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Unique things to do in Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech is a popular long weekend destination for us Brits. Forget Paris, spending a weekend in Marrakech is what's always a good idea. There's an abundance of cheap flights and it only takes three hours of being at 35,000 ft to arrive somewhere that feels a million miles away from home and there are plenty of unique top things to do in Marrakech, Morocco! I spent the entire duration of the transfer from the airport ...

Driving the Camino de Santiago. A Northern Spain Road Trip Itinerary

Taking a road trip Northern Spain seems to be having a bit of a moment currently. I can't count on both my hands how many people I know of who have been in the past few months. I wasn't aware of this when we booked flights to Santander earlier this year to celebrate Thom's birthday. We booked the flights as they were cheap and the beaches looked nice and it was only when I started ...

An itinerary for Lake Como, Italy

Within just an hour of arriving on the banks of Lake Como I was already feeling relaxed and our Lake Como itinerary remained that way. Gone were the stresses of driving 3 hours from Bergamo airport on windy, narrow roads whilst dodging cars driving across both lanes, and dealing with an incompetent sat nav, and in stress’ place was a sense of calm. Perhaps it was the sound of the lake lapping gently at the ...

Adventures in Snowdonia

My weekend in Snowdonia was full of pretty scenery, akin to that in the Scottish Highlands (although thankfully a little bit warmer!). We had a car with us for the weekend which made getting around so much easier. The villages do have bus routes between them but it's nice to have a car and go wherever and whenever you please. We spent ...

#BestPlaceToBeToday

This was the winning entry in a Lonely Planet travel writing competition for "the best place to be today" in conjunction with the launch of their new book.   Drawing back the curtains I stare out onto the sea, blinking in the low autumnal sun and gazing across to the just visible Skegness buildings on the horizon. I enjoy a tasty breakfast of pancakes topped with locally produced bacon and lashings of maple syrup whilst ...

A guide to visiting the Holmenkollen ski jump in Oslo

Standing on top of a mountain north of Oslo in Norway is the Holmenkollen Ski Jump. A trip up here should definitely be on your list of things to do in Oslo. Oh, and don’t worry, I’m not suggesting you should jump it! As you’ll see visiting the Holmenkollen Ski Jump is a chance to get great views of Oslo, enjoy some traditional Norwegian dishes and learn more about the history of ski jumping. If ...

Things to do in Montevideo, Uruguay

We spent a couple of days getting to know Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay after our stay on a Uruguayan cowboy ranch. Arriving on a Sunday we found the city incredibly sleepy especially for a capital city, and in South America during the world cup! Were we in the right place? Perhaps it was just because we were comparing Montevideo to the last big city we’d been in; Rio de Janeiro and host city for ...

Everything you need to know about the Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia

Salar de Uyuni is the largest salt flat in the world. A seemingly endless array of hexagonal tiles (created by the crystalline nature of the salt) create one of the world’s most unique landscapes. The Bolivian salt flats are 10,582 square kilometres (4,086 sq mi) and is one of the most popular stops on anyone’s South America itinerary. Visiting the Salar de Uyuni is a once in a lifetime experience. It was something I knew ...

A guide to Lake Titicaca & the floating islands of Uros

In Andean culture, Titicaca is the birthplace of the sun. If that wasn’t enough of an accolade, it’s also the largest lake in South America, and the highest navigable body of water in the world. The deep blue lake has been home to different peoples who have all left their mark on the landscape. Today it’s the region of Lake Titicaca is a mix of cathedrals and fields against a backdrop of Andean peaks. Whilst ...

Piranha Fishing in the Amazon

Before my trip to South America I'd have told you I had no interest whatsoever in fishing. Who wants to sit at the bank of a river all day, come rain or shine, waiting and waiting for something, anything, to bite your line? Not me that's for sure. I'd rather be out doing something. It's fair to say I wasn't exactly that enthusiastic about going piranha fishing in the Amazon. Especially given that we'd failed miserably ...