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A Magical RIB Trip to Les Ecrehous: Seals, Dolphins & Smugglers

One of the most memorable things about my most recent trip to Jersey was a RIB trip to Les Ecrehous, a tiny archipelago of islets just off the Jersey coast (and very close to France).  Once the domain of smugglers, Les Ecrehous is now the wild, windswept and hauntingly beautiful home to Britain’s largest breeding …

Bran Castle is one of the Spookiest Places in Europe

The Spookiest Places in Europe: Haunted, Creepy & Scary Spots

Have you ever been somewhere that triggered your sixth sense, and made the hairs at the back of your neck stand on end? Plenty of places can spook us – especially when they have a dark and troubled history. With its millennia of turbulent history, however, one continent seems to have more scary places than …

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The 11 Best Things to Do in Ripon (England’s Oldest City)

The ancient city of Ripon is the 3rd smallest in England, and it’s an absolute gem! Since moving to North Yorkshire, I’ve discovered there are more things to do in Ripon than I expected! This post contains affiliate links, which means I may receive a small commission, at no cost to you, if you make …

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A Day Trip Visiting Fountains Abbey: All You Need To Know

Tucked away in rural North Yorkshire, there’s an ancient gem well worth visiting. The UNESCO World Heritage Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Park includes the ruins of the largest Cistercian monastery in the United Kingdom, splendid Georgian formal water gardens and a medieval deer park. The place was called Fountains, where, at that time and …

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A Revealing Travel Chat With Liesbet from Roaming About

In today’s travel chat with Liesbet from Roaming About, mature full-time nomad Liesbet Collaert shares how she has been travelling for a lifetime and blogging about her travels for thirteen years. Her travel stories are rich, detailed and always leave me wanting to read more, so I was excited to interview her and get to know more …

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A Sensational Gin Distillery Tour You Shouldn’t Miss!

Yorkshire is world-renowned for its scenery, history and architecture, but you might not know that it’s also home to several astonishingly fine craft gin distilleries. As a proud “import” to Yorkshire, I’m delighted to see these fantastic Yorkshire gins succeeding in the industry. Of course, I had to go on a gin distillery tour to investigate! …

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How to Visit Ripley Castle & Gardens [Yorkshire, UK]

Tiny little Ripley (population 232) is one of Britain’s last surviving estate villages, tucked away on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, yet it’s only three miles from elegant Harrogate. With the magnificent Ripley castle and gardens, a medieval church, a splendid hotel and restaurant, and “The World’s Best Ice Cream”, Ripley village is an …

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A Fascinating Travel Chat With Alma From Roaming Fox

In today’s travel chat with Alma from Roaming Fox, mature travel blogger Alma van As, shares how her love of travel, adventure and safaris led her to start blogging a few years ago. Her travel stories paint incredible pictures of the countries she has visited – and make me desperate to see more of Africa! Born and …