Category Archives: Travel

Brighton city guide: where to stay, eat, drink and shop in the UK’s hedonistic beach town

“Never normal” is the tagline of Brighton’s marketing campaign and, darn it, we think they’ve nailed it. From its Regency heyday as a seaside escape for the upper classes to the rise of clubbing culture in the early 2000s, Brighton has always marched to the beat of its own drummer. These days, it’s a haven […]

A green city guide to visiting Bristol

Arise, Bristol: for you are officially the most sustainable city in the UK. The artsy and diverse southwestern stalwart’s commitment to sustainability saw it grow from a Fair Trade city back in 2005 to twice being named the UK’s most eco-friendly in 2020 (by Good Move and Compare the Market). The title considered carbon emissions, […]

How to spend a day in Calton Hill, Edinburgh’s new culture hub

Our new microguides series is inspired by the slow travel movement, encouraging travellers to relax their pace and take a deep dive into one particular neighbourhood in a well-loved city. Rather than a whirlwind itinerary which aims to hit up every must-see attraction, these compact, close-up guides encourage you to zone in, take your time […]

‘An artistic sleeping giant’: Inside Derby’s bid to become the next UK City of Culture

“Artistically, Derby‘s like a sleeping giant. There’s lots of stuff going on but it’s all under the radar – we’re not very good at shouting about what we do.” Sculptor April Young speaks thoughtfully as she shows me the piece she’s gradually creating in her makeshift workshop on trendy Sadler Gate, a pedestrian street peppered […]

How to plan a sustainable spring adventure to the Hebrides

Crumbling off the west coast of Scotland, the Inner Hebrides are a loosely defined archipelago comprised of over 20 inhabited islands. The vast majority of visitors come in July and August, missing the glorious months of spring. Between April and June, wild flowers sprinkle the sandy machair, free-range lambs prance along the verges of single […]

How to spend a day in Roath, Cardiff’s most charming neighbourhood

Our new microguides series is inspired by the slow travel movement, encouraging travellers to relax their pace and take a deep dive into one particular neighbourhood in a well-loved city. Rather than a whirlwind itinerary which aims to hit up every must-see attraction, these compact, close-up guides encourage you to zone in, take your time […]