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Croatia by catamaran - it's all about the journey

Written by Graham Hughes
Thursday, 31 January 2019

Hidden spot Credit Huckfin Adventure Travel

If reality television has taught me anything (and I do appreciate this may be something of a stretch) it is that life is all about the journey.

This is something that came back to me during my recent exploration of Croatia’s southern coast and islands. The Adriatic coastline presents travellers with a stunning array of jaw-dropping destinations all within a relatively short distance of one another. Yet the highlight of my trip was not to be found amongst them…

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The Nightless Night

Written by Graham Hughes
Thursday, 31 May 2018

Wilderness Inari cabin view 4 No Credit

The Arctic Circle is generally associated with winter and long, dark nights but I have always found the prospect of the Midnight Sun and the endless summer days to be alluring. It is something which is hard to understand when you come from a world that has both light and dark each day. In fact, this natural phenomenon seems so unnatural to us in the UK that it can divide opinion. I have since returned from the far north of Finland and having just experienced the Midnight Sun for myself I can honestly say that it should be on every bucket list, and don’t worry, the hotels in Finland have excellent blackout blinds!

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Madeira’s Gardens - who knew!

Written by Graham Hughes
Sunday, 05 November 2017

I caught up with Laura from our Marketing Team to chat about her experience of Madeira. Here is what she had to say:

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So, what I imagine when I think of visiting ‘gardens’ is long afternoons spent wandering round protected stately homes, battered flowers and mowed lawns, but you can think again when it comes to the gardens of Madeira;  they’re something entirely different!

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The 7th Room is finally here!

Written by Graham Hughes
Wednesday, 01 February 2017

The magnificent Treehotel in Swedish Lapland has finally opened their latest accommodation - the new 7th Room.

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The New Addition to The Treehotel: Meet the 7th Room

Written by Graham Hughes
Friday, 11 November 2016

The Swedish masterpiece that is the Treehotel has become a bucket list item, making travellers eager for an unforgettable night amongst the treetops. Now, they’ve expanded their unique portfolio of impressive contemporary accommodation to bring you the brand new magical ‘7th Room’

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The Alentejo Coast

Written by Graham Hughes
Monday, 09 March 2015

The Alentejo Coast is not the Algarve nor does it pretend to be.

This long overlooked stretch of dramatic cliffs, villages of white walled houses and sandy beaches is where the more discerning Lisbonite now chooses to take their holidays and who I am to argue.

In their search for a more secluded and authentic experience the Portuguese are finally making the most of what is right on their doorstep. My own experience on the Alentejo Coast began in Milfontes just two hours from Lisbon. It is the perfect size with a great selection of restaurants – where else do you get the opportunity to eat a delicious seafood stew while watching the owner's pet octopus reach out of his tank to high-five the customers.

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A photography holiday in Gozo

Written by Graham Hughes
Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Photography has always been a hobby for me and I've even got a really good camera at home. Unfortunately, how it is in real life, you sometimes do not have enough time to learn how to use it properly. I mean, there are so many settings you can choose from and you also need to check the lighting conditions and who knows what else... So when I heard about this trip you can imagine that I was the first person to join in.

It is a brilliant way to combine a nice holiday and learn something about photography and how to use a camera.

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