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  • Wine tasting with Princess Cruises

    “It’s a common misconception that the grapes were squashed by the feet of workers”, our guide, Philippe, tells us. “Instead, they would wear plastic pants and be lowered in, until they were shoulder high…

    June 5, 2017
  • A Weekend in Hamburg

    It’s Sunday morning at Hamburg’s world famous Fischmarkt and the sun has made a welcome appearance. Ringing my bell, I cycle through the crowds – navigating stalls overflowing with gawping seabream, electric pink peonies…

    May 14, 2017
  • How to spend a day in Leeds

    Let’s start this blog post with a confession: we really dislike flying. I know, travel bloggers who hate flying – the irony. It’s like a doctor with a phobia of needles, or a teacher who dislikes…

    May 11, 2017
  • Celebrating National Tea Day with Twinings

    Resting under the shade of a tea bush one afternoon in 2737 BCE, Emperor Shennong, of China, instructed his servants to prepare his drinking water. Shennong, ahead of his time, liked his water boiled…

    April 27, 2017
  • April’s Giveaway: time to escape

    To celebrate the end of winter and with summer fast approaching (yay!) we’ve teamed up with Southwood Stores to give away the perfect weekend travel bag for all you adventurers. We’re fortunate enough to live…

    April 13, 2017
  • Jane Austen’s England

    My first encounter with Jane Austen came in the form of a university essay. Although I was studying for a history degree, Jane and her cast of fictional characters appeared in the middle of…

    April 12, 2017
  • Love Run Paris

    Here’s a little known fact: I was once heralded as an athletic prodigy. This surprise announcement was made one cold morning in January, 2001. Stood on the school field, the wind making my teeth…

    March 27, 2017
  • A historic stay at the Titanic Hotel Liverpool

    Settling into my train seat, with a steaming hot chocolate and a book I’d been trying to finish for weeks, I let out a sigh of relief. It was Friday lunchtime and the train…

    March 15, 2017
  • The Sounds of Somerset

    Birdsong was all I could hear when I woke up. A chorus of melodies and harmonies, interrupted now and again by the crow of a rowdy magpie. Turning over, I heard the sound of…

    March 8, 2017
  • GoPro Hero5 Session Giveaway

    As we spring into spring this month, we’ve teamed up with our lovely friends over at GoPro UK, to offer you* the chance to explore the great outdoors with a brand new GoPro Hero5 Session.…

    March 1, 2017
  • Six truths of travel blogging

    As we fast approach TTT’s third birthday, we’re in a reflective mood. The last three years have been a whirlwind of writing; photography; tweeting, instagram-ing; emailing; running to meetings and, of course, travelling. It’s…

    February 21, 2017