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Your guide to Italy: what to eat and drink

Your guide to Italy: what to eat and drink

Easy to get to, amazing wines, fascinating history and vistas to die for, Italy has been top of the destination charts for decades. Whether it’s on your list to inspire your art or photography, experience world-famous sights, visit the incredible beaches or maybe even try to learn Italian. Regardless of […]

by May 23, 2019 Travel advice
Meet Lydia and Mike, our artisan sourdough bakers in the heart of Andalucia

Meet Lydia and Mike, our artisan sourdough bakers in the heart of Andalucia

Lydia and Mike are proud owners of their very own micro-bakery in Andalucia and now teach artisan bread baking to those eager to have a go at this rewarding hobby. With their bakery nestled in the Lecrin Valley with the Sierra Nevadas as their backdrop, the location of their family […]

by May 7, 2019 Cooking holidays and wine, Our chefs
10 things you should know about tapas and how it works

10 things you should know about tapas and how it works

Planning a trip to Spain recently, my mind naturally to Spanish food and all the potential delicious things I could be eating and drinking while I’m there. The more I read, the more I realised how diverse Spanish cuisine really was – the lists of amazing and unique Spanish dishes […]

by May 3, 2019 Cooking holidays and wine, Travel advice
Greek Cooking | Katerina’s recipe for Tiganopsomo – fried Greek breakfast bread

Greek Cooking | Katerina’s recipe for Tiganopsomo – fried Greek breakfast bread

Our lovely cook and host, Katerina, is always showing folks the best of Greek cuisine on the island of Poros and there’s a good reason why we like to share her Greek cookery secrets with you time and time again. Whenever I am sick of cooking the same old, same […]

by April 10, 2019 Cookery holiday guest reviews, Recipes
Meet hosts Martin and Claire, offering creative and wellbeing holidays in South West France

Meet hosts Martin and Claire, offering creative and wellbeing holidays in South West France

When Martin and Claire bought their farmhouse in the heart of the Gascon countryside, it started off as a simple venture which has led to them hosting their own popular painting holidays and now even using their charming space for Pilates retreats as well. They love the life they have […]

by March 28, 2019 Creative holidays, Our artists
Your guide to Spain: what to eat and drink

Your guide to Spain: what to eat and drink

Spain is wonderfully diverse across the board – food, people, culture and landscape. That’s probably why it is one of the most popular holiday destinations, and rightfully so. Over the centuries, Spain has been an incredible cultural melting pot which has created the foundations of this amazing country’s cuisine. It […]

by March 21, 2019 Travel advice
Meet Chef Poul who runs our fabulous French cookery holiday in Brittany

Meet Chef Poul who runs our fabulous French cookery holiday in Brittany

If you’re lucky enough to head to Brittany and try Poul’s food, you’ll struggle to find anything else quite like it. During your time with this Michelin trained chef, you’ll learn to make no less than 37 individual dishes. Yes, 37 in one week. In addition to his culinary holidays, […]

by March 15, 2019 Cooking holidays and wine, Our chefs
Meet Rita, our Tuscan cookery holiday host with a twist

Meet Rita, our Tuscan cookery holiday host with a twist

Rita really is a very distinctive person, not only in her charming personality and love of life (and singing!), but because when she opens her mouth a Glaswegian accent just tumbles out. Her immersive Tuscan cookery holidays have been a massive hit with our solo travellers as well as friends […]

by March 4, 2019 Cooking holidays and wine, Our chefs
Meet Jo, our art & painting holiday host in South West France

Meet Jo, our art & painting holiday host in South West France

Artist Jo is living her dream. After finding her own personal “heaven”, Jo decided to share her love of art with budding and experienced creatives at her studio and B&B in South West France. Find out how a donkey in a swimming pool (we’re not joking) helped her dreams become […]

by February 25, 2019 Creative holidays, Our artists
Guest review: why Andrew’s ready for his second language immersion holiday

Guest review: why Andrew’s ready for his second language immersion holiday

Andrew’s story is a familiar one. We get them quite a lot. Andrew is a teacher so busy term time schedules leave him with little time to indulge in his own interests. With learning Dutch high on his bucket list, we all know that learning a language requires frequent practice […]

by February 19, 2019 Language holiday guest reviews, Language holidays