Travel

This started off as a travel blog, but life happened and travel had to take a back seat. I still love to take trips every now and then, so here’s where you’ll find all my recommendations – from hotel and food reviews to city break ideas and long holidays in the sun. Travel tips, city breaks, hotel reviews and beach breaks.

Travel films on Netflix that’ll give you major wanderlust
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Travel films on Netflix that’ll give you major wanderlust

If there’s one job that I’d really like to have a go at, it’s being a location scout for the film & TV industry. That must be the coolest job ever – travelling the world to find the perfect spot, city or country in which to base scenes that’ll live…

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20 things to do if you’re not travelling this year
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20 things to do if you’re not travelling this year

Being a ‘travel blogger’ who hasn’t actually travelled properly since 2015 means I’ve been taking my own advice on this for the past four years! Moving city and buying our first house has really put the strain on our bank accounts, so here we are – well out of practice…

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Sri Lanka photoblog – Sri Lanka honeymoon in pictures
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Sri Lanka photoblog – Sri Lanka honeymoon in pictures

Last month, Lonely Planet ranked Sri Lanka as the top country for travel for 2019. We honeymooned in Sri Lanka back in 2014 and it’s honestly the most beautiful place I’ve ever seen, so I’d very loudly second Lonely Planet on that suggestion! I put together this photoblog of Sri…

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Traditional Pastéis de Nata at Pastéis de Belém, Lisbon
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Traditional Pastéis de Nata at Pastéis de Belé…

There’s no excusing visiting Lisbon and not tasting one (or four) of Portugal’s signature pastry, Pastéis de Nata, and there are no lack of places to find them. The most famous of them all is Pastéis de Belém, which sounds an awful lot like ‘blame’ – exactly what you’d need…

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How ice cream taught me to love travel
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How ice cream taught me to love travel

When me and my little brother were teeny tiny babies who only cared about the amount of Barbies and Action Men we owned, our parents would drive us all up to Gateshead for a few weeks in the summer holidays to stay with our grandparents. It was the highlight of…

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Four travel items still surviving the digital world
Life

Four travel items still surviving the digital world

There’s so much talk about what our dependence on this digital world is doing to trade and talent. There are countless think pieces about how eventually newspapers will cease to exist, that e-books are better than real books, and that no one sends letters anymore. This made me wonder what…

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How to do Santorini on a budget
Budget travel

How to do Santorini on a budget

Santorini has been on my wish list for years, but it’s one of those places where I’ve thought you needed to save for months on end to get there. How wrong was I? Uhh, very wrong. Lola from Leeds Love Affair shares her brilliant tips for a trip to Santorini…

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My travel preparation list for the panicky traveller
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My travel preparation list for the panicky traveller

If you’re anything like me, you’re the sort of traveller that gets in a flap over making sure everything is absolutely, positively, completely ready to go. There’s none of this “I’ll do it tomorrow” business when it comes to my travel preparation list, and I can’t sleep if I know…

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Would you visit a country with a bad human rights record?
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Would you visit a country with a bad human rights …

It was reported this week that Somalia has joined the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), which prompted the BBC World Service to ask: Could Somalia be your next holiday destination? A good holiday can do you the world of good when it comes to giving yourself some headspace and…

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How to travel with anxiety
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How to travel with anxiety

When people say they love flying, I have to wonder why. What’s so fun about suspending yourself in the middle of the sky in what’s essentially a soup tin wired to a lot of electricity? And when they say the idea of going on an adventure makes them really excited,…

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Exploring Yorkshire – A day trip to Whitby
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Exploring Yorkshire – A day trip to Whitby

Since our trip to Malham Cove a couple of months ago, we’ve been thinking of more day trips to discover more of Yorkshire. One of those was a day trip to Whitby – a little seaside town famed for being the setting of Bram Stoker’s ‘Dracula’. We had a great…

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Bistro Soho Bratislava review
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Bistro Soho Bratislava review

Since me and R were in Bratislava for two weeks, we asked around for some restaurant recommendations for when we couldn’t be bothered to cook. We’d rented an AirBnB apartment for the whole of our stay so managed to cook most nights, but some days we’d worked such long hours…

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