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Free your mind (April 2017)
"All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking," concluded the great 19th-century German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche.We’ve long advocated the benefits of walking as an aid to contemplation, and many of our own ideas have been dreamed up along the footpaths and byways of Europe.
Far more than just chocolate (April 2017)
While you’re contemplating tucking into a confectionary-filled chocolate egg this weekend, have you ever wondered how and why such modern Easter traditions came into being?
Our Slow Moments photography competition is back! (April 2017)
From now until the end of October, send us photos of your favourite ‘moments’ described in a few captivating words. Each month, we will be awarding a £200 Inntravel voucher for the best entry, and the overall winner can look forward to a photographic assignment for Inntravel in Catalonia.
A taste of Catalonia (March 2017)
Sampling the local food and drink is high on the list of what makes a holiday special. Combine this with plentiful sunshine, contrasting landscapes, pretty villages and seductive cities, as Catalonia in north-east Spain does, and you have all the ingredients – quite literally – for a very memorable holiday.
It's not too late...nor too early (March 2017)
It's not too late to get away for a last minute holiday in the snow in Norway. At the same time, we are taking bookings for next winter for Finland. This year many people missed out on going to the fabulous Hotel Ylläshumina in Ylläs, as the flights booked up very early.
A step in the right direction (March 2017)
Learn how holidays to Croatia inspired journalist turned author Annabelle Thorpe to write her debut novel; read why Andy Montgomery kept falling in love with Corsica over and over again; and enjoy Inntravel's Sally White's poem about her memories of southern Portugal.
Spring is in the air (March 2017)
In northern Europe, daffodils are bursting into colour, while an ethereal glow of white and pink fruit blossom cloak Mediterranean hillsides. With festivals, fairs, processions and flowers in abundance, spring is undoubtedly an inspiring time to get away on holiday.
A taste of Inntravel (February 2017)
We all need a break now and again, especially after the frugal daylight hours of winter. So, now is the perfect time to set aside a long weekend in spring or early summer and look forward to a rejuvenating few days away, taking your pick from our 2017 collection of Short Breaks.
Awaken your senses (February 2017)
Along the French Riviera, the many parks and formal gardens that thrive in the area’s kindly climate are being clipped, pruned and planted in readiness for the inaugural Côte d’Azur Garden Festival that runs throughout April.
Life in the Slow Lane (February 2017)
We delve into the quirky delights of Corsican cuisine; look at Segovia through the lens of a camera; marvel at the remarkable geology of the Basque Country; and celebrate a couple of momentous anniversaries relating to the 'invention' of the bicycle and the publication of Jane Eyre.
Inspirational SlowMotion journeys by train (February 2017)
As customers who have travelled on our rail journeys have discovered, there’s no better way to experience Europe's cities than by letting the train take the strain. Sit back in comfort and enjoy the views that glide past your window as you reflect on where you’ve been and eagerly anticipate your next destination.
Share a family adventure (January 2017)
Our family holidays are aimed at those who want something more varied than spending every day by the pool, or who don’t want to follow a hectic itinerary with a group. Drawing on our own experiences, we have designed these holidays so that you can have fun exploring together, at a pace that suits you.
Snow time like the present (January 2017)
It is something of a winter idyll in the Swiss mountain village of Blitzingen at the moment. There have been clear blue skies and a fabulous covering of snow across the Goms Valley, which boasts miles of waymarked paths for winter walking, and the best cross-country skiing in Switzerland.
Hot spots for 2017 (January 2017)
Still can’t make up your mind as to where to take a holiday this year? It’s that time of the year when the media is awash with advice, and so here are a few things that we have picked out that might provide you with a little inspiration.
Spotlight on Italy (December 2016)
Perhaps you thought that we already had it covered when it comes to holidays in Italy? But Inntravel’s intrepid Team Italia will stop at nothing to add to our collection, and they’re proud to introduce several wonderful new itineraries for 2017...
The ‘unseen’ Algarve (November 2016)
We’ve all heard of the Algarve’s more obvious attractions: sun, sea and water parks galore. And while there’s nothing wrong with these, we do prefer to head away from the beaten track, and find some footpaths – and unique places to stay – that reveal some of southern Portugal’s lesser-spotted delights.
Life in the Slow Lane (November 2016)
We catch up with old friend, poet and mountaineer Helen Mort; go off in search of a delicious cake recipe in the Austrian Tyrol (ideal comfort food at this time of year); and pay a visit to Ljubljana, the ‘Green Capital of Europe’.
Lighting up the sky (October 2016)
“The most rewarding aspect of my job is helping people fulfil a lifelong dream,” says Dan Steinbakk, our ‘Aurora hunter’ from Tromsø, who reveals some of the secrets to his success. We also learn about some of the many non-skiing activities you can enjoy on our winter holidays.
Going with the flow (September 2016)
One Inntravel member of staff admits that: “Until a year or so ago, I couldn’t understand the appeal of cross-country skiing. Then I tried it – on one of our Try It Out Weeks at Beitostølen in Norway – and now I’m hooked!”
Festive tales (September 2016)
Why not head off at Advent, Christmas or New Year to where things are done just a little bit differently? In Salzburg, heed the feared Krampus, who punishes those who have misbehaved. In stark contrast, Gothenburg plays host to a Procession of Light; while all across Spain, good luck is ensured if you can eat twelve grapes as the bells chime on New Year's Eve.
Take your pick (August 2016)
In this month’s Slow Lane, we feature an eclectic mix of destinations: release your inner-child with a ride on the big wheel at the famous Prater funfair in Vienna; celebrate the upcoming wine harvest with a visit to the shiny new Cité du Vin in Bordeaux; or take a walk along Menorca’s historic Cami de Cavalls.
Little-known Canaries (August 2016)
While the Canary Islands are well-known as a ‘winter sun’ destination, there is – of course – far more to this Spanish archipelago than the chance to ‘fly and flop’ – soaking up rays from a sun lounger while avoiding an altogether murkier season back home.
The heart of Castile (August 2016)
One Inntraveller said of our Classical Cities of Old Castile journey: “This was a really wonderful holiday that opened up the heart of Castile for us...and the copious, detailed notes for each city made the holiday that much more enjoyable...” – sentiments which have been echoed by many other travellers.
The quiet side of the mountain (July 2016)
Our thoughts are already turning towards snow-clad mountains and pristine, wintry landscapes as our new collection of snow holidays is launched online. Spellbinding scenery, first-rate skiing (whatever your level), a variety of other snow-based activities, and high-quality hotels with fabulous food – what more could you want?
A warm glow in the Slow Lane (July 2016)
In this month’s Slow Lane, the temperature rises with our first ever holiday to the Caribbean. We challenge anybody to read James Keane’s account of catching and eating fish and not get a faraway look in their eye. There’s also warmth to be found in the legendary sunrises of Nepal and the sun-dappled cobbled streets of La Palma.
Dominica, the ’nature island‘ (July 2016)
We’ve made it something of a mission to keep coming up with new walking destinations for the winter months, and – having realised that we’d ‘run out’ of Canary Islands – have gone the extra mile this year (a few thousand, in fact) to introduce the Caribbean island of Dominica.
Rambling, Riesling & Romance (July 2016)
Travel writer Paul Bloomfield experienced something of an epiphany while meandering along the Moselle in Germany. Normally a beer drinker, he developed a previously undiscovered penchant for white wine; more specifically the way a local lunchtime tipple was both refreshing and low enough in alcohol not to interfere with his afternoon’s walking.
A matter of taste (June 2016)
In this month’s Slow Lane, we delve into the world of beer and wine – hard to resist after a day’s walking, cycling or leisurely exploration, and a topic that is always full of stories and local flavour.
A land apart (June 2016)
Sicily’s golden ages – the periods under Norman and Greek rule that brought extraordinary flowerings of culture – are the subject of a major current exhibition at the British Museum that will have you itching to escape to one of Europe’s most bewitching destinations.
A message from Provence (May 2016)
Inntravel’s Steve Jack reports from France’s Alpes-Maritimes, where he has been checking and updating the route notes for one of our most popular walking holidays: from the Alps to the Mediterranean. He is finding that it is everything a Slow Holiday should be.
Slow stories (May 2016)
The Slow Lane, our online magazine, offers a great opportunity for people to share their experiences with other Inntravellers. Read one regular contributor’s account of a chance encounter in Portugal’s Douro Valley; another’s tips for eating out in Seville, Córdoba and Granada; and much more.
Time for a two-wheeled adventure (May 2016)
When the pro-riders of the Tour de Yorkshire cycling race sped by us in temperatures reminiscent of winter, our thoughts immediately turned to gentler rides and warmer climes on our cycling holidays. There's no one to beat and no jersey to win, so you've time to immerse yourselves into each locality.
On top of the world (May 2016)
It has been incredible to see how the Nepalese have picked themselves up after the tragedy of last year’s earthquake, and knowing the country’s dependence on visitors, we are delighted to be able to offer our privately guided walking holiday, Himalayan Panoramas, once again.