Five great things about travel

“I really want to get away”… “I need a change of scene”… how many times have you thought that in the past? Perhaps even more so than ever during 2020? This year it has been so much harder to plan a trip whilst navigating the seemingly constantly changing rules and regulations around travel, but even before then a staggering 40% ….

10 dog friendly beaches and places to stay in the UK

Taking the whole family, including canine members, on holiday makes for an easier and more rewarding time away. Not only is there no need to worry about kennels or dog sitters, you also get to see your four-legged friend enjoy their holiday too! Take that to the next level with our selection of beaches you can visit with them. There ….

Five of the best walks in The Cotswolds

Walking in The Cotswolds offers the opportunity to immerse yourself in an area of sublime beauty. Rolling green hills, valleys snaking through gorges of yellow stone, villages full of character – think thatched cottages and roses around the door – and some superb English pubs. Walking routes in The Cotswolds are accessible and cater for all abilities and provide the ….

Fabulous French B&Bs

A rather nice alternative to jumping on a plane is to think about driving down to Folkestone and use the Eurotunnel to access a little slice of Frenchness. With increased flexibility this year it’s a stress free option. Take the car and explore the varied and beautiful countryside and fill the boot with wine and cheese as you go – ….

Five boutique hotels perfect for a bank holiday escape

Ready for a couple of days away? Somewhere easy to travel to by car or train, where you’re guaranteed a fantastically warm Further Afield welcome. Stylish. Good food. Activities to fill the weekend. UK staycation heaven. Check out five great English hotels for your consideration.  1. Tudor Farmhouse Hotel, The Forest of Dean A charming converted farmhouse in the small ….

Reactions to COVID-19 from Further Afield partners

As 2020 continues on its strange and complicated path and individual countries assess their ongoing travel restrictions the reaction to COVID-19 amongst the Further Afield partners is a different and as unique as they are. Some of our partners have chosen not to open for the remainder of 2020 as they assess how best to react to the crisis, others ….

Five houses in the UK perfect for a group getaway

Bringing together a group of friends or family is one of life’s simple pleasures. Well not always that simple: checking calendars, requirements and finding the right place to stay. But in May 2020 the get together seems more of a day dream than anything else, but as lock down recedes “pod travel” is on the horizon; travelling in a self ….

Meet the travellers – Memories of Positano

Whilst travel is taking a sojourn of its own right now, it doesn’t mean that we’re not all thinking about it, daydreaming about it or remembering our favourite ones. I asked a few travellers to share their memories of their Further Afield travels and the first of this series is from John and his memories from a stay in Richard’s ….