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A Solo Traveller’s Guide to Visiting Christmas Markets in Germany

It’s that time of year where a whole heap of us are tempted by cheap flights and the need to use up the last of our annual leave and head to central Europe for a festive fix. I LOVE Christmas…

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So, You Want To Do a Day Trip to Sintra From Lisbon

Of course you do. A day trip to Sintra from Lisbon is, after all, one of the most well known excursions from the Portuguese capital city, thanks to the colourful facades of Pena Palace, but we’ll get to that in…

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How to Spend 24 Hours in Ljubljana, Slovenia

Little Ljubljana, the tiny capital of teeny Slovenia packs a bigger punch than cities triple its size. A full day there doesn’t feel rushed and I was far from bored; there’s history, architecture and excellent food for an itinerary of…

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A Michelin Starred Sunday Lunch at The Fordwich Arms, Kent

Despite some of the world’s most famous chefs coming from our little island, British cuisine seems to get a bit of a bad rap. Maybe it’s because I’m born and bred here that I love a beige-y meat and carb…

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A Beer Lover’s Guide to 36 Hours in Brussels, Belgium

I’d passed through Brussels Midi station four times without ever getting any further than one overpriced bar directly outside whilst waiting for a connecting train to other towns in Belgium. The Eurostar is synonymous with a Paris city break and…

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A Day at LX Factory, Lisbon

It was the street art that drew me to LX Factory, the regenerated 19th century industrial warehouse complex in the Alcântara neighbourhood of Lisbon. From Stokes Croft in Bristol to the CBD in Christchurch, it’s the artist communities that move…

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Four Alternative Things to Do Around London Bridge

There are certain tube stops that as a Londoner, you do your best to avoid, especially at the weekends. Piccadilly Circus is as mad as it’s name suggests, Green Park demands a fast pace and headphones on at full blast,…

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Pulling Over for Dinner at Mollie’s Motel & Diner

I have plenty of happy memories of motorway service stations. Childhood caravan holidays, car packed to the rafters with food and entertainment for me and my siblings, pulling over for sandwiches made by my mum. When I passed my driving…

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Why I’m Ditching Trains For Coach Travel

Balancing travel I want to do versus the travel I have to do is the current bane of my bank balance. I love to wrap responsibility with an opportunistic visit to somewhere new: weddings with weekend staycations, friends visiting from…

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