Day 51 to 58: The Subtle Meaning Of Home

How are you all getting on around the world? I found last week hard. A physical and mental slump as week eight of the lockdown dragged on and the UK’s approach to the crisis came under the spotlight in world media.

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Day 27 to 30: Seven Calm Places For Destination Inspiration

As our lockdown routine solidifies, I imagine that like me, you’re spending more time thinking about possible escapes when this is all over.

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Day 2: Choose Your Screensaver To Create Calm

It was dreary today. I didn’t make it outside for a proper walk and the promise of yesterday’s spring seemed very distant all of a sudden.

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Six Unconventional Christmases For A Brit Abroad

For the first time in years I’ve spent a full Christmas in the UK. I’ve eaten my body weight in cheese, consumed a lot of wine and watched an abundance of film classics on ‘the box’.

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My Four Seasons Around The World

As I sit here in flip-flops reading about snowfall in the UK, I can’t help but feel whimsical. While we Brits love to share photos of our adventures in sunnier climes, at home, we’re also blessed with four distinct seasons. 

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My Year In Travel 2017: From The Welsh Riviera To Costa Rica’s Tropical Coast

“Very few travel experiences have made my heart beat as fast as it did in that moment.  With my head torch off, the precipice less than a metre in front of me was invisible.”

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My Twenty Favourite UNESCO Sites Around The World

This week, UNESCO added 24 new sites to its ever-growing list of places worth protecting on this planet. The UK’s notable offering was the Forth Bridge in Scotland, a masterpiece of Victorian engineering, which I was lucky enough to see first hand last summer.

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Prepping For Adventure: A Day Out At London’s Travel Shows

If you’re anything like me, travel isn’t just something you do but a way of life. The enjoyment I get out of researching, planning and generally letting others inspire me to travel is often on a par with the trips I end up taking.

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A Two Month Itinerary For South East Asia

On my way to Australia I travelled through South East Asia. On a tight timeframe and an even tighter budget, I’d planned an itinerary in advance. Would I experience the best of these countries during my fleeting visit? Or would I rush from temple to beach, not seeing much at all?

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Five Destinations That Are Worth Visiting Twice

Some places are so complex, or teach us so much about ourselves, that we end up longing to go back. Here are just a few of my favourites.

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