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  • Is wi-fi now a key consideration for travellers?

    We’re living in a digital age. I don’t know anyone without a smartphone and the day the BT van is spotted on our street, we hold our breath and pray the Wi-Fi isn’t about to go down. Throughout my travels I’ve never been faced with a black-out (no internet) as fortunately everywhere I have stayed has some sort of Wi-Fi-connect.…

    5 TV landscapes you can visit in the UK

    I’ve always had a thing for gardens, nature and landscapes. Perhaps it was my countryside upbringing or my mother’s love of plants that have filtered down into my bloodstream. I made brilliant use of my National Trust Student Membership whilst it lasted and enjoy nothing more than discovering a new garden on a piece of the countryside no matter the…

    Slow holidays – what are they and why should you try them?

    Sometimes it seems as though we are living our lives in the fast lane, at 100mph, always eager to get onto the next thing, the next stage. I’ve found myself feeling like this, racing through education, onto college, into uni and it wasn’t until I graduated that I realised how I’d wished a quarter of my life away. Sometimes we…

    A day in Cambridge

    Cambridge is a beautiful city famous for not only the historical Cambridge University but its museums and winding river. I’ve visited the city on a few occasions for educational purposes but hadn’t had a chance to truly explore at my own pace. To soak up the feeling of the city, watch the punters float by and appreciate its historical beauty.…

    Travelling the world in a live-in van – the plan

    *Sponsored post I’ve always had this urge to just pack up and go live in the wild, sleeping out of the back of a van, driving to new destinations and seeing more of the world. For so long it had just been an urge, something that always seemed so out of reach. I had people tell me that I couldn’t…

    Travelling the world – does it really come down to money?

    I’ve always wanted to travel. It’s like this niggling feeling deep in my stomach that gets excited at the thought of stepping off a plane in a new country or exploring a new culture. It’s something I know I want to do one day but have always come back to the same roadblock. Money. There are plenty of people out…

    A quick European holiday accommodation guide

    When travelling there are lots of things to consider. Your flights, transfers, train tickets, the language, the food, the culture and of course the accommodation. I’ve really only travelled in Europe, so this quick guide will be centred around your accommodation options in this diverse continent. Villas In the warmer countries like France, Spain and Greece, which have a distinctively…