Ride the Train from St Erth to St Ives

Ride the Train from St Erth to St Ives

The train from St Erth to St Ives was recently listed as one of the top 500 things to do in the UK by Lonely Planet.

For an 11 minute train ride, that’s pretty impressive, right?

If you like spectacular scenery and charming English experiences this one is for you…

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Trerice House, Newquay

Trerice House, Newquay

Trerice House in Newquay is a charming Elizabethan Manor House and part of the National Trust.

If you’re looking to fill a morning or afternoon, and love exploring English country houses, well this one is for you. Don’t forget your picnic blanket and a book!

Check out this beautiful house and garden that has a cracking year round program of events.

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Kynance Cove in Cornwall

Kynance Cove in Cornwall

Kynance Cove is home to white sands, a tidal turquoise sea and unique rock stacks. If you’re looking for stunning scenery this is the place in Cornwall for you. It really is spectacular, with features that make it look tropical.

The beach does get extremely busy so, I’ve included a few tips for a slightly quieter visit. But, it’s still one of my favourite places in Cornwall and here’s why…

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The Street Bakeshop, Old Basing

The Street Bakeshop, Old Basing

The Street Bakeshop in Old Basing is a hybrid, half cafe, half bakery and it combines the two elements perfectly.

This is the place to go in Basingstoke for breakfast and to pick up a loaf. Top quality food, baked goods and coffee. Oh, and some rather magnificent cake.

Basingstoke has really lacked this sort of coffee scene and I’m so excited to see a proper independent coffee scene emerge here.

Take a look around…

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Taco Tuesday at Mi Cocina, Winchester

Taco Tuesday at Mi Cocina, Winchester

Taco Tuesday at Mi Cocina… OH HELLO, I’m there with bells on!

As a big fan of Taco Tuesday anyway, I am thrilled my favourite Mexican in Winchester has created a special menu for that one day each week.

Take a look at what the wonderful Mi Cocina team have cooked up…

*Ad – Gifted experience, no obligation to post. But, I BLOOMING LOVE IT, and I think you will too!

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Wetsuits for all?

Wetsuits for all?

As I search the pages of Google, surf brands, budget sports brands, high end sports brands and more, I realise that finding a wetsuit, if you’re not a size 0-14, is hard.

And, I began to feel disheartened, fed up, a bit resentful I’m not a lithe Victoria’s Secret Model, and as if the sports I like doing aren’t really for people like me. I do not feel welcome. But, I like being in the sea, I want to get fitter, where are the brands for people like me?

Today’s post takes a conversational turn away from the normal reviews, guides and tried and tested bits of #KitForYourTrip.

But, it poses a good question to my fellow curvy people who love travel and sports. Where are the inclusive wetsuits?

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Pizza at The Greyhound on the Test

Pizza at The Greyhound on the Test

Pizza at The Greyhound on the Test is exactly where you want to spend your summer evenings. Oh my what an aesthetic!

This is by far, the most Instagram friendly, super chilled restaurant I’ve been to in a while.

Come and take a look around this beautiful pub with a stellar garden set up nestled in the heart of Stockbridge. Oh and they do Hoxton Bakehouse pizza too, no biggie…

…yes, I booked a table so fast it was like when Superman reversed the world for Lois Lane.

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Where to find Street Art in Portsmouth

Where to find Street Art in Portsmouth

Looking for Portsmouth street art? As an area of growth for local and national street artists, Portsmouth is becoming increasingly more decorated. Yet, there’s not many places online sharing where these beautiful artworks are!

This guide is a great starting point to help you hunt down the places where you’ll find new pieces and old favourites.

Lace up your comfy trainers and grab your camera, there’s some stellar art to be found.

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Porters Wine & Charcuterie in Southampton

Porters Wine & Charcuterie in Southampton

Porters Wine & Charcuterie is serving up glorious platters of cheese, cured meats and fresh fruit alongside wine’s from around the world.

The restaurant simulates the enotecas or wine libraries of Italy and brings a lovely sophisticated wine bar to central Southampton.

If the winning combination of wine, cheese and meat is a piece of you, then take a look…

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Lonely Planet’s Ultimate United Kingdom Travelist

Lonely Planet’s Ultimate United Kingdom Travelist

Did 2020 topple your travel plans? Me too, don’t worry, I’ve got something that will keep that wanderlust at bay and have you exploring the many wonders of the UK in no time!

Lonely Planet’s Ultimate United Kingdom Travelist is the answer to all of my travel woes of 2020 and 2021 (maybe longer, let’s not jinx it!). And, it is providing much needed inspiration in the darkness of ‘uncertain times’.

Live in the UK? Take a look at why this book might help bring some direction to your travel plans for the foreseeable future.

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