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Nan Tien Temple, Australia: the largest Buddhist temple in the Southern Hemisphere

Nan Tien Temple, Australia: the largest Buddhist temple in the Southern Hemisphere

If you had three guesses as to where the largest Buddhist temple in the Southern Hemisphere is located, I can almost guarantee that you wouldn’t go for the industrial outskirts of a town called Berkeley, an hour or two south of Sydney. Amazingly, this is […]

10 Things I Hate (and Love) About You: Budapest

10 Things I Hate (and Love) About You: Budapest

As I’ve said elsewhere, I don’t harbour particularly warm, fuzzy feelings towards Budapest. To cut to the chase, it made it onto my ‘list of places I’ll never go back to’, and for all the wrong reasons. In all honesty, Budapest mystified me – I’d gone with […]

5 Quintessentially English Weekend Breaks!

5 Quintessentially English Weekend Breaks!

I’m normally one for travelling as far away as possible, but recently I’ve been considering the charms of locations a bit closer to home. For one reason and another I’ve been planning and booking a few weekends away in good old Blighty of late, and it’s […]

The Versatile Blogger Award!

The Versatile Blogger Award!

Many moons ago now, the wonderful Travelators kindly nominated me for a Versatile Blogger Award! I was very chuffed to be in such great company (see their other picks here) and to have a shout out from them. Their blog is a wonderful account of how to […]

Forget NYC, Come to Toronto: Top 5 Things to Do and See

Forget NYC, Come to Toronto: Top 5 Things to Do and See

Guest post by Lifting Anchors! A lot of people dream of visiting New York, London, Paris, but sometimes the cities in Canada get overlooked. Lonely Planet ranked Canada the #1 destination to visit in 2017. Over here we have a lot to offer, but the […]

The things we carry: travelling objects and objects of travel

The things we carry: travelling objects and objects of travel

So often we think about all the other aspects of travel – the journey, the jetlag, the photos, the memories – and forget perhaps the most tangible part of all: the objects that we take with us, and the items we bring back. Almost everyone […]

Points of no return: the places I’ll never go back to

Points of no return: the places I’ll never go back to

‘Never’ is a strong word and, if Sean Connery has taught us anything it’s that you should probably never say never again. But nevertheless (wink) here is my list of places I (almost certainly) won’t return to. I started thinking about this after reading a piece […]

Top Glamping Tips for Non-Campers

Top Glamping Tips for Non-Campers

So, first of all, a confession. I’m really not a happy camper. Turns out I’m also not great at glamping (I’m generally more of a ‘hotel’ kind of person). I was fully invested in the whole concept, ready for crackling fires and marshmallows and sleeping […]

5 Unique London Eateries for Every Budget

5 Unique London Eateries for Every Budget

When eating out in London – and particularly if you’re there on a flying visit, or doing the tourist thing – it can be tempting to stick with what you know. Hunting down quirky coffee spots can be time-consuming, and taking a chance on an […]

7 straight-talking strategies for bagging the best accommodation

7 straight-talking strategies for bagging the best accommodation

Generally speaking I live in a bit of a travel bubble, where most people I know or speak to are as obsessed as I am, and similarly know all the best tips and tricks – and more. Every now and again however, I have a […]


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