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Seven Boring (but Essential) Holiday Admin Tasks to Do Before Every Trip

My trip planning normally goes like this: book flight, research where to eat, book accommodation. Then in the week before going away, there’s ten things that I prep to make sure that I don’t run into any issues abroad. From…

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Driving Iceland’s Golden Circle in Winter: What to Know Before You …

Planning our winter trip to Iceland, I knew there was a ton of natural phenomena outside of our base in Reykjavik that I wanted to see, but on a long weekend, our time was limited. As we started totalling up…

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19 Amazing Women Share Why Solo Travel is the Best Thing They’ve …

16th March is a special day for me. It is the day that, honestly, my life totally changed. I boarded a plane, on my own, with a one-way ticket to Kuala Lumpur, and it is the best decision I’ve ever…

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Three Day Trips to Take in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand

I’m sure plenty of people spend their hot-weather Christmas holidays doing very little, but true to form, I wanted to ensure my festive trip to New Zealand featured a good dose of exploring as well. I’d been to the North…

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Eight Traditional Hungarian Foods to Try in Budapest (and Where to Find …

My previous experience of Eastern European food can be summarised as ‘lots of meat and cheap beer’, which definitely isn’t to say that I haven’t had some great meals, just that they’ve all had those two components in common. I’d…

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Why You Need a Weekend Break in Bradford on Avon, UK

I ended up in Bradford on Avon after desperately searching for a quiet, cute hotel out of London to just go and sleep in. I needed a rest, I didn’t want to get on a plane, and I fancied crisp…

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Five Things I Loved About Harajuku, Tokyo

Just like Gangnam in Seoul, Harajuku in Tokyo reached mass western awareness thanks to a very annoying pop tune. Gwen Stefani writhing around with four Japanese mates singing a bastardised version of a tune from Fiddler on the Roof is…

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A Beautiful Taiwanese Meal at Xu, London

Have you watched Ugly Delicious on Netflix yet? It’s a whole series on the best versions of fast food that you can find in the world, but it was the comments around found from Asian countries that really got me…

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Five Reasons I’d Book a Tour Over Exploring On My Own

I’m currently in the midst of planning our big trip to India (research which has in fact changed the date we’re going from September’s monsoon season to January 2019 instead), and I’m overwhelmed with choices. Not only is there a…

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