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  • The One with the BIG family travel adventure

    Tweet As my friends will tell you, I’m TERRIBLE at keeping secrets (unless it’s something very serious, of course) so for the past few weeks I’ve been sitting on my hands in case I…

    June 23, 2015
  • The importance of gap year travel

    Tweet No 1 Son and I are currently having a debate about what he should do during his gap year; I want him to travel, experience the world and life (after he’s worked to…

    June 16, 2015
  • The most beautiful buildings in the world

    Tweet One of the things I love about travelling is seeing different buildings; even though we have some astonishing architecture in London, and I grew up here and have seen so many fabulous changes…

    June 10, 2015
  • Cool design in Helsinki

    Tweet Another of the highlights of our Baltic cruise last week was Helsinki, the capital city of Finland. The first time we visited Helsinki a few years ago it was scorching hot, which was a bit unexpected…

    May 29, 2015
  • 2 days in St Petersburg Russia

    Tweet So last week we were in the Baltic, which is one of my favourite places in the world – you get all that Scandinavian cool and fairytale capitals combined with dark, dramatic history, spectacular…

    May 28, 2015
  • Day trip to Lisbon and my airport shame

    Tweet The final port of call on our Spanish odyssey wasn’t actually in Spain at all – it was Lisbon, Portugal, again somewhere I’d wanted to visit for years; as soon as I saw…

    May 15, 2015
  • Day trip to Seville

    Tweet Just the word ‘Seville’ conjures up images of flamenco dancing, opera and oranges; I had wanted to visit the Spanish city forever, so couldn’t wait to explore it on our Spanish adventure last…

    May 14, 2015
  • Marseille at Night

    An easy way to plan holidays to France

    Tweet Last Saturday I was in beautiful Marseille, with its market and delicious seafood (and that heavenly balmy climate), and just a short distance to the Cote d’Azur, which is without question one of…

    May 11, 2015
  • Day trip to Palma de Mallorca

    Tweet One of the things I try to do as a traveller is keep a really open mind about destinations, and visit with as few pre-conceptions as possible. I know for example that many…

    May 11, 2015
  • Barcelona, La Rambla

    Sunday morning in Barcelona

    Tweet So, I spent the past week on two different ships cruising along the Spanish coast (I know, I know). Both very different experiences, but both trips began in Barcelona, a city I feel I…

    May 10, 2015