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

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

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 at 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 Arctic...
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.
Paddle Boarding along the Grand Western Canal in Devon - LifeBeyondBorders

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...
Things to do in Portugal's Minho Region - Life Beyond Borders

Things to do 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.
Gladstone's Library - North Wales - UK. Britain's only residential library. Come and read more.

Gladstone’s Library – sleep amongst books

As most of my followers know, I am the author of Girl Gone Greek, my debut novel.  Also I am a guidebook author for Rough Guides. This means that I'm a bit of a bookworm, whether...
Stay in an ancient converted Monastery in Portugal, deep in the countryside.

Luxury accommodation in Portugal – Sleep in a converted Monastery

One of the best things about my visit to Portugal in the spring of 2016 was the opportunity to visit beautiful areas such as the Geres National Park and the Douro Wine Valley region
The Bristol International Balloon Festival is an event held every August in Bristol in the West Country of the UK. It's a spectacle and a wonderful sight, both during the day and night.

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

Every year, in the west country city of Bristol, over a four day period usually in August an extravaganza takes place; be sure to look up into the skies and be amazed at what's...
Little Venice - Canal Life in London - Life Beyond Borders

A look at canal life in London UK

I recently wrote a post about luxury barge accommodation in London on London's canals, specifically Little Venice.  I was intrigued as to what drew the owner to restore canal boats -  it's certainly a...

Exploring the Viking country of Iceland

Northern lights, hardy ponies, hot springs, glaciers and active volcanoes all experienced under 24 hour daylight (or 24 hour darkness, depending on the time of year you visit), that’s the Viking country of Iceland...

Falmouth – Cornwall

After attending the Tiverton Literary Festival in my hometown in Devon and as Devon is the nearest UK county to Cornwall, having never really explored the seaside part of the south Cornish coast, I...

Tiverton Literary Festival – Devon

Tiverton is a small market town based in mid-Devon, in the South West of the UK.  I've written about it before here as it's the place I grew up in as a teenager before...
Porto - Portugal

Where to stay in Porto, Portugal

**Note: Despite any complimentary services received, all thoughts and opinions remain my own** My experience of Porto, apart from the March weather, was a pleasant and enjoyable one and I was able to experience and recommend...

Rotterdam – Fotomuseum and Hotel New York

**My visit to Rotterdam was arranged by Rotterdam Partners and I stayed at the Inntel Rotterdam. As always, all thoughts and opinions remain my own, despite any complimentary services received** My second full day in Rotterdam dawned grey...

Rotterdam – Cube Houses and Markthal

**My visit to Rotterdam was arranged by Rotterdam Partners and I stayed at the Inntel Rotterdam. As always, all thoughts and opinions remain my own, despite any complimentary services received** My first full day in Rotterdam entailed a...

My first day in Rotterdam

**My visit to Rotterdam was arranged by Rotterdam Partners and I stayed at the Inntel Rotterdam. As always, all thoughts and opinions remain my own, despite any complimentary services received** I'd never been to the...

Photo of the Week – Tiverton, Devon, UK

New to Life Beyond Borders! Photo of the Week aims to showcase some of the best photos taken from my travels abroad - to whet your appetite. We kick off this week with Tiverton, my old...

BUS Hostel – Reykjavik, Iceland

On my return from Seattle, I decided to break my jet lag and do a stop over in Iceland for a couple of nights. Icelandair is a very popular airline from Europe to the...