How to write a Lonely Planet guide

This evening I was lucky enough to attend a seminar, How to write a Lonely Planet guide, hosted by Intrepid Travel and featuring acclaimed author, journalist and presenter, Frances Linzee Gordon. What she said: [true sentiments on ‘travel’] “Travel is addictive…

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Top tour travel tips London and UK

Are you considering a tour such as the one I’ve just been on with Back Roads Touring in the UK? Cooper and I are fans of tours because put simply, if you’re short on time / on your own /…

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Personalised touring in the UK

As those of you reading this blog will know, I’ve recently been on a journey through the ‘Heart of England’ with Back Roads Touring in the UK (organised via Escape Travel in Australia). Back Roads Touring offers a wide range…

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To the city of dreaming spires…

I’m sitting in the sweetest room in an equally charming property, The Noel Arms Hotel, in the middle of Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire – one of many gorgeous little villages in the Cotswolds. The three-course dinner served downstairs this evening was…

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On the (back) road: travel in the UK

You know you’re in the UK when you hear a BBC weather report that states it’s going to be “sunny, windy, cold, rainy with a chance of hail”! knew I should have bought a brolly yesterday!     Not even…

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Hiya, London, you all right?

Is it wrong to order a beer at 11am on a Monday? I have reasoned pretty well that it’s not. Firstly, it’s actually 8.30pm in Australia and (I’m telling myself) obviously my body clock is still on Australian time. I…

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London bound… again!

Just a short one, am on borrowed time with airport internet d’oh. Promised I’d give a shout out to Vincent at Qantas check-in at Brisbane International – he was super nice after all. Ready for my big journey. Said goodbye…

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Packed and ready to go… or am I?

It’s finally here. I’m sitting at Cairns’ airport waiting for the flight that will take me on the first leg of my journey back towards the UK. I’ve been so excited about it for weeks but about an hour ago…

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