Tag Archives: City Break

Essential Strasbourg City Guide

Strasbourg is a city steeped in history and cultural diversity. Located in a strategic position in Europe, it has a long history of occupation and was most recently annexed to Germany in 1940. Liberated in 1944, Alsace was returned to France and Strasbourg became a symbol of reconciliation between the two countries. It is no wonder the city is so unique, with hints of its diverse history everywhere. To help you make the most of a short break in the city, I’ve put together my Essential Strasbourg City Guide…

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Discover the Historic Wine Cellar of Strasbourg

Have you ever visited a place on your travels and immediately felt close to a loved one who is no longer with us? A wonderful feeling that comes from sharing a love that endures from beyond the grave; reignited by a sense of place, a sound, a smell or a particular experience. That’s how I felt when I visited the historic wine cellar of Strasbourg hospital…

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A Strasbourg Discovery Tour with Social Impact

When I travel I try to ensure the activities I enjoy have a positive social impact, so last week I joined the Strasbourg Discovery Tour: Local Art & Culture through Visit.Org to get an introduction to the work of local Alsatian artisans, gain insight into the city’s unique history and culture, and provide a community benefit.

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Five reasons to travel to Brussels by Eurostar

Last week the news broke that Eurostar could cut train services and staff due to the ‘challenging environment’ following the UK’s EU referendum vote. I’m a huge fan of the Eurostar as an alternative to air travel, and couldn’t help thinking this could be a retrograde step for sustainable travel. So I decided to highlight my top five reasons to travel to Brussels by Eurostar…

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Cadbury World: A legacy of more than chocolate

One of the ways you can make your travel more sustainable is to get the most out of every journey you make. So with a morning to spare before I caught the train home from a recent trip to Birmingham, I decided to drop in at Cadbury World where I discovered the legacy of the Cadbury Family is about more than just chocolate….

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The London Eye: A Bird’s Eye View

International visitors have long been fascinated by the diverse appeal that London has to offer, while British tourists often neglect their capital city in favour of an overseas package tour. But this summer the staycation is hotly tipped to make a come back. So I decided it was high time I spent a day being a tourist in my own capital, and what better place to start than a ride on the London Eye…

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Independent Guide to New York City

Book Review: Independent Guide to New York City 2016

I have a bookshelf full of travel guides. I love reading these books before I explore a new destination, and they make a great record of your travels. But there is just one problem with them; even if you purchase the latest edition, some of the information has almost always gone out of date already. But now there is a solution, thanks to Independent Guidebooks….

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Reykjavik: A City of Surprises

Reykjavik is without doubt one of the most charming capital cities you will ever visit. With few high rise buildings, it is neither sprawling or densely populated. The colourful old town looks like a film set, and the view over the bay is staggering. But don’t be fooled by this city’s quiet appearances, as this is a city that is sure to surprise you….

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Brussels: Seat of European Power

Love it or hate it, the British are obsessed with the European Union. Everyone has an opinion on whether we should be in or out, and soon we will vote in a referendum to determine just that. 

So it was with great interest that I took the opportunity to get a behind the scenes view of what goes on inside the European Parliament during a visit to Brussels…

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