16 November

On the Literary Trail in Devon

On the Literary Trail in Devon

Devon has quite the literary heritage. Wordsmiths extraordinaire, such as Dame Agatha Christie, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Henry Williamson, Ted Hughes and Rudyard Kipling, all have connections to this scenic corner of the country. Some were born here, others came here of their own accord. All found that Devon’s remarkable landscapes – whether the atmospheric ...

8 August

Where to go Walking in Devon

Where to go Walking in Devon

Between the office, public transport, cars and the couch, us modern-day humans end up spending a fair proportion of our life cooped up indoors. Pity that, because nothing boosts the spirits like fresh air and nature, both of which Devon has in spades. Not only is the county home to two National Parks (Exmoor and ...

5 September

2014 Cowes to Torbay Powerboat Results.

2014 Cowes to Torbay Powerboat Results.

A yearly event that sees these powerboats racing along the Devon Coastline from Cowes to Torbay and back. Watched by thousands of people along the coast, it is a yearly event that is very popular. The results of each category can be seen below: Cowes Provisional Results Heat 1 Cowes Provisional Results Heat 2 Cowes ...

9 August

Food Fight: Who’s got the Best Local Grub?

Food Fight: Who’s got the Best Local Grub?

After Richard’s fantastic blog on beers, ciders and wines, I knew that the next thing to follow had to be a blog on some fantastic local foods to accompany some of his spectacular choices. There’s loads of great food out there in the world to try, and let’s face it: we’ve all got our favourite ...

13 May

17 Ways To Spend The Perfect Weekend In The English Riviera

17 Ways To Spend The Perfect Weekend In The English Riviera

Let’s go to the English Riviera 1. If you arriving at Torquay train station saunter along Torquay seafront Be sure not to spend too long in Torquay’s train station! Head straight to the seafront and follow it around! 2. Make your way to Abbey Park and stop for snacks at One World Cafe Adjacent to ...

23 December

11 Christmas Traditions From Around The World

11 Christmas Traditions From Around The World

We all know what we’ll be doing this Christmas time…but what about quirky little festivities from other cultures? Australians get festive by the barbecue whilst we curl up by a roaring fire and Germany revels in the celebrations of Christmas Eve whilst we save the crackers for the big day itself. Here’s a little insight ...

18 December

Discovery’s Twelve Days of Christmas

Discovery’s Twelve Days of Christmas

For all our loyal customers, here is a little Christmas gift from us to you. Our advent calendar, in the form of our ‘Discovery Twelve Days of Christmas’…. On the first day of Christmas My true love sent to me A cottage by Kent’s sea! Have a look at the beautiful Free Diver Cottage in ...

19 September

6 Ways to Keep Life FUN

6 Ways to Keep Life FUN

Surprise and spontaneity often provide the best things in life, from an unplanned trip to finding a new quirk in your age-old best friend. Here are some ways to keep life fun, interesting and full of those little perks 1) Be Modest Being the one to surprise people is exciting. It’s so much better to ...

9 August

Sail Away

Sail Away

As summer 2013 continues to be a scorcher it’s a great time to think about taking up sailing. Getting out on the water is a pretty idyllic way to wind down from the daily grind, or at least these guys thinks so… To get you kick started, here are some basic sailing terms from www.discoverboating.com ...