Category Archives: Europe

In the early days of January, three friends met at London’s Paddington Station to take one of Britain’s most beautiful train journeys. When headed to Cornwall (as every lover of travel should), take the train down as far as you can and then rent a car to explore. You will not feel like you are in […]

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On a recent summery weekend day, when I found myself in London passportless (see last post) and with my friends scattered abroad on holidays, I went on a little solo adventure. My destination was Burghley House – one of the great Elizabethan stately homes. But some thirty minutes after getting off the train, I’d fallen […]

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Prologue: Several moons ago, when I was a younger lass with big travel dreams, I got to talking with a former boss about his travels. Not only was he the go-to person for restaurant recommendations in Brussels, but he had great taste in hotels. He did not skim the surface when he travelled, but really tried to get […]

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This post is going to clearly indicate my age. Rewind a fair few moons ago and you would find new-to-Europe Jessica: in Paris, fresh with a French-English dictionary, an A-Z guide to town and a pocket full of travellers cheques. I arrived in Paris the year that the euro was introduced so its fair to […]

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I have this thing with Marylebone. I’ve loved it ever since I first moved to North West London – and, in my first week in town – I walked down through Regent’s Park and ended up right in front of a rather large, stately building on Manchester Square. “The Wallace Collection,” I noted, and I continued on […]

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