• Spotlight On: Thanet

    Allow the English East Kent skies that inspired Turner to inspire you – while discovering easy seaside cycle routes, local seafood, Britain’s best beaches, smuggler’s cliffs and underground tunnels plus a cool, kitsch & quirky arts scene that gives London a run for its money.

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  • Exploring Cardiff

    Home to the oldest record store in the world, along with plenty of other unique boutiques, the Welsh capital is filled with culture, art and tasty treats (hello Welsh cakes) and can be explored easily on foot.

    Come with me as I discover the surprisingly superior cafe culture, and quirky shopping mecca that is Cardiff.

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  • Weekend Shortcuts

    In this series I aim to get back to travel blogging basics by explaining how to have a perfect, easy to organise weekend away, whether right here in the UK or further afield.

    Let’s leave you to concentrate on enjoying your break – rather than Googling the heck out of hotels & activities – because let’s face, the research phase can be a real holiday buzz kill…

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  • Oh Canada

    Come with me as I explore the country I called my second home – from exploring British Columbia’s biggest city to the ice skating on Manitoba’s frozen river via days spent at rodeos and weekends camping and crabbing…

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The Bloomsbury Festival 2011

Written by Jaillan Yehia. Posted in England, Europe, London, News

Bloomsbury Festival

Bloomsbury Festival

Bloomsbury is an area of London which evokes an enormous sense of history – the Bloomsbury Setthe British MuseumBlue Plaques on the walls of Georgian townhouses – but in the present day it isn’t really somewhere most Londoners would consider a tangible place to while away a weekend – yes the Bloomsbury Festival shows you just how much the area has to offer…

Why the Day Trip is Travel’s Answer to the Power Nap

Written by Jaillan Yehia. Posted in Europe, France, Opinion, UK Staycation, Worldwide Vacation

Day tripping is easy by boat

Day tripping is easy by boat

The humble day trip, whether at home or abroad, has untold powers to invigorate and inspire us: it offers us all the joys and refreshment of a new place compacted down into a short time frame, and without any of the stresses and hassles of organising a full blown holiday. In short, the day trip is the travel equivalent of a power nap.