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Free Spirits’ favourite filming locations to visit on holiday

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Filming locations that appear in blockbusters are now being added to our bucket lists. After watching BAFTA (or other film awards ceremonies), will you be adding a setting or backdrop from your favourite film to your wish list? ‘Set-jetting’ is a growing travel trend. Its when we’re inspired to visit a location that we’ve seen … Read more

A Guide to Beach Holidays for Any Time of the Year

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Beach holidays come to our minds as we approach summer. However, as the weather didn’t live up to our expectations last summer – now’s the time to book that beach holiday. Head into the sunshine next week or get ready to plan a beach holiday for any time of the year – when those clouds … Read more

Dee and Graham’s Travel Diary for 2023

A travel diary is one way to remember all the destinations we’ve visited. They are great for recreating the exciting events we’ve seen while away from home too. Do you keep one? Perhaps with some momentos from your adventures? Our free-spirited travellers Dee and Graham visited a number of destinations in 2023. Including the holiday … Read more

Top Places for the Winter Solstice and Winter Festivals

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The winter solstice (or yule for pagans) occurs in the Northern Hemisphere on Friday 22nd December. It marks the longest night and shortest day of the year, and focuses upon the rebirth of the sun in Pagan lore. The most famous celebration of the winter solstice in the UK is celebrated at Stonehenge from sunrise. … Read more

Christmas Breaks to Celebrate the Yuletide Season

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Christmas breaks are something we can enjoy throughout the festive season. You could take a Christmas city break in the UK. Then visit a Christmas market in Europe – in search of authentic Christmas gifts. Want to treat someone this Christmas? Take them somewhere magical to celebrate the season, over three – four days! However … Read more

Unique Holidays in Scotland for Free Spirits

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A holiday in Scotland can come in many forms including wildlife watching, tucking into traditional food and drink, or picking an adventurous activity for the whole family! Travelling solo? There are many secret escapes to discover, such as wilderness walks and trails. Take your pick! Follow canals, the Scottish coast, or walk among dramatic forests, … Read more

Free Spirits Guide to Wildlife Watching in the UK

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Wildlife watching provides an opportunity to sit back and immerse ourselves in nature. Is there an animal you’d like to watch; like a rare bird, nocturnal creature, or an insect? Make a start by observing what’s in your garden and watch the wildlife who live outside your home. Although the temperature has dropped and the … Read more

6 Magical Places for Top Christmas Shopping Trips

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This year, forget the internet and its online shops galore. Find a magical place for your Christmas shopping trip instead. There are plenty of traditional towns for Christmas shopping trips in the UK. On the other hand, if you want to rediscover the magic of Christmas choose an exotic destination on either side of the … Read more

UK Stargazing Holidays Under A Dark Sky

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Stargazing holidays in the UK give you the time to observe the stars clearly across a dark sky and reconnect with nature. As the days get shorter and dusk turns to night, these longer nights give us the chance to stand back and admire the twinkling of stars, constellations and planets. For a closer look … Read more

The Top 9 Solo Holidays to Embrace Solo Travel

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Solo holidays have grown in popularity this year. In fact, some operators have seen over 50% of tour bookings from solo travellers. Will you be one of them in the new year? Life is short but the world is open! Although the assumption is that most solo travellers are youngsters, the average age of a … Read more

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