Tag Archives: Days Out

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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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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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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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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Sample River Cottage Spring Food Fair

River Cottage has given millions of TV viewers a taste for good food since 1998, when Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall first brought his food ethos to Channel 4 with a particular focus on food-integrity, sustainability and the consumption of local and seasonal produce. I went along to the River Cottage Spring Food Fair to see if this ethos continues to be at the heart of what they do…. Continue reading Sample River Cottage Spring Food Fair

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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Eynsham Hall: A Hidden Treasure in Oxfordshire

For most of us, getting lost is considered a nuisance. But sometimes  it is a wrong turn that leads us to discover something new and magical. So it is with great pleasure that I share the latest guest post on Amanda’s Wanderlust, as Brooke Herron from A Different Kind of Travel reminds us that there can be hidden treasures (like Eynsham Hall) around every corner. 

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Trees for the Earth: Celebrate trees on Earth Day

Today is the 46th annual Earth Day, and this year we are being encouraged to remember that Earth Day is more than just a single day, but a wider call to action. The theme of the campaign in 2016 is Trees for the Earth, with the launch of the most ambitious Earth Day target yet – a plan to plant 7.8 billion trees worldwide.

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5 Reasons to do the Eden Project SkyWire

Botanical gardens are not normally associated with high adrenaline activities, but then The Eden Project is no normal botanical gardens! Here you can fly over the biomes on England’s longest and fastest zip wire, plummet at 50mph from a 65ft cliff on a giant swing, or free fall from a 12-metre platform! In case you’re feeling tempted (or even if you’re not), I’ve put together my top 5 reasons to do the Eden Project SkyWire this Summer.

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