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NATALIE FRENCH

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A pair of perpetually itchy feet ensure that Natalie is always plotting and planning her next big adventure. Her escapades have led her to chase the aurora borealis in Iceland; camp with cowboys in Outback Australia and master the art of blind faith to enable her to cross the road in Ho Chi Minh City. After a stint of living in Sydney, Saigon and Scotland (Edinburgh), she now resides in Hampshire – where she's re-discovered a love for good old Blighty. Becoming a freelance travel writer and journalist seemed like the obvious option and Natalie has written for various travel magazines and online publications at home and overseas including: Sunday Times Travel Magazine, National Geographic Traveller, Hampshire Life Magazine, Let's Travel (NZ) and TheTravelEditor.com.

Britain's Finest Spas Hotels and Accommodation

Dreaming of escaping to a spa? Then you’re probably imagining hot footing it to a countryside retreat or a spa with far-reaching views of the Cornish Coast.

Hotels That You and Your Dog Will Love

If you're off to the coast with your four-legged friend, you'll definitely want to stay at one of these locations! Travel writer, Natalie French picks out her top ten dog friendly hotels and pubs with rooms.

UK Glamping adventures for (reluctant) grown-ups

Embrace the inner-child this summer and escape to a hobbit hole, luxury tree house or shepherd hut hidden away in the British countryside.

Ten Spas to escape to

We all deserve a little rest and relaxation - and where better to unravel than at a spa? Natalie French shares some of the best spas to retreat to here in the UK

Gardens that Sparkle at Christmas

From twinkling tunnels of lights and giant luminescent sculptures; to gently flickering fire gardens - get your much-needed festive fix at some of the UK's best Christmas garden light trails.

Home Grown Adventures

Forget far-flung adventures, UK travel has been given the green light and there is plenty of fun and fresh air to be had on our doorstep.

5 of the best winter gardens

If you think winter gardens are all bleak, barren and lifeless, think again. Those who brave the cold conditions are rewarded with ruby red berries, exquisite white birch and, as winter unfolds, the first glimpse of the delic...

Ten of the best autumn walks

You can't beat an autumn walk. Pull on your boots, throw on a big chunky scarf and escape outside to watch the sun dance across a kaleidoscope of scarlet reds, burnt orange and golden hues. Whether you want to wander beneath...

Five of the best late summer walks

As British summers go – this one has been pretty epic! Without the torment of torrential rain, the whole country has been basking in blue skies and glorious sunshine. It's only natural for us to want to eke out every last dro...

Five of the Best Father's Day Gifts

Step away from the socks. Yes, dads can be a nightmare to buy for, but why not up the ante this Father's Day and spoil yours with a day to remember? From clay pigeon shooting in the Hampshire countryside; to honing his swirl,...

Five of the Best Hotels near Festivals

For many Brits, donning wellies and dancing carefree in a field is the epitome of summer! But if the thought of roughing it in your two-man-tent sends shivers down your spine, why not ditch the muddy campsite and retreat to y...

10 Places for a Romantic Rendezvous in Edinburgh

If you're in search of a weekend destination for lusty debauchery and, perhaps even the first flutters of love – Edinburgh can provide. This city is sexy: from the dramatic silhouette of the old town dotted with medieval turr...

The Top Ten Places to see Snowdrops

Come February, that first soul-reviving, glimpse of spring can be galvanised by a delicate snowdrop - transforming a sparse winter woodland floor into a beautiful sea of white.

Britain's Scariest Attractions

It's that time of year when Britain embraces it's dark and gruesome past - from beheaded queens and killer surgeons to haunted castles and bricked-up bodies.

A Perfect Weekend in Hampshire

Hampshire is hot right now. Its handful of uber-sexy boutique hotels, with sumptuous spas to match, are coaxing discerning folk away from the big smoke and into the ‘green county'.

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