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London

Postcards from…The Shard

Panoramic views of London don't come much better than from The Shard, and on my recent visit to the viewing platforms on floors 68 and 69 I was lucky enough to have a clear day with superb views of the city. As a fan of sweeping, panoramic views of any city, I've visited my fair [...]

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London

A Flying Visit To The Shard!

If there is a better way to see a city than up the highest building soaking up the panoramic views, then I am yet to find it. I took a trip on the London Eye with my family when I was younger, at a time I think it was still called the Millennium Wheel - [...]

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Travel Planning

How To…Beat The Nerves When Flying!

To some, flying is the most exciting thing that leads to an amazing holiday. To others, it is the scariest thing to have to endure. But fear not, there are ways to overcome your fear, or at the very least distract from it. As technology advances, flying is actually getting easier. I used to worry [...]

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Tenerife

Tenerife: Sun, Sea And Total Relaxation

The last time I ventured overseas for a week of relaxation was September 2014. While I've worked hard and been lucky to have a couple of breaks overseas since, it's been far too long since I spent the day doing nothing by the pool. And I really enjoy lazying by the pool doing nothing. And [...]

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Dresden

Dresden, Germany

Dresden was never a city that spiked high on my Germany to-see list until I stumbled across it trying to find a midway point between Berlin and Prague on my mini-Europe adventure. A bit of research led me to the Striezelmarkt, which is one of the oldest and most traditional Christmas markets in Germany. That [...]

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Postcards, Vienna

Postcards from…Vienna

Before visiting Vienna, I thought it was just going to be pretty buildings and an Opera House. Although I only had a short time in the city, I quickly realised it has so much more to offer than just some fancy brickwork, and it's the reason I'll be heading back there at some point in [...]

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England, London

Morning Coffee at Luton Hoo

Just a stone's throw from London, the impressive estate of Luton Hoo offers a chance to indulge in a spot of luxury. We're talking spa, afternoon tea, fancy dinner, top notch hotel kind of luxury. After sampling afternoon tea at Luton Hoo a couple of months ago, I was back on a sunny Sunday morning to [...]

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Vienna

A Night At The Vienna State Opera

If there was one thing on my Vienna wish list, it was to visit the opera. Before embarking on my mini-Europe adventure, I knew there were a few things in each city I really wanted to experience. And visiting the opera in a city renowned for its culture was, of course, high on the Vienna [...]

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Bergen, Postcards, Stavanger

Postcards from…Bergen

I had the best time exploring Bergen, and although I didn't have much free time in the city I was determined to make the most of it! You can find out more about what I got up to here, but after having a wander around the harbour area, I made my way up the mountain [...]

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Bergen

Bergen: My Introduction To Thor

I was so lucky to have such a lovely and sunny day free to explore Bergen. The next two days were consistent, ridiculous levels of rain, and I got so wet on my first day trying to find the conference venue that I had to take my soaked shoes off when I got there! The second day [...]