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Should I go to the beach alone?

Solo beach trip

Sometimes only a beach holiday will do. Culture, famous landmarks and a plethora of activities are all well and good, but there are times when you just need to relax, unwind, lie on the sand and do very little apart…
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Why my visit to the 9/11 memorial wasn’t what I expected

9/11 memorial visit

As soon as I started planning my trip to New York last year, I knew that the 9/11 memorial would be on my list of places to visit. In some ways it felt a little grotesque putting a site where…
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The best gluten free and dairy free cake in Bedford!

best gluten free dairy free cake Bedford

Food intolerances can be frustrating when you’re out and about. Sure, you can just bring some snacks that you know you can eat, but sometimes you get fed up of watching enviously while your coffee-shop companions munch on something sweet,…
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Five tips for first-time solo travel

solo travel tips

Travelling by yourself can be daunting, especially the first time you do it. I’ve been taking trips alone for four years now; here are some of my solo travel tips to make that initial experience less scary. Think about your…
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How I changed my mind about vacation apartments

Vacation apartment Corfu

As a solo traveller, I’d never considered renting holiday or vacation apartments when choosing my accommodation. It seemed like a waste of space for just one person! However, when I was looking for somewhere to stay on the Greek island…
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Solo travel film review: Tracks (2013)

This week I decided it was finally time to have a go at vlogging! So here’s my video review of the film “Tracks”, which tells the (true) story of Robyn Davidson, who in 1977 set out to trek the Australian…
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Why you should go to Transylvania

Bran Castle Transylvania

Whenever I told someone I was off to Transylvania for a few days, their reaction was usually a comment about vampires, or an admission that they hadn’t realised it was a real place! It’s certainly somewhere with associations which brings…
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The Transfagarasan Road, Romania

Transfagarasan Road

I can’t claim to have watched much Top Gear, and I am most definitely not a fan of Jeremy Clarkson, its now former presenter, but when I began researching how to reach Poenari Citadel, the “real” Dracula’s castle, in Romania,…
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The real Dracula’s castle

The rain that’s hammered the windows all the way across the grey-cloaked mountains and up the winding Transfagarasan Road shows no sign of stopping as we get out of the car and contemplate the steps ahead of us, leading up…
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My favourite food and drink of Lisbon

Cascais

This post was originally published on my first travel blog on 22 March 2015. It was my birthday this week, and to celebrate my boyfriend and I went to eat at a small Portuguese restaurant in Bedford that I’d heard…
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