Posts byCarole Beck

Park life: 9 of the best UK national parks to explore

Travel writer Carole Beck chooses the most beautiful national parks for holiday adventures with family and friends With 15 national parks throughout the UK, you don’t need to venture far to discover some of the most beautiful picnic spots and walking trails. The summer holidays are the perfect time to head outdoors – even more…

8 healthy festive ideas you can steal from around the world

Whether you roller-skate to church like the Venezuelans or swap chocolate for books like the Icelanders, lifestyle journalist Carole Beck shows how we can take inspiration from other cultures this Christmas 1. Get moving like the Venezuelans  In the Venezuelan capital, Caracas, locals roller-skate their way to church for early morning festive mass rather than drive.…

7 scenic winter trails to help you stay active

From Instagram-worthy Edinburgh to Jane Austen’s stomping ground, here are seven brilliant wintry UK walks chosen by lifestyle journalist Carole Beck Research has shown that exercise in winter can make you feel more energetic, strengthen the immune system and boost the body’s store of vitamin D (which tends to decrease during winter months). Here are…