Santa Claus is coming to town. Well, not for another few weeks, but its time to start embracing the festive season and the winter warmth of Christmas.
Would you like a bowl of water? And how about a toy or a belly rub? If you don’t have a dog, you’d probably smile politely – while crossing the establishment firmly off a list of places to visit again.
Nestled into the beautiful Perthshire landscape, Dunkeld House Hotel boasts a magical Christmas experience for all. The traditional Scottish country house hotel, set alongside the River Tay and within 280 acres of beautiful woodlands, is the perfect setting for your Christmas get together.
If it were human, it’d happily be looking at collecting its pension and using its bus pass. The Yorkshire Dales National Park, which was created in 1954, celebrated its 65th birthday this year.
I have a confession to make. Before going there, the idea of flying to the remote Alphonse Island in the Seychelles, which has no TV, radio, or – wait for it – mobile signal, made me more than slightly jittery.
The drive to Skye was a carnival of colour, a cavalcade of burnished gold and blazing russet as Scotland’s forests got changed for autumn.
Whether it’s Renaissance history, delicious Italian food, sunset views or the perfect selfie you’re after, Florence has got you covered. There aren’t many places in the world where you can walk in the footsteps of the Medici family, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Dante Alighieri and Galileo... just to name a few.