Pride & Prejudice. Emma. Sense & Sensibility. Literary classics written by one powerhouse woman, Jane Austen, in a beautiful cottage in Hampshire.
In fact she wrote and revised all her published works here and the house is now considered the most important Austen site in the world.
If you are a big Austen fan or know one, then a visit might be for you, here’s everything you need to know for a great day out…
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Here are 10 great travel shows, films or series to lift you up, take you on a journey and get your mind pondering over where in the world to visit next.
From chuckles with comedians to serious travel journalism, there’s a little something to appeal to every kind of traveller on this list. And, so much to watch you’ll not be bored in your down time between trips!
Delve into current shows streaming on Netflix, BBC iPlayer and Channel 4’s All 4.
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I love drawing inspiration from awesome travel bloggers when planning my next trip.
Each provide a unique perspective and usually a whole set of their own top tips. These can help you create and research better trips so your hard earned cash works efficiently and effectively for you!
Creators with various numbers of followers are featured because if you haven’t realised by now, size doesn’t matter. 😉
Here’s 10 of my favourite UK travel bloggers I’m currently following…
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Here’s my guide to keeping the wanderlust at bay because travel restrictions need not put a total damper on your dreams. Hear me out, while we stay inside and social distance for the benefit of everyone you can still plan your next trips and explore the globe!
Whether it’s budget restraints, time restraints or any other reasons, there’s plenty of ways to ‘travel’ and find out about places around the world. And, it doesn’t have to start with Trip Advisor!
Here’s my top ways to travel internationally from the comfort of your own home and keep the wanderlust at bay…via the internet of course!
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My guide on ‘How to Experience Museums from Home’ is perfect if you’re staying in for the foreseeable future. Whether you’ve broken your leg or staying in because of a global pandemic, here’s a way to include art, history and incredible places into your life all from the comfort of your own home.
Don’t worry I’m not going to bang on about COVID-19 because no one needs more of that!
Here’s my top ways and resources to experience international museums from home…via the internet of course!
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ᵃᵈ My International Women’s Day 2020 was next level! I was invited to a curator’s talk to launch a brand new exhibition about strong women called ‘Man Up: Women who stepped into a man’s world’ at Chawton House!
Not only was the historic house, in the heart of Hampshire, a fantastic travel discovery but, the insight into the exhibition from its creator added another dimension.
Learning about all those strong women who stepped up and thrived in a predominantly male environment was so interesting and gave me a real education to what life was like during the eighteenth century.
I felt very lucky I could take my Mum and experience this unique exhibition with her on International Women’s Day – what a fantastic memory to have!
Take a look at Chawton House and the new Man Up! exhibition…
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Cornwall is full of travel treasures and St. Michael’s Mount is one of them!
This tidal island is in Mount’s Bay off the coast of Marazion and has been home to the St Aubyn family since 1650 and is now managed by the National Trust.
I’ve been wanting to go to this beautiful island for many years and feel I’ve definitely ticked this off my travel bucket list.
Headed to Cornwall, put this on your visit list, here’s why…
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An evening under the stars at a gorgeous Elizabethan manor house learning about astronomy, oh go on then…
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There’s not many places after school and University where you can go to learn, grow and find your identity.
I don’t know about you but I’m still evolving, I don’t ever think we stop. Weirdly, some people think this stops as we get older? And, there isn’t many spaces to explore your interests or who you are.
I’m so pleased that a new creative space for women has opened in Southsea – I’m so here for this!
It’s called The Liberty Lounge and, using their words, they’ve opened a ‘mind-gym’. I love this concept and can’t wait to see what they do with the space, how they’ll support women and what classes and workshops they’ll hold.
Take a look at The Liberty Lounge…
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Looking for those unique travel experiences? Me too! Here’s a goodie that I love and I’ve done on my trips to Cornwall.
Creating beach art was one of the most fulfilling and fun things I’ve done and what makes it even better is that it’s completely sustainable as all you need is a rake, a broom and some string.
I joined Bill at North Cornwall Beach Art for an afternoon experiencing one of the best and most unique experiences you’ll find in Cornwall…
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