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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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Exploring the Street Art of Ehrenfeld, Cologne

In between a city centre and its nearest day trip neighbour, there’s the districts and boroughs of real people. We pass through on trains as we go from one obvious recommendation to another, or as we get a cab from…

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A Taste of East Africa at the Culinary Discovery Supper Club

This post features sponsored content Booking a reservation for dinner isn’t the simple ‘pick a restaurant, confirm a table’ situation when you live in a big city. To start with, there is still a few stalwarts that refuse to even…

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Burro e Salvia, London – the Best Pasta I’ve Ever Had

I think I’ve taken pasta for granted for too long. My mum’s lasagne is my death row meal and I always have a packet of some variety of the dried stuff in my cupboard for a quick and easy meal,…

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Three Stupidly Delicious Brunches in Williamsburg, NYC

I had no doubt in my mind when planning my first trip to New York that I wanted to stay in Williamsburg. It’s gone beyond up-and-coming and is well and truly here, making a name for itself with boutiques, breweries…

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An Old Lady’s Guide to Travelling With Back Pain

OK, so a slight caveat to this post’s title: I’m only 30 and I’m fully aware that I’m not even middle aged, let alone ‘old’. But I’ve had back pain on and off for about five years now, and recently…

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Cool Hunting in Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg is having a moment. After years of living in the shadow of its big brother Berlin, Germany’s second city is becoming THE a weekend break of choice. It has the classic elements of a great trip to Europe: a…

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