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Visiting Madrid on a budget
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Visiting Madrid on a budget

Barcelona has Gaudi, Granada has the Alhambra, Santiago has its pilgrims – but if you’re looking for the perfect Spanish city break, Madrid has a bit of everything. This vibrant, energetic city has plenty of different sides – soak…

Artwork on Glasgow's City Centre Mural Trail
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Alternative things to do in Glasgow

There’s a real buzz about Glasgow – from its culture and nightlife to the new buildings springing up. And although it has its share of impressive museums, galleries and architectural gems, it’s also one of those places that embraces…

On the trail of Robert Burns in Dumfries, Scotland
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On the trail of Robert Burns in Dumfries, Scotland

From New Years’ Eve renditions of Auld Lang Syne to ‘my love is like a red, red rose’ and ‘the best laid schemes o’ mice and men’, even if you don’t think you know the works of Scottish poet…

A weekend in Inverness, Scotland: A 48-hour itinerary
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A weekend in Inverness, Scotland: A 48-hour itinerary

As the capital of the Scottish Highlands, Inverness is a compact city that’s punches above its weight with places to stay, eat and shop. It’s a jumping off point for exploring the Highlands or driving the North Coast 500,…

Brick Lane food in the East End of London
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10 of the best London food tours and tastings

Food tours and tastings are one of my favourite things to do when I’m travelling – from Thai street food tours to St Lucian chocolate tastings, they’re a great insight into a new destination. But some of the most…

The Welcome to Las Vegas sign, Nevada USA
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Las Vegas film locations: A Sin City walking tour

Bright lights, blackjack tables, glitz and glamour – it’s no wonder larger-than-life Las Vegas is a favourite location for filmmakers. Over 100 movies have featured Sin City’s over-the-top casinos and iconic Strip views.…

Croisieurope river cruise
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What’s it like on a CroisiEurope river cruise?

Sailing through the waterways of Europe, letting scenic views and pretty waterside towns come to you – river cruising is on the rise. And after becoming an unexpected ocean cruise convert a few years back, I was keen to…

Over 20 affordable Christmas gifts for travel lovers in 2019, featuring sustainable travel kit, packing tools, home decor and wanderlust-inspiring books.
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Christmas gifts for travel lovers

Christmas is creeping up on us, so it’s time I got over my aversion to shopping and started getting organised. I’ve read a lot of Christmas gift guides for travellers, but there’s only so many suitcases, adapters and travel…