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  1. Review of Studley Castle Hotel : Warner Leisure’s new hotel

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    Review by Ceri Wheeldon I was very lucky to be invited to the official launch of Warner Leisure’s newest hotel – Studley Castle  Hotel located very near to Stratford on Avon. Studley Castle is Warner’s 14th property, and the first to added to their collection for 20 years. It was worth the wait!  It has taken 3 yeas and £50 million to develop the property. The castle , built in 1836 as a ‘folly’ it was transformed into 1903  as an agricultural college for women (when it was purchased by Lady Warwick)  , and later it became a training camp for the Women’s Land Army during the First World War. A building with a strong female history! The Castle has had various uses since, but had fallen into...
  2. Staying Safe and Healthy on Holiday

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      Whether you’re planning a mini-break in the UK or a three-week holiday abroad, you’ll want to stay safe and healthy while you’re away from home. Whilst any type of injury or illness should always be avoided at any time , it can be particularly upsetting if you’re hurt or unwell while you should be enjoying your much-anticipated holiday. By following some straightforward travel advice and planning ahead, you can reduce the chances of injuries and illnesses, and look forward to your break in the sun. Plan Ahead Once you’ve chosen your destination, it’s time to find out whether you need to plan anything in advance. Depending on where you’re travelling, you may need immunisations, for example. In some cases, these immunisations must be given a few weeks...
  3. What to see and do in Vancouver

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon I lived and worked in Ottawa in the 80s , and frequently went to Vancouver for business. I hadn’t returned until very recently, one in September and the other over the Christmas/New Year period. It has changed a lot. Far more skyscrapers.  It has become a vibrant booming city set between sea and mountains. Wherever you are in Vancouver you seem to have a view. Driving across the Lions Gate Bridge is quite spectacular. A great place to start on a visit to Vancouver is  trip up to Cypress Mountain – where you can look down and across the city to get your bearings. ...
  4. Travel Hacks That Travellers of All Ages Can Take Advantage Of

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    It doesn’t matter whether you’re eighteen, fresh out of high school and going for a road trip with your friends, or going on your first solo international trip in your 50s, the thrill of travel is an ageless feeling. After all, there’s hardly a more exciting (and nerve-wracking) feeling than travelling to a hitherto-unexplored destination with a new culture to immerse yourself in. However, like many great undertakings, travel brings along with it quite a few complications and hassles. Hauling a heavy bag around, having to sprint for last-minute flight and train departures and looking out for pickpockets are just a few of the hurdles that a traveller might encounter on the road. But that doesn’t mean it has to be impossible. Below...
  5. Camping in your Fifties

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    Article by Alexandra Sutcliffe It all started two years ago, when my partner, a rugged outdoorsy type, requested a camping trip for his birthday.  He dusted down the trusty old tent with which he’d toured New Zealand many years ago, gathered together some mats and an old sleeping bag, and picked the spot, near a picturesque lake about two hours away from our home in France. Now, for my birthday trips we’ve visited the likes of Istanbul and Barcelona, so this was something way off my radar, but I was open to the idea.  The welcome we received at the campsite was warm and friendly, the breakfasts looked tempting and I entered into the spirit of adventure. What followed was undoubtedly the worst night’s sleep of my life,...
  6. What to see in Germany (other than Berlin)

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    As any citizen of the world will likely already be aware, Berlin is a metropolis full of amazing history and culture, as well as a diverse entertainment and restaurant scene. However, Berlin is not the only city in Germany, as fascinating as it might be. You should cast your net farther and visit some other, equally interesting parts of Germany. Regardless of whether you want to go solo or with a partner, here are some places which may well grab your interest if you want to see something a little less crowded than the likes of Berlin or Munich. Leipzig Sometimes called the ‘Little Brother’ of Berlin, Leipzig is close to the German capital, but also has that grungy-but-cool feel that Berlin is well-known...
  7. Review of Littlecote House Hotel with Warner Holidays

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    Review by Ceri Wheeldon All I can say is what a fabulous weekend I spent at Littlecote House. I love history – especially the Tudor period, so discovering that Littlecote was the venue Henry VIII used to woo Jane Seymour was an added bonus. Littlecote is set in 113 acres, and so much history surrounds the site – going back to Roman times. There is a fabulous Roman mosaic in the grounds.     I went with a friend to have a ‘girlie’ break. We have known each other for decades and tend to have the same likes and dislikes – although she is a little more sporty than me. I arrived on Friday afternoon – ahead of my friend who was joining...
  8. Review of HF Holidays Discovery Tour of Cornwall

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon I lived in Cornwall as a child, and have fond memories of my time there,  so I was looking forward to spending a few days there, on a ‘Discovery Tour’ through HF holidays. I stayed for three nights – with two full days of ‘discovery’  at Chy Morvah in St Ives. The holiday is incredibly well organised. You receive a comprehensive itinerary ahead of time.  I was travelling down by train, and the information sent included details of a taxi company that HF had negotiated preferential rates with, including the option to share a transfer if others were arriving on the same train. There was afternoon tea on arrival – and we were introduced to our tour ‘leader’.  We had a get together for our group before dinner so go through what we could expect...
  9. Tips for Travelling Solo over 50 for the first time.

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon I have a lot of single women over 50  say that they would like to travel,  but are nervous of doing so alone. Having just returned from a short break (travelling on my own) I thought I would share with you my tips and some of the tips from my fellow travellers. If you haven’t travelled solo before, look for a weekend or short  break in this country where the focus is on an activity /interest you enjoy. You’ll connect with like minded people and have plenty to talk about over dinner. There are holidays  for a whole variety on interests, from walking, to writers workshops, yoga, bridge, art. There really are opportunities to travel and participate in an activity you enjoy- and the activity takes the pressure off travelling...
  10. Clelia reinvents her life in her mid 60s by moving to Italy and becoming a tour guide

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    Interview by Ceri Wheeldon I visited Lake Levico in Northern Italy last summer ( you can read my full review of the holiday here). One of the highlights of the trip for me was a visit to Arte Sella, a fabulous art complex in the mountains featuring art in nature by world famous artists. The visit was made all the more special by our guide, Clelia Di Loreto,  whose passion for the venue, and the art shone through.  When I heard that Clelia had relocated to Italy from South Africa relatively recently, I just had to feature her as a ‘fab woman’. Clelia shares her story – reinventing her life at the age of 65! A little about Clelia My name is Clelia Di Loreto I’m 70 years old and...
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