Getting ready for a post COVID-19 season

As the world of tourism slowly opens up we catch up with the owners of Galini Breeze on Crete, Marc and Monique, and find out what’s been happening in Greece and to get an insight into changes they’ve made to prepare for a post COVID-19 season. Thanks to lots of testing and care, and no doubt helped by the climate ….

Meet the owners: Botelet, Cornwall

Cornwall, for many of us, retains an unspoilt and beautiful spirit. Full of open spaces, open skies and breath taking coastline, it’s a place to free your body and mind. This time we’re chatting to Tia who, with her family, runs Botelet near Liskeard. With Manor Cottage, Cowslip Cottage and The Yurt the farm offers the chance to escape and ….

Tourism Declares Climate Emergency

Part of the fundamentals of inclusivity is the creation and protection of a fair and equal society. Alongside this sense of fairness, many of our Further Afield partners expand that belief to cover a sense of responsibility to protect the physical environment of that inclusive society. Great examples are Ian and Bob, owners of Casal Dei Fichi in Le Marche, ….

Meet the owners – Casa Higueras

Up in the hills close to Granada is a tiny village called Moclin. It’s an ancient village with a history moulded by Roman, Moorish and conquering Christian inhabitants. Wind your way through its narrow streets, past one of the village’s traditional bars, keep going up and up and you come to Calle Amargura and the white washed beauty that is ….

Spotlight on Andalucia: Eight provinces and Nine wonderful places to stay

The vast country of Spain is divided into 17 self governing regions which in turn have individual provinces. Andalucia, right at the bottom of the country abutting the oceans and with Morocco closer than Madrid is the countries biggest region and one that’s full of history, culture, natural beauty and a diverse population. Its eight provinces are highly individual and ….

Meet the owners – Villa de Mazamet

Imagine uprooting your life, heading around the globe to take on a business in a new country but also in the middle of a global pandemic. That’s what the intrepid and incredibly charming Geoffrey and Janice did when they moved to Mazamet to take over long term Further Afield partner Villa de Mazamet. In this blog we meet this inspiring ….

Five unique retreats

“To Retreat – withdraw to a quiet or secluded place”. We love that idea and we’ve picked five from the Further Afield collection, perfect for when you need a little space to yourself. The Studio, Ballyshane Retreats, Cork At the end of a long drive through wild meadows, perched at the cliffs edge is this unique styled modern hideaway for ….