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Funchal – 5 Favourite Places to Eat & Drink

Here at Travellowdown, we’ve recently returned from one of our best family holidays. Our destination was sunny Madeira, a beautiful island I’ve got to know so well over the years. Its bright colours, abundance of greenery, pleasant people, spectacular mountain ranges and myriad other delights make it an ideal destination for all ages. When it [...]

Jersey – 7 Reasons to Visit this Autumn

Despite measuring just nine miles by five, Jersey is the largest of the Channel Islands as well as the archipelago’s southernmost isle. A self-governing dependency of the UK, it has much to offer visitors this autumn, whether you’re a daytripper or planning a week-long break. Known for, among others, its splendid beaches, rugged coastline, myriad [...]

Jersey – 5 Favourite Places to Eat & Drink

The largest of the Channel Islands offers visitors myriad eateries, everything from shacks on the beach to top-end restaurants where deep pockets are recommended! Having just returned from yet another visit, here are some suggestions for anyone looking for somewhere to eat or drink… OCEAN RESTAURANT The Atlantic Hotel is, by far, my favourite hotel [...]

The Atlantic Hotel (Jersey) – Revisited

It was my last morning at the Atlantic Hotel, my favourite place to stay on Jersey, and a couple walked past as I headed to the restaurant. Pulling a hefty suitcase, the wife turned to her husband, saying: “Oh dear, I guess all good things come to an end!” Sadly they do, as I discovered [...]

By | 2023-10-30T12:53:16+00:00 October 30th, 2023|Accommodation, Hotels/B&Bs, Latest Reviews, Restaurants|0 Comments

Exploring the Lake District with The Inn Collection

My first experience of staying with the Inn Collection dates back some five years or so when the Travellowdown team explored Northumberland. Back then, the company comprised of inns largely in the northeast. But soon after, an expansion programme saw them venture west to the Lake District where they quickly added a handful of [...]

By | 2023-10-11T09:59:23+01:00 September 22nd, 2023|Accommodation, Destinations, Hotels/B&Bs, Latest Reviews|0 Comments


Spotting throngs of excited tourists jostling for position at the quayside, we half-expected to see an A-list celebrity pulling up in their million-pound yacht. But the cameras were primed to catch sight of a more important visitor in this part of the world – George, the loggerhead turtle. Kefalonia, the fourth largest Greek island, is [...]

By | 2023-09-22T12:47:46+01:00 September 22nd, 2023|Accommodation, Destinations, Latest Reviews, Self-Catering|0 Comments

Walking the Bones of Britain – Christopher Somerville

I’ve always enjoyed reading Christopher Somerville’s numerous travel articles, usually about walking, in various national papers. Now, of course, he’s The Times’ walking correspondent. So when I heard about his latest book, I was keen to grab a copy. Walking the Bones of Britain is, as the cover details, a three billion-year journey from the [...]

By | 2023-09-22T12:31:11+01:00 September 22nd, 2023|Books/DVDs, Latest Reviews|0 Comments


Quorn’s aim is to tempt more people into eating vegetarian and vegan meals. To help achieve this, the Yorkshire-based company - founded in 1985 - has created an extensive range of delicious, healthy meat-free products. Taste, health and sustainability are at the heart of the company’s philosophy and here at Travellowdown we became converts years [...]

By | 2023-09-22T12:21:25+01:00 September 22nd, 2023|Latest Reviews, Products|0 Comments

PRAGUE – Favourite Things to See & Do

Cobblestones, bridges, palaces, parks and countless attractions, Prague will delight those seeking a city break immersed in old-fashioned charm. With its uniquely preserved historical centre - a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1992 - this rich city oozes impressive architecture, breathtaking views and plenty of fabulous monuments waiting to be explored; and with flying time [...]

By | 2023-08-02T16:34:46+01:00 August 2nd, 2023|Destinations, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

THIS – 100% Plant-Based Food

Whether we’re at home or self-catering somewhere in the UK, we at Travellowdown are always keen to try different forms of plant-based food. So when the chance to sample some products from THIS came along, we grabbed the opportunity.  The company’s range of products is quite extensive, including THIS Isn’t Chicken Tenders, THIS Isn’t Chicken [...]

By | 2023-08-02T12:51:39+01:00 August 2nd, 2023|Latest Reviews, Products|0 Comments

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