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Three Things I Love About My Favourite City: Vienna

It is no secret that my heart is in Vienna, so when Accor Hotels invited bloggers to write about their favourite place for their A Tale of Three Cities competition it seemed a bit of a no-brainer to enter. Here are … Continue reading

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Happy New Year: Spinning Into 2015

When I was a kid in Austria, we had a Weihnachtspyramide, or Christmas pyramid. For those not in the know, a Weihnachtspyramide is a traditional Christmas decoration with its roots in the Erzgebirge of Germany. It’s a kind of carousel … Continue reading

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GALLERY: Lego City Advent Calendar 2014

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I’m not really one for chocolate, so a Lego advent calendar struck me as being a rather fun alternative. For those of you who fancy sharing in the fun, I’ll keep you updated with a daily photo.       … Continue reading

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Tennessee: That Time We Saw A Bear

In honour of Thanksgiving, this week we’re travelling to the US and the state of Tennessee. My other half has lived in the States twice – once in Tennessee and another in Connecticut. He also fondly remembers family trips to … Continue reading

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Austria: The Riesenrad In Vienna

Today’s Thursday Travel Treat is the Viennese Riesenrad. Continue reading

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Playing For Keeps At The National Football Museum In Manchester

If ever you’re going to make a first visit to Manchester, what a better day to do it than when one of its home teams is celebrating winning the Premier League. This is what happened when we took my father … Continue reading

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Yorkshire Hosts The Grand Depart Of The Tour De France

They say there’s no place like home and nowhere was this more true than in Yorkshire last weekend, when the region played host to the Grand Depart of the 101st Tour de France. And Yorkshire did not disappoint. Organisers said 2.5 … Continue reading

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Drifting Down To New Orleans – A US Train Trip

There is a particular look people give you when you say you’ve just got off a train across the United States. It’s a look of bafflement, surprise and general disbelief that such a thing exists. And yet there we were, … Continue reading

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York Cold War Bunker – A Fascinating Insight Into A Paranoid Era

Largely known for its Viking past, its cobbled streets and its gothic minster, the city of York is certainly not the first that most would associate with Cold War paranoia. Yet hidden in the suburbs near the racecourse, is the … Continue reading

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The Great British Bucket List

It’s the Easter bank holiday and people up and down the land are celebrating it by spending time with family, jetting off for a long weekend or even just spending a little too much time in a beer garden than is … Continue reading

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