Ambleside to Wansfell pike walking route

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One of the most popular tourist towns in The Lake District, Ambleside is know for the myriad of hiking opportunities. You can reach some famous hikes such as Scafell and Helvelynn with a short drive. However, there are plenty of walks from Ambleside itself that require no transport! One great hike with magnificent views is Wansfell Pike. Easily reached from the centre of Ambleside, Wansfell Peak is a popular walking… Read More »Ambleside to Wansfell pike walking route

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Scuba diving in Isla Mujeres, Mexico

An idyllic, Carribean island full of charm, Isla Mujeres is beautiful. Easy to reach, with crystal clear waters, this is a scuba divers paradise. Thanks to the varied marine line, and unique underwater museum, there’s plenty to see underwater. Find out all you need to know about scuba diving in Isla Mujeres and exploring MUSA underwater museum. What is the diving like at Isla Mujeres? Mexico is quite famous for… Read More »Scuba diving in Isla Mujeres, Mexico

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Stock Ghyll Force | Walk to Ambleside waterfall

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Ambleside, The Lake District, is a beautiful little town! People come from all over to enjoy the cafes, shops, and spectacular hiking in the area. Ambleside, and the Lake District in general, is paradise for nature lovers. There are plenty of long hikes, and mountain routes. However, sometimes you just want a short, scenic stroll. Stock Ghyll Force is a lovely, easy walk from Ambleside. Easily reached from the town… Read More »Stock Ghyll Force | Walk to Ambleside waterfall

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Mount Tibidabo, Barcelona | Everything you need to know!

There is no doubt that Barcelona is a beautiful city. With stunning architecture, rich history and even a beach, the city is a well loved destination for visitors. Part of the appeal of Barcelona is that there are plenty of things to do which are just outside the city. Many people choose to base themselves in the city and then do day trips to places around Barcelona. Mount Tibidabo is… Read More »Mount Tibidabo, Barcelona | Everything you need to know!

Why don’t sharks attack Scuba Divers?

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A common question among a lot of people is why don’t sharks attack divers? As a PADI Instructor, one of the first things people tend to ask me is – “aren’t you scared of sharks?” In fact, myself and nearly all divers actually love to see sharks in the water! They are such magnificent creatures, it is a great experience to be in the water with them! The bad press… Read More »Why don’t sharks attack Scuba Divers?

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What do you wear under a wetsuit?

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Many new divers ask me the same question when they learn to dive – what do I wear under the wetsuit!? It is a valid question, and most people have not used one before! Finding out the answer before you get in the water and the suit can save embarrassment. It is also important to know what to wear under a wetsuit as it can improve your comfort in water.… Read More »What do you wear under a wetsuit?

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The 9 most affordable cities in Europe to visit

Europe has a reputation for being one of the more expensive destinations to travel. It is true, some countries can make a big dent in your wallet! However, there are some great cities in Europe that are still very budget friendly. Some are known for cheap food and drink, whilst others have some bargain accommodation options. So if you are looking for a European city break, take note of these… Read More »The 9 most affordable cities in Europe to visit

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Where to see Peacocks in Holland Park, London

Sprawling, metropolitan and sometimes unbearably busy, London is stressful at times. It is also not somewhere you associate with exotic animals and birds. Sure, pigeons are everywhere, and even the odd fox. But what if I told you, there are peacocks in London! And not in a zoo, or on private property. You can see peacocks in Holland Park, London, roaming freely! Holland Park makes for a lovely trip out.… Read More »Where to see Peacocks in Holland Park, London

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Where to find parakeets in Kensington Gardens, London

            Think of England’s capital, and all the images it brings to mind. Red buses, Buckingham Palace, Westminster…. So many iconic sights in this bustling capital. The city is busy, metropolitan and sometimes grey; exotic birds are not something you would associate with London! But London has some incredible parks, a place to escape the rat race, huge expanses where it is easy to forget… Read More »Where to find parakeets in Kensington Gardens, London

The perfect 7 day Malta itinerary

Whenever I reveal to anyone that I used to live and work in Malta, I am always met with an air of confusion, as if people don’t quite know what to ask next. I say the same thing to everyone when I discuss Malta – I think, as a country and travel destination,¬† it is very underrated!¬†Tiny in size, and quickly reached from everywhere in Europe, Malta lends itself nicely… Read More »The perfect 7 day Malta itinerary