Travel

“Not all those who wander are lost.”  ~ Tolkien

Aldeburgh, Suffolk (2017):

Time-travelling to 1928: The Vintage House, Aldeburgh

15 Best Things to do in Aldeburgh

Northern India (2017):

10 day Meditation Retreat in India

Get Lost in Bangkok:

A brief guide to navigating Bangkok and a recommendation for a homely and quirky guest house!

An Insider’s Guide to Malta (2017):

A whistle-stop guide to the weather, food, best time to travel and how to live like a local. From a Malteser!

An Insider’s Guide to Malta

Transylvania, Romania (2016):

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A trip to Prince Charles’ Rural Retreat in Transylvania 

Malta (2016):

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Live like a local in Malta

Cley Windmill, North Norfolk (2016):

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Cley Windmill Review: A romantic break for 3

Walsingham, North Norfolk (2015):

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Retro Retreat: The Control Tower

The Lake District, UK (2015):

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Home Comforts & Retreat B&B at Broughton House, Cartmel

Spain, Seville (2014):

Cycling in Seville

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Spain, Jerte Valley with Picota (2014):

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Jerte Valley in the Autumn: Top 8 things to Do

Review Plasencia and the Hotel Paradores (Converted convent)

Jerte Valle in the Autumn: Land of the Picotas

Ilfracombe, North Devon, UK (2014):

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Review Beach Cove, Hele Bay Beach Hut Retreat

Review The Sculptor’s Daughter: Magic, Art & fine Food – Broomhill Art Hotel

Top Ten Things to Do in Ilfracombe and North Devon

Norfolk and Suffolk, UK (2015):

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Walberswick: Top 6 Things to Do

Mindfulness Workshops & Retreats

Brighton, UK (2014):

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Review Brighton Rock: 1960s themed trip

24 Hours in Brighton – Top Six Things to Do

Camper Vanning: France and Switzerland (2014):

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Annecy: Where Venice meets Switzerland in France

The Christopher Columbus Effect: Chambéry An overnight stay at Meublés Les Charmettes

Switzerland: Fondue, Bears and Einstein

Car-booting in France

Oradour-sur-glane: Dordogne

France: The Camper Vanning Virgin

Loire Valley: Castles and the Stomping Ground of Great Artists & Thinkers

Pitstop in Normandy: Quaint Camping and Antique Hunting

Into the Wild: Camper Vanning Planning

Holy Isle, Scotland, UK (2013):

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Review Learn How to Lucid Dream on Holy Isle

India (2013):

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India: Golden Triangle and Dharamsala via my Moon Doodles blog

10-Day Meditation Retreat in Dharamsala via my Moon Doodles blog

South East Asia (2013):

Vietnam: Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh city and Hanoi via my Moon Doodles blog

Cambodia: Siem Reap, Phnom Penh via my Moon Doodles blog

Laos: Lunag Prabang, Vang Vieng and Vientiane via my Moon Doodles blog

Thailand: Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Koh Phi Phi via my Moon Doodles blog

Turks & Caicos (2008 – 2010):

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TRAVEL HIT LIST

Places I’ve travelled to include:

  1. Bahamas (The Exumas; and New Providence where I lived for 6 months)
  2. Bulgaria
  3. Brussels
  4. Cambodia
  5. Czech Republic
  6. Egypt
  7. England
  8. France
  9. Germany
  10. Greece (including Santorini and Corfu)
  11. India
  12. Ireland
  13. Japan
  14. Jamaica (2 months)
  15. Iceland
  16. Italy (including Sicily and Procida)
  17. Laos
  18. Malta (including Comino and Gozo)
  19. Monaco
  20. Mexico
  21. Netherlands
  22. Portugal
  23. Romania (Transylvania and Bucharest)
  24. Scotland
  25. Spain (including mainland, Canary Islands and Ibiza)
  26. Switzerland
  27. United Arab Emirates
  28. USA
  29. Thailand
  30. Turks & Caicos Islands (Grand Turk, Middle Caicos and Providenciales where I lived for 18 months)
  31. Vietnam
  32. Wales

Top 5 Places I’d like to Visit:

1. Galápagos Islands

2. New Zealand

3. Transylvania 

4. Nepal

5. Tibet

Bucket List: 

Here are a few things on my travel (and food) bucket list. To hopefully be achieved between now and the day I die:

1. Camper vanning around France & Switzerland
2. A trip on the Orient Express
3. Writing poetry on a canal boat for a few days (must have a log fire)
4. A stay in tree-house accommodation
5. A yoga retreat in south west of England
6. A trip to the Galapagos Islands
7. A trip to a Scandinavian country (Copenhagen would be nice)
8. A writing retreat with the Faber Academy
9. A stay in a UK or European windmill
10. Camper vanning around New Zealand
11. Edinburgh Fringe Festival
12. Morris Minor adventure to a UK seaside town
13. Lunch at ‘Dinner’ or ‘The Fat Duck’
14. A stay in a Scottish castle by a loch
15. Go on a lucid dreaming retreat on the Holy Isle
16. The Citron 2cv Rally to Spain
17. A stay on a horse-drawn gypsy caravan in Cumbria
18. A week writing poetry in a UK costal beach hut
19. A stay in a shepherds hut
20. Glamping in a bell tent
21. Stay in a log cabin somewhere Nordic, involving fondue
22. Dinner at Yotam Ottolenghi’s restaurant
23. Learn how to snowboard in the French Alps
24. A meditation retreat in Nepal
25. Visit Transylvania over Halloween
26. Motorbike trip around India
27. A stay in a yurt
28. Eat salmon blinis, caviar and vodka, in Moscow

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