• 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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    Bye bye 2018… My year in review

    I must be getting old because 2018 has seriously flown by. It feels like just 5 minutes ago that we were toasting in the new year and thanking our lucky stars that 2017, with all its political drama and chaos, was behind us (oh, how naive we were!) As…

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    How to plan a day visit to Machu Picchu

    There’s always a risk that the world’s most iconic destinations won’t quite live up to the hype. But I can assure you that Machu Picchu is every bit as spine-tingly as you might imagine. The sheer size of Peru’s ancient Incan citadel is enough to knock the breath right…

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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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    How to spend a day in San Pedro de Atacama

    High up in the Andes mountains of North-Eastern Chile, lies a town like no other. A tiny dot in the middle of the driest desert in the world, San Pedro de Atacama is an other-worldly landscape characterised by magnificent craters, looming volcanos and never-ending sand dunes. A visit to…

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