All my Travel Blogs

A collection of all my blogs, past and present, from when I started

Another Amazing Qatar Airways Business Class Sale
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Another Amazing Qatar Airways Business Class Sale

Make sure you don't miss out on the latest Qatar Airways Business Class Sale! With some amazing deals available from a range of European cities you would be a fool not to take advantage of ...
My Cultural Granada City Break
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My Cultural Granada City Break

I have visited Granada briefly on a couple of occasions in the past, but these visits were flying visits, maybe for a meal, or just a passing visit on the way to or from the ski resort in ...
My Wonderful Madrid City Break
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My Wonderful Madrid City Break

I first visited Madrid three years ago for a summer city break and I knew immediately that Madrid would be one of those cities that I would return to time and time again. After three years I ...
Dinner at Restaurante Sobrino de Botin
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Dinner at Restaurante Sobrino de Botin

When I travel abroad one of the biggest things for me is being able to enjoy the local cuisine. The Spanish cuisine is one of my favourites, so while I was in Madrid this summer I had to ...
British Airways Club Europe to Madrid
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British Airways Club Europe to Madrid

Once a day British Airways operate a Boeing 777 on their London Heathrow to Madrid service. The upside is that if you're travelling in Club Europe you actually get a Club World flat bed ...
My Wonderful Kuala Lumpur City Break
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My Wonderful Kuala Lumpur City Break

Six years ago while returning from Australia I had a night stop over in Kuala Lumpur. It was only a flying visit and ever since this stop over I have wanted to return, so the easiest thing ...
British Airways First Class from Kuala Lumpur to LHR T5
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British Airways First Class from Kuala Lumpur to LHR T5

Just over a year ago British Airways announced that after many years they would recommence their London to Kuala Lumpur service. It was announced that the service would be operated by their ...
Air Asia Low Cost Business Class from Melbourne to Kuala Lumpur
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Air Asia Low Cost Business Class from Melbourne to Kuala Lumpur

To end my amazing trip to Australia I decided to book a stop over in Malaysia on my return journey. I already had a flight booked from Kuala Lumpur to London with British Airways, so I just ...
My Epic Drive Along The Great Ocean Road
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My Epic Drive Along The Great Ocean Road

One thing which I have always wanted to do on my previous trips to Australia is to drive the Great Ocean Road. Due to my previous visits to Australia being considerably shorter than my most ...
Three Fantastic Wine Regions in South Australia
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Three Fantastic Wine Regions in South Australia

With a total of 18 world-renowned wine regions in South Australia, and over 200 cellar doors all within an hour’s drive from Adelaide, it's no wonder Adelaide is one of the 10 great wine ...
My Tropical Cairns Beachfront Break
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My Tropical Cairns Beachfront Break

I first visited Cairns on my very first trip to Australia many years ago, but unfortunately I hadn't re-visited this stunning part of the country until my most recent trip to Australia. ...
Kangaroo Island Weekend Break
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Kangaroo Island Weekend Break

Vivid sapphire waters glistening in the sun, clear blue skies and a blanket of eucalyptus trees sprawled across the vibrant green rolling hills. These were the wonderful vistas that welcomed ...
Riverbank Palais Long Lunch
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Riverbank Palais Long Lunch

On the 25th November 1928 Adelaide's premier nightspot, the Palais de Danse mysteriously started taking on water and then sadly sunk to the bottom of the River Torrens. After a long 89 years ...
A Day out on The Great Barrier Reef
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A Day out on The Great Barrier Reef

I first visited the Great Barrier Reef 13 years ago, during my very first trip to Australia. My visit was just a day trip from Cairns to Green Island, which is a small island located about ...
A Wonderful Sydney City Break
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A Wonderful Sydney City Break

During my 4 month trip to Australia I decided to take a Sydney city break, to explore what this fantastic city has to offer. I have visited Sydney briefly twice before, but I haven't had the ...
Qatar Airways Business Class on the Boeing 787 and Airbus A350
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Qatar Airways Business Class on the Boeing 787 and Airbus A350

To start my four month trip to Australia I flew Qatar Airways Business Class from Munich, Germany to Adelaide, Australia, changing planes in Doha, Qatar. On previous trips I have flown to ...
Enjoying The Lights of Lobethal
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Enjoying The Lights of Lobethal

I know Christmas is over now for another year, but before it slips too far way I wanted to share one last Christmas experience which I had over the festive period, while I was on my travels ...
Munich Christmas Market
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Munich Christmas Market

I booked my recent flights to Adelaide on Qatar Airways, which had a Munich departure because of a fantastic deal that I found online. As my flight on Qatar Airways was a mid-morning ...
Brussels Christmas Market
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Brussels Christmas Market

For my main Christmas market break this year I chose to visit the Brussels Christmas Market. I chose Brussels this year because when I first visited Brussels a couple of years ago I thought ...
Prague City Break
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Prague City Break

My first Prague city break was two years ago and I absolutely loved it, from the beautiful gothic architecture to the great food and, of course, the delicious Czech beers. Since my previous ...
Cesky Krumlov – An Amazing Bohemian Trip
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Cesky Krumlov – An Amazing Bohemian Trip

While I was on my recent trip to Prague I decided to visit the city of Cesky Krumlov, located in the Southern Bohemia region of the Czech Republic. Cesky Krumlov is located on the banks of ...
Eindhoven City Break
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Eindhoven City Break

While I was deciding on destinations for my Autumn 2016 city breaks I came across flights to Eindhoven with prices starting at £24 per person return. When you think of city breaks to the ...
Australia Trip
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Australia Trip

After I have completed the last of my five exciting Autumn city breaks, I will be home to recharge my batteries for just two days before I jet off again, this time on a 17 week trip to ...
Bergen City Break
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Bergen City Break

For the first of my Autumn 2016 trips I decided to visit Bergen, in Norway. Bergen is located on the west coast of Norway, and is the gateway to the famous Norwegian Fjords. Bergen is also ...
My Upcoming European City Breaks Autumn 2016
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My Upcoming European City Breaks Autumn 2016

The next three months are going to be an exciting time for me. I have five city breaks planned over the next three months, I will be returning to a couple of my favourite European cities ...
My Top City Break Destinations for Summer 2016
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My Top City Break Destinations for Summer 2016

For those of you who have not yet planned your last minute escape for summer 2016, fear not! Here are my recommendations for great city breaks for summer 2016. Whether you're looking to ...
Adelaide – Five Great Places to Eat
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Adelaide – Five Great Places to Eat

The South Australian city of Adelaide is known for many things, but mainly for being home to some of the best wine regions in Australia, and even the world. Adelaide is also known as the ...
Bilbao City Break
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Bilbao City Break

Bilbao, known as the capital of the Basque Country, is a port city located on Spain's northern coast. Surrounded by rolling green hills, Bilbao is located in a valley on the banks of the ...
Best Sunday Roast in Cornwall
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Best Sunday Roast in Cornwall

I recently went on a short break to Holywell Bay, near Newquay in Cornwall with some friends for the bank holiday weekend. When I'm at home, Sunday is a day for having family or friends over ...
Copenhagen City Break
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Copenhagen City Break

Copenhagen has long been on my city break to do list, so one evening when I stumbled across some cheap flights I decided to book a Copenhagen city break. I booked my flights with Norwegian, ...
Porto City Break
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Porto City Break

I enjoyed my Porto city break last January so much, that I knew I just had to go back and see more of this wonderful city. So when I saw this great deal to Porto, I just knew that I had to ...
Ljubljana City Break
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Ljubljana City Break

For a while now, after seeing pictures of this beautiful city, I have been longing to visit Ljubljana. One day earlier this year I stumbled across some extremely cheap flights, so I thought ...
Marrakech City Break
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Marrakech City Break

For too long now I have wanted to lose myself in the sights, sounds and smells of Marrakech. From meandering the labyrinth of narrow streets and souks while dodging speeding mopeds and ...
The New Forest
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The New Forest

Spread across 219 square miles of beautiful Hampshire countryside is The New Forest National Park. The New Forest is about an hours drive from my home in Sussex, and even though I pass ...
Bath Christmas Markets
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Bath Christmas Markets

One thing I had planned to do in December 2014 was pay a visit to the Christmas Markets in Bath, UK. Being used to visiting the markets on the continent, I had assumed that the Bath ...
Luxembourg Christmas Markets
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Luxembourg Christmas Markets

I try and visit at least one Christmas market each year, and this year along with a group of friends we decided to visit Luxembourg. This was my first trip to Luxembourg, so as well as ...
Seville Luxury City Break
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Seville Luxury City Break

I have always regarded Seville as the rustic heart of Spain. Known for its stunning tapas, beautiful Moorish architecture, and its labyrinth of narrow cobbled streets, Seville has long been ...
Cathay Pacific and British Airways – Business Wars
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Cathay Pacific and British Airways – Business Wars

This is my 5th trip to Adelaide, Australia, a place I have fallen in love with and can't get enough of. On previous trips I have flown with Emirates, Malaysia Airlines and, of course, ...
Jurassic Coast – Dorset, UK
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Jurassic Coast – Dorset, UK

The 2005 Radio Times poll named the Jurassic Coast the fifth-greatest natural wonder of Britain. It is definitely at the top of my list, alongside Glen Coe in Scotland. The Jurassic Coast is ...
Tinwood Estate Sparkling Wine Tasting
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Tinwood Estate Sparkling Wine Tasting

The Tinwood Estate is located just three miles from my home, on the edge of the South Downs national park. Tinwood first set up their vineyard in 2007, and since have been producing three ...
West Dean 2015 Chilli Fiesta
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West Dean 2015 Chilli Fiesta

This year celebrated the 20th year of the West Dean Chilli Fiesta. To my shame West Dean is less than ten miles from my home, and this was to be my first visit to the Fiesta. The Chilli ...
Corfu, A Luxury Weekend in Greece
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Corfu, A Luxury Weekend in Greece

I stumbled across flights to Corfu whilst on the British Airways website looking for reward flight availability for a short summer getaway. Up until this point I didn't even know British ...
A Great British Summer
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A Great British Summer

We have had a quite a warm spring, and the temperatures in southern England, and the whole of the UK are set to stay hot for most, if not all of summer 2015. I can hear your thinking "are we ...
Cornish Treats
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Cornish Treats

After my first visit to Cornwall three years ago I try and keep at least one weekend per year free to take a trip down to this beautiful part of the country. This was my fourth trip to ...
Zagreb Luxury City Break
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Zagreb Luxury City Break

When it comes to city breaks, I love nothing more than exploring new places. Don’t get me wrong, I have been to, and love all the classic city break destinations such as Amsterdam, ...
Bohemian Weekend Budapest
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Bohemian Weekend Budapest

I first sampled the bohemian splendour of Budapest a couple of years ago on a birthday getaway with friends. This grand bohemian city has a strange but unique feel to it. I don't quite know ...
Porto – City Break
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Porto – City Break

I love nothing better than taking a couple of days out to explore one of Europe's beautiful cities. Last summer I enjoyed my first city break to Portugal; I spent an amazing few days in the ...
Port Tasting Porto Portugal
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Port Tasting Porto Portugal

When you are in Porto it is highly likely that you will sample some finest Port at least once. Either with a meal or on its own, or perhaps you will make a trip to one or Porto's famous Port ...
Miami Beach, the Ultimate City Break!
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Miami Beach, the Ultimate City Break!

After our scenic drive up to Miami Beach from Key West, we dropped off our hire car at Miami airport and caught a taxi to our new home for the remainder of our trip - the Grand Beach Hotel ...
Discovering Key West
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Discovering Key West

After 6 amazing days in Walt Disney World, we checked out and left our hotel early to start our 500 mile journey to Key West. We looked at a few different routes online, but settled on the ...
Basel Christmas Markets
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Basel Christmas Markets

One of my favourite things about this time of year is making a visit to one of Europe’s beautiful Christmas Markets. Each year I try and visit at least one destination, sometimes more. ...
Walt Disney World Orlando
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Walt Disney World Orlando

Early on our first morning, after spending the night at the Miami Sheraton, we picked up our hired car from the car hire depot across the road from the hotel, and set out on our journey to ...
British Airways First Class to Miami
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British Airways First Class to Miami

By booking a mid-afternoon flight, I avoided having to get out of bed at such an unsociable hour, like I have been used to on many of my recent trips. We arrived at Heathrow shortly after ...
Wonderful Winter Escapes
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Wonderful Winter Escapes

For those of us in the UK, the clocks have now been turned back and the early nights are drawing in. I have had a great summer and visited some fantastic destinations, but I'm now looking ...
Scotland – I missed you!
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Scotland – I missed you!

This year I visited Scotland for the first time in almost 10 years. Although it was just a short 24 hour trip it made me realise just how long it had been since my last visit. This prompted ...
Perfect Summer, The Best Moments in Pictures!
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Perfect Summer, The Best Moments in Pictures!

With the leaves on the trees beginning to turn a crisp golden brown, and the cool morning chill which has been creeping up on us now day by day, I think it's safe to say that this ...
Is There More to The Isle of Wight
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Is There More to The Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight, with its stunning coastline and beautiful beaches, has long had a reputation for being a holiday destination aimed at families who want a budget summer holiday close to ...
Spitbank Fort Sunday Lunch Experience
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Spitbank Fort Sunday Lunch Experience

Spitbank Fort is one of four forts built in the Solent as part of the 1859 Royal Commission to protect Portsmouth's dockyard from a possible French invasion. They formed the most expensive ...
Barcelona – a Weekend of Winter Sun
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Barcelona – a Weekend of Winter Sun

The typical British weather, especially during the long winter months, is enough to make anyone want to escape to warmer climates. Last winter I decided to book an impromptu weekend break to ...
Croatian Wine Tasting evening!
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Croatian Wine Tasting evening!

One of my local wine stores, Hennings Wine Merchants of Chichester often holds wine tastings on Friday evenings. Each evening is usually themed on a specific wine region or wine. A couple of ...
Un Week-end Merveilleux à Bruxelles!
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Un Week-end Merveilleux à Bruxelles!

The latte and smoked salmon and scrambled egg bagel we grabbed at St Pancras somewhat compensated for the rude awakening at 05:00 on Saturday morning. Getting on the first train to Victoria, ...
Cascais – Portuguese Paradise, if only for a day!
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Cascais – Portuguese Paradise, if only for a day!

On my recent visit to Lisbon I decided to go on a day trip to the coastal town of Cascais. Cascais is located about 20 miles away from Lisbon, along the coast. You can drive there if you ...
Hong Kong in a Day
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Hong Kong in a Day

When booking a trip to Australia from the UK you have many airline choices, and with that comes the question of whether to have a stopover or not. To me a stopover isn't just a break between ...
Lisbon the Perfect City Break !
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Lisbon the Perfect City Break !

Lisbon, the city of seven hills, has a unique character and charm, different from most European capital cities. One afternoon a few weeks ago I stumbled across a deal to a top hotel in ...
Perfect Afternoon Wine Tasting
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Perfect Afternoon Wine Tasting

We arrived at Carr Taylor Wines on a warm Sunday afternoon. It was a beautiful day, with hardly a cloud in the sky. After checking in for our vineyard tour and wine tasting at their cellar ...
Perfect Weekend in Prague – 5 Must-do things
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Perfect Weekend in Prague – 5 Must-do things

Earlier this year I spent the perfect weekend in Prague - a belated birthday present to myself as I have always wanted to visit Prague. By researching online before my trip, I ended up with ...
Lux Madrid City Break
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Lux Madrid City Break

I have travelled to Spain many times, probably more so than any other country, the reason being that my family have a home in Andalusia. I have driven to Andalusia from the UK many times, ...