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Guest review: Federico goes from zero to hero on his horse riding holiday in Majorca

After a lasting memory of childhood disappointment and regret, when Federico came across our horse riding holiday in Majorca for beginners, he knew this was a holiday he needed to take. Federico, 33, and his partner Marco, 36, took their love for the Spanish isles to the sunny island of… Read More »

GoLearnTo feature in Woman & Home’s ‘Learning holidays to love’

Woman & Home’s September issue (featuring the fabulous Sara Cox on the cover!) dived into the world of learning holidays, where you can follow your favourite pastime with local experts or even learn a new skill with other curious travellers. Learning holidays are a great opportunity for self-improvement but also… Read More »

Guest review: why Peter can’t get enough of this photography holiday in Greece

Peter is a bit of a celebrity in the NotInTheGuideBooksoffice. A keen photographer, we’ve now lost count of how many times he has done a photography holiday with us. This could be his 6th. Or maybe 7th. This time around, Peter chose to return to the stunning Greek island of… Read More »

What is aerial yoga and should you be trying it?

Aerial yoga, also known as AntiGravity yoga, is a relatively new addition to the world of yoga. Joining the likes of Bikram and Iyengar, aerial yoga entered the scene in just 2014. We must admit, most images you see of aerial yoga can make it all look quite intimidating, especially… Read More »

Alternative Italy – holidays that escape the tourist trail

Step away from the beaten track in Italy and you’ll discover extraordinary ancient hill towns surrounded by beautiful scenery, history and culture. Not to mention friendly locals and an abundance of incredible authentic Italian food at very affordable prices. Explore untouched regions of Umbria, the relatively known region of Abruzzo,… Read More »

Best French Language Holidays for over 50s in France

It’s never too late to learn a language. In fact, French language holidays for over 50s in France is not only a chance to improve your language skills – it’s also a chance to completely immerse yourself in French culture, for the experience of a lifetime. Imagine practising your French… Read More »

Guest review: Sheila’s truffle hunting experience in Tuscany

More and more we’re starting to see truffles appearing on menus all over the world. From high-end cuisine to trendy burger joints serving up truffle fries (OMG – you HAVE to try them! To die for…). And now truffle hunting on holiday is a thing too. So when NotInTheGuideBookstraveller Sheila… Read More »

Why Battambang is an Unexpected Highlight

What many regard as a stop-off point, a checkpoint en-route to the world-famous temples of Angkor Wat and the bustling, lawless streets of Siem Reap, Battambang is a hidden gem far too often overlooked.   Pulling into the sleepy-backwater of a town, the air heavy and jasmine-scented, it’s easy to… Read More »

Meet Fabrizio & friends, your culinary hosts on a foodie adventure across Abruzzo

Pay attention here, when it comes to cooking holidays in Italy, we’re about to let you in on one of Italy’s best-kept secrets – the stunning region of Abruzzo. Although well-known among Italians, Abruzzo remains relatively unknown to the many visitors that set foot in Italy every year. Abruzzo is… Read More »

Best Spanish language holidays for over 50s in Spain

Choosing to learn Spanish in Spain is not only a great way to improve your language skills, it’s an exciting way to meet like-minded people, learn new cultures and work your brain. Practise your Spanish in tasty tapas bars, use your new vocabulary at the local shops, brush shoulders with… Read More »

Your guide to Italy: what to eat and drink

Easy to get to, amazing wines, fascinating history and vistas to die for, Italy has been top of the destination charts for decades. Whether it’s on your list to inspire your art or photography, experience world-famous sights, visit the incredible beaches or maybe even try to learn Italian. Regardless of… Read More »

Meet Lydia and Mike, our artisan sourdough bakers in the heart of Andalucia

Lydia and Mike are proud owners of their very own micro-bakery in Andalucia and now teach artisan bread baking to those eager to have a go at this rewarding hobby. With their bakery nestled in the Lecrin Valley with the Sierra Nevadas as their backdrop, the location of their family… Read More »