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Discovering the Cíes Islands, Galicia: Spain’s secret paradise

With the flight being just over two hours from London, Galicia felt no distance at all, yet the landscape, culture and food were vastly different to my usual English surroundings….

Posted on: November 24th in Europe by .

Exploring Helsinki – from ice walking to Art Nouveau

With trips to Scandinavian capitals becoming increasingly de rigueur, the Finnish capital Helsinki, offers a quirky but stylish experience filled with hip design and cool eateries juxtaposed with beautiful historic….

Posted on: November 17th in Europe, Travel by .

A weekend in Stayokay Utrecht Centrum – Utrecht’s coolest new hostel

Having been a fan of hostels since my first 3-month backpacking trip around the USA in the mid-90’s, during the last 20 years or so I’ve been witness to some wonderful developments in the world of affordable accommodation. Gone are the days….

Posted on: November 17th in Europe, Travel by .

An icy Arctic adventure – Longyearbyen to Barentsburg by boat

Let’s face it, Longyearbyen -the largest settlement and the administrative centre of Svalbard, Norway – is a small place in an isolated part of the world….

Posted on: November 9th in Europe, Travel by .

5 savvy ways you can save money on your 2017 summer holiday

With UK holidaymakers spending an average of £1,300 on their summer holiday, finding a bargain can be a challenge. Whether you’re on a tight budget….

Posted on: November 9th in Travel by .

Fast growing European destinations you’ll want to add to your 2017 travel list

When it comes to travel breaks, Europe is hugely diverse – in every corner lurks a culture to discover, a picturesque landscape to explore or a beautiful historical building to unearth. When it comes to deciding where to head to….

Posted on: November 3rd in Europe by .

6 awesome things to do around beautiful Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia

Rugged, remote, sparsely populated and an under-the-radar alternative to the well trodden East, Western Australia has a strong – but laid back – identity….

Posted on: November 3rd in Australia, Travel by .

Beautiful hotel rooms to spend the extra hour in bed

The clocks have gone back so it’s the perfect opportunity to take your cue from the whole ‘fall back’ idea and spend a blissful extra 60 minutes in bed…

Posted on: October 30th in Travel by .

Exploring Utrecht, Holland – more than just a mini Amsterdam?

Located barely a 30-minute train ride direct from Schiphol airport, but for a more relaxed, and dare I say authentic, slice of Dutch life this town….

Posted on: October 25th in Europe by .

ShutterBee App Review – tracking and sharing your travel adventures

One of the joys of travelling is sharing your stories, tips, photos and….yep also inducing a little travel envy in others too. Well now it’s never been easier….

Posted on: October 25th in Travel by .
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