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 ….

Top places for Autumn sun 

Looking for where to go in September, October or November for some sun? Then we thoroughly recommend checking out our round up of places where you can enjoy some warmer weather in Autumn. Casa Caballito de Mar, Almeria, Spain This place is full of charm and character, reflecting the personalities of your hosts at this intimate B&B in the hills 20 minutes ….

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 ….

A wedding at Frampton Court

Who Got Married?: Robert Mauler and Nathan Hinder Where did they get married?: The Manor Gardens, Frampton Court Estate, Gloucestershire When did they get married?: June 2019   When you’re thinking about where to celebrate your wedding or union there’s always a myriad of factors that come into play. Geography, family, friends, numbers, budget, emotional attachments… For same sex couples ….

Top 3 Italian City breaks ideas

Three inspirational city break ideas across magical Italy. For each city we’ve a fabulous Further Afield host whose insider tips help you get the best out of your time in these magical Italian cities. 1: Florence Capital of Tuscany, the wonderful Florence snakes along the banks of the Arno – its opposite banks joined by bridges including the famous Ponte ….

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 ….