The Lowdown on a Short Break in Luz, The Algarve
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The Lowdown on a Short Break …

It was a foggy, dark morning last week that we arrived at Southend airport, the early hour adding to the silence that fog seems to encourage. My Mum and I were off for a short break to Luz, in the…

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How To See Scotland Like a Local
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How To See Scotland Like a …

There is something very comforting and reassuring about being shown around somewhere new by someone that knows the place isn’t there. Like when you start a new job. If you are lucky, there is usually someone who takes pity on…

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Why I Feel Travel Can be the Key to Growth and Wellbeing
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Why I Feel Travel Can be …

I write about travel, but I also write about well being and personal growth, and I feel that the two things are interlinked. Do you? Travel has had a HUGE impact on the person I am today. A lot of…

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Road Trip With a Difference – The Scottish Highlands
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Road Trip With a Difference – The …

We had been warned about the famous Scottish rain. We had been told that Scotland only experiences 57 totally dry days a year where the ground isn’t soaked with rain. Well. The weather Gods were shining on us. In our…

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Climbing Ben Nevis – Conquering More Than A Mountain
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Climbing Ben Nevis – Conquering More Than …

  Stepping out of the car, the butterflies in my stomach were dancing the quickstep. Rolling and pitching, producing a feeling of half excitement, half terror. Nervous laughter went round the four of us as we looked up and saw…

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Boa vista, Cape Verde – An Island of Two Sides
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Boa vista, Cape Verde – An Island …

We have just returned from 12 days on the Cape verde island of Boa Vista. If you don’t know where Cape verde is, its a collection of 10 islands, around a 6 hour flight from London, just off the coast…

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Experience Boa Vista, Cape Verde – Choose Happy
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Experience Boa Vista, Cape Verde – Choose …

The people of Cape Verde, we have nothing. However, we are happy. We choose to be happy This was said to me by a most wonderful man that we met in the village of Povoacao Velha , in Boa Vista.…

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Salzburg – My Top Six Things to Do and See
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Salzburg – My Top Six Things to …

So we have discussed the basics, shared some hints and tips, now its time for the meat on the bones. The part we all go to new places and cities for. The culture. The scenery. The architecture. The feeling of…

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Mini Break in Salzburg – Hints, Tips, Budget and the Basics
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Mini Break in Salzburg – Hints, Tips, …

Well look at me, all fancy, having just had a mini break to Salzburg! I booked this trip as an impromptu last minute treat for Nik’s for his birthday last month. I know that seems a little extravagant for a…

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