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Apr 15 2014

Rediscovering the UK and Ireland

For those of you that might not know, I was born in the UK to Irish parents.  For years, I spent my holidays travelling mainly, although not exclusively, around the UK and Ireland.  That was because it was easier and cheaper than going abroad, and because I was curious about other parts of the UK …

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Apr 11 2014

Travel Photo Roulette #77: Quirky

If you’ve been reading my blog, which I’m sure you have :), you will have seen that one of my Foto Friday’s mentioned a competition I had entered and the photo I used. Well, it was for Travel Photo Roulette, which was hosted by Berkeley and Beyond.  Carole Terwilliger Meyers from Travels with Carole very kindly selected mine …

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Apr 07 2014

Discovering the Charm of Grasmere

I was in the Lake District recently, looking for a place to have some R&R (rest and relaxation), and to discover some lesser-known places.  The thing is, it proved to be quite a challenge.  Firstly, I was limited with where I could go because I didn’t have my car to get around and the Honister …

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Mar 31 2014

A Solo Hike to Easedale Tarn and Codale Tarn

The Lake District is definitely a mecca for hikers.  I saw them everywhere during my time in the Lake District: The Borrowdale Valley, Keswick, and Grasmere.  I like to do a bit of hiking myself but, as I knew nothing of the local hikes, I consulted the Internet.  As it turns out, there are tons …

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Mar 28 2014

Going Local: Trying English Wine

Recently, I spent a few days with a small group of travel writers, from the US and Russia, on a trip to North Wales and the Lake District with Visit Britain.  It was great because I explored a lot of new places and did some things I had never done before. One of the things …

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Mar 24 2014

Tips for Using the Trains in Berlin

The public transport system in Berlin is great.  I have been to Berlin twice now and have mainly used the rail network to get around.  I had no idea of the complexity of the Berlin train system until I started using it, so I thought it would share some tips with you that I have …

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