Top holiday picks for 2020

One of the joys of curating Further Afield is that we get to think about holidays. A lot… So, we’ve come up with some ideas for places to visit in 2020. Whether it’s a beach escape, an intimate B&B or a bolthole for two, check out our suggestions as you start planning your 2020 escapes. 1: A city break Where: Marrakech Where to ….

Slow holidays by train for 2020

In a world that seems to be getting more and more frenetic, the concept of “slow travel” feels like a great idea. Alongside addressing some environmental concerns, the key is to enjoy the journey as much as the destination itself. With ABTA identifying it as a trend for 2020 travel, we’ve chosen a selection of easy slow travel destinations by ….

10 great places to stay with a hot tub

There’s something undeniably lovely – and rather romantic – about soaking up the atmosphere of a wonderful place to stay whilst soaking in a hot tub. Whether they’re inside, cosseted away, or outside where you can gaze on rolling hills or endless stars, they add a certain something. Here we’ve chosen 10 welcoming and beautiful places to stay where you ….

Meet the owners – Manorhaus hotels

As Further Afield marks its 10 year anniversary of working with amazing partners who celebrate and believe in inclusivity as much as we do, we meet two owners who very much embody the ethos of inclusivity and our belief in the importance of community. Christoper and and Gavin run the Manorhaus hotels in Llangollen and Ruthin, Wales, and have become ….

A weekend in Nardo

Sarah and Nigel, new converts to the joys of Further Afield, came across wonderful Nardo through the collection and headed there for a few days earlier this year, staying at Vincent’s NardòSalento apartments. Here they share their tips and their love of this fabulous town in Southern Italy. Italy has always been top of our travel list and while we’ve ….

Environmental awareness in wonderful Le Marche

Bob and Ian, owners of Casal dei Fichi, share some of their thoughts and motivations around inclusive travel and property owners responsibilities toward the environment we share. Casal dei Fichi (below) has been our home for 15 years, half of the time that we have been together. 30 years ago the world was a very different place, particularly the hospitality ….

Why Further Afield is as relevant as ever

Further Afield is marking 10 years of championing places to stay that are inclusive and welcoming, its core messages. It’s been a decade of huge change, not least for online travel resources, and its Director David Matthews takes a moment to reflect on why he believes so strongly in what the website represents. My journey with Further Afield started eight ….