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A weekend in Cheltenham: A 48-hour itinerary
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A weekend in Cheltenham: A 48-hour itinerary

From an 18th-century spa destination to a modern festival town, my home town of Cheltenham can sometimes get overshadowed by its more touristy neighbours – with Oxford on one side, Bath on the other and picture-postcard Cotswold villages surrounding…

On the Luce in 2019
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On the Luce in 2019

As we reach the end of the year, looking back at the last 12 months’ travels has become a bit of an annual tradition. But if there was ever a year where nothing went to plan, it was 2019!…

On the Luce 2018 travel review
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On the Luce in 2018

I always love looking back on the last 12 months of travels as we get close to the end of the year – remembering the places, people and experiences along the way (not least as there’s usually a few…

My seventh year On the Luce
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My seventh year On the Luce

The sun’s shining, the Champagne’s on ice and there’s a double birthday celebration for both me and the blog. On the Luce has reached it’s seventh anniversary (and I’ve reached a slightly older age!) after another big year –…

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10 Great British weekend break ideas

Although I love travelling the world, there’s no place like home, and I’ve been trying to get out and explore as much of my own country as I do others. For a small place, Britain really packs a lot…

Travel highlights On the Luce in 2017, including skiing in Bulgaria, European rail trips, Cinque Terre views, summer in New York, discovering Prince Edward Island and much more.
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On the Luce in 2017

Christmas Day has been and gone, and I’m pretty sure my body is about 90% prosecco and cheese right now. But I love this part of the year, when you look back at what you achieved last year before…

Does an InterRail pass save you time and money?
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Does an InterRail pass save you money and time?

Although I love a good European rail trip, I’ve never been InterRailing. This post-university rite 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 make rail…

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…