Welcome to British Travel Journal Spring 2023 issue. Blossom by blossom the spring begins, prompting an array of floral masterclasses, and other wonderful courses, including cooking, surfing and beekeeping. Once you have learned a new skill, why not celebrate with a wellness break from our restorative assortment of Holistic Highs or hide away in a romantic bolthole for two. If you’re ready for a pawsome adventure with your beloved four-legged friend, you’ll be pleased to discover that almost all the hotels and self-catering properties featured in our Travel News are either entirely dog-friendly or have designated bedrooms for ‘pawfect’ stays. One such pooch-welcoming retreat is Whatley Manor in the Cotswolds. Here, we meet executive chef Ricki Weston to learn more about his life as a rising star in modern British gastronomy and the hotel's Michelin-starred restaurant.