I didn’t like Dubrovnik, but still think you should go

I have never visited a place and hated it. I even visited Benidorm, notorious for drunken (often nude and rude) Brits abroad, and found some places to fall in love with, but I did not like the Old Town in Dubrovnik, Croatia.

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Slow travel: How I overcame holiday anxiety in Santorini

Despite often experiencing anxiety on holiday, ‘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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Gennadi Grand Resort: My new favourite hotel

Dare I say Gennadi Grand Resort Rhodes is the best hotel I’ve ever been to? It sounds so outlandish and overly complimentary, but I think it might be true.

Gennadi Grand Resort Rhodes

P and I stayed only for two nights, but we were both blown away at the high standard and lavish luxury we experienced – and the hotel isn’t even complete.

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Things to do in Austin: The perfect three-day itinerary

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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Discover things to do in Madrid – my three-day travel diary

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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