Tag Archive: The Imagination Trail

Time to go wandering…

Solo travel to Japan

It seems ages ago that I handed in my notice at work and booked my flight out to Japan, yet it has come round so quickly. My apartment is empty and the keys handed back, and my backpack sits in…
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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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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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