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Why Everyone Should Travel Solo At Least Once

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I absolutely believe that everyone -male or female, young or old, single or married – should travel solo at least once in their lifetime. I’ve travelled solo to many different countries for many different reasons and firmly believe that solo travel has changed me as a person and definitely for the better. Travelling solo presents endless opportunities for personal development and often people who take the leap and travel solo experience a change that is pretty indescribable. It’s a feeling …

Best Places to Visit in Spain

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Spain is definitely one of my favourite countries in the world and I love being just a short plane ride away from the land of tapas, sangria and sunshine. There are so many fantastic places to visit in Spain and I’m lucky enough to ¬†have explored many of them (but still have lots more to see!). Here’s my favourite places to visit in Spain…

How to Successfully Master Visiting Markets When Travelling

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Markets can be great places to visit when you’re travelling. Often they’ll be frequented by local people and you can really get a good sense of a place from visiting it’s markets and seeing what is sold there. It can give you a great insight into the types of food and drink that local people eat and you can even discover new foods that you didn’t know existed! I’ve visited markets all over the world from Vietnam to India and …

3 Months at Home; The Effects of Not Travelling

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It’s the beginning of September and I haven’t left the United Kingdom since the end of May. Three whole months. That might seem like a short space of time for some people, but not for me. I’m used to travelling frequently and jetting off often to new countries, revisiting old ones and discovering new places, cultures and languages along the way. Travelling is part of my job as a travel blogger and writer and it’s something that I love and …

My Travel Fiction Book Must Reads

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I’ve been into books and reading for as long as I can remember and when I was a kid I even used to ask for books as gifts when it came to Christmas or my birthday. I love getting lost in the world of fiction with new characters and far off lands. It’s the perfect escape from day-to-day life and great writing always manages to capture me in a way that nothing else can. I take my beloved kindle absolutely …

My August Travel Blogging Round Up

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A random collection of photos from my August including glamorous, delicious dinners on cruise ships, long walks in the last of the summer sunshine, homemade truffles and cute doggies. Perfect!