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Bex has travelled extensively. Read all her different travel adventures here.

Pike Place Market and Gum wall - Seattle - USA

Pike Place Market and The Gum Wall – Seattle

Apart from the Space Needle, Seattle's other prominent destination (and landmark) is the Public Market Center - or Pike Place Market. I'd seen it many times in various T.V shows (Grey's Anatomy for example). Originally...

Road Trip across the United States – Green Tortoise

You've decided you want to road trip across the United States, but don't particularly want to drive.  Whilst you know Amtrak do some good deals, you want something a little more inclusive, but also...
The Churchill Polar Bears - Manitoba, Canada

Churchill Polar Bears

Back in 2008, on a whim I decided to hop on a plane and go to Winnipeg.  Yes—you did read that …on a whim I went to Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.  “Why? What's in Manitoba? Yes, Winnipeg...
Best Places to Eat in The Hague, Netherlands

Best Places to Eat in The Hague – Netherlands

We've seen that there are things to do in The Hague, Netherlands beyond politics and we've also seen what it's like visiting the Peace Palace in The Hague.  I decided to compile a post...
Peneda Gerês National Park - Header. A perfect day trip from Porto Portugal

Peneda Gerês National Park – Portugal. A perfect day trip from Porto

**My trip was arranged for me by Oporto Tours, specialists in this region, in order for me to research for Rough Guides.  Despite any complimentary services received, all thoughts and opinions remain my own** Originally...

Visiting the Peace Palace – The Hague, Netherlands

I've already shown you that there is more to The Hague, Netherlands than just politics in my Things to do in The Hague article. Let's not forget, though, that politics is, indeed, what The...
The Hague - off the beaten path in The Netherlands

Things to do in The Hague, Netherlands – beyond politics

The Dutch, it turns out, are very good at keeping secrets.  The Hague is one of them. Most of you may have have heard of The Hague; that city in the Netherlands famous for...
Unseen Tours - a unique London walking tour

Unique London Walking Tours – with a social conscience

I've lived in London in the past, but when you live in or are from a place, you don't really see it.  That's why now, whenever I return to the capital, I see it...
Things to do in #Porto #Portugal

Things to do in Porto – Portugal

After being lucky enough to spend approximately 5 weeks in the Porto and Douro region of northern Portugal on behalf of my research for Rough Guides, despite the sometimes very rainy and windy March/April...
A rental apartment in London is a great affordable way to spend your time in Britain's capital city, especially if you're with a family.

Luxury Vacation Rental in London

I'd already stayed in a luxury vacation rental in London before with FG Properties.   They offer a range of apartments to suit all requirements.  Whether you're visiting London (or Paris) for vacation, or even...
Little Venice - a stay on a Boutique Barge - An alternative side to London

Little Venice – Discover an alternative side of London with Boutique Barges

**Post updated JUN18** **This post contains affiliate links. For more info, see here.** My hometown in the west country of the UK has barges along the canal - the Grand Western Canal.  It's incredibly picturesque and...
Malta - A Gem of an island in the Mediterranean - LifeBeyondBorders

Malta – Gem of the Mediterranean

I have pondered various times about what it is about Greece that I love and what keeps me here. Then I realised that I have always held a fondness in my heart for the...
Exploring the Douro region of Portugal - day trip from Porto

Douro Region of Portugal

**Updated JUN18** **My trip was arranged for me by Cooltours Oporto, specialists in this region, in order for me to research for Rough Guides.  Despite any complimentary services received, all thoughts and opinions remain my own** As...
A High Tea fit for Royalty at the Berkeley Hotel - Knightsbridge - London - LifeBeyondBorders

High Tea in London fit for Royalty – The Berkeley Hotel

Being from the UK, I've never thought of a High Tea London experience before.  I get used to drinking cups of tea at home, and whilst I don't quite eat cucumber sandwiches with the...
Planning the Perfect Mini-Break to Penang Malaysia - LifeBeyondBorders

Planning the perfect mini-break to Penang, Malaysia

With a flight time of around an hour and a half, Penang could be the answer to your quest for an affordable mini-break. If you book two to three weeks in advance you can...

Tips for Visiting the Space Needle – Seattle

By far Seattle's most famous and recognisable building, at 605 ft The Space Needle is the 6th tallest building in Seattle and is an iconic landmark. Built for the 1962 World's Fair that was...
Icelandair Review - flying budget from Europe to the USA.

Icelandair Review – flying budget from Europe to the USA

When I visited Seattle back in the summer of 2015, I decided to fly with Icelandair as their flight had a very convenient stop over package in Iceland.  Let's have a look at my...
Mount Rainier NP - your day trip from Seattle, United States - LifeBeyondBorders

Seattle to Mt Rainier National Park, United States. A great day trip

You may have seen Mt Rainier - the mountain that keeps a sleepy watch over Seattle.  It usually pops up in any outside shots of Seattle pictures, or in TV series (yes, I am...
Come and discover what there is to do in the seaside town of Poole, Dorset, UK - including a trip to Brownsea Island - LifeBeyondBorders

Things to do in Poole, Dorset – UK

Having spent some time looking at the things to see and do in Bournemouth, Dorset in the UK, I was looking forward to looking at things to do in the smaller coastal town of...
One day in Venice - Italy. Read what you can do in 24 hours in this city - LifeBeyondBorders

One day in Venice, Italy

Back in 2011, I had arrived refreshed (sort of) and alert in Venice after a delightful adventure on board the Paris – Venice train.  I was travelling solo from London to Athens via Venice, Italy...
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