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Along with shoes, your travel toiletries are likely to be the heaviest things in your suitcase. Try these ideas to lighten your load but still look great. We are always looking for ways to lower the weight in our suitcases, and as we are about to travel for 10 weeks …

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Is house sitting part of your retirement plan? It’s a great way to see the world and experienced international house sitter Vanessa Anderson shares her tips for getting started. Read more about Vanessa at the end of this post. Why consider house sitting Is it your dream to …

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The joys of travel are endless and as the years go by I am conscious that there is a lot of the world left to see. These 7 favourite travel destinations could easily be added to your list and mine. Or have we missed one of your favourites? I asked …

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If you are planning a trip to Barcelona, you are about to visit one of the most culturally enriching cities we have been privileged to stay in. Find out what to see and do in this amazing City. Our 5 days exploring Barcelona We arrived in Barcelona at 8.30 …

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Visiting the Alhambra Palace was a long held dream of mine but when we got to Granada in 2017 we found the Alhambra to be just one of Granada’s treasures. Getting to Granada We arrived in Granada by first class train from Madrid, and were delighted by the …

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The Lyonnaise told us Lyon has everything Paris has but the people are nicer. They just might be right, and you should definitely visit Lyon. We spent four nights in this beautiful City and loved every minute of it; the history, the architecture, the rivers, the people and oh yes …

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Yes travel is one of the great joys of life, but sometimes things go wrong. Those travel woes usually make the best dinner party stories, but at the time one can only laugh, cry, take action or all of the above. I made my first international trip at the age …

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I wish I could say I had nailed the carry on only travel packing list, but I haven’t yet; it’s still on my list of goals. In the meantime I have developed my skills in putting together a travel capsule that works. This one took me …

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The South of France; do you immediately think of Provence? It is the quintessential French destination, but we also greatly enjoyed our time in and around Narbonne, Carcassonne, and Annecy. We travelled to the South by car, leaving the Bordeaux Region in South West France and journeyed via Toulouse to …

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The delights of South West France include The Loire Valley, La Rochelle and Bordeaux. Join us on a petite excursion to some of our favourite places in France. We have visited parts of South West France on two occasions; once as a side trip from Paris and on the second …

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