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Cheltenham Spa
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A weekend in Cheltenham

Best known for its festivals, spa and horse racing, my home town of Cheltenham isn’t the most obvious UK city break destination. It can get overshadowed by its more famous touristy neighbours – Oxford on one side, Bath on…

A weekend in Cambridge, England
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A weekend in Cambridge

After living in Oxford for a few years, I always thought I knew exactly where my loyalties lay – you’d never find me cheering Cambridge in the boat race. But my first trip to Cambridge started to sway me.…

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Does an InterRail pass save you time and money?

Although I love a good European rail trip, I’ve never been Interrailing. The post-university right of passage for 20-something Europeans passed me by, but the passes aren’t just for gap-yearers. Their main selling point is that they makes rail…

France and Italy by train
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Travel future: A France and Italy rail trip

The train is my favourite way to travel, and ever since doing a European rail trip through France, Austria and Switzerland a couple of years ago, I’ve been looking for any excuse to do another. So when I got…

Log house luxury in the Cotswolds
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Log house luxury in the Cotswolds

Driving past lake after lake as we crossed Ontario on my Canadian road trip last year, I’d spot the occasional  log cabin, tucked between the trees and reflected in the water. Usually with a boat moored up and sometimes…

On the Luce in 2016
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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 big chapter in the history books. But…

A weekend in Chester
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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 spliced them together. The Roman walls could’ve been…

November 2016 On the Luce
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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, wet weather and the slow Christmas build up…

October 2016 On the Luce
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October 2016 On the Luce

Autumn has well and truly arrived in the UK this month. I’ve got the jumpers and the winter boots out, the slow cooker’s making soup and the woodburner’s roaring away. Not for long though as I’m swapping the cold…