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 The 9 best places to see wildlife around the world

When visiting a destination, it’s always a pleasant experience making friends with the local wildlife, who add a splash of colour and various sounds to a region. From the chattering, colourful birds in Costa Rica to the big brown bears in Transylvania, wildlife make for fabulous photographs and add to the charm of an area. […]

Through the keyhole: Headwater’s quirkiest hotels

Do an internet search for “the world’s quirkiest hotels” and you’ll see a magnet-shaped hotel in China, a converted former Jumbo Jet in Sweden and ‘spirit spheres’ (posh treehouses) in Canada. At Headwater we hand-pick each of our hotels and there’s one or two below that we think would give these a run for their […]

8 reasons why you need to visit Portugal

With a population of just over 10 million people, Portugal is a small country where you can experience contrasting landscapes, colours and cultural heritage in one visit. But don’t just take our word for it; we met up with Elsa Mendes from the Portuguese National Tourist Office to get her take on what makes Portugal […]

6 places to head with the family on a golfing holiday

So, what’s the latest in the golfing world? Well, the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games golf tournament is under discussion at the moment because of the venue’s policy on not allowing female golfers to be full-time members. Very discriminatory, if you ask me. And in more light-hearted news, singing sensation Ed Sheeran has just revealed how […]

Where’s hot in February for a walking holiday?

February 2017 is probably going to be a month of change for you. The motivation for your new year’s resolution will have slowly but inevitably decayed into nothing, and maybe you’ll be taking your last step into Europe as an EU citizen. One thing remains constant though: the cold. The gigantic claw of old Mother […]

How to travel green

The Sustainable Destinations Top 100 was unveiled this year, so we checked the list out to see whether any of our holiday destinations have made the cut. We’re really pleased that Geilo in Norway, Azores in Portugal and Terres de L’Ebre in Catalunya are on the list. But what are the qualities that make a […]

4 Reasons to go Birdwatching in Portugal

When thinking of Portugal, it’s much more likely that images of beaches, mountains and custard tarts will enter your mind before those of birds. The link between birds and Portugal for some extends only as far as Saturday visits to Nando’s, and as such it is often overlooked as a viable birdwatching destination for those […]

Marvellous Madeira

Less than a four-hour flight away from the UK, Madeira is a Portuguese archipelago of islands located 520km off the north-west coast of Africa. Its temperate climate provides year-round sunshine. The exotic colours of the flowers stand out from among the rich blue seas and the emerald green vegetation, making it a haven of natural […]