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    One-week Borders and Wales by train itinerary

    Explore the Borders and Wales by train on this one-week itinerary, which features the best of the region – from castles and cable cars to steam trains and seaside towns. Starting in Cardiff, the route takes in the unpoilt Welsh Marches on its way to Shrewsbury before crossing back into Wales and travelling up the coast past Victorian seaside resorts and Snowdonia’s mountains on its way to Chester. This itinerary shows you which trains to take, how much they cost, how to book and what to see and do along the way.

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    On the Luce in 2020

    Since I started blogging in 2011, I’ve done a review at the end of each year – a look back at the last 12 months in travel and on the blog,…

  • One-week UK cities by train itinerary

    One-week UK cities by train itinerary

    Travelling across the four corners of England – from London and Brighton in the southeast to Bristol in the southwest, Manchester and Liverpool in the northwest to Leeds in the northeast…

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    12 of the best southwest USA scenic drives

    With National Parks, snow-capped mountains, red rocks and sandy deserts, the landscapes of the southwest USA make it one of the best places in the world for a road trip –…

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    A weekend in The Cotswolds: A 48-hour itinerary

    With its green rolling hills, honey-stone villages, country pubs, mansions and manicured gardens, the Cotswolds’ film set good looks make it the quintessential English countryside destination. I’m lucky enough to have…

  • St Ives harbour

    One-week coastal Cornwall by train itinerary

    Surf on golden beaches, visit colourful fishing villages, walk rugged coast paths, admire tropical gardens and feast on Cornish pasties and cream teas as you travel from St Ives to Plymouth…