NYC 101: What to do and where to stay, eat and drink

When researching things to do in New York City, as well as where to stay, eat and drink, I never thought I’d end up sitting in a cave with a stranger watching porn.

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Photo by Colton Duke
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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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What to do and where to stay in London Bridge [gifts]

Do you know what the craziest thing about living in London is? I never go into the city centre. There are so many things to do in London Bridge, but if a visiting tourist asked me for recommendations I don’t know what I would say.

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Photo by Sebastian Grochowicz

This weekend, however, I spent the day exploring all the things to do in London Bridge and it felt quite wonderful.

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Five ethical places to see elephants in Asia

For many people travelling in Asia, seeing elephants is at the top of their to-do list. But it can be really difficult to find an ethical place that is looking after them properly — however much research you do.

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Thailand Chiang Mai Elephant Nature Park eating – Rickshaw Travel

Around 75 per cent of the world’s captive elephants have been illegally captured, with over 3,000 used for entertainment purposes in Asia alone. The annual World Elephant Day (August 12) is dedicated to the preservation and protection of the world’s elephants, as many fight to change this fate.

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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.

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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…

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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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How to get freebies and secret perks in London with Time Out More [ad]

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.

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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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