3 days in Marrakech: your ultimate Marrakech guide

By Emma Marshall and Nick Warburton Marrakech is arguably Morocco’s most popular tourist destination. And as you’ll find if you visit, 3 days in Marrakech will be 3 days of exploration in a city that blends centuries old traditions with contemporary, modern architecture, and fuses eastern and western influences with North African culture.  This post…

Things to do in Zurich in winter: the ultimate guide
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Things to do in Zurich in winter: the ultimate guide

By Emma Marshall As the largest city in Switzerland, Zurich offers visitors a generous sprinkling of attractions: a chocolate box old town to wander around, a crystal-clear river that runs through the historic centre and a glacial lake surrounded by mountain peaks.  But if you’re thinking it’s mainly a summer destination, then you will be…

Your guide to a day trip to Hampton Court Palace
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Your guide to a day trip to Hampton Court Palace

One of the most famous palaces in Britain, King Henry VIII’s sumptuous residence on the River Thames is an easy day trip from central London and a popular destination for history buffs and tourists alike. This is your guide to a day trip to Hampton Court Palace in London By Emma Marshall and Nick Warburton…

Day trips from London by train: Strawberry Hill House
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Day trips from London by train: Strawberry Hill House

By Emma Marshall This post contains affiliate links, including for Amazon; as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases I recently wrote about my day trip from London by train to Portsmouth.  My next trip was much more local: an afternoon at Strawberry Hill House in south west London. As its name suggests, Strawberry…

Day trips from London by train: Portsmouth’s Spinnaker Tower
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Day trips from London by train: Portsmouth’s Spinnaker Tower

By Emma Marshall Like most people in the UK, this year has been more about day trips at home than holidays abroad.  And as someone without a car, I’ve been looking for destinations that would make interesting day trips from London by train.  For the first on the list, I chose Portsmouth in Hampshire. This was…

A Porto city break: top things to do on a short trip
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A Porto city break: top things to do on a short trip

Famous for its port wines, Portugal’s second city has much more to offer visitors than a tasting session at one of its renowned port-wine lodges.  There are many things to do on a Porto city break. Boasting a UNESCO World Heritage centre, arresting views of the River Douro with its iconic suspension bridge, and a…