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The Cíes Islands: Spain’s Answer to the Seychelles

This blog post is the first in a series of posts on my 10-day trip to Galicia, Spain in September 2019. Galicia is an autonomous community in northwest Spain, with the Cantabrian Sea to the north and the Atlantic Ocean to the west.  We…

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Chiang Dao: The City of Stars

This post is my final post regarding my trip to Thailand in February 2019. It has taken me so long to finally finish all these posts, but I’m glad they’re done! My trip consisted of a few days in Bangkok (check out my post…

Marshes river
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How to Run Your Own At-Home Retreat

As I’m sure so many of you can relate to, I feel saddened that I cannot go on vacation, or even take a break. For me, a day off means going out into the world and exploring something new. I’ve never been the kind…

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How to Spend a Weekend in Liverpool

Victor and I embarked on our annual tradition of spending a weekend away somewhere in England on our anniversary (being 27 July).  In 2018 we visited Bristol, and in 2017 we visited Eastbourne and Brighton. England has a lot to offer, so it is…

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Going Bananas for Elephants!

This is a story about one thing I (used to) hate and one thing I (will always) love.  From the age of about ten, I hated bananas. I despised them for all sorts of reasons: the texture, the flavor and those little stringy things.…

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Birthday Getaway to Royal Tunbridge Wells

If you find yourself reading this particular blog post, then you might also be wondering where and what is Royal Tunbridge Wells? This small town in Western Kent (south east of London) has attracted visitors since 1606 when a traveler passing through discovered the…

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Following The Clash into Camden

This post is part of my London Neighbourhood Guides series. Fancy visiting another area of London? Check out my other guides here, which all include information regarding the sights, history, charm, food and drinks of the area you’re curious about.  What does Camden mean…

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The Wats and Food of Chiang Mai

We left the hustle and bustle of Bangkok for the calm and beauty of the North. And, as anyone might know, Chiang Mai (เชียงใหม่) is the capital of this beautiful region. So many people from all over the world will tell you how wonderful…

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A Family Vacation in Myrtle Beach

Here in London summer is winding down already, and I can’t help but think of places where summer is still full on. Much of the US truly has a ‘real’ summer. Summer is hot as can be which means it’s time to go to…

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Bristol’s Coolest Spots: Stokes Croft and Montpelier

“No place sums up the Bristol attitude of artistic creation and rebellion as Stokes Croft and Montpelier. With its world-renowned street art, thriving local scene and diverse cultural history, Stokes Croft has for decades been resisting the inevitable creep of corporate interests, but more importantly offers…