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Weekend in Hay on Wye where to stay, what to do and when to go

On the border between England and Wales, Hay on Wye is known as the UK’s top destination for bibliophiles the world over. It’s a small town but, despite this, Hay on Wye is home to over 30 bookstores! Given it’s location on the border, Hay on Wye is a bit easier to get to than Snowdonia, and as it’s so close to the Brecon Beacons you don’t have to compromise on outdoors adventures either. In ...
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Things to do in Brive

The town of Brive in the Dordogne Valley is one of the later in the area. Served by Brive airport with flights arrive most days from London Stansted it's easy to get to. Even though it's one of the larger towns in the area, it's still pretty small and retains all the charm of a small French village. There's plenty of things to do in Brive and it's well worth a visit if you're in ...
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The Dordogne Valley on video

Sometimes pictures don't quite capture the beauty of a region. Sometimes video does that job much better. When I was exploring some of the most beautiful villages in France recently with Dordogne Valley tourism I captured a few snippets of the area on video. From wine tasting to canoeing, exploring, eating and attending Brive music festival, the Dordogne Valley is full of adventures and needs to be put on your 'must see' list. Fact Box: ...
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5 adventures to have in the Dordogne Valley

The beautiful Dordogne valley isn't just home to great food and drink, it's also got plenty of adventures on its doorstep. From hiking to wild swimming, canoeing and paragliding, there's plenty to keep your adventurous side happy. Canoeing the Dordogne River Spending a day in a canoe on the Dordogne river is a popular past time in this region of france. It shouldn't be a surprise really when you consider the beauty of the Dordogne ...
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A weekend in the Lake District: where to walk, eat and camp

Famous for its lakes, forests and mountains, associations with Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit, the Lake District is a pretty well known area of the UK. You’d expect it to be packed then, especially during the weekend of Beatrix Potter’s 150th anniversary. Fortunately, there are plenty of places you can head to to escape the crowds, hike to your hearts content, go wild swimming in the lakes, and go camping in the Lake District ...
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Eating (and drinking) in the Dordogne Valley

If France has a reputation for one thing it’s the food and drink. From the cheeses to the wines, the champagne and the charcuterie, croissants, macarons and more. Each region, or départment, of France has its own specialities and you simply can’t visit France without filling your belly with as much food as possible. The Dordogne Valley is no exception to this. In fact, besides being home to France’s most beautiful villages, it’s widely considered ...
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Innocent Unplugged Festival

The average person checks their phone 200 time a day. If you’re a blogger it’s probably a lot more than that. So do you think you could go a whole weekend without looking at your phone? Could you switch off that part of you that spends all day half listening for a buzz signalling a notification? I know that when I’m busy I think less about my phone. But when you’re at a festival and ...
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Experiencing the America’s Cup World Series in Portsmouth

Being able to watch a sailing event without having to be out at sea is something quite special. Being able to do that from a VIP tent as the sun shines down is even better. On Sunday I headed down to Portsmouth to watch the final day of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series as a guest of Bermuda and it was such an incredible day! What is the America’s Cup World Series? The ...
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France’s most beautiful towns are in the Dordogne Valley

My recent trip to the Dordogne Valley amazed me. I’ve been to France many times for family holidays, university ski trips and even lived in Grenoble for 9 months a few years ago. I thought I knew what to expect from France. I figured I knew what it looked like, pretty fields, nice cities and some delicious food. But I was totally unprepared for the beauty of the Dordogne Valley. You see there’s this thing ...
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48 hours in Madrid

You know me, I love my city breaks and got my fill of them earlier this year in Cologne and Lille. But one place that tops the list of “great city break” ideas is Madrid. Madrid city breaks are great for lovers of food, art, shopping and history (so pretty much everyone!). Madrid has evolved into one of Europe’s finest culinary capitals; maintaining its culinary traditions and embracing new cuisines. You can feast on tapas ...
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