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Hotel review: The Kinney, Venice Beach

Venice Beach is the hippest area of Los Angeles, so it’s only fitting that its hotels embody the bohemian, Cali-cool vibe that it’s famous for. While searching for the perfect boutique stay in the area, I came across The Kinney…

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Days out in London – The Beefeater Gin Distillery

Having lived in London for the better part of a decade, I find it increasingly tricky to think of new and exciting ways to spend a weekend. Trawling the shops on Oxford Street? No thanks. Visiting a museum? Hmm, there are no…

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The micro US road trip series; seven days in the Deep South

When I tell people that I have a degree in American Studies, I steel myself for the inevitable eye roll, smirk and “what, so you just studied Mickey Mouse for four years?” question. Well yes, as a matter of fact…

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A guide to Cologne’s Christmas markets

Germany doesn’t do thing by halves (football, beer and cars are proof of that) and it’s safe to say that Weihnachten (Christmas) is no exception. With a weekend to spare in the run up to the big day, I thought…

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The best of the January travel sales

With Christmas done and dusted for another year and the talk already turning to New Year’s resolutions, now may be the perfect time to take advantage of the sales and get planning your 2019 getaway. With so many tour operators…

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