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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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Top 10 gifts for outdoor lovers and travel addicts

Top 10 gifts for outdoor lovers and travel addicts

Are you wondering what would make the perfect gift for the outdoor lover or travel enthusiast in your life? From stocking fillers to something more substantial that will inspire the hidden all-weather hiker in you or your loved one, here are some great gift ideas plus...

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How to make the perfect Christmas pudding

How to make the perfect Christmas pudding

Christmas pudding traditions date back over one hundred years at the medieval hotel, The Spread Eagle in Midhurst, West Sussex. I recently spent a fabulous day there learning how to make the perfect Christmas pudding.
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Why it is never too late to travel

Why it is never too late to travel

Now is the era of the silver traveller, the over fifty-somethings. They’re richer in both time and money, as children leave the nest and mortgages are paid off. A whole new world of travel possibilities are there for the taking.
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Top 10 things to do in London at Christmas

Top 10 things to do in London at Christmas

Famous department stores decorated in festive bling, twinkling lights draped above the streets as bright red double-decker buses pass by and sparkling Christmas trees of every size are plentiful. Wine is mulling, chestnuts are roasting and a rosy-cheeked, white-bearded Santa seems to be everywhere at once — how does he do that? — there really is no place like London at Christmas.
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25 Top Travel Tips: How to get the most out of your next great adventure

25 Top Travel Tips: How to get the most out of your next great adventure

Whether you’re planning a long weekend in an exciting city with your partner, a week in the sun with friends or a solo round-the-world-adventure, here are my top travel tips that I’ve picked up over thirty-plus years of travelling and more than twenty years working in the travel industry. These simple hacks will help you get the most out of your travels, from how to prepare before you go, what to pack, where to find the best places to eat and how to make the most of your time while you are away.
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10 wonderful places to visit in October

10 wonderful places to visit in October

One of my favourite times of year for travel is October, as the days grow shorter and the weather becomes cooler. Both in the UK and throughout the rest of Europe there’s less demand for holiday packages and hotel rooms, so prices drop and popular locations are less crowded than in the summer months. Here are my top 10 choices for October holidays in the UK, Europe and beyond and my tips for getting the most out of your travels.
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Autumn walks around Pagham Harbour Nature Reserve

Autumn walks around Pagham Harbour Nature Reserve

Each autumn across the English countryside, there’s a soft light that’s particularly lovely early in the morning or late in the afternoon, casting long shadows and an ethereal glow across the landscape. One of my favourite places to enjoy autumn walks in this ‘golden hour’ is around Pagham Harbour in West Sussex.
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Photographing Canada in the spring (when Mother Nature thinks it’s still winter)

Photographing Canada in the spring (when Mother Nature thinks it’s still winter)

An icy wind clawed at my face as I rushed from the car to the water’s edge. I was glad of the layers of clothes I had on, including two pairs of gloves. Through the blizzard my eyes searched for the spectacular sight I had waited to see for many years, but I could only see a tiny section of water immediately in front of me. The falling snow obliterated the rest. This was not the first sight of Niagara Falls I had hoped for.
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