25 Best Travel Gift Ideas For Women

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I’ve been a travel writer for over 14 years, including spending 6 years living overseas. So, I know what makes a great gift for women who travel. In this guide, I’ll share my favourite travel-themed gift ideas that are likely to be appreciated and used rather than thrown in a drawer and forgotten. There’s everything … Read more

40 Travel Safety Tips for a Stress-Free Trip

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I’ve spent fourteen years as a travel writer, which included six years travelling full-time as a woman on my own. In that time, my travel safety knowledge has increased dramatically. Mostly, I’ve learned from other people’s mistakes. But I’ve had a few unpleasant scrapes myself. Here are the safety tips I give my family and … Read more

50 Beautiful Sunset Pictures From Around The World

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As someone once said, I’ve not met a sunset I didn’t like. So, as the sun sets on another year, I thought I’d gather together my favourite sunset pictures from my travels around the world. I’ve taken all of these pictures myself and done little to no editing. I’ve also included a video slideshow of … Read more

7 Steps For Starting A Successful Travel Blog

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You’ve decided to start a travel blog? Congratulations! I’ve been blogging since 2010 and in a good year, I can earn over $100,000. It can be a dream career but it’s competitive and there’s a lot to learn. I’ve created this post as a framework and packed it with tonnes of resources. While you can … Read more

Guide To Bocas Del Toro & Beautiful Isla Bastimentos, Panama

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All I wanted was a beach that wasn’t littered with a million other British sun worshippers elbowing each other for a sun towel-sized patch of sand. And I found it in Bocas Del Toro. I first visited Bocas in 2011 as part of my Round the World trip. It was a couple of weeks of … Read more

Cruising Ancient Greece in The Peloponnese Peninsula

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The Peloponnese is a peninsula of myths and legends, ancient sights and civilisations that pre-date written history. It’s a land that covers over 21,000 square kilometres (8,000 sqm) and is located on the southwest tip of mainland Greece. Home to Olympia, Delphi, and the Corinth Canal, and a short distance from Athens, it’s a destination … Read more

The Ultimate Sailing Yoga Retreat in Greece

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Into the ocean I go, to soothe my mind and find my soul. I saw this quote once in a store in Europe and couldn’t get it out of my head. Except, for me, it wasn’t swimming that made me feel this way; it was unfurling my yoga mat – into the postures I go… … Read more

20 Best Beatles Attractions in Liverpool (with Map)

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On 9 February 1961, four Liverpool lads – John Lennon, Ringo Starr, George Harrison, and Paul McCartney – gave their debut performance at The Cavern Club in Liverpool. Over 60 years later, The Beatles remain as popular as ever. And nowhere is that more true than in the city of the band’s birthplace, Liverpool. As … Read more

30 Best Places To Visit on a British Isles Cruise

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It was late spring in the British Isles and after poring over the many cruise destinations offered by Swan Hellenic, I did the thing that surprised even me. I decided to explore my own country. Britain. By sea. Until now, my most common view over the British Isles has been by air as I leave. … Read more

Swan Hellenic – Where Culture & Luxury Combine

In 1931, at a time when Britain was still effervescing from the roaring twenties, a gentleman named W.F. Swan set up a small family run travel business called Swan Travel Bureau. Over the decades, and together with his son, Kenneth, they pioneered a new style of adventurous expedition cruising that remains at the heart of … Read more