In it for the Long Haul

Being based in London, it’s pretty easy to get around. Growing up, my summer holidays were often spent in Europe, meaning a maximum of 2 hours flying each way. Every now and again we ventured further afield – Turkey, New York, Russia, Morocco, Iran. But none of these seemed to be the real long haul […]

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The All-Inclusive Truth

When you hear the words ‘all-inclusive’, what comes to mind? Personally, I am filled with dread.

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14 Things x Sri Lanka

Only once you are at work, can you understand the back-to-work after holiday fear that every adult has spoken about. We got back from Sri Lanka on Monday night around 10.30pm, and after food and shower it was midnight before I got to bed.

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Spring in London + a Thought

It’s verified Springtime in the UK when you leave school or a late lecture or the office and it is still light outside. Even better were the warm evenings of April when I got home from work and the sky was still glowing. 

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“Airports are places of bookends”

  “The best part about airports lies in what they symbolize. Airports are places of bookends: new beginnings and long-awaited endings, arrivals and departures, hellos and goodbyes. We start in one city and end in another hundreds or thousands of miles away. You enter from a desert and exit into a blizzard. In from winter, […]

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Wanderlisting: 3 Autumn City Breaks

A couple of months ago I wrote what I called a ‘wanderlist’, as summer was coming to an end and I was desperate (obviously) to make it last just a little bit longer.

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Window shopping in Milan

Before I left Italy in September, I made the quick trip from Alessandria to Milan for a day of (mainly) window shopping. I’d never visited before and as soon as I walked down to the underground I felt right at home.

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Homesickness Doesn’t Mean You’re Not Happy

I remember very clearly the first time I understood how it felt to be homesick. I was sitting on my little single bed, in a rather empty, large and lofty room, in my new flat in Verona.

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Wanderlisting: 4 Dreamy Summer Airbnbs

Summer is almost over *despairs*. In these last few days of August and the beginnings of a warm September, we’ve still got just enough time to book a last-minute escape and say “ARRIVEDERCI!” to Autumn and Winter, and reality, for one last Summer jaunt. 

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The (wet) road to Lago Blu

Last Sunday we decided to head for Lago Blu, an alpine lake in Breuil-Cervinia, Valle d’Aosta. I’ve never had much opportunity to experience hiking before this Summer, and I’m really basking in all of these mountain walks I’m going on.

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