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Springtime on the Côte – a seasonal update from our Burgundy Rep

Spring is a fantastic time here in central Bourgogne, with the landscape changing dramatically over a matter of weeks. Warmer days and lighter evenings give us the ideal opportunity to walk and cycle through some of the oldest and most famous wine villages in existence. From the beginning of May, the vines begin growing in […]

 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. […]

Ireland in Pictures – on foot

Ireland – or the Emerald Isle – has inspired authors and poets from CS Lewis to Yeats and its dramatic and beautiful landscapes have provided scenery for the Star Wars and Harry Potter films. Let’s take a look at some of the images you can expect to see whilst on our Mystical Walking on the […]

8 things you probably didn’t know about Transylvania

If you type ‘is Transylvania…’ into Google, four of the top five searches will be from people who doubt its entire existence. Well, it’s a very real place, and from the looks of these searches, you could definitely class it as one of Eastern Europe’s many hidden gems. This fairytale region straddles the fairly fluid […]

The best of Austria’s lakeside towns

Images of deep blue lakes and sombre green and white mountains are some of the first pop-ups that come to mind when thinking of Austria; along with the phenomenal cultural achievements of its cities and the general relaxed atmosphere of its many small towns. The best places to unwind in Austria tend to be in, […]

Unbelievable Umbria – 4 of the best of food and wine

It’s not hard to see why the Umbria region of Italy is considered its beating green heart. Lush vegetation really does flow through the veins of central Italy thanks to the abundant fertility of Umbria; where perfectly orchestrated vines clasp the sides of the stretching hills, the fields’ deep palate of greens, browns, ochres, and […]

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 […]

Best places to see waterfalls on a Headwater holiday

The rushing and gushing of water is somewhat therapeutic, even the tinkle of raindrops on a window is enough to send many people to sleep. A waterfall is in a league of its own – the way gravity pulls the water from the mountain or cliff edge is magnificent to watch and marvellous to photograph. […]