Europe

Brexit: one travel blogger’s plea

travel blogger brexit EU referendum

It’s been one week since the UK voted to leave the EU by a very narrow margin. It’s taken me that long to find the words and the energy to write this post, as I’ve swung between sadness, shock, anger,…
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That time I found my own little beach in Corfu

solo beach Corfu

It was my final chance to find this coastal path. I’d set out the previous afternoon in search of the secluded coves between Mesongi and Boukari on the Greek island of Corfu, but had found myself climbing inland, jumping out…
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The people who thought that the Garden of Eden was in Bedford

Panacea Society Museum Bedford

I’m starting to learn that even the smallest of places can contain some intriguing slices of history. After my trip to the Glenn Miller Museum at RAF Twinwood last month, I went in search of more interesting or unusual places…
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Five top train journeys in Europe

Train journeys Europe Cascais Portugal

There’s something special about travelling by train in Europe; perhaps it’s the many different terrains you can see from the window, the idea of passing seamlessly from one country to another, romantic notions from old films, or simply the joy…
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Gluten free and dairy free in Barcelona

dairy free gluten free Barcelona

I’m going to start this post with a massive disclaimer. I’m not coeliac and I don’t have severe allergies. I have a dairy intolerance and, at the time of my trip, also had a suspected gluten intolerance, both linked to…
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The Glenn Miller Museum at Twinwood: a hidden music history gem in Bedford

Glenn Miller museum Twinwood Bedford

When I started secondary school, I desperately hoped to be picked to learn a musical instrument. I dreamed of the violin. I was gutted when I didn’t make the grade in the hand-clapping rhythm test, and made do with singing…
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Brighton rocks: a perfect seaside escape from London

Brighton day trip from London

We Brits love to head to the nearest beach when the sun deigns to make an appearance. Pick up any British newspaper or switch on the television here when there’s a heatwave on, and you’ll see pictures of happy people…
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Solo travel hotel review: La Isla Hostal, Barcelona

La Isla Hostal solo travel Barcelona

Trying to choose somewhere to stay in Barcelona as a solo traveller took me ages; the choice of accommodation and areas was overwhelming, and it wasn’t looking cheap. Eventually I settled on La Isla Hostal, a small guesthouse on the…
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My first ever volcano was…underwhelming

Mount Vesuvius

I’ve been fascinated by volcanoes ever since I learnt to read and started picking up books about them from the children’s section of the local library. For years I wanted to be a volcanologist when I grew up. This plan…
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How to see Barcelona (without hopping on the tourist bus)

Barcelona solo travel

There’s nothing wrong with the hop-on hop-off tourist bus, of course – it will take you to the well-known sites and save your feet on a hot day – but if you want to take things more slowly, save your…
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