Slow travel wasn’t even in my vocabulary before I went on holiday to Santorini and it certainly didn’t seem practical. 

 You see, as a travel blogger and journalist I feel a lot of pressure when I am on holiday to see all the sights, take amazing photos and record every minute. Let me tell you how that all changed…

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There are so many things to do in Austin that make it an ideal place to enjoy a long weekend, but don’t expect to just kick back and relax.

Things to do in Austin

Tomek Baginski – Lou Neff point

From shopping on funky South Congress Avenue, to stand-up paddle boarding on Lady Bird Lake and seeing live music in one of the many clubs around town, this is the perfect three-day itinerary of things to do in Austin.

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Travel tips for a long weekend in Madrid, Spain: how to travel, where to stay, things to do and see, and the best places to eat and drink…

things to do in Madrid

Day one

We landed in Madrid at 10am and made our way into the city for a three-day adventure. Madrid was the first place I ever went on holiday with friends, aged just 17 and talking our way into clubs.

I had thought going with the other half (P) might be very different, but after a daytime siesta the natives work late, eat late and drink even later into the night and as they say, when in Rome…

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Have you heard of the new Time Out More Card? I got one this week and went down to BRWD Coffee in Oxford Street to try it out.

Time Out More

Time Out more is a perks card from what has to be the number one city guide around the world, not just for London but cities across the globe – if I’m going anyway, I look for it on Time Out first.

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The idea of travelling solo strikes fear into the hearts and minds of many. This is understandable, especially if you haven’t travelled much before, but it’s important to remember there are plenty of positives to going it alone.

travelling solo

Freedom, flexibility, and the chance to conquer whatever’s been holding you back are just some of the benefits — take the plunge and you’ll soon discover how independent and resourceful you can really be. The first time I did it was in Montreal, and you can find out why I think it is the perfect place for travelling solo here.

But for now, here are five reasons why travelling solo is so rewarding…

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