Johanna Bradley

A heroine's view of Saltburn-by-the-Sea, North Yorkshire

Like Tess in Freya North's novel "Secrets" I love Saltburn-by-the-Sea. Victorian architecture, cliff top walks, Italian gardens that meander down to the beach, a pier, cliff lift- what more do I need? Read the guide

Portugal - castles and culture in the Alentejo

With the opening of a new airport at Beja, the peaceful Alentejo region is all set to welcome new visitors. Share with me some reminders of a turbulent past and enjoy the serenity of the present Read the guide

Crafty Nottingham and its amazing eateries

Nottingham, with its castle, canal and caves, is a great place for a weekend break but if all you want to do is to shop and eat then you've definitely come to the right place Read the guide

Gentle activity's the name of the game in the Algarve

An easy pace, uncrowded, mostly sunny - Winter and Spring in the Algarve can be the best time for getting active- walk, cycle, play golf or simply sightsee around some lovely towns and villages. Read the guide

Island-hopping in Portugal: the wild side of the Algarve

As the plane drops down into Faro, you catch a tantalising glimpse of them – the offshore islands of the Algarve. With their beaches, dunes, lagoons and seafood restaurants, the "Ilhas" are idyllic Read the guide