Myths and Mobility in Mexico City

When Mexico City was named as the New York Times’ number one city destination for 2016, more than a few eyebrows were raised. Whereas holidays to Mexico’s Caribbean coast bring to mind golden sands, turquoise waters, palm trees and a vibrant party atmosphere, the country’s capital has much darker associations – with gangs, drugs, congestion and pollution.

But away from the sensationalist headlines there has been something of a green revolution taking place in this much-maligned metropolis and perhaps its high time for a re-evaluation….

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Green Man Festival Preview 2016

It’s just two weeks until I head to Green Man Festival in the Brecon Beacons, Wales. It will be my first visit to this award winning independent music and arts festival, and I couldn’t be more excited. To make sure I don’t miss a thing, I’ve pulled together this festival preview with everything you need to know in case you’re planning a visit too…

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3 Things I Love about Wild Guides (+giveaway)

If you’re planning a UK holiday this summer you must get your hands on a Wild Guide. Created by Wild Things Publishing, Wild Guides are the ultimate compendium to help you discover the best wild experiences the country has to offer. I’m giving you the chance to win your very own Wild Guide to Southern and Eastern England. Read on to find out how you can discover hidden places, great adventures and the good life in my summer travel giveaway!

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A visit to Tolpuddle Martyrs’ Festival

More than 180 years after six Dorset men were sentenced to transportation to Australia for swearing an oath to a new trade union, people still gather each year to honour their story. This weekend, I headed to the Tolpuddle Martyrs’ Festival for the first time to help celebrate the roots of the trade union movement…

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What will be the impact of brexit on travel?

As the UK comes to terms with the outcome of the European Union referendum, the vote to leave has raised more questions than it has provided answers. It is too early to say exactly what the impact will be on the travel industry, but signs are that it could be significant. In this post I attempt to answer some readers questions about the likely impact of brexit on travel…

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Discover YHA Glamping in Devon

The Youth Hostel Association has traditionally been known for providing simple budget accommodation aimed primarily at young people of limited means. But it has undergone a transformation in recent years, and is now more open, with a more diverse offering than ever before.  I went along to Beer in Devon to check out their latest option, YHA glamping…

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In search of Glastonbury’s Holy Grail

The search for the Holy Grail has captured the imagination of societies across the centuries, and is one of the most enduring legends in European literature and art. Now a European Union funded research project aims to encourage visitors to take up the quest at one of six locations in the UK and across Europe. I headed to Somerset to go in search of Glastonbury’s Holy Grail trail…

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Explore the Surrey Hills AONB

The Surrey Hills AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) has been described as one of England’s finest landscapes, with its rolling chalk downs and wooded valleys.  It is also rich in heritage, and offers some unexpected surprises for anyone who explores a little deeper. I decided to find out what the area has to offer…

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