Wild camping in the Lake District - Place Fell

9 Of The Best Wild Camping Spots In The UK

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This best UK wild camping locations post is written before the end of lockdown, and may be updated from time to time to reflect up to date information.  As the country emerges from lockdown, all eyes will be on travel and holidays. But…
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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…
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…