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To bee or not to bee...
20 May 2018 marks the first international World Bee Day, which gives us an ideal opportunity to celebrate spectacular Slovenia and its thriving beekeeping culture.
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Steve Jack
23 Feb 2018 | 0 comments
Unravelling the mysteries of Bayeux
The Bayeux Tapestry is back in the news. As ever, though, it seems to raise more questions than it answers, argues Inntravel’s Steve Jack.
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Steve Jack
16 Feb 2018 | 0 comments
Wait a second...
It's no secret that the Swiss are one of the world's most punctual nations, but then they do have a rather ingenious device to help keep things to schedule...
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Aimée Smith
08 Feb 2018 | 1 comments
Seeing the detail
Leopard paw prints, intricate wood carvings and a flying squirrel – just some of the things photographer Cathy Cooper spotted when she took the time to look more closely at India's Saryu and Pindar Valleys.
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Cathy Cooper
06 Feb 2018 | 0 comments
Paths of legend
We reveal the meticulous planning involved in creating our Greek walking holidays – a true team effort and a labour of love.
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Steve Jack
01 Feb 2018 | 2 comments
Galleries of Inspiration
Inntravel’s Steve Jack spent a very enjoyable – and inspiring – afternoon in Northallerton, for the opening of our Slow Moments photography exhibition. 
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Steve Jack
19 Jan 2018 | 0 comments
My winning Slow Moment
We asked David Pechey, the winner of our 2017 photography competition, to tell us the story behind ‘Bus Queue’, and to explain how he managed to capture such an extraordinary Slow Moment.
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David Pechey
19 Jan 2018 | 0 comments
The ladies of Pasiban
On a recent visit to Nepal, photographer Cathy Cooper's eye was well and truly caught by the bright colours and vivid patterns of the ladies' clothes and jewellery.
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Cathy Cooper
16 Jan 2018 | 0 comments
The original 'Downward Dog'
It's hard to imagine a more scenic backdrop for an impromptu yoga session than the Nepalese Himalaya. And who better to help you perfect your 'Downward Dog' than the real thing?
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Cathy Cooper
12 Jan 2018 | 0 comments
A new vision for Nepal
It's often the smallest things that make the biggest difference, as Cathy Cooper discovered on a recent visit to the Sailung Valley...
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Cathy Cooper
10 Jan 2018 | 0 comments
A royal rescue
A dramatic escape through the snow to rescue a baby prince. It may sound like the stuff of fairy tales, but the very real events of 1206 inspired a now famous ski race that is turning 80 in 2018.
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Aimée Smith
30 Dec 2017 | 0 comments
My night with the Lights
Filmmaker Robert Crampton ventured into Arctic Norway to seek out the Aurora Borealis, with the aim of adding to our growing collection of Slow Films...
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Bob Crampton
10 Oct 2017 | 0 comments
Somewhere to breathe
When she’s not busy guiding and looking after her ‘family’ of 50 huskies, along with her husband Riku, Sanna Setälä, a native of Finnish Lapland, works on reception at our hotel in Ylläs. We asked her what it’s like to inhabit such a pristine, snowy wilderness...
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Steve Jack
10 Oct 2017 | 0 comments
Slow down and sketch
Artist David Grech uses a pen and brush to capture the essence of the landscapes and places he visits.
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Peter Williamson
06 Sep 2017 | 1 comments
Are legends fact or fiction?
There's a fine line between fact and fiction. Many legends and myths that have come down to us over the eons seem implausible and fantastical, yet are quite possibly founded on truth – or a grain of it at least.
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Peter Williamson
16 May 2017 | 0 comments
Gavin's Swiss Adventure
The winner of our 2015 Slow Moments photographic competition, Gavin Burnett, describes the highlights of his 'prize' – a trip to Switzerland...
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Peter Williamson
13 Mar 2017 | 0 comments
A Coast of Many Colours
After a recent trip to the Algarve in southern Portugal, Inntravel's Sally White could not help but 'wax lyrical' about her time there.... literally.
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Sally White, Inntravel
07 Mar 2017 | 0 comments
“The People We Were Before”
When travel writer Annabelle Thorpe based her debut novel in Croatia, we asked her to share her love for this remarkable country...
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Annabelle Thorpe, author & journalist
06 Mar 2017 | 0 comments
10 things you need...
...to successfully photograph the Northern Lights. Find out here...
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Dan Steinbakk
06 Oct 2016 | 0 comments
Hunting the lights
Our Northern Lights guide in Tromsø, Dan Steinbakk, has come in for some pretty serious praise from several Inntravellers. Here, Inntravel's Rebecca Bruce catches up with him...
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Rebecca Bruce
05 Oct 2016 | 0 comments
Legends of La Palma
When a sub-tropical island lies in the Atlantic, far from any mainland, its surface area drenched in dense foliage and its mountain tops shrouded in mist, legends take root as quickly as seeds falling on fertile ground.
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Andy Montgomery
10 Aug 2016 | 0 comments
The perfect rural retreat
Dedicated to the guests who visit their hotel in the heart of Spain's Grazalema Sierra, proud hosts Andrés and Ana spill the beans on why they love the area so much...
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Peter Williamson
12 Jul 2016 | 0 comments
Cycling the Wolds Way
The Tour de Yorkshire is not the only annual cycling event to showcase the splendid scenery of God’s Own County.
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Peter Williamson
08 Jul 2016 | 0 comments
The secret life of bells
The bell is proof of that old adage: looks can be deceiving. While it may seem simple in shape, there is actually a complex science behind a bell’s chimes, and the formula has been passed down through fourteen generations in one bell foundry in Austria.
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Beth Hancock
09 Jun 2016 | 0 comments
Rest in peace, Sue
It was with great sadness that we learned last week that Sue Lloyd-Roberts had passed away.
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Steve Jack
23 Oct 2015 | 0 comments
Walking on Snow
Ski instructor Keith Richardson has been working with Inntravel for several years now, and we thought it was time we had a chat...
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Peter Williamson
23 Sep 2015 | 0 comments
Songlines
“Turbulence, quest, serenity, song” – rather than referring to some kind of operatic adventure, or a series from Game of Thrones, this was in fact the title bestowed upon a recent photography talk at the Joe Cornish Gallery in the North Yorkshire market town of Northallerton. And with that kind of billing, how could I possibly not go along?
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Steve Jack
11 Sep 2015 | 0 comments
Scaling the heights
Peter Gschwendtner is no run-of-the-mill hotelier. We caught up with him at the Hotel Castle in Blitzingen to find out more…
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Steve Jack
09 Sep 2015 | 0 comments
A man of passion and vision
When he first set eyes on the village of Aldeia da Pedralva, visionary developer António Ferreira saw past the deserted houses, decaying walls and neglected streets...
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Peter Williamson
29 Jul 2015 | 1 comments
Having a whale of a time
There's a certain, humbling magic about the sheer joy and elation of seeing whales and dolphins at close quarters...
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Peter Williamson
16 Jun 2015 | 0 comments
Camargue Cowboys
Delve into the history of the Camargue in southern France and you’ll come across the story of an eccentric aristocrat who, as a protector of wildlife, the poor and the marginalised, became an unlikely folk hero.
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Steve Jack
27 Apr 2015 | 2 comments
Chance Encounters
Inntraveller, John Pye, recalls a "Golden Memory from the Valley of Gold" on a holiday to Portugal's Douro Valley a few years ago...
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John Pye
27 Mar 2015 | 0 comments
Follow that dog!
Inntravellers, Alison and Dave Smith, recall an amusing encounter on their walk along the Costa Vicentina in Portugal...
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16 Mar 2015 | 0 comments
Bewitched by the midnight sun...
In the run-up to our Discovery Day in early December 2014, we encouraged visitors to our website to submit a favourite photograph of a place or moment that really meant something to them, together with a few lines explaining exactly what made it so special.
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Peter Williamson
24 Dec 2014 | 0 comments
It’s a Dog’s Life
Using sleds pulled by teams of huskies, man has been able to explore and settle some of the most inhospitable corners of earth, and it’s an exhilarating activity to experience on holiday.
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Steve Jack
27 Aug 2014 | 0 comments
The cave dwellers of Gran Canaria
Think of Gran Canaria and it will probably be beaches and palms that immediately spring to mind, not fascinating archaeological sites which provide clues to a mysterious pre-Christian civilisation whose origins and customs still baffle archaeologists and anthropologists to this day.
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Beth Hancock
04 Aug 2014 | 0 comments
Rebel Land: a historical overview
Travelling through the Cévennes, a little-known mountainous region in southern France,  author and walker Bill Rees became intrigued by stories of war and, in particular, of resistance to oppressive invaders, leading him on a quest to discover the real Cévennes, the subject of his fascinating new e-book...
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04 Jun 2014 | 0 comments
Last Days of the Bus Club
The latest book from Chris Stewart, author of “Driving Over Lemons”, is full of hilarious tales from his sheep farm in Andalucia, where he has been cooking for Rick Stein, getting his own back on a wild boar, and chomping through plate after plate of fish as judge of a tuna cookery competition. In this extract from from “Last Days of the Bus Club” a local farmer spins him a yarn...
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Chris Stewart
22 May 2014 | 2 comments
Stars in their eyes
While other villages would plump for a more conventional community centre, Laroles' open-air theatre is just what this corner of southern Spain needs, bringing past, present and future together.
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Beth Hancock
24 Apr 2014 | 1 comments
Just smile and say 'hello'
What is the essence of any walking holiday? What makes it memorable? Is it the landscapes, the accommodation, the food, the routes – or the people you meet along the way?
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Peter Williamson
10 Apr 2014 | 0 comments
Echoes of the past
This may be the age of Wi-Fi and smartphones, but in Las Alpujarras – where in some villages mules still outnumber cars by two to one during harvest time – some aspects of life continue as they have done for generations.
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Beth Hancock
03 Apr 2014 | 0 comments
The Climbing Cows of Adelboden
It has to be seen to be believed. Herds of cows on their annual climb up a narrow rocky path so that they can reach the lush grass of their summer pastures.
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Peter Williamson
14 Jan 2014 | 0 comments
A Hardy People
Strikingly beautiful and dramatic, Iceland is a remarkable land inhabited by a remarkable people. 
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Linda Lashford, Inntravel photographer
09 Jan 2014 | 0 comments
A Rosy Glow on the Mountains
Sunset in the Dolomites in South Tyrol creates some of the most glorious mountainscapes imaginable. But what makes them glow in such a magical way?
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Peter Williamson
26 Apr 2013 | 0 comments
Traditions in the Garden of the River Inn
Hidden away behind high snow-capped peaks – it's little wonder long-held traditions survive in Switzerland's glorious Engadine Valley.
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Peter Williamson
15 Feb 2013 | 0 comments
Breaking Bread with Jean
It is undoubtedly one of France's greatest Roman monuments, but there is far more to the Pont du Gard than first meets the eye.
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Peter Williamson
12 Feb 2013 | 0 comments
In a fast-paced and globalised society, it is important we slow down and connect with the traditions and customs that continue to enrich our experience. As EM Forster pleaded in Howard’s End, “only connect…live in fragments no longer”!