10 TV shows to watch for travel inspiration in 2020

10 TV shows to watch for travel inspiration in 2020

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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Top UK Travel Bloggers 2020

Top UK Travel Bloggers 2020

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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Top ways to keep the wanderlust at bay

Top ways to keep the wanderlust at bay

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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How to Experience Museums from Home

How to Experience Museums from Home

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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Breakfast on the Beach at Kismet Cabana in Jersey

Breakfast on the Beach at Kismet Cabana in Jersey

There’s something about the combination of eating outside, fresh air and being able to hear the waves crashing on the shore that make it hard to beat.

This great little spot in Ouaisne Bay in St Brelade is just what you’ll want to blow the cobwebs away from the night before, and kick start your day in the best possible way!

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Hampshire’s Chawton House and New Exhibition ‘Man Up!’

Hampshire’s Chawton House and New Exhibition ‘Man Up!’

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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Shire Hall Historic Courthouse Museum in Dorset

Shire Hall Historic Courthouse Museum in Dorset

ᵃᵈ  Stand in the dock, get held in the cells, and find out about the people who were brought to justice…or not in some cases!

Shire Hall Historic Courthouse Museum covers 200 years of local crime and serious legal drama from the Tolpuddle Martyrs to the 1856 domestic abuse case that inspired Thomas Hardy to write ‘Tess of the D’Urbervilles’. Well, we are in Thomas Hardy country after all!

Dorchester’s Shire Hall is worth visiting to discover the trials and tribulations of Dorset’s past, for a slice of cake (or more!) at the incredible cafe and for its interesting programme of upcoming events.

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Lunch at The Hut Behind the Hedge

Lunch at The Hut Behind the Hedge

Rock has some great places to eat and The Hut Behind The Hedge is no exception – a great little lunch or snack stop!

In fact, the term ‘hidden gem’ is over used but this is one and not well known out of local circles. If you’re headed to Rock, support local and make sure you order a slice of cake.

Take a look at the bright blue cabin which is definitely worth a visit if you’re in the area…

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Finding healthy habit motivation at Whiteley Shopping Centre

Finding healthy habit motivation at Whiteley Shopping Centre

 ᵃᵈ Kickstarting healthy habits is hard, isn’t it? The January new year, new you ‘let’s make resolutions’ bandwagon doesn’t work for me.

Instead I need a bit of gentle motivation to remind me that I enjoy going to the gym, and my social life doesn’t have to suffer, works wonders.
The lovely team at Whiteley Shopping Centre knew I needed a bit of a boost post accident and invited me to spend the day discovering the great shops and to have dinner at one of the restaurants to help me get motivated.
Here’s how I spent my day, the new gym kit I picked up and where I had a spot of dinner…

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The Shore Restaurant, Penzance

The Shore Restaurant, Penzance

The Shore in Penzance is totally out of this world. Bruce Rennie is producing absolutely incredible food and I swear he’s well on his way to a Michelin Star.

He mans his kitchen every night alone, yes, you heard right he makes dishes for an entire restaurant of people alone! And, those dishes change depending on the local ingredients available locally every day.

He creates culinary masterpieces from the local catches and produce he sources from earlier in the day and has just a few hours to put a new menu together.

It’s unique, creative and some of the best food I’ve ever eaten – there’s a handful of meals that I will never forget and this is on it.

If you’re headed to Cornwall book a table at The Shore for an epic food experience…

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