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

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)

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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Keep discovering – 15 exotic places to visit in the UK

This summer I‘ve taken a break from travelling overseas to spend more time with my family and friends. I’m also using the opportunity to explore local places, which I’m excited to share with you  – my 15 favourite exotic locations -  some of which I’ve known well for...

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How to visit Game of Thrones filming locations in Northern Ireland

I had a fabulous time exploring Northern Ireland for the third time earlier this year. Here’s my comprehensive guide to the various Game of Thrones tours that are available and numerous filming locations in Northern Ireland including the pros and cons of a self-guided tour using the Game of Thrones app, a coach tour or a helicopter tour.

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How to become a responsible whale watching guide

My experience of training to be a responsible whale watching guide with the World Cetacean Alliance. Though stressful at times – the course was pretty intensive – it was a fabulous week, with a wonderful group of people.

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My 7 wonders of the world

From my travels to date these are my 7 wonders of the world, but there is so much more of this wonderful world I’ve yet to see. What would be on your list?

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Great London Restaurants: Social Wine and Tapas

Stylish, sleek and atmospheric, I immediately loved the vibe at Social Wine and Tapas. Being part of the Michelin-starred chef Jason’s Atherton’s group of restaurants (which can be found around the world, including 9 eateries in London alone), I was expecting good...

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The Happiest Places In The World

Hands up who would like more happiness in their lives? Me too! One way I like to do this is through my travels. But which places from my travels have I found to be the happiest?

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The best flights to Canada? Air Transat Review

If you read my blog regularly I’m sure you will have noticed my love of Canada. It’s a fabulous country with many exciting cities, stunning landscapes and warm and welcoming people. I’ve flown there with several different airlines and now have a firm favourite, both on price and service, namely, Air Transat.

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Top 15 things to do, eat and drink in Toronto

Toronto, the capital of the province of Ontario, is a dynamic city on the shores of Lake Ontario, with a thriving food and drink scene and numerous world-class attractions and quirky neighbourhoods that we thoroughly enjoyed exploring. Here are our highlights from our recent visit in April.

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When is the best time of year to visit Canada?

Canada is wonderful in any season. To help you decide when would be the best time for you to visit Canada, here’s my guide to the changing seasons with ideas for things to do be it winter, spring, summer or fall.

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Easy octopus salad recipe from the island of Rodrigues

In a remote corner of the Indian Ocean, the little island of Rodrigues lies in a shallow lagoon created by the coral reef that completely surrounds it. Seafood is plentiful, including Octopus cyanea, which hides in the nooks of the reef and rocks in the turquoise...

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Kathryn Burrington, the blogger behind Travel With Kat

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 am 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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