Tag: TRAVEL

To Soho and back

  It’s rare that I get to visit London for anything other than a same-day return and a two-hour business meeting, but this past weekend I was fortunate to have a spare couple of days to visit my friend Suzi. A long-time resident of Wanstead (that’s East London to anyone unfamiliar), and a family friend

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Booking a holiday: The January Ritual

  It’s the annual ritual in our house. Three weeks into the New Year, with no money and the January blues in full swing, there’s only one thing on our (mostly my) mind. Escape. The conversation normally goes something like this:   Me: “Let’s book a holiday soon.” Him: “Let’s assess our finances fir…” Me:

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A post of two-halves: What I learned in 2018 PLUS Stuff Sam Says, Christmas Edition

  Almost everyone I’ve spoken to throughout December has uttered the same phrase traditionally wheeled out when we’re another year older, none the wiser, and it feels like our lives are going by in a flash. “I don’t know where this year’s gone!”   Well, thanks to Instagram, we do. The #2018bestnine hashtag and accompanying

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Train trauma: UK rail fares on the rise, but don’t worry – the service is still terrible

  Of all the farcical announcements that are made on a weekly basis about our country and how it’s run, last week’s news that train prices will be going up by 3.1% from 2nd January 2019 really takes the biscuit… In a move that can only be described as outrageous (yes, I am outraged, not

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An amateur traveller’s review of Mexico: Sunshine, civilisations and tequila…

  I was lucky enough to visit Mexico for the very first time this year. A much-needed break that couldn’t come around quickly enough. If you’ve never been to Mexico, it’s likely that your first thoughts on it as a country stem from what you may have seen on fictionalised television dramas…much of it unfair

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Universal truths of air travel: an infographic

  There are few things in life that I love more than travelling – except perhaps my husband and our cats. For many people travel is an escape from the humdrum of everyday life; a way of meeting new people, experiencing new things, and counting down towards a bit of excitement. At 31, I’ve been

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I wish to register a complaint…

  There’s a universal truth to the fact that social media has revolutionised the way we communicate with each other, giving us a multitude of channels through which to express ourselves, meet new friends, converse with our idols, and pursue opportunities we never thought were possible. The unfortunate side effect to this, is that it’s given

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