Tag Archive: The Imagination Trail

I quit my job and booked a one-way ticket to Japan

The Imagination Trail

I finally did it. After several years of putting money away and coming up with vague ideas for potential routes and saying that one day I’d go solo travelling for a longer period than my usual seven-day holiday, I have…
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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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How to plan a solo trip to New York City

Solo trip New York City

New York City is one of those places that’s high on the list of many travel-lovers, but with so much to see and do there, working out a plan for your trip can be daunting, especially when you’re alone! Here’s…
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Five things I learnt from Blogstock 2015

Blogstock 2015 bloggers' festival

Last weekend I headed down to North London for my first ever Blogstock – the world’s only bloggers’ festival. It was a brilliant two days of talks, workshops, meeting other bloggers, delicious food and drink, live music, and the obligatory…
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Five top tips for eating alone

Five top tips for eating alone

Years ago, on my first travel blog, I wrote a post on dining solo, which has always received lots of views. Similarly, I get lots of interest in my solo-friendly restaurants map. I know that eating alone is often a…
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