Tenerife: Beyond the Beaches

The largest of the Canary Islands, Tenerife has been delighting travellers with its blend of amazing weather (only 14 days of rain per year!) and volcanic beaches for decades. But Spanish-owned Tenerife, situated just off the west coast of Africa is undergoing a rebirth. No longer will it be known just for its ‘fly and flop’ holidays: There is so …

Two Days in Dubrovnik: What to Do

I didn’t even know I was heading to Dubrovnik until a couple of hours before my flight. When my Surprise Trips destination was revealed as Dubrovnik, my first reaction was one of relief, now I knew where I was going, and my second was of total elation. I’m a huge Game of Thrones fan, and the chance to immerse myself …

The Best Things to Do in London Spring 2016

I’m back in London, the clocks have moved forwards and I’m ready to rock this Spring for all it’s got! Spring is a great time to visit London. As soon as there’s a hint of sunshine, the whole city strips down into shorts and summery skirts and flocks to the nearest bit of grass to indulge in that oh-so British …

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London hacks: Free London (or super cheap)

London is one of the greatest cities on the planet (I should know, I live here), but if there’s one thing to say about my home city, it’s that it’s not always cheap to entertain yourself here. A pint in a pub will cost you around a fiver, and a mediocre meal will set you back at least 20 quid. …

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Hotel Review: Cisswood House Horsham

Sometimes, no matter how old you are, you just need a little time out with your mum. You can travel to the most far-flung, exotic places but as Dorothy once said, “there’s no place like home (and a cuddle from your mummy)”. OK she didn’t say that last bit, but I’m sure she would’ve done, if she wasn’t so ‘Hollywood’ …