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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

Situated in the heart of the Valle di Lanaitho, on the outskirts of Oliena, is Sardinia’s best-kept secret: Experience Hotel Su Gologone. This unique hotel doesn’t just offer its guests authentic Italian...

Just over 200 miles off the coast of western Italy lies the ‘Endless island’, Sardinia – or Sardegna to the locals. The beautiful island offers tourists some of the best beaches and clearest waters...

Nestled in the West Sussex countryside just a few miles south of Horsham, South Lodge Hotel & Spa sits on the doorstep of the South Downs National Park. The stunning 89-bedroom hotel is the quintessential...

All eyes have been on Windsor twice in the past year as the historic town played host to not one but two Royal weddings. And, as eyes turned to the charming Royal town again – as the nation awaited with...

Iceland’s popularity with tourists has soared in recent years – more than six times the island’s population visited in 2017 – as more holidaymakers, explorers and adventurers flock to the faraway...

Every girl wants to be whisked off to a beautiful hotel in the countryside for the weekend. And, thanks to Bailiffscourt Hotel & Spa, in West Sussex, that’s exactly what we did one cold but sunny...

If you’re planning a weekend in London, looking for a hotel can be a little daunting. So, if you want somewhere central to stay without compromising on luxury or chic design, then Dorsett City could...

Every year, tourists from all corners of the globe flock to Lavenham, a pretty and picturesque village in Suffolk, widely regarded as one of the best examples of a surviving medieval town. At the heart...

If you’re looking for a stylish hotel in a building full of history and charm, in the middle of an attractive town on the doorstep of some of the South East’s most beautiful countryside; then The White...

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...