Best restaurants in Tallinn's Old Town

6 Of The Best Restaurants In Tallinn's Old Town

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If you asked the average person on the street what food to expect in Tallinn, Estonia, they would probably have to think for a while to come up with an answer. The truth is that Tallinn draws on many influences, not least Scandinavian…
Skiing in La Plagne, France, 2016

A Ski Chalet Holiday In La Plagne, France

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There is no better feeling than flying down a mountain at 60km per hour, whilst taking in the fresh air and mountain views. This year was my 14th year of skiing, and once again I loved every minute. We took a 4 year break from ski…
Things To Do In Tignes

11 Things To Do In Tignes This Winter

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Tignes is an absolute gem of a ski resort. Over the past ten seasons, I've been to Tignes four times, so I thought I'd share some of the activities and things to do in the resort this winter. Tignes (together with Val d'Isere) is part…
Basque Country, pintxos cooking class

Bringing The Basque Country To Your Home: A Pintxos Cooking Class

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"How do you make mayonnaise?", asked Íñigo, our chef for the evening. I racked my brain. The last time I read the ingredients of a mayonnaise jar was when I was very hungover and bored at some point in 2007. "Eggs", I said proudly,…
Things to do in the Basque Country, Spain

15 Things You Need To Experience In The Basque Country

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Whilst most British travellers flock to the South East of Spain for a spot of sunshine, it is well worth checking out the Northern province of the Basque Country. Renowned for its fierce independence, great surf, architecture, incredible…
Winning a trip to the Basque Country, pintxos competition

Basque Country: Pintxos, Wine And A Trip To Spain

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In 2012 a friend of mine invited me on his stag do near Santander, Spain. It was a surfing stag do. Some of you may think "that's weird", but it was right up my street. As well as surfing the Spanish waves, I also got a taste of some of…
A geyser cloud following eruption in Iceland

Iceland's Golden Circle: Greenhouses, Geysers & Geology

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I'm going to throw it out there right away - there are many similarities between Reykjavik, Iceland, and Queenstown, New Zealand. As I was coming into land over the snow covered lava fields of Iceland, there was a certain excitement and trepidation…
Simon Heyes and the Northern Lights outside Reykjavik, Iceland

Hunting The Northern Lights In Iceland

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I had seen the Northern Lights on many documentaries on the TV, and they looked awesome. But it is so rare to see the Northern Lights, that when I was in Iceland at the end of February, I booked the Golden Circle tour and the Blue Lagoon, but…
Best retaurants, cafes and bars in Budapest - Adventure Bagging

10 Of The Best Restaurants, Cafes & Ruin Bars In Budapest

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The food in Budapest is quite heavy and a little bit spicy", said our taxi driver as he drove us from the airport into the city centre. "That's fine with me", I replied, and looked forward to trying some of the foodie delights the cafes and…
The Szechenyi thermal spa baths in Budapest, Hungary

A Trip To The Széchenyi Thermal Spa Baths, Budapest

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"If there's one thing you need to do in Budapest, it is visit the Széchenyi Thermal Spa Baths", said about twelve of my friends and fellow travel bloggers when I asking what the top 'things to do' in Budapest were. They were right - bathing…