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Dive into Britain’s black history at the Black Cultural Archives, London

The Black Cultural Archives (BCA) in Brixton, South London was established in 1981 by educationalist and historian Len Garrison to celebrate the contributions that black people have made to culture, society and heritage of the UK’s black history. Continue reading Dive into Britain’s black history at the Black Cultural Archives, London

World heritage Blue Mountains National Park with Zepher Tours

As part of my solo trip to Australia, I had arranged to take a day tour to the Blue Mountains of Sydney with Zepher Tours. Having already tried a tour to Hunter Valley, I was keen to experience another party of Australia that seemed unmissable. Continue reading World heritage Blue Mountains National Park with Zepher Tours

An unforgettable day along the Great Ocean Road with Bunyip Tours

As part of my short trip to Melbourne, I arranged to participate in two tours with Bunyip Tours. The first tour took me to Phillip Island, the second, along Great Ocean Road. Both tours offer a full day excursion from Melbourne to maximise sightseeing opportunities in this part of the world. Continue reading An unforgettable day along the Great Ocean Road with Bunyip Tours

A sightseeing guide to Lisbon, Portugal

As part of my winter travel in 2013 I opted to head to Lisbon, the capital of Portugal for a long weekend away with six members of the Nomadness Travel Tribe from around Europe.

With some of my companions travelling from Italy, Spain, Germany and France, we had chosen Lisbon for a group trip as it would be a new experience for us to meet and explore the city together. It proved to be a fun and eventful trip offering plenty to keep seven women busy and intrigued, wanting more from a city that never stops giving.

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Bank holiday weekend = staycation in London

This weekend marks the final bank holiday of 2013, a long weekend and the chance to have a guilt-free lie-in on Monday morning.

I’m usually the first person to book a trip away for a bank holiday, typically planned months in advance to get the best price and travel options to suit me. This long weekend is a little different as I’ve decided to spend it in my home city, London. Continue reading Bank holiday weekend = staycation in London

Revelations in “New York, New York”

“New York, New York”, the city that never sleeps and one that I recently visited on an oh-so-spontaneous trip across the Atlantic – oh, and it was also my first solo trip; bring on the pressure!

New York is a city that I was never quite sure about. As a beach and relaxation kind of girl, the idea of the glitz, shopping, glamourous nightlife and more was never something that was at the top of my bucket list. In fact, it always reminded me of London, which may explain why I put off visiting – why go somewhere that was just like home? Continue reading Revelations in “New York, New York”

Borough Market, London

imageIt seems to have become a rarity of late to have much time out in the city which I currently call home… London. For those that follow on Twitter, you may be aware that I have been ill with flu, keeping me from my work and of course – blogging! After a couple of days respite and a flow of home-made honey, ginger and orange tea, I’m back 🙂

So today I was thrilled to feel up for a day out and to take a trip down the Northern Line to London Bridge to what is possibly my favourite foodie place – Borough Market.

Now, this market holds a special place in my heart. Continue reading Borough Market, London

A fun day out at the Foodie Festival, Hampton Court, London

With it being a bank holiday weekend and having caught up on a lot at home, it only seemed fair to enjoy a day out before returning to work tomorrow. Having already arranged tickets for the Foodie Festival at Hampton Court in London, we took a drive over to check it out.

As we arrived closer to Hampton, it was clear that this was going to be a busy day… it seemed that many others had the same idea to visit today and make the most of the dry weather – albeit a little chilly. Continue reading A fun day out at the Foodie Festival, Hampton Court, London