Pulteney Bridge in Bath - Staycation

A Weekend Staycation In Bath

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Out of all the major cities and towns in the UK, Bath has always eluded my travel path. Always driven past and never through, I vowed that 2016 would be the year that I finally visited the historic city, and crossed it off my to-do list. I…
Upper Slaughter Manor in the Cotswolds

A 24 Hour Road Trip Through The Cotswolds

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The Cotswolds is a part of the country I've never visited, so at the end of 2015 I thought it was about time I explored this medieval part of England. I booked a weekend break with Travelzoo before Christmas, which included a one-night…
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…
Walindi Plantation Dive Resort - Papua New Guinea

Walindi Plantation Resort: The Best Dive Accommodation In Kimbe Bay

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Every now and again I come across a place that gives something extra, something a little different. Walindi Plantation Resort in Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea provided exactly that. When you walk into any regular hotel, you are normally…
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…
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…
Rhino Safari Camp, Zimbabwe

Rhino Safari Camp - Matusadona National Park

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Every so often I have a travel experience that sticks in my head. It's an experience and a set of memories that makes me grin spontaneously on a random day, and makes a great meal time story. Ever get that? Rhino Safari Camp, situated on…
Umbozha - A Lake Kariba houseboat - Zimbabwe

Umbozha - My Lake Kariba Houseboat

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Kariba is a town that has been deprived of tourism for a long time. For such a beautiful part of Zimbabwe, access has been a problem in the past. But since Air Zimbabwe reconnected Kariba with Harare - flying three times a week - the area has…
Lake Kariba dam, Zimbabwe

The Story Of Lake Kariba Dam & Nyaminyami

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As I stared out over the Lake Kariba dam, I discovered Zimbabwe had something in common with my old home, Scotland. A serpent-like, mythical creature. We flew in a tiny plane from Harare to Kariba, and as we came into land, the sheer…