Our good friends got married in Malcesine, Lake Garda, back in August of this year. And I haven’t blogged about it until now… naughty me! The air of the place was one of celebration. Mr TravelEachDay and I had thought briefly about getting married in Italy ourselves, so we were delighted to be invited to […]

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3 Reasons Why An Overnight Break Is Still A Holiday

November 13, 2014
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Travel is the one thing (Ok, the one thing apart from internet-enabled devices) that I splash out on. But I also love a deal. Holiday Pirates and Travelzoo are a couple of my favourite sites/apps for spotting travel steals, and it was on the latter that I saw an overnight stay for two at a […]

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Halloween in Edinburgh: Touring the City’s Dark Side

October 30, 2014
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Edinburgh is celebrated for its macabre sights and stories – its cemeteries, its bodysnatchers, the buried Mary King’s Close. But even if you ignore the macabre, it’s a city that can be downright weird. For instance there’s the Heart of Midlothian, a little mosaic heart set in the pavement where the old Tolbooth – prison, […]

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The World’s Best Olives – An Investigation

October 28, 2014
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It’s amazing how travel can change your perspective. On the bigger things in life, sure, but also on smaller things, too. Small, delicious things… like olives. I used to hate olives. I wanted to like them, though. So badly. I went to London bars in my twenties and envied the other drinkers, popping them into […]

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Five Ways Tyneside is Great

October 17, 2014
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Tyneside is … great art. There’s the Baltic, a converted flour mill that presents continually changing exhibitions of contemporary art. The top floors give one of the best views of the Tyne and its bridges that you can possibly get, and exhibitions have included such diverse artists as Antony Gormley, Damien Hirst, Yoko Ono, and […]

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Doing the Laos Loop Without Planning It First

September 14, 2014
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We were fresh from the tranquil surroundings of Si Phan Don and the 4000 Islands. Our first days in Laos were peaceful and incredibly relaxing. But things were set to change quite drastically. I don’t know where we first heard about ‘The Loop’ but it sounded fun and we decided we’d do a little bit of it, in […]

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Driving safely around New Zealand

September 2, 2014
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One of the best – and most common – ways for tourists to explore and enjoy New Zealand is by hiring a car or a campervan. As we travelled around these gorgeous islands for over two months, we actually bought a car and sold it again at the end (something I really ought to write […]

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