Why Siquijor is my least favourite island in the Philippines

If you’re thinking about visiting Siquijor Island in the Philippines, then there are a few things you should consider.

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There isn’t a lot to do — although the few activities you can do are beautiful — and there aren’t many restaurants or much of a nightlife. If your time in the country is limited, it may not be worth your while.  

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Fitness escape on a volcanic island

It is a country I have visited a fair few times in my life and I write this knowing I will return again, with more places in mind I want to see. Sangria, sunshine, fairly inexpensive flights and my new found love for Club la Santa create a continued appeal I am not alone in experiencing.

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One thing I’ve never been to Spain for — or anywhere for that matter — is exercise, my usual consumption of sangria distracts from it.

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What to do in Paris for a day: Top three cultural sights

Whether you’re trying to squeeze a Paris holiday into an already busy 2020 trip to Europe, or just fancy a day trip to from London, you can definitely get your Parisienne fix in less than 24 hours.

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Orsay Museum photographed by RBNRAW

Here are my top three things to do when taking a day trip to Paris on the Eurostar (yes, a plane is cheaper, but let’s save the planet).

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What’s a tea lover to do in Sri Lanka?

Sri Lanka is the country of tea so if you love the stuff you will definitely enjoy your time here. Nearly every way you turn you’ll see a tea plantation or two. Each boasts its unique blends and flavors, as well as delicious treats to eat with your tea.

Photo by Joe Roberts

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UK staycation: Three city breaks in England [ad]

If you’re looking for UK city breaks, these three will all hit the spot for a weekend away. If money is tight, do what I do — travel by coach.

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I have always loved the coach (trains feel so clinical to me, I can’t relax), so I often travel with National Express.

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Sopwell House UK spa day review [invite]

Last month, on a dark and rainy Saturday, I took shelter at the Cottonmill Sopwell House Spa Hotel in St Albans, Hertfordshire.

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A little later than your usual spa day, I booked into the ‘Evening Retreat’, making my way up from London after a lazy morning at home for a spa session, treatment of my choice and a three-course dinner.

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Staycation ideas – three UK destinations

The return of the colder, darker weather can leave you feeling a little down. For most of us it means almost a year to wait until our annual summer getaway — but with these staycation ideas for three UK destinations, you can beat the cold weather blues.

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Milton Locks, Portsmouth,

There are lots of great staycation ideas you can use to help you recharge those batteries. Here, you’ll discover why UK destinations can be just as good as going abroad.

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Date night in London? Go to Covent Garden [ad]

If you’re planning a date night in London, then Covent Garden should definitely be at the top of the list. It is a beautiful place to explore and it has so much life bustling around that you can’t help feeling like you’re on holiday (even if you’ve lived in London your whole life, like me).

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From buying each other gifts to indulging in dinner and drinks and even spending the night in a Covent Garden hotel*, here’s what I suggest you do for the perfect date night…

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Is Ha Long Bay worth visiting?

Ha Long Bay was a huge disappointment and is probably top of the list of places I wish I hadn’t visited while travelling South East Asia.

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The pictures look phenomenal and so a day trip from Hanoi, in which you’re promised an afternoon of cruising through the islands on a boat, having lunch and visiting a few sites, was on the top of my list of things to do.

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