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10 Fabulous French weekend break ideas – On the Luce travel blog
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10 fabulous French weekends

I’ve spent more time in France than anywhere else in the world – from childhood holidays in Normandy to house-sitting in Paris and a winter skiing in the Alps. And one of the things I love most about the…

What to pack for a snowy winter city break – On the Luce travel blog
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What to pack for a snowy winter city break

Over the years I’ve become a dab hand at travelling with just a carry-on bag. Unless I’m heading off long-haul or long-term, I can easily manage a city break or a summer holiday week without having to check in…

A weekend in Canterbury, Kent – On the Luce travel blog
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A weekend in Canterbury

As a long-time resident of south-west England, the south-east of the country is still a bit of a mystery to me. Even when I lived nearby in London I’d usually head west for my weekends. So I thought it…

The travel clinic: Skiing edition
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The travel clinic: Skiing edition

Welcome to the sixth edition of my travel clinic, where I share tips and tricks I’ve picked up over the years to help make your travel life easier. This time it’s all about skiing. I was a bit of…

Alternative destinations in England
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Exploring England: Six alternative destinations

There’s a whole list of must-see English destinations that pull in visitors from around the world – London, Cambridge, Stratford-upon-Avon, Manchester, Liverpool, York. But there’s a lot more to the country than the famous spots, and if you loved…

Visiting Amsterdam on a budget
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Visiting Amsterdam on a budget

The city of 1500 bridges, endless canals and even more bikes, Amsterdam is one of Europe’s most popular cities. Along with its beautiful gabled houses and flower-decked watersides, there’s an enormous amount to see and do, whether your interests…

A weekend in Glasgow
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A weekend in Glasgow

It’s might sometimes be overshadowed by its famous neighbour Edinburgh, but where Edinburgh is tourist central Glasgow has a grittier, more creative edge. This former industrial powerhouse has transformed itself into a city of culture. UNESCO City of Music,…

The travel clinic: Wine travel edition
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The travel clinic: Wine travel edition

Welcome to the fifth edition of my travel clinic, where I share the tips and tricks I’ve picked up over the years to help make your travel life easier. This time I’m bringing two of my passions together with…

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…

Copenhagen on a budget
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Visiting Copenhagen on a budget

Colourful waterside townhouses, boats on the canals, Michelin-starred restaurants and miniature mermaids – Copenhagen is famous for a lot of things, but being a budget destination is not one of them. Scandinavia has some of the world’s highest prices,…

A weekend in Victoria, British Columbia
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A weekender’s guide to Victoria, British Columbia

Canada had topped my travel wishlist for years, so as we boarded our last flight the excitement started to grow. Down below I could see pine-covered islands dotted in shimmering water – we had made it to Vancouver Island.…