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Whether they’re on your doorstep or half a world away, national parks, game reserves and protected marine environments are some of the planet’s most precious resources. Taking a solo trip to visit them or using the experience as a way to introduce your kids to the creatures we share our home with can be incredibly eye-opening and meaningful. Here we…

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Everyone has a list of things they’d like to do during their brief time on this mortal coil. Irrespective of whether or not you have a formal bucket list, you can probably name a fair few things you’d rather experience along the way. Contrary to popular belief, enjoying amazing and potentially life-changing experiences isn’t something that has to cease due…

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It’s probably fair to say that the Northern Lights are the single most spectacular show put on by mother nature, anywhere in the world. More formally known as the Aurora, catching glimpse of the Northern Lights for the very first time can be a truly life-changing experience. It’s the kind of celestial light show that has the power to reduce…

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The Dordogne region of France is a place I’ve wanted to explore for a while now and finally got the chance in May with a wedding I photographed in the Dordogne at Domaine de La Léotardie. The dates coincided nicely with our boys school half-term so we made it into a family holiday and here’s all about about our stay along with…

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Sea You Beach Bar, Cyprus

If you’re on holiday in Cyprus and looking for a cool spot to have a cocktail and a bite to eat whilst watching the sunset, we know just the place! Sea You Beach bar is located close to Coral Bay and has a really cool chilled out vibe , day and night. They have an amazing cocktail menu and food, …

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It’s no secret that the United States as a whole represents one of the most epic biking destinations in the world. Boasting incredibly varied terrain and open road like you won’t find it anywhere else on earth, there really is no better place to head for the journey of a lifetime. But if looking to spend a short time in…

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On the borders of Asturias, Cantabria and Castilla y León, Picos De Europa is arguably the most beautiful national park in Spain, certainly the most dramatic! With 300 square miles of largely untouched, unspoilt landscapes which contrast with their surroundings quite spectacularly, the Picos De Europa national park features deep vertical gorges, rocky mountains that peak at over 8,000 feet above sea…

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isles of scilly - mark shaw photography

As a travel blogger and photographer, I love remote scenic places and one of my favourite trips the past few years was our family weekend stay on the beautiful island of St Martins in the Isles of Scilly off the southwestern tip of Cornwall. Wild landscapes, white sand beaches, turquoise waters – the Scillies feel like a world away but in fact,…

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New York City Break

New York at Christmas is so magical. This city lived up to all the hype and more, from the very moment we took a yellow cab from JFK into Manhattan and for the 4 days we walked into this movie set of a city with Santa Claus as the producer and director. The Americans know how to put on a…

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If you love travel and a good scare, there are a few creepy destinations to add to your wish list. Drop the costume and pick up your passport, because it’s time to travel in creepy style, check these five out. ISLA DE LAS MUNECAS, MEXICO The Island of the Dolls is unlike any other place in the world. It also…

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