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I Travel For… Local Flavour in Britain

Relax on the coastline of Cornwall and sink your teeth into a rich Cornish pasty or visit the home of cream tea, Devon, for some scones and clotted cream. Head up north to Scotland to embark on the infamous Malt Whiskey Trail and for any cheese lovers out there a trip to Cheshire is in order for an evening of cheese and wine tasting.

You do not need to venture far within Britain to savour both traditional and international cuisine. You will find regional specialties and a range of gastropubs to Michelin-Star restaurants wherever you go. With the addition of 28 new British restaurants added to the 2020 Michelin Star awards’ list, there is no shortage of great tastes. Experience local flavours with food tours that allow you to bring the taste of Britain home. If you are keen to sample the best of Britain’s alcohol, there is an abundance of incredible festivals for beer, wine and spirits to enjoy throughout 2020.

Regional Specialities

Take a look at our interactive map of regional and national specialties to plan your food adventure in Britain! Just a sample of the regional delicacies mentioned on our map includes Scotland’s national dish of Haggis and a Welsh vegetarian dish called Glamorgan sausage.

Food tours and experiences

For a true taste of Wales, discover the capital city and try its culinary delights as part of a tour from Loving Welsh Food. You can sample traditional and modern Welsh dishes in locations across Cardiff as part of a food tour while meeting local suppliers and discovering more about Welsh culture.

Discover the beauty of England’s National Parks while learning new skills through foraging and wild cooking experiences, like discovering edible treats in Northumberland National Park.

The Scotch Whisky Experience in Edinburgh is a great introduction to Scotland’s national drink and provides an excellent insight into the process of whisky making.

Afternoon Tea experience, B Bakery, London, England.

New British additions to 2020 Michelin Star Awards’ list

London saw numerous new establishments awarded their first Michelin accolade, namely Nuno Mendes’s Mãos in Shoreditch, Dysart Petersham in Richmond, Endo at The Rotunda in Shepherd’s Bush, and Da Terra in Bethnal Green, with the city showing once more why it’s one of the world’s hottest destinations for foodies.

Top UK festivals for beer, wine and spirits

Having cemented its place as a leading whisky festival, the London Whisky and Spirits Weekender has added an array of other spirits to the mix for 2020.

When? 15-17 May

The acclaimed Sussex Gin Fest returns to Borde Hill Garden in July, a celebration of Sussex, British and global gin distillers set in more than 200 acres of stunning parkland.

When? 11 July

Shake off the winter blues with Sunwing tips Posted by Sunwing

The third Monday of January, otherwise known as Blue Monday, is often considered to be one of the gloomiest days of the year. From frigid temperatures and a lack of sunlight to failing New Year’s resolutions, many Canadians begin to experience a serious case of the winter blues at this time.

The good news is that shaking off the winter blues might be easier than you think. According to a survey recently conducted by Sunwing, 95% of Canadians agree that vacations have a positive impact on their wellbeing. We compiled some of our top tips to help you get out of the blues and into the sun this winter. From boosting your mood by booking early to spending some much-needed time in the sun, read on for their top advice on shaking off the winter blues.

Two young girls standing in front of a water park

Book Early and Get Excited

There are plenty of clear advantages to booking your vacation early – you’re more likely to get your preferred departure date and resort and you can score a better deal – but did you know that booking early can also boost your mood? While you’ll definitely feel an upswing in your mood when you step off the plane in paradise and smell that fresh island breeze, over 75% of Canadians say that they get excited about their upcoming vacation the moment they book and the week before they depart – proving that the ‘holiday halo effect’ starts long before you depart and can continue even after you’ve returned home. Booking early will extend the holiday happiness bubble, giving you something exciting to look forward to and making those chilly winter commutes much more bearable.

You’ll have a lot to look forward to when you plan your getaway to Grand Memories Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. This popular resort includes access to one of the largest resort water parks in the Caribbean with a wave pool, seven “monster” slides and two mini slides for kids. Remember to book early to start counting down to paradise and to secure your preferred suite – there are even options that sleep families of five or more.

Swim-up bar and pool overlooking the ocean surrounded by lush palm trees

Fly South to Make Winter Fly By

The dreary winter weather, gloomy skies and shorter days back home in Canada can negatively impact your wellbeing. Booking a vacation to a tropical destination can help make the winter season go by faster! Although all vacations have a positive effect on our wellbeing, over 80% of Canadians agree that where you choose to vacation makes a difference and believe that vacationing somewhere tropical can make the dreaded winter season fly by. When you choose a sunny and warm locale for your next vacation, you’ll get your much-needed dose of vitamin D and facing the rest of the cold weather will be a tropical breeze, with fond memories of your time away and the ‘holiday halo effect’ helping to keep you warm for months (or years!) to come.

After a stay at the top-rated family resort Riu Vallarta, you’ll be ready to take on whatever winter has in store. This newly-renovated property in Riviera Nayarit is nestled on the pristine shores of Playa de Flamingos where you can soak up some much-needed sunshine by the sprawling pool complex or try out a range of water sports by the beach.

Two people on dual ziplines flying high above the coast

Try Something New and Memorable

Sunwing’s survey found that if money was no object, most Canadians (especially millennials) would choose to splurge on experiences and making memories over anything else, including VIP upgrades or luxury items. Excursions are a great way to have a unique experience and make the most of your time away, with memories that will last a lifetime. Not only will you have a blast in the moment, but you’ll also have something positive to look back on over the cold winter months. Excursions are a great way to get outside of your comfort zone and try something new. Whether you want to spend the day on a private island, learn about your destination’s history and culture or race ATVs across the desert, Sunwing Experiences offers something for every traveller – making checking things off your bucket list easy.

Try out exciting new adventures when you stay at Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Costa Rica, with the resort’s exclusively-curated PH Experiences. Zipline high above the treetops of Guanacaste on the Canopy Congo Trail, unwind in relaxing hot springs after a horseback ride on the Mega Combo Buena Vista adventure, explore nearby Nicaragua’s only active volcano on the Discover Nicaragua excursion and meet sloths and monkeys on the Adventure Pass tour.

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