University of Bristol Botanic Garden: Bristol’s best keep secret

Psst – I’m going to let you in on a little secret. Tucked away in the leafy suburb of Stoke Bishop, near The Downs, is one of Bristol’s best hidden gems. The University of Bristol Botanic Garden is an idyllic oasis of calm and the perfect place to escape…

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Stepping back in time at Brunel’s SS Great Britain, Bristol

There are few sights in Bristol more iconic than Brunel’s historic SS Great Britain. I must have walked past those towering masts and colourful flags more than a thousand times, so I was delighted to be invited to climb aboard this month as part of their enchanting Summer Spectacular!…

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How to visit Copenhagen on a budget (ish)

When I told friends and family I was off to Copenhagen for a couple of days, the response was universal: “Copenhagen is amazing but it’s soooo expensive!” In fact, the advice from our Danish friends about dining in their beautiful city was to just “close your eyes, hand over…

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A visit to Somerset Lavender Farm

Lavender fields are all the rage right now, but forget Provence – what if I told you that you could discover these glorious fields of purple just 40 minutes outside of Bristol? Somerset Lavender Farm is one of the most beautiful places to spot lavender in the U.K and…

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A Dog Friendly Guide to The New Forest

When it comes to the perfect U.K. break, there are few places more idyllic or more dog friendly than The New Forest. Located in the pretty county of Hampshire, in Southern England, this national park has it all – from woodland walks and stunning beaches to historic villages and…

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A weekend in Gdansk: The best things to see and do

In case you hadn’t noticed, Gdansk is having a moment right now. This colourful city in Poland has everything you could wish for in a European city break: historic streets, pretty architecture, world-class museums and a blossoming food and nightlife scene. Gdansk is also refreshingly affordable compared to other…

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Spotting street art in Cologne: A visit to Ehrenfeld

Whenever I visit any new city, there are three things I always Google: where to find the best coffee shops, rooftop bars, and street art. So during my first trip to Cologne in Germany, I was delighted to discover Ehrenfeld – a quirky little neighbourhood, packed full of colourful…

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A day trip to Cinque Terre: 5 things to know before you go

Last year, I ticked a big old wish off my travel bucket list and finally made it to the world-famous Cinque Terre region in Italy with my lovely friend FoodNerd4Life. Cinque Terre literally translates as “Five Lands” and these five colourful fishing villages are without a doubt one of…

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