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Dear Expat

Dear Expat, There was a time in my life where I thought might become one of you. Travelling solo was wonderful, but it turns out that the madness of China nor the laidback vibes of Melbourne was enough to keep…

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The Tale As Old As Time Afternoon Tea at The Kensington, London

I don’t take milestone birthdays lightly. When it comes to celebrating the lives of my nearest and dearest, I relish in planning ridiculously perfect and spot-on gifts that show them how much I love them. It meant that stumbling upon…

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Where to Eat in New York: The Honest Guide to NYC’s …

My usual holiday planning routine was skewed somewhat when it came to prepping where to eat in New York. Never, in all the years I’ve been turning to the internet for recommendations have I been so completely overwhelmed by where…

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I Found Out Why Norwegian Air’s Flights to USA Are So …

My trip to New York started with tears and it was 100% my own fault. Never have I had such a traumatic travel experience than leaving my hand luggage bag on the Gatwick Express, complete with hundreds of American dollars…

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A Beautiful Brunch at Pedler, Peckham Rye

Living in North London, going for brunch at Pedler in Peckham is quite the trek, but both the meat and vegan options proved absolutely worth the trip. It takes me 74 minutes to get to Peckham from my little (rented)…

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How to Spend 36 Hours in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

With Eurostar now going directly to Amsterdam from St Pancras, The Netherlands have never been so accessible. When planning what to do in Amsterdam, prep an empty stomach, pick a canal and get walking. Earlier this year, I had the…

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Why ‘Eating Local’ Shouldn’t Just Be Something You Do On Holiday

There’s a ridiculous irony to my food-based travels. No matter where I go, I make such an effort to eat local and try traditional dishes, yet buying food at home in the UK, I don’t really pay attention to where…

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A Beginner’s Guide to Japan – Everything You Need to Know Before …

Japan has a reputation of being a destination where tourists are thrown out of their comfort zone, with reputations of frantic crowds, bizarre technologies and a total lack of English anywhere, but honestly, if you’re heading there for your first…

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Four Places for the Non-Adventurous to Have an Adventure in New Zealand

Skydiving and bungee jumping not really your thing? New Zealand has loads of adventures for the not-quite-as-adventurous too. When you go on a long haul adventure, there’s a lot of expectation from others for you to do some stupid shit.…

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