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 ….

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 ….

Food inspired travel ideas

Foraging in Italy. Olive oil tasting in Spain. Michelin star French restaurants. If for you, like us, food and travel go hand-in-hand then you’ll love our selection of seven places to stay where you can also sample unique, food inspired experiences. 1. Loire food and wine tour Stay for two nights with Sue and Micaela on their Loire 1 Star Michelin Restaurant Lunch and Wine ….

Our guide to the best beaches, sights and eating on Sicily

With its wild beauty, historic towns and cities, stunning beaches and little known corners, Sicily still offers the independent traveller an opportunity to explore and discover. Looking for inspiration on where to go in Sicily, things to do or maybe where to eat on Sicily? Look no further. At Further Afield we’re lucky enough to partner with several properties across ….

Grown up Greek island hopping

Does “Greek island hopping holiday” conjure up images of backpacks, Lonely Planet guide books and tiny rooms in a hostel (or is that just us after a trip in 1992..?) In reality hopping between the wonderful Greek islands by ferry is a simple and cost effective way to get to see a few of the islands and experience their individual ….

A Weekend in Hastings

View of Hastings & the Sea

Sonia and her wife Triona, Further Afield travellers, recently had the opportunity for a child-free escape and chose to head to seaside Hastings and the wonderful Old Rectory Hotel. Check out Sonia’s top tips for a few of the best things to in Hastings on a weekend away. Getting to Hastings After 10 years we decided to head back to ….

Stylish family friendly places to stay in Europe

Today “family” means different things to different people and their families are made up of all sorts of dynamics. Whatever yours looks like if you’re travelling with younger members of the tribe then you need to find somewhere that suits everyone. From beach holidays to ski chalets, city breaks to country cottages, our selection of stylish child friendly places to ….

Holiday villas with pools for summer 2019

Check out some of our great villas with pools for last minute availability during summer 2019: Casa Blanca, Maro Spain (sleeps 4 or 6) With availability in June, August and September this cute, sleek Spanish holiday villa with a plunge pool is an ideal summer retreat. Take it for four or use the extra studio space at the end of ….

Gintastic places to stay

Gin. What more fashionable liquor is there right now? Artisan distilleries. Gin bars. Gin tasting. Non-alcoholic gin. Gin flights. It’s everywhere. And in the Further Afield collection we’ve some fabulous places to stay where you can indulge your love of gin – here’s our Top 5. St Valery, Alnmouth Harvey (and Roxy the dog) offer a very gin friendly stay ….