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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...
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...
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...
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...

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...

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...

A look around Tiverton, Devon, UK

I'd never really been a fan of Tiverton.  Nestled in mid-Devon, a county in the south-west of the UK, I can attribute my lack of enthusiasm for the place to having grown up as...

Bickleigh Mill – Mid-Devon

This week I'm visiting family in mid-Devon, situated in the West Country of the UK. Having hailed from this neck of the woods, it's rare that I venture out to go visiting tourist places, but...

Usk – South Wales

The New Year of 2013 saw me spending with friends who live in Newport, South Wales.  On a rare, sunny(ish) day we decided to visit a local village, Usk, 10 miles northeast of them. Usk...

A cabin of a different sort

And so my journey from Athens to Hong Kong overland came to an end when I touched down at LHR airport.  What took me five weeks in a container ship with beautiful views took...

It’s the simple things in life

In a piece I wrote for my "Leaving Cairo..." blog recently, I spent quite a long time moaning about being back in the UK, even though I'm just visiting for the holiday season.  Well,...