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Hello, I’m Kathryn, a travel photographer and blogger. This is my corner of the world wide web where I write about my passion for travel, from stylish city breaks to off-the-grid wildlife encounters. I’m equally happy zip-lining through a rainforest in the Caribbean as I am unwinding in a luxury European spa or learning to cook fish benachin in Africa. Join me as I discover new countries, cultures and cuisines.

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The best restaurants in Belfast

If like me, food and drink are important to you when you travel, Northern Ireland is a fabulous destination, thanks to its rich agricultural heritage and the passion of its producers, chefs, and restauranteurs. Since I first visited in 2016, I've returned every year,...

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The essential guide to Quinta do Lago in the Algarve

With never-ending sandy beaches and the Ria Formosa nature reserve on the doorstep, not to mention the charming old town of Faro just a short drive away, there is so much more on offer in this region of the Algarve than just playing golf, as I recently discovered when...

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The ultimate spa weekend at Foxhills Country Club, Surrey

Picture a historic stately home set in 400 acres in the Surrey countryside. Roaring fires, wood panelling, an outdoor hot tub and fluffy robes and slippers, not to mention cocktails to die for. Add to this, three restaurants, four swimming pools, a gym and fitness...

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Porto tónico | How to make the perfect white port cocktail

Sitting with a view out to sea and a Porto tónico in hand, I can feel the warmth of the sun on my face as it sets low in the sky. This is the first time I’ve come across this refreshing white port cocktail and it’s wonderful. At €6, I’m not complaining that it’s the...

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Secret London, unusual places to visit in London

Down narrow passageways overflowing with antiquities, busts, life masks and architectural features bathed in an amber glow, I wander around this unusual townhouse in London. Every inch of wall space and every nook and many a cranny is filled with sculptures and...

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Ispica, getting off the beaten track in Sicily

As I a gaze upwards and my eyes drink in the colourful fresco above me, I notice a large brush stroke that looks out of place. My guide explains that this is the last fresco painted by Olivio Sòzzi, a prolific artist whose work adorns many churches and monasteries in...

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