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    Exploring the Amsterdam Light Festival with KLM

    Amsterdam Light Festival

    It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of weekend breaks, but for a short trip I’d usually go for somewhere in the UK and get there by train or car. Having to drive for four hours to get to Gatwick, braving the weekend check-in queues and the budget airline scrum always seemed a bit too much effort to fly somewhere just for a couple of days. Continue Reading

  • Can you visit the Seychelles on a budget?

    How to visit the Seychelles on a budget

    The Seychelles – just the name conjures up images of golden sandy beaches, palm trees, turquoise waters, sunset cocktails and five-star beachside resorts. The islands are a luxurious enclave for honeymooners,…

  • Travel plans for 2017
    Travel future

    Travel plans for 2017

    2016 is almost over and after looking back at last year, I’m looking forward to 2017 and getting my planning hat on. Like every other year I’m torn between wanting to…

  • On the Luce in 2016
    Travel tales

    On the Luce in 2016

    I think it’s fair to say that nobody’s going to forget 2016 in a hurry. The last 12 months of political meltdowns, terrorist attacks and celebrity deaths are going to need…

  • A weekend in Chester

    A weekend in Chester

    It was my first trip to Chester but I felt a distinct case of déjà vu. It was like someone had taken the best bits from cities around the UK and…

  • November 2016 On the Luce
    Monthly updates

    November 2016 On the Luce

    ‘Tis the season of frosty mornings, roaring fires, mulled wine and Christmas shopping. The best thing about going away for two weeks in November is that I missed all the cold,…

  • Christmas gifts for travel lovers

    Christmas gifts for travel lovers

    Christmas is creeping up on us, so it’s time I got over my aversion to shopping and started getting organised. I’ve read a lot of Christmas gift guides for travellers, but…