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.

My Favourite City: Melbourne – Frances B
My Favourite City

My Favourite City: Melbourne – Frances B

Another month, another My Favourite City for you guys to read! All the bloggers and writers I adore tell me all about their favourite city: why they love it, special memories from their time there, and all the secrets they’re willing to spill. This month, writer and blogger Frances B…

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Exploring a new tarn – Malham Cove
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Exploring a new tarn – Malham Cove

I did a Scary Thing last weekend. I drove a car. It doesn’t sound very scary, but really it was a big deal. I don’t enjoy driving, especially when I don’t know where I’m going. All those lanes and no idea whether I’m supposed to bear left or right or…

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Just breezing through – an Edinburgh city break
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Just breezing through – an Edinburgh city break

As a birthday treat, I decided to take my mum to Edinburgh for a couple of days of exploring. I’d been on a day trip many moons ago but mum hadn’t been before, so we were both really excited about getting away for a proper city break. It’s about a…

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Off the beaten path? Give me tourist traps any day
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Off the beaten path? Give me tourist traps any day

There’s a huge market for things ‘off the beaten path’ these days, with travellers railing against the standard tourist traps and instead searching out their own ‘hidden gems’ or taking recommendations from travel bloggers. That’s all well and good, but it won’t be long before those unusual places become tourist…

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How sweet it is at Mr Scruff’s Teacup Kitchen, Manchester
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How sweet it is at Mr Scruff’s Teacup Kitchen, …

We spent a weekend in Manchester recently (yay for being close to everything in the north now!) and I noticed that there are so many lovely tea shops in the city. One caught my eye though – Teacup Kitchen. It’s owned by music producer and artist, Mr Scruff. And it’s…

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The locals’ guide to Bergamo
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The locals’ guide to Bergamo

It honestly feels like yesterday, but it’s coming up to a year ago when me and my friend Faye jetted off to Bergamo to stay with our friends Katherine and Joe. I hadn’t heard of it until they moved there for a couple of years, but the time we spent…

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A night at Gotham Manchester (aka The Hotel Of My Nerd Dreams)
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A night at Gotham Manchester (aka The Hotel Of My …

I’m not going to lie, the fact that this hotel’s name is Gotham pretty much sold it to me before I caught a glimpse of the pictures. But then I did look at the photos and I fell in love with the place instantly. Gotham Manchester is the design hotel…

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

The irony that I’m a travel blogger who’s currently not travelling isn’t lost on me. I’m switching browser tabs between my bank account and flights to New York, trying to convince myself that the former isn’t reeeally more important than the latter. Head is currently winning over heart though. I…

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My city break wishlist – 6 cities I want to visit in 2016
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My city break wishlist – 6 cities I want to visit in 2016

2015 was a bit of a bummer in terms of travel, unless you want to count moving to Leeds? I guess it does count in a way! Because we moved cities and had to spend a few months saving to catch up on bills etc, we ended up only taking…

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My favourite city: Paris, France – Ben Eddie
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My favourite city: Paris, France – Ben Eddie

Another My Favourite City for you to peruse this month! All the bloggers and writers I adore tell me all about their favourite city: why they love it, special memories from their time there, and all the secrets they’re willing to spill. This month I spoke to Production Manager and…

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Review: Afternoon Tea at sketch London
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Review: Afternoon Tea at sketch London

On our recent trip back to London to catch up with friends and watch the incredible Ratatat raise the Brixton Electric roof, I decided we should treat ourselves to something I’d wanted to do for years – Afternoon Tea at sketch. We lived in London for six whole years and…

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Travel fears: 4 things I’m shit scared to do
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Travel fears: 4 things I’m shit scared to do

I wouldn’t call myself adventurous. I enjoy travelling to new places and learning about new things, sure. But when it comes to adventure travel or activities for thrill – you won’t see me running for the front of the queue. I did have a go at one underwater activity while…

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