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48 hours in Porto

Porto’s on the up, people. It’s cheap, walkable and drop-dead gorgeous, making it an ideal destination for a weekend break from the UK. Here are a few suggestions for the perfect trip.   What to do and see Livraria Lello 144 Rua das Carmelitas Potter fans, this one’s for you. One of the oldest book … Continue reading

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Moments of peace in Aspen, Colorado

So many places pale in comparison with their spruced up, photo-shopped counterparts. As much as I love it, Paris isn’t half as glamorous as it looks in the glossies; London is distinctly grey most of the time – and don’t even get me started on Thailand’s Maya Bay. Then there are the places that blow … Continue reading

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48 hours in Copenhagen

I recently treated myself to a Scandinavian city break (my first solo trip in far too long) and I’m so glad I chose to explore Denmark’s capital. As well as being the epitome of Nordic cool, the city was safe, walkable and quiet – quite the respite from London’s frantic streets. Here’s my guide to making … Continue reading

Three UK Review

Review: Three’s travel accessory pack

Straight up: I received these products for review courtesy of Three UK. All opinions are my own, totally honest and not skewed by the fact I got a freebie. UK mobile network Three is all over the place these days. Their recent #holidaybraggie and #holidayspam campaigns have taken over social media and for good reason … Continue reading

Mauritius

[Photo post] Just back from Mauritius

I’m no photography expert; I’ve always fooled myself into believing that I can get away with my trusty iPhone and Instagram filters… But when I found out I was going to Mauritius, there was no question: I needed a decent camera. This was a once in a lifetime trip and it would have been a crime to rely … Continue reading

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A Taste of Mauritius

My trip to Mauritius is imminent – this time next week I’ll be watching the sun set on my first night on the island – so when I was invited to sample some Mauritian cuisine in London courtesy of Shanti Maurice hotel, I felt I had a duty to attend in the name of pre-trip … Continue reading

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A brief sojourn in Sardinia

I gripped the wheel at the standard 10 o’clock, 2 o’clock position I always assume when in control of a moving vehicle, knuckles only slightly whiter than usual this time. Navigating one’s way out of a European airport isn’t the gentlest introduction to driving abroad; unwieldy roundabouts, incomprehensible road signs, equally snail-paced fellow foreigners jerking … Continue reading

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Review: Fox & Squirrel’s Brixton food walk

When it comes to my appetite for travel, and my greed for exploring new sights and cultures, I’m insatiable. Sometimes though, I’m just hungry. Which is why I immediately accepted an invitation from Fox & Squirrel to eat my way through Brixton on their Guardian-approved walking tour. Little did I know, however, that the experience … Continue reading

Paris, December 2013

Review: GowithOh apartment rental in Paris

When I recently tweeted asking for accommodation recommendations for an up-coming trip to Paris, I was impressed to receive the following from a company I had never heard of before: The options I found on gowithoh.com weren’t half bad. Airbnb had unfortunately failed me (I was struggling to find anything suitable and my requests had been … Continue reading

Package holiday in Lanzarote

Travel Confession: I went on a package holiday (and I liked it)

‘Welcome to Lanzarote everybody! Can I get a round of applause for our driver, Manolo?’, our smiley holiday rep, Samantha, encourages us over the coach mic. The holidaymakers around me whoop and clap. Eye twitching, I put my hands together slowly and cringe a half smile. I consider myself an independent traveller, yet there I … Continue reading