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Travel Ideas from Suzi Dixon

Here are the Travel Ideas for Britain's Finest chosen by Contributing Editor, Suzi Dixon.

Suzi Dixon

Suzi Dixon

Freelance journalist Suzi Dixon loves hotels with fitness breaks and spas... anything with a wellbeing angle. She’s not keen on flying so thanks to 12 years of press trips within the UK, she’s a great source of ideas for Britain’s Finest fans. She started off in journalism aged 16 at The Wiltshire Times. After her degree, she spent four years at the Western Daily Press in features, before heading to London and The Daily Telegraph. A stint on indulged her inner geek and she’s also worked for the paper’s Weekly World Edition, writing about Brits abroad and expat adventures. After a few years in the fast lane in London, she now lives in Bournemouth for a better work/life balance. You often find her with her laptop in one of the town’s beach bars or working with media students at her alma mater, Bournemouth University. In between freelance features, she is brand ambassador for and runs independent news site

Sometimes, you just need to get away with the girls. Leave the husband, boyfriend, kids to fend for themselves and have some time to catch up on the gossip and put time and effort into those precious friendships that can last a lifetime. Why go abroad for a break when the UK... more

I’m 33 but I don’t feel like it, so I sure as heck don’t want to look like it. Spas that relax and rejuvenate are all well and good but if I’m worn down by work and stress, it shows all over my face. Prevention is better than cure, so get serious about spas in your 20s if... more

I’m a West country girl and grew up just 40 minutes from Bristol. Bristol has always been close to my heart. It has friendly, enthusiastic locals and a vibrant strip of bars and cafés along the Waterfront, by the River Avon. You can even take a boat taxi from Bristol Temple... more

We all know Britain has some fabulous shopping destinations, and there is nothing better than shopping for the season’s ‘must haves’ or a special occasion outfit. However too many of us end up rushing around and choosing something we don’t love for lack of time. My advice?... more

Five of the Best Hotels for Surfing

Make waves this summer with a British beach break that incorporates some watersports. Whether you are a beginner or a surfing enthusiast, the best resorts offer lessons, equipment hire and plenty of spots to surf, whatever the weather. Surfing schools provide a beginner's... more