Travel advice

Top 6 tips for beginner painters with Noëlle Griffiths

Top 6 tips for beginner painters with Noëlle Griffiths

Taking up a new hobby, like painting, can be exciting yet daunting at the best of times but throw in equipment and new terminology and it can feel a bit overwhelming before you have even started. FEAR NOT! We have teamed up with Noëlle Griffiths, our painting holiday tutor in […]

by February 16, 2018 Creative holidays, Travel advice
Learning Italian in Florence | What to expect

Learning Italian in Florence | What to expect

Located in the centre of historic Florence, you will find our friendly Italian language school which boasts a serene setting with sunny balconies, roof terrace, and even a spa which you can take advantage of while you’re brushing up on your Italian language skills. Although the stunning location, vibrant locales […]

by February 13, 2018 Language holidays, Travel advice
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
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
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
Last minute Halloween costume ideas inspired by activity travel

Last minute Halloween costume ideas inspired by activity travel

While autumn hails the start of three months of copious amounts of food and beverage consumption, it also means Halloween and the all-important costume that accompanies it. Maybe you had intentions of planning and buying your Halloween costume early, but are now left scrambling last minute for something to wear. […]

by October 25, 2017 Creative holidays, Travel advice
15 photos to inspire you to join an activity holiday on the Côte d’Azur

15 photos to inspire you to join an activity holiday on the Côte d’Azur

They say a picture is worth 1,000 words, so here are 15,500 words (we couldn’t help but write a few) to inspire you to join a multi-activity holiday in Saint-Jeannet on the Côte d’Azur: The activities This activity holiday is unlike most — instead of standard activities each day, a […]

Top 5 easy-to-master yoga poses for beginners

Top 5 easy-to-master yoga poses for beginners

Yoga continues to dominate the workout and health world as the up-and-coming ‘super’ fitness, promising strength, flexibility, and higher overall wellbeing. It’s been proven to improve your mental health, touts success as a relaxation and stress-relieving technique, and has cute workout gear to boot. As a beginner, though, joining a […]

by September 23, 2017 Travel advice, Wellbeing holidays
A complete guide to the best places to learn Spanish in Spain

A complete guide to the best places to learn Spanish in Spain

Fiery and sophisticated without sacrificing the finer things in life, Spain constantly surprises and refuses to be defined by stereotypes. Spanish is the perfect embodiment of this — passionate, relaxed, and every bit as diverse as the country itself. From the dramatic Pyrenees and snowcapped Sierra Nevada range to the sun-baked […]

by September 21, 2017 Language holidays, Travel advice
5 holidays to help you take a digital detox

5 holidays to help you take a digital detox

Thanks to smartphones, typical days include an onslaught of Facebook notifications, email pings, Twitter drafts, and general text messages, making it nearly impossible to cut out the noise. While potentially unimaginable, we’re here to suggest a holiday sans technology. Switch off, unplug, and live one of these five holidays without […]

by September 2, 2017 Travel advice
Make the most of your holiday to Provence

Make the most of your holiday to Provence

Picture Provence: its iconic lavender fields, vibrant rows of sunflowers, lush forests, olive groves, craggy hillsides, bountiful vineyards, blissful beaches, pétanque players, and quaint villages. The extraordinary variety of the region, steeped in ancient history dating back before the invasion of the Romans, deserves to be celebrated through active engagement with […]

by August 24, 2017 Cooking holidays and wine, Travel advice