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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 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, to see what’s changed and remember the people…

Cotswold stone cottages in Lower Slaughter
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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 it on my doorstep, but the Cotswolds also…

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 –…

A day trip to Bristol with National Express
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A day trip to Bristol

Where can you travel in one day? I try to fit in as many trips as I can, but it sometimes feels like it’s not worth visiting somewhere for just a day. That you can’t see enough or it’s…

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10 Great British weekend break ideas

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

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…