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Reflections On Travel & Life From The Coronavirus Pandemic

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Have you ever read the Alchemist? It tells the magical story of an Andalusian shepherd boy called Santiago, who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure, following his dreams and life's path, and to find what he's searching for right…
Camping At Home - Best Garden Tents

6 Of The Best Tents For Garden Camping

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You've seen the trends splashed all over Facebook and Instagram. Parents digging out their old tents, and having a microadventure at home by camping in the garden. But what if you don't have a tent, or don't trust that old mothballed tent…
Schengen Visa - Post-Brexit Travel To Germany

Travelling To Germany Post-Brexit: Do You Need A Schengen Visa ?

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This is a sponsored post in collaboration with AXA. My first trip of 2020 was to Germany, and back to my old haunt of Munich. I love Germany. The different beer, the food, the mountains, and their pragmatic, efficient approach to everything. My…
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Tips For Starting A Career As A Ski instructor

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Chasing an endless winter and earning a crust as a ski instructor is surely the definition of 'living the dream'. To most, the thought of working multiple seasons in the mountains is nothing short of a pipe dream, but it might not be as hard…
Escape Room London - Lady Chastity's Reserve, Farringdon

Escape Room Review: Lady Chastity's Reserve, Farringdon

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London has it's fair share of sordid stories from times gone by. Jack The Ripper, the Great Plague, the Great Fire Of London to name but a few. There were also hidden bars, gangs and brothels. My latest escape room adventure played on…
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What To Pack For A Lake District Walking Holiday

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The Lake District is my favourite place in the UK to hike. Situated in the North West of England, and around a 2 hour drive from Manchester, the Lake District is Englands's largest National Park, and second largest in the UK. Filled with…
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Review: The Oxwich Bay Hotel, South Wales

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I spent most of my life believing - with some certainty - that the now demolished Ponsmere Hotel in Perranporth was the closest hotel to a beach in the UK. It was called the 'hotel on the beach', after all. A few have come close, but none…
Gwel-an-Treth - Unique House - Sennen, Cornwall

14 Unique Places To Stay In Cornwall

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Cornwall is one of my favourite areas of the UK. I've visited Cornwall every year since I was 8 years old, and absolutely love the Cornish surf vibe. There some incredible hotels and Airbnb accommodation in Cornwall, but with such a rich…