Musings

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 fit travel in and around a career, and they draw… Continue reading The Versatile Blogger Award!

Musings

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 has a few travel treasures on display in their homes or… Continue reading The things we carry: travelling objects and objects of travel

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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 by a writer who felt unable to return to a location… Continue reading Points of no return: the places I’ll never go back to

Musings · Tips and Tricks

When not to book a cheap flight

Everyone loves scoring a cheap flight, and these days it seems there are more opportunities than ever to fly for a fistful of fivers. Nine times out of ten there are some serious strings attached however – whether that’s in the form of an extortionate charge for baggage, or an eye-wateringly early departure. Here are my… Continue reading When not to book a cheap flight

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Why it’s OK to visit a tourist hot-spot; or, who says there are “too many gringos”?

I was recently on a flight back to the UK and was sat next to a girl who was busy tapping away on her laptop. Now, “nosey” is probably a bit strong, but I’m always curious as to what fellow passengers are reading or writing. It may be the product of several years spent commuting back… Continue reading Why it’s OK to visit a tourist hot-spot; or, who says there are “too many gringos”?