Lavender fields looking down to Cotswold farm house

A Weekend in: The Cotswolds – Lavender Fields Forever

Snowshill Lavender Farm sits atop a craggy hill above the beautiful honey-coloured Cotswold-stone village of Snowshill, close to Chipping Norton. The farm is open to the public every summer, until they harvest the lavender crop, usually around mid-July. Continue reading A Weekend in: The Cotswolds – Lavender Fields Forever

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A gondolier steers his gondola down a wide canal in Venice as another sells his ride

A Weekend in: Venice – Where to go to Escape the Summer Crowds

Venice receives over 30 million tourists every year but there are still places you can really relax, away from the throngs of day-trippers…A Weekend in: Venice – Where to go to Escape the Summer Crowds Continue reading A Weekend in: Venice – Where to go to Escape the Summer Crowds

Cutting from Daily Telegraph Travel winning article

Published: Just Back: How (not) to Cross a Volcanic Crater Lake in The Philippines

So I had the best Sunday wake-up call today when my friend Fern (@fernabouttown) messaged me to say my article on crossing a volcanic lake in the Philippines was published in Saturday’s Daily Telegraph Travel section! The UK daily paper runs a weekly travel writing competition under its ‘Just Back’ from section and mine was the winner for that week. The Saturday paper has a circulation … Continue reading Published: Just Back: How (not) to Cross a Volcanic Crater Lake in The Philippines

Girls Guide to Vietnam and Cambodia

Originally posted on Fern About Town:
This part of South East Asia has been on my travel wish list for the longest time. A little over two weeks saw three girlfriends take a total of seven flights, eat countless bowls of pho, catch a sunrise or two, get lost among ancient Khmer temples, and create many, many new memories! We had a lot of fun on… Continue reading Girls Guide to Vietnam and Cambodia