Where to go in the UK for a weekend break from London

Living in London is exciting but it’s also quite draining. Anyone who’s taken the tube, train or bus during rush hour can attest to this. So it can do wonders for the soul to escape London for the weekend, to take in some fresh country air or to just visit somewhere new. Here are some of the places we like to escape to, all within two hours train commute from London. Canterbury, Kent In just over an hour (or just under if you get a fast train) from London’s St Pancras International you’ll find yourself in the picturesque Cathedral city…

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Six reasons to visit South Africa

With the South African Rand at an all time low, now has never been a better time to visit this majestic country. South Africa is a land rich in natural beauty and diversity and offers something for everyone, no matter which province you visit – from wildlife enthusiasts to sun worshippers to foodies and wine connoisseurs. History and Culture Although a relatively new country, South Africa has much to offer in terms of history and culture. If you’re interested in history, visit the many museums (such as the Bo-Kaap museum in Cape Town), take a trip to Robben Island to see…

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What is life without a challenge

It’s so easy to succumb to routine. To stick to the same old thing – the things we are good at, the things we like and the things that keep us in our comfort zone. In my professional life, I tend to say yes to everything. Particularly the things that scare me because I know I will learn from them, even if I fail. But in my personal life, I don’t challenge myself. To shake my routine up a bit, I’m taking on a pretty big physical challenge. I will be swimming the length of the English Channel (in a…

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Five of the best Italian beaches

If you’ve read a few of my blog posts, you will probably get a sense of how much we love Southern Italy. Beautiful beaches, mouth-watering food, endless sunshine, fabulous wine…really, what’s not to love? Here are our favourite Italian beaches, in no particular order (because rating them in order would be impossible). It must be said though that the best way to experience the islands, in particular, is by boat as that way you can access the swimming spots that are not accessible by foot. Cala Rossa, Favignana Favignana is one of the Aegadian islands, situated off the coast of Sicily.…

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London’s architectural delights

I’m very lucky to live in a city that has such history. I often walk to and from work and during my lunch break, where I try to wander down streets I’ve never been before. I think London is one of those cities where you could walk for a lifetime and still not see everything. One of my favourite things to do while I walk is to really look around me and notice the city’s architecture – it’s so diverse. From Victorian buildings dating back to the 1800s to new skyscrapers such as Renzo Piano’s The Shard. But I’m not…

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