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    Bridges and baths: Things to do in Ronda, Spain

    Bridges and baths: Things to do in Ronda, Spain

    Set on an Andalusian mountain plateau, the town of Ronda is just over an hour – and a whole world away – from the beach resorts of Spain’s Costa Del Sol. This pueblo blanco (white town) has one of the most beautiful settings around, perched precariously on the edge of a gorge surrounded by rolling hills, whitewashed buildings, orange trees and olive groves. Ronda is close enough to Seville and Málaga for a day trip, but as well as stunning views, there are more than enough things to do in Ronda to make it worth staying a night or two.

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  • On the Luce in 2020
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    On the Luce in 2020

    Since I started blogging in 2011, I’ve done a review at the end of each year – a look back at the last 12 months in travel and on the blog,…

  • One-week UK cities by train itinerary

    One-week UK cities by train itinerary

    Travelling across the four corners of England – from London and Brighton in the southeast to Bristol in the southwest, Manchester and Liverpool in the northwest to Leeds in the northeast…

  • The road to Moab, Utah

    12 of the best southwest USA scenic drives

    With National Parks, snow-capped mountains, red rocks and sandy deserts, the landscapes of the southwest USA make it one of the best places in the world for a road trip –…

  • Cotswold stone cottages in Lower Slaughter

    A weekend in The Cotswolds: A 48-hour itinerary

    With its green rolling hills, honey-stone villages, country pubs, mansions and manicured gardens, the Cotswolds’ film set good looks make it the quintessential English countryside destination. I’m lucky enough to have…

  • St Ives harbour

    One-week coastal Cornwall by train itinerary

    Surf on golden beaches, visit colourful fishing villages, walk rugged coast paths, admire tropical gardens and feast on Cornish pasties and cream teas as you travel from St Ives to Plymouth…

  • One-week Historic England by train itinerary

    One-week Historic England by train itinerary

    From the Vikings to the Victorians, the Romans to the Reformation, travel across the country and back through time on this journey through Historic England by train. You’ll follow in the…