Co-editor Emma is LWT's resident history lover and fact nerd. She loves travelling overland - especially by train. Her trips tend to be planned around good food and a little bit of adventure.

  • Highbullen Hotel review
    Hotel Reviews,  UK

    A Weekend Escape to Highbullen Hotel

    Since moving to the south west, Devon has become one of my favourite places for a short break – there’s something super relaxing about the green landscape and lovely rolling hills. If you travel through the North Devon country lanes to the village of Chittlehamholt, you’ll find Highbullen Hotel – a four star luxury country house hotel that sits in an 127 acre estate with amazing views across the Mole Valley towards Exmoor National Park. Patrick and I arrived at Highbullen a bit later than we had planned – the Friday evening traffic on the M4 and M5 wasn’t particularly kind to us. We finally arrived just before our dinner…

  • Image crefit: Harshil Gudka via Unsplaxh
    Kenya,  Travel Tips

    How to travel to the Masai Mara in Kenya (and what to pack)

    Last May, Patrick and I took a trip to Kenya – we were there primarily to sort out some family stuff but we managed to sneak off to the Masai Mara for a couple of days to go on safari. It was absolutely amazing to see the wildlife in their natural habitat – we saw elephants, giraffes, zebras, hippos, lions and so much more. I tried to play it cool whenever I saw anything, but generally failed – especially whenever we came across any giraffes… We were there in May, which is generally the off-season, so the roads of the Masai Mara National Park were quieter than usual. Although it…

  • Winter sun wishlist
    Asia,  Europe

    Winter sun wishlist with Clickstay

    Gaaah – I don’t about where you are, but here in the south west it’s been so flipping grey this January. We’ve been lucky to escape pretty much all of the snow but the trade off has been solid cloud and rain for what feels like forever. Every now and again the sun pokes its head through the clouds but it’s gone far too quickly and we’re back to the gloom. So, desparate for a bit of winter sun, when Clickstay contacted us to see if we’d be interested in putting together a wishlist of sunny escapes, I was only too happy to oblige. 1. Málaga According to the weather…