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    Swimming with Manatees on Crystal River

    May 22, 2018

    For someone who prides themselves on an eclectic, wide-ranging bucket list, the experience of swimming with manatees came as a rather late addition. In fact, prior to visiting Anna Maria Island last year, the manatee itself remained a fairly mysterious animal to me – one that I’d wrongly presumed was not too dissimilar to an overweight dolphin. However, after visiting a rehabilitation centre for manatee whilst visiting Anna Maria, I quickly developed a soft spot for these gentle, floating ‘sea cows’,…

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  • Where to eat in Tampa

    A Two-Day Guide to the City of Tampa, Florida

    There is something stirring in Tampa: an energy, an excitement, a buzz. Walk through the city’s downtown area – a territory once dominated by linoleum-filled skyscrapers – and you might feel it rush by;…

    May 14, 2018
  • A Stay at the Luton Hoo Hotel

    Mr Frederic Billet is a very busy man. Deputy Hotel Manager for the majestic Luton Hoo Hotel, he has VIP guests to meet, grounds to keep, barrel aged wines to select and perhaps most…

    April 20, 2018
  • A Night At The Arch Hotel, London

    In 1791, London’s Great Cumberland Place was complete. A handsome thoroughfare that ran between Marble Arch and leafy Hyde Park, Great Cumberland was a street lined with towering Georgian mansions and flickering oil lamps…

    April 18, 2018
  • Discovering The Dartmoor Artisan Trail

    ‘It’s like the scene from Ghost,’ Laura quipped, ‘Just without the romance or skill.’ Ignoring her jibes, I hesitantly pressed the pedal that controlled the slippery red clay – the wobbly mass forming a…

    April 3, 2018
  • Accommodation at Kijkduin

    A Weekend in The Hague

    It’s 10am on a grey, March morning and I’m sitting on the steps of my little seafront cottage. The rolling sand dunes of Kijkduin beach deserted, I watch as a group of dogs throw…

    April 2, 2018
  • A Weekend in Durham

    As the train pulled into Durham’s neat, stone station, I felt a jolt of excitement. We were finally back in my favourite corner of the country – the wildly beautiful North East – with…

    March 18, 2018
  • A Day in the Life of an English Tourism Superstar

    Last week, as the rest of the UK were ordered indoors, Richard Darlington headed outside. Confronting Storm Emma’s biting winds and wild blizzards, Richard – a working shepherd – faced a problem. He needed…

    March 13, 2018
  • Itineraries for Microadventures in England

     “A microadventure is an adventure that is short, simple, local, cheap – yet still fun, exciting, challenging, refreshing and rewarding” – Alastair Humphreys Last weekend, I stood browsing the stationery aisle of my local…

    March 4, 2018
  • An Itinerary for a UK Road Trip

    Who doesn’t love a road trip? Piling into the car with your friends, you’ve got the roof down and the wind in your hair. Ahead of you is nothing but miles of empty road, adventure…

    March 3, 2018
  • Escaping the January Blues in Bath

    This year, it seems the nation was in unanimous agreement that January dragged on for far longer than its so-called 31 days. Seemingly endless weeks filled with grey cloud and drizzle, compiled with an…

    February 11, 2018