaking teacher can be an amazing way to learn a language at an excelled rate, along with a wonderful cultural experience. Below, we’ve answered some of the typical questions people tend to have before signing on for a language immersion experience to help you better understand your time abroad: […]

by November 12, 2017 Language holidays, Travel advice
Best photography kit for a beginner: advice from professional photographer, Mike

Best photography kit for a beginner: advice from professional photographer, Mike

As we all know, taking on a new hobby can be overwhelming at times, when you don’t know where to start or how to prepare. We asked our experienced host Mike Southon, who runs incredible photography courses in France, for some insight into photography, along with a few questions to help […]

by November 10, 2017 Creative holidays, Travel advice
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Guest review: Mike relives his French cookery break in Gramont, Gascony

Mike and his friend decided to celebrate their 50 year friendship anniversary in style, so they chose the all inclusive French cookery short break with hosts David and Vikki. I got to have a chat with Mike for the inside scoop on how his three nights went (which led to us talking […]

Our holidays make up 12% of The Telegraph’s 25 life-changing holidays

Our holidays make up 12% of The Telegraph’s 25 life-changing holidays

It’s not everyday you make it on The Telegraph’s list of 25 holidays that could change your life — but today, we made it three times over! We are so pleased to have been chosen for spots 1, 12 and 21 with some of our best activity holidays. Here’s the rundown: #1: […]