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Les Ecrehous Jersey
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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 …

Visiting the gin distillery, Whittaker's distillery, Yorkshire
Europe United Kingdom

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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Train Travel in the UK 101 – Exactly How to Book & Use British Trains

Train travel in the UK can be intensely frustrating, especially for visitors to the country. Here’s how to plan rail travel in Britain and save money too. Train Travel in the UK It seems simple enough. Buy a ticket, then travel from A to B, but every country’s mass transport system has different features, and …

Siwa Oasis Town, Egypt
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Unique Egypt Tourist Attractions – 3 Day Siwa Oasis Itinerary

Far away from the best known Egypt tourist attractions, Siwa Oasis is a lush and verdant desert town with 300,000 gently swaying palm trees, 70,000 olive trees, 1,000 freshwater springs, and almost zero pollution. The most northerly of Egypt’s oasis towns, Siwa Oasis is splendidly isolated 50 km east of the Libyan border. This post …

Women's Packing List for Travel to Egypt
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The Ultimate Women’s Packing List for Travel to Egypt

As the miles of arid desert flashed by and sweat slowly soaked my carefully chosen linen dress, I prayed for the journey to end. Silently, I cursed myself for bringing a dress that was not on my carefully planned packing list for travel to Egypt, as rivulets of sweat ran down my scalp transforming my …