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A selection of thoughts from a meandering travel obsessed mind
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Best of British Staycations

With it being an un-easy time for international travel, more and more people are opting for a British ‘staycation’. With that in mind, below is a list of seven great options for anyone looking for a break amongst our great isles. 

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Extreme pints of Wales

After publishing the story ‘Extreme Pints of the UK’, which looked at the UK’s most geographically extreme pubs it didn’t go un-noticed that the home nation of Wales didn’t get a look in. It turns out that no pub in Wales can claim to be to be located at one of the UK’s most extreme points. But not wanting to ignore this integral part of the UK, here is a dedicated list of the most extreme pubs in Wales. Iechyd da! 

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Alternative places to ski

Every ski season hordes of  visitors descend on some of Europe’s most popular ski reports. France, Italy, Austria and Switzerland are synonymous with ‘winter ski holiday’  but with their huge popularity these can get crowded and don’t come cheap. So if you are after something a little different, perhaps unusual, or simply want more value, then check out our first installment of alternative places where you can ski, and snowboard of course.

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Extreme pints of the UK

Adventurers have long been drawn to geographical extremes. Reaching the highest, northernmost or southernmost points on any given bit of land makes for a prized accomplishment. But surly once you’re there you may want a pint to celebrate your achievement. These are the pubs located on the extremities of the United Kingdom, and perhaps a worthy challenge to try and visit as many as you can.

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Where to go in 2020

As the year draws to a close now is the perfect time to start planning your travels for next year. So, where will 2020 take you? I’ve put together a list of seven countries which I think won’t disappoint. So what are you waiting for? Get exploring and start ‘Doinit’.

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Where to go in 2019

As the year draws to a close now is the perfect time to start planning your travels for next year. So, where will 2019 take you? I’ve put together a list of seven countries which I think won’t disappoint. So what are you waiting for? Get exploring and start ‘Doinit’.

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7 must visit remote islands

I have always been fascinated by the world’s smaller, lesser known islands and the communities that inhabit these specks of land amidst vast oceans. The geo-political history of these outposts of human endurance makes for an intriguing read but for me there’s more to it.

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The Mongol Rally – What happened next

We’d driven 10,000 miles to Mongolia. Now what? With the Mongolian government being very clear that we are not to abandon, sell or ‘lose’ our car we’ve two options. One, drive it back; two, get it shipped back to as close to home as possible, which turns out to be Lithuania. We opted for the latter.

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A different kind of three peaks challenge

There are no set rules, no black or white answers which define what an adventure or a challenge is.  For me it’s all about the grey areas. Trying something new, making something my own. So inspired by the British three peak challenge I have gone about creating my own ‘different kind of three peak’ challenge, summiting not Britain’s peaks but some of Europe’s highest.

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Start doinit

The world is amazing, there is so much to explore but like most of us I am somewhat burdened with a full time nine to five job. However over time I’ve developed a strategy. When I’m not in the office I travel, plan adventures and try to explore as much as I can.. In the UK we are fortunate enough (in most cases) for full time workers to be entitled to 28 odd days of PAID annual leave. You can increase how far this goes by being crafty when you take this time off i.e incorporate bank holidays.

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