Day Trip | London to Basel and Back in Eight hours

Basel. A major hub for France, Germany and Switzerland… I think this is one of the coolest airports in Europe because of its reach. One end takes you within an hour of Paris and the other takes you a bus ride into Switzerland and the middle bit takes you forty-five minutes into Freiburg pretty fascinating.…

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Stay: The Ampersand Hotel | A Sweet Spot

I inherited my dad’s bohemian nature for travelling and staying in hotels. I love staying in hotels, not airbnb or hostels, but hotels with room service and really good breakfasts- airbnb makes me feel like I am crashing on someone else’s turf so can never feel at home, and I have heard the horror stories…

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San Gimignano x Helmut Newton

San Gimignano is a small town in Italy, a medieval walled town surrounded by an outer newer town. Like all small towns and medieval villages it is utterly charming and old and cobbly and uphill and so, perfect. It is also not the place you expect to see a Helmut Newton exhibition, but that’s the…

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Amsterdam | A Short Stay

Getting There: Easyjet from Gatwick | BA from LHR | Ryanair from Stansted- 1h 30m flight time max. Currency: Euro Culture: happy go lucky, used to be a stag haven but there is more to Amsterdam than cheap beer and the red light district. Local transport: Tram and trains are very reliable. Bicycles are everywhere…

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Amsterdam | Europe’s Cool Cousin

Amsterdam is coolness, its just that simple. Coolness. Wander around with Van Gogh on your mind, let the blooms of tulips in the spring enchant you, a visual feat of architecture, weed? Yes. The Red Light District? Sure. But those are mere parts in a city filled with personality and the best pancakes I’ve ever…

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Richmond Along the River & Through The Park

As I’ve often said, London has the best in-between season. Some years its only a sliver of hope and other years, its a proper season, the colours are full and rich, the air is that slant of perfection, that place we want it to stay forever. And wandering around Richmond can make this feel extra…

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Getting Around

By Tube: is the quickest way to get you from point to point. It’s effective, its clean and fast. I always have a new found appreciation for the tube when I have been anywhere with less than stellar transport systems. This is not to say the tube is perfect but it is very good and…

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