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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...
The New Forest - Natural Beauty in southern England - LifeBeyondBorders

Things to do in the New Forest – Cyclex Experience

As a member of the British Guild of Travel Writers in the UK, I was very lucky to be afforded the opportunity to partake in their Annual General Meeting, in 2018 held in the...
Things to do in Bournemouth, Dorset, UK.

Things to do in Bournemouth, Dorset, UK

Bournemouth in Dorset, UK is so much more than a sleepy British seaside town. With over 7 miles of golden sands and coastline, it truly is beautiful, any time of the year.
Berkeley Suites Bristol UK - Luxury Serviced Apartments

Luxury Serviced Apartments – Bristol. The Berkeley Suites

Bristol is one of my favourite cities in the UK.  My Things to see in Bristol post shows you what you can see and do here.  I've been fortunate enough to visit Bristol on...
Luxury Serviced Apartments London - FG Properties

FG Properties – Luxury Serviced Apartment in London

You're visiting London for a few days and don't fancy staying in a hotel.  You're either coming for business reasons, family break or even solo trip.  What are your options for accommodation?  During a...
Things to see in Bristol - the city of the South West of England

Things to see in Bristol, UK

During one of my trips to Bristol in the South West of the UK, I had the honour of being hosted by the Bristol Harbour Hotel.  There are so many things to see in...
Travelling The Arctic - LifeBeyondBorders

Travelling the Arctic

Back in 2006, just as I was getting into the swing of  'adventure' - I decided to take a trip to the Arctic.  It was to whet my appetite for all things nautical. Travelling the...
Corfe Castle Dorset, UK. A magical place

Corfe Castle – Dorset – England

One thing I love about the UK is its castles, there's never a time of year not to visit. One of these is Corfe in Dorset.
Best Nature Spots in Greenland. Photo "East Greenland after sunset" (CC BY-SA 2.0) by Markus Trienke

Best Nature Spots in Greenland

**A guest post from the cold climbs of Greenland** Hey, Agness​ ​and​ ​Cez here, full time travellers of Etramping - adventure travel blog. Greenland is one of the most beautiful places in the world to...
Paddle Boarding along the Grand Western Canal, Devon, UK

Paddle Boarding along the Grand Western Canal, Devon – UK

I've been sea kayaking in Mykonos, Greece but never paddle boarding, and certainly not in my own country, the UK.  Figuring the weather was always too cold to do such activities, I was a...
Exploring the Minho Region of Portugal

Where to visit in Minho region of Portugal

About 100km (62 miles) from Porto, the Minho area takes its name from the Rio (River) Minho and encompasses the entire northwestern province of the country, the river winding its way to the Spanish border in the northeast.