• Hiking the South West Coast Path from Minehead to Porlock

    When you think of epic hikes, it’s easy to conjure up images of America’s great Appalachian Trail or the Camino de Santiago in Spain. But just 60 miles west of Bristol, you’ll find the starting point for one of the most spectacular and adventurous long-distance hiking routes in the…

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    The best things to do in Peru’s Sacred Valley of the Incas

    When it comes to Peru’s archaeological wonders, Machu Picchu has a tendency to hog the limelight. And fair play – she’s a beauty. But Machu Picchu is just one must-see attraction within Peru’s spectacular Sacred Valley; a magical pick ‘n’ mix of ancient Incan ruins and traditional Andean villages,…

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    River walks and Roman ruins: A day trip over the bridge to Wales

    My love affair with Wales began several years back, when I hopped in a car from Bristol and was transported to the magical waterfalls and mountains of the Brecon Beacons for the very first time. Since then, each unique corner of Wales has blown me away, from the towering…

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    Perast: A picture-perfect day trip from Kotor

    The Bay of Kotor is sprinkled with idyllic towns and villages but Perast might just steal the prize for “best in show”. This picture-perfect old town, just a 15 minute drive from Kotor, combines mountains, sea, and historic charm, making this a must-stop destination on any visit to Montenegro.…

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    How to travel the world from your sofa during lockdown

    The term “writer’s block” has taken on a whole new meaning for me this last fortnight. Let’s face it, there are no words to sum up what is going on in the world right now. It’s scary, relentless, and heartbreaking, and the strangeness of this world we suddenly find…

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    How to spend the perfect day in La Paz, Bolivia

    La Paz is a city of extremes. From the dizzying altitude (at 13,000 feet above sea level, La Paz is the highest city in the world) to the screeching traffic and pop-up street protests, I’ve never experienced anywhere quite like Bolivia’s de facto capital. This is a place where…

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    Schloss Drachenburg: An enchanting day trip from Cologne

    Germany sure knows a thing or two about castles. There are more than 20,000 dotted across the country, each one with its own unique story and fairytale setting, just waiting to be discovered. Schloss Drachenburg is one of the most enchanting German castles of all, with its majestic towers,…

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    3 of the best short hikes in the Gower Peninsula

    2020 is Year of the Outdoors in Wales and few places can rival the outstanding natural beauty of the Gower Peninsula. This 19-mile stretch of coastline, just a short drive from Swansea, is home to some of the most spectacular, unspoilt beaches and coastal hikes in the U.K. I…

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