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Top 9 rooms with a view

Location, location, location! Immaculate vineyards, erupting volcanoes, pounding ocean waves and mighty mountain ranges – just some of the spectacular views Headwater customers will enjoy this summer when staying at our finest-ever collection of hand-picked hotels. 1. The Amalfi Coast is renowned for its sensational scenery: mountains dropping into crystal blue seas, towns clinging vertiginously […]

How to survive a multi-generational family holiday

Fighting over who uses the bathroom first (just like at home)…disagreeing over what to do each day…getting on each other’s nerves…travelling with your family can be a daunting prospect. But if you plan it properly it can be a fantastic bonding opportunity, full of laughter and love (and hopefully not lots of learnings!). Here are […]

Cycling in Brittany – from the point of view of my partner, who finally – finally – gets to choose our holiday

I was adamant. She knew this because my adamant face is entirely different to my habitual amenable face. She had successfully dodged my bucket-list holiday for years, but as the brochure on the coffee table was slid into her peripheral vision, she began to smell – figuratively speaking – a rat. I had found the […]

11 Top Long Exposure Methods to Try

In a previous post I described long exposures and how, with a few basic setting adjustments to your camera, you can start capturing some amazing images. Below I cover some examples of where you can use long exposures to great effect. Why not try some of these out on your next Headwater Holiday? Light Trails […]

Photography technique – Long exposures

In a recent post covering top tips for photographing waterfalls I referenced a technique known as long exposures. There is no clear cut definition on how long your shutter should remain open in order to be classed as a long exposure however I typically consider this as shots that last for one second or longer. […]

Not to be missed: 12 of the most beautiful villages in France

Rolling through France on two wheels, the warm breeze touching your skin as you pedal by, is perhaps one of the best ways to discover the joys of this wonderful country. With 156 villages officially named as “Les Plus Beaux Villages de France”, there is plenty of culture, history and architecture to enjoy as you […]

When in Rovinj: 5 absolute must-sees

Stunning seaside Rovinj is the most visited destination in the Croatian region of Istria, and never a disappointment. The city’s old town is a circular peninsula jutting into the Adriatic Sea on Istria’s western coast, with charming cobblestone lanes and colourful buildings. Ruled in the past by Byzantines, Franks, Venetians, Austro-Hungarians and Italians, there’s a fascinating […]

4 tapas-loving towns on the Camino de Santiago

A hike around the valleys, rivers, hamlets and vineyards of northern Spain will work up a serious appetite. The Camino de Santiago is certainly no mean feat, but it is made so much easier by the prevalence of delectable tapas available throughout a route that spans about 500 miles from Navarra to Galicia. The genesis stories […]

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