Spring in Tyntesfield: A must-do day trip from Bristol

Tyntesfield has been on my Bristol bucket list for as long as I can remember, so with Spring in full bloom, it seemed like the perfect time to finally make a visit to this beautiful National Trust site in North Somerset. Located just 7 miles outside of Bristol, Tyntesfield…

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Fat-biking in Porthcawl: The perfect day out in Wales

2019 marks the ‘Year of Discovery’ in Wales and visitors from around the world are being invited to celebrate the stunning scenery, natural landscapes and historic sites that make this country so unique. I grew up just across the Welsh border but it’s only in the last couple of…

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10 free things to do in Cologne

I’m always on the hunt for free things to do in any new city and Cologne in Germany is packed full of fun activities that won’t cost you a penny. Throw in the fact that you can pick up return flights from the UK from £35 with Ryanair and you…

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Haarlem: the perfect day trip from Amsterdam

Amsterdam is such an action-packed city that you could easily spend weeks exploring its never-ending range of world-famous museums, restaurants and attractions. But if you do find yourself with a day to spare and want to see a different side to the Netherlands (and a windmill… because “when in…

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A weekend in Lisbon: Top things to see and do

Once upon a time, Lisbon was one of Europe’s most under-rated cities but the secret is well and truly out. Tourists have clocked on to the fact that Portugal’s colourful capital has everything you could wish for in a European city break: incredible food, heaps of culture, a never-ending…

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10 ways to beat the January blues in Bristol

And just like that, the festive season is over for another year. The fridge is the barest it’s been in weeks; the Christmas tree is looking more than a little sorry for itself; and the festive films have disappeared in a puff from Netflix. But there’s no need to…

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Story-telling and street art in Stokes Croft & Montpelier

Sometimes, there’s nothing better than being a tourist in your own town. It’s so easy to walk by the same places day after day, without ever really knowing the history, the stories, or the people behind them. Which is why I jumped at the chance to join an exclusive…

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8 things to do in Amsterdam when it’s raining

Ever find yourself obsessively refreshing your weather app in the run-up to a vacation? I’m definitely guilty of keeping one eye on the elements when planning a trip away. But rainy days are all part of the travel experience – especially in Western Europe! Luckily, Amsterdam is one city…

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