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.

How NOT to order coffee (and avoid annoying the Italians)
Life

How NOT to order coffee (and avoid annoying the Italians)

If a Wicks goes on holiday and doesn’t end up in some sort of kerfuffle, is the Wicks really on holiday? It doesn’t matter where we go, there’s always something lost in translation. It ranges from the absurd (getting evicted from an apartment in New York because the owner skipped…

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The locals’ guide to Glasgow
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The locals’ guide to Glasgow

We nipped up to Glasgow for a weekend in August to see friends and it struck me that I’ve never written about it. We’ve been there twice now and I’ve either forgotten all the stuff we did or just not thought about writing it all down. So, I asked my…

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A playlist for Las Vegas
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A playlist for Las Vegas

Do you listen to songs and immediately get transported to a time in your life, or a place that means something to you? Music and memory has an amazingly strong link. I’ve made a playlist for Las Vegas, packed with songs that remind me of my short but sweet trip…

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My favourite city: Boston, MA – The Long Tall Ally
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My favourite city: Boston, MA – The Long Tall Ally

Last month I launched a brand new series on this here blog – My Favourite City. All the bloggers and writers I adore will be telling 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.…

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Hotel review: Heritance Tea Factory, Nuwara Eliya Sri Lanka
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Hotel review: Heritance Tea Factory, Nuwara Eliya Sri Lanka

“We try and pluck the darkest leaves,” she said. “The darker the leaf, the stronger the taste.” We were being given a tour around the Heritance Mini Tea Factory, learning about how the hotel plucks, makes and sells their own special brand of tea. The Heritance Tea Factory hotel used…

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5 cities you must visit in the UK
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5 cities you must visit in the UK

There are so many amazing cities in this country of ours. I forget about that since I’m always trying to explore further than the island I live on. And it’s not all about London either – nope! London isn’t on this list because there’s so much more to the UK…

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Your Top 10 travel posts
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Your Top 10 travel posts

Every time I log into this little blog of mine, chat to folks on Twitter or get a like on Facebook, I feel so thankful to have lovely readers who keep me posting. I love writing about travel and our city break adventures, and now we have a new city…

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5 cities you must visit in America
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5 cities you must visit in America

Coming from such a small place like the UK, I forget how amazingly vast other countries are. And I still can’t comprehend how long it takes to travel from one side of America to the other. There are over 35,000 cities and towns in the U.S, so choosing just six…

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My favourite city: Bordeaux – Adventures of a London Kiwi
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My favourite city: Bordeaux – Adventures of a London Kiwi

I love hearing about people’s favourite cities: why they love it, special memories from their time there, and all the recommendations I can get my mitts on. In this new series, I’ll be chatting with bloggers about their favourite city in the world. First up is Emma from Adventures of…

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12 things you have to do when you get back from a trip
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12 things you have to do when you get back from …

The worst thing about coming back from a trip is being back in England, am I right? I jest (kind of). That ‘back home’ feeling can turn you into a right misery: not being able to pop to the beach, all that delicious food, the sunshine. But who says being…

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A playlist for London
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A playlist for London

Do you listen to songs and immediately get transported to a time in your life, or a place that means something to you? It happens for me quite a lot. Music and memory has an amazingly strong link, and I’m fascinated by how a single bar of a song can…

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The 10 stages of group travel in GIFs
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The 10 stages of group travel in GIFs

Group travel can be the most of exciting and most infuriating experience of your life. Just like going on holiday with friends, there comes a time when people fall out, get bored or get busy. It can be a world of delight and a world of pain. Here are the…

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