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Amy Ockelford

Amy is a freelance journalist and writer with a passion for exploring and adventure. Her focus is hotel reviews and destination guides, and she loves to visit new places before sharing her stories with our readers. Follow her on Twitter: @AmyDeekay or Instagram: @wayfaringwife

Stepping inside Langshott Manor is like stepping back in time. There’s a fire crackling in the bar, rugged exposed beams jut in all directions, and small, leaded windows offer glimpses into the manicured...

Cornwall isn’t the first destination that comes to mind when planning a winter weekend getaway – but why not? The beautiful county has an abundance of hotels, B&Bs and holiday cottages to choose...

Since winning the 2022 World Cup, Doha has put itself on the tourist map. As the fledgling city – one of the richest in the world – scrabbles to prepare for the crowds to descend, we headed to explore...

You’ve seen the Instagram snaps and glossy photos in high-end magazines. But you probably had the same response as me: ‘That’s been photoshopped. There’s no way the sea is that blue.’ But I can...

Mirihi Island Resort is a picture postcard of paradise. From the moment the seaplane’s roaring engines judder to a halt and the pontoons splash into the serene, azure waters and glide to a stop, life...

As I spiral (far too rapidly for my liking) towards my 30th birthday, I’m frantically attempting to tick things off of my bucket list. And it dawned on me that, despite considering myself well-travelled,...

If you looked up the definition of a wellness retreat in a dictionary there would probably be a small, unassuming photo of Lifehouse Spa in Essex. As you approach along the long drive, the large black...

After weeks of sub-zero temperatures and a dusting of snow on the ground, mid-April finally saw the sunshine and the Mercury soar to 25C just in time for our weekend jaunt to Warwickshire and – more...

I’ve been visiting Greece for decades for the beautiful weather, breathtaking scenery and wonderful people. But it had never occurred to me to head just across the water, a little further east, to Cyprus....

The ice had just begun to thaw and the snow was starting to melt – the final reminder of the Beast from the East which battered the country just days before our weekend away. While the bitter wind still...

Ten years ago my husband and I each went on our own separate coming-of-age trips to Tenerife: my husband on a lads’ holiday to celebrate the end of school, while I was looking for a cheap trip for sun,...

While it’s difficult to beat a sun-drenched beach holiday or a break in the snowcapped mountains, stay-cations with friends and family are definitely the in thing – especially in the luxury market....

Ludlow is a medieval market town on the fringe of the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. And, just a stone’s throw away from the picturesque town, nestled between rolling hills and...

For 1,000 years a yellow-stone building has stood proud in the village of Baron, in the south of France. First, it took pride in producing silk, later it endured life as a fort, before operating as a farm....

When I think of Cheshire, a relaxing weekend in the countryside with the dogs isn’t the first thing that springs to mind. In fact, the first image that pops into my head is one of expensive cars, sprawling...

British Airways was once a national treasure but has faced a few challenges in recent years. Despite this, the carrier has become world-renowned as the go-to airline for all business travel. And with business...